Keywords for The Altar Priestess are preparation, prayer and sacred ritual
The Altar Priestess is the card drawn today from the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid. The Altar Priestess is the 39th card in the deck.
In numerology, 39 becomes 3 + 9 =12 – 1 + 2 = 3 which resonates with the vibration of; optimism and joy, inspiration and creativity, speech and communication, good taste, imagination and intelligence, sociability and society, friendliness, kindness and compassion. Number 3 also relates to art, humour, energy, growth, expansion and the principles of increase, spontaneity, broad-minded thinking, synthesis, triad, heaven-human-earth.
When you see The Altar Priestess it means, never sell yourself short when it comes to your intuition. You are always led to the highest ground when you follow your inner guidance. An important responsibility is brought to you when The Altar Priestess is your card for the day.
You are required to be a spiritual warrior, digging deep into your reserves of courage. Be ready, respect yourself and believe in your purpose. You are being chosen to be the embodiment of the sacred in the world.
Creating a sacred space is something loving you can do for yourself and your spirit. It will provide you with a place where you feel safe and connected to your spirit, Gaia and the Divine. It should be a place where you immediately feel safe and at peace when you enter it.
Message from the card:
The stage is set, and the world is waiting for you to take your place in sacred meditation and prayer. As your Ally, the Altar Priestess brings the ritual of reverent interaction with the mundane world. You’re being required now to see everything as sacred, all of life as a meditation, and every action as a prayer of devotion. When you’re able to perceive the world in this way, your question will lead you to the appropriate answer.
If all is sacred, how can anything be wrong? Ask how you can shift your consciousness to see your circumstances through the eyes of the Divine and you will realize how perfect and sacred everything is right now.
Are you degrading yourself in any way or lessening the importance of your impact in your world? Have you allowed someone to dishonour you? Have you failed to stand up for your beliefs In order to get something you want? The Altar Priestess warns that continuing on this path could bring you trouble, as you may be aligning yourself with lower ideas as your companions.
~ Colette Baron-Reid
I’ve often thought of the forest as a living cathedral, but this might diminish what it truly is. If I have understood Koyukon teachings, the forest is not merely an expression or representation of sacredness, nor a place to invoke the sacred; the forest is sacredness itself. Nature is not merely created by God; nature is God. Whoever moves within the forest can partake directly of sacredness, experience sacredness with his entire body, breathe sacredness and contain it within himself, drink the sacred water as a living communion, bury his feet in sacredness, touch the living branch and feel the sacredness, open his eyes and witness the burning beauty of sacredness ~ Richard Nelson,