Welcome to the Daily Cast

The daily cast is a three coin cast. Every day (well, almost every day) I randomly pick one oracle coin from the pouch. Than I take the two structural coins (Axis Mundi, the green one and the Sirius coin, the red one) and cast the coins. My interpretation of the result is presented here. 

Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1159: Dance and Play!

"If only I had the talent", or, "I will never be as good as..." We are our own worst critics, we don't dare to take up painting, or to sing or to dance and constantly worrying if the result is aesthetically pleasing to others. If only we could be playful and creative like a child every now and again, enjoying ourselves without holding back! It is important to create moments in our lives in which we can express ourselves, unencumbered, without boundaries, as free as a the Gods intended us to be. Let's find s moment of creative joy today and let making moments like that into a hobby! 

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1158: Carpe Diem

Usually it is considered a good thing to plan ahead. We are taught to make plans for the future, to save up some money for a rainy day, to invest in a strong house and a good pension, all in order to make our future life comfortable. The cast of today is here to remind us that in the midst of all this planning we should not forget to live the life that is unfolding at this very moment. If we are not careful we miss out on the life we are so carefully planning. So, let's not forget to live today!

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1157: Come Down

On our hilltop we have an overview. We see the grand picture and imagine that we know all there is to know. However, the smaller, sometimes intimate details of a given situation are lost to us. We see the forest, but not the trees. So let's not get arrogant in our delusion of all-knowing, let us come down  the hilltop and its ivory tower, and see what things are actually about up close. Only than we can truly get to know things.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1156: Stay Nuanced

We need to form an opinion about something but we feel irritated about it. We do not seem to have enough time and are tempted to just decide something and be done with it. However understandable this is, we do run the risk of losing the nuances of the issue at hand, trading time-efficiency against causing damage in the long run. So let us slow down and make sure we take all aspects into account before deciding what to do. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1155: Feeling Fragile?

The oak, symbol of strength and longevity, is flanked by Nadir and the Opponent. This indicate some physical discomfort. We might feel a bit fragile, lacking our normal resilience. If possible, let's stay home and be gentle with ourselves. If we have to go out, let's take extra care to wear clothing that makes us feel comfortable and safe. We need some extra protection today. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1154: Stay With It!

Always longing for greener pastures the Elf represents the wild, the feral, the indomitable life-force within ourselves. Therefore he can be a great ally when we need to start something new in our lives. However, we are warned for the drawback of this energetic approach to the world: starting something is easy, but staying with it and bring it to fruition is something entirely different! We need to carry our initiatives through and finish them properly before embarking on a new journey. So, let's finish what we started.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1153: Change is Forced

Sometimes things have to come to an end and, if we are honest about it, that might not altogether be a bad thing.  A situation can drag out too long with us feeling powerless to change it, in which case the sudden ending of it can be beneficial in the long run. We know that in the ending of it there is the seed of a new beginning. So let us mourn for that what we have lost and than rejoice in that what is yet to come.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1152: Live and Grow!

The old Celtic word for the oak; 'duir' is etymological related to the English 'door' and the Dutch 'deur'. This particular cast; the oak flanked by Zenith and the Ally, signifies growth through initiation. By opening the door to new ways of thinking we enrich our lives. Today is a good day take the first steps on a new path. when we change how we think about our life our life will change with us. The power of the oak will protect us. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1151: Do We Trust Them?

All kinds of claims are being thrown at us by the leaders of our society but we feel unable to follow them since we cannot ascertain the validity of those claims. Times are complicated, the problems the world is facing are manifold and we are confused about the solutions we should put in place. Therefore we need to be extra careful in deciding were our allegiance lies. This is about the level of trust we still have in our perspective governments.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1150: We Are Originals

Nobody is exactly like me, and nobody is exactly like you. Let that sink in; you are absolutely unique, even if you belong to a set of 'identical twins', than still you're not really identical. 
If we are not sure what our unique talents are, today is a good day to think about that. What is it that makes us uniquely us?  We don't have to develop a trait or a skill to be unique; it is already manifested, we only need to find it and learn how to treasure it. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1149: Respect Boundaries

Boundaries are often disrespected on a very real, physical level. This happens on a large scale during warfare but also on a much smaller scale in the personal sphere. Whatever the scale on which this occurs, it is always traumatic for the people concerned. So let us be extra vigilant today and make sure we take care of our own boundaries as well as of those of others. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1148: Who Are We?

Are we were we want to be, and do our surroundings  contribute to whom we are? Our place in the world, our status at our work, our role within our family or within our local community, are they satisfactory to us? It is time to evaluate our social roles to establish whether or not we are happy with them. If we are, good for us! If not... let's think on how we want them to be so we can gradually change them. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1147: Experience is the Best Teacher

'Wisdom comes with age' as the saying goes. This is of course only true in part; the wisdom acquired in a long life doesn't lie in the fact that someone managed not to die, it lies in the fact that they went through all kinds of experiences and learned from them. That is what the Wise Man is here to tell us today; go out and allow the world to teach you something, anything! Honor the lessons tough by life itself in yourself as well as in others. Not all knowledge comes from books!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1146: Enough is Enough

Gathering food in order to eat well and make it through the winter is a good thing. So is gathering objects to make our life easier and to give us a sense of security and wealth. But a lot of us are overdoing it. Sometimes gathering becomes hoarding and we feel that in stead of owning our stuff we are being owned by it. With the change of the seasons it is a good idea to declutter our houses and our lives. Literally; start throwing away what you do not need! Recycle things, donate things to charity, sell your excess stuff and create room to breathe. Enough is enough!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1145: Freedom of Speech

The Father Coin deals with issues around boundaries. It does so not only in a practical sense but also in a more theoretical sense of the word. In today's cast we encounter challenges in that area; the balance between safety and restriction is lost and we need to restore it. In order to make this cast more accessible I used 'freedom of speech' as the title; this is a topic that commands a lot of attention lately and it is exactly the kind of dilemma concerning the relationship between boundaries and freedom that we encounter from a day to day basis. The Daily Cast challenges us to hone our opinions on issues like these so that as a society we can proceed in a civil manner. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1144: Dare to Dream Big!

The core message of this cast is: dare to dream. Envision yourself a future as grand and as spectacular and as happy and as healthy and as rich is you possibly can.  I would like to quote Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former president o Liberia and first female president of an African country: "If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough". There is wisdom in this statement; it challenges us to push ourselves to become the best possible version of ourselves, working at obtaining the best possible future. Let's go for it!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1143: The Rise of the Son

The Elf represents the energy of beginnings, of new endeavors, of the son that is stepping up to replace his father and carve out his own path. Today this cast is without a doubt a reflection of the current events in the world; the beloved and respected queen of England has recently passed away, leaving her son to take over the reign. The omens are good: the daily cast indicates the coming of new visions, new ideas that will change life for the better. The Queen is dead, long live the King!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1142: Mind your Money!

A trinket here, a lunch there, a nice little gift that is simply a must have for that friend  that already has everything, and oh, look who is having a sale this weekend, let's check out if we can spend our money there! As always, spending our money is way easier than earning it, and today is one of those days we are going to regret if we're not vigilant. So let's be frugal today in order to have some money to spend the rest of the month!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1141: Trespassing

We all need boundaries to keep ourselves safe and sane. Today however those boundaries may be faltering.  Some-one is not willing to respect the restrictions that are in place. Let's do some soul-searching to be absolutely sure that it is not us who are violating somebody else's private space. Only when we are sure that we are as respectful as we should be, we can look for the fault in others. Either way it is a good idea to check if our own boundaries are clear for everyone. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1140: Keep Exploring!

Whenever we start something new, we first go through a process of creativity and exploration. In this early stage it is important to stay curious and open-minded. Too easy we lose interest in the variety of options and we tend to settle for the first thing that seems reasonable to us. Let's try to stay in an exploratory mindset so that we don't overlook some beautiful possibilities in this early stage of our project!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1139: Intuitive Knowledge

Sometimes we know things cognitively and sometimes we know things intuitively. It pays off to heed our 'gut-feeling' today; it gives us a deeper insight in the issue at hand than mere cognition can do. The magic of course is in the combination of the two: listen to your gut, decide with your brain. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1138: Enjoy your Freedom

In order to make the right decisions in life we need to free ourselves from prejudices. During our lives we become conditioned to think a certain way, but we don't need to be! When we free ourselves from all the ideas installed in us we acquire a freedom of spirit that no-one can take away for us. Only than we can lead a life that is truly ours. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1137: Hangover?

Nadir and the Opponent in combination with the Elder-tree are indicative of a health problem. It doesn't have to be something major, it can be as mundane as a simple hangover; it doesn't kill us but oh dear can we feel awful by it! Since I attended a party myself last night I do admit that I am a bit pre-occupied with hangovers this morning, and the Oracle seems to resonate with that... So there we have it: take care of your health today and always try to make the kind of choices that will make you feel good the next morning!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1136: Seek the Spotlight

We know what needs to be done so let's just take the lead in this project. It doesn't have to be big and world-changing; organizing the local BBQ or collecting a contributions for a friend's birthday present are good examples of smaller projects we can take on. But if we want to tackle a bigger task than today is a good day to put ourselves in the spotlight for it; our leadership qualities are without challenge.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1135: Don't miss the Present

Preparing ourselves for the future by making plans and setting aside some money to fulfill them is in itself a virtuous thing. To a certain extent it ensures our safety and stability. However, whenever the opponent - also known as the challenger - is on the table, we know that the Oracle is warning us not to take things into the extreme. In this case we are alerted to the fact that we run the risk of forgetting our present by looking too hard at the future. Life is that which is happening today while we are preparing for tomorrow, so don't miss it! So with a twist to my normal greeting;

Don't just create a future; enjoy the present!

Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1134: What Is Holding Us Back?

The Crystal Skull is warning us today not to get stuck in antiquated ideas. Just because an idea is old doesn't mean it is right! So let us do some soul-searching here; are we holding on to convictions that have outlived their usefulness? Do we allow principles from the past to stand in the way of our future? Time to unstuck ourselves and free up our mental capacities to embrace new and useful ideas!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1133: Lies and Deception

Somebody doesn't seem to tell the truth. If we are sure that it is not us who are doing the deceiving (for in that case; let's stop it and turn to honesty), we need to be on our guard for deceivers. Whenever we hear a story we do not completely believe, we need to ask ourselves who stands to benefit by the narrative that is presented. It might reveal the source and motivation of the story so we can make an informed decision if we believe it or not. Let's not be fooled!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1132 : Discernment

It is easy to be misled by the eyes and make a hasty decision on something. Today we need to take extra care in our decision-making process. As the saying goes: if something seems too good to be true, it probably is! Only through careful discernment we discover what is truly in front of us. Use the sword to cut right to the core and unveil the truth!  

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1131: Rule Your World

Whether we need to organize a cozy family dinner or a full blown wedding party, whether we want to build a backyard shed or a castle, we need somebody to take charge and oversee the work. A good leader knows what needs to be done, is generous with his knowledge, makes sure that everybody has the right tools and motivates all people involved. That could be us today. And if we do not want to be that leader, let's give our support to the best candidate for the job! Our world is shaped by the leaders we choose to follow, in that choice lies our own power to rule our world.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1130: Balance

We all have to divide our attention between our private time in our personal space at one hand, and our work time in a professional space at the other. By the looks of it we are doing a pretty good job! And if by any chance we feel that we have lost the balance between the personal and the professional, than today is a perfect day to start mending that. Rome wasn't build in one day, we don't have to finish our work in one day either. The time we spend resting or playing is never a waste: it is of great value to our health an well-being and thus it benefits all aspects of our life. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1129: Sweet Slumber

Take a break, retreat into comfortable and safe space and use rest and contemplation to heal. Even if we do not have major events happening in our lives at the moment, ensuring that we are well-rested is the easiest way to contribute to our overall health and well-being. Whenever we feel that we want to make changes to our lives, a good way to start is adhering to a healthy sleep pattern. Sleep well!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1128: A brush with Death

Last week we had the same constellation of coins (see Daily Cast 1123). This set of coins confronts us with loss and grief. Sometimes as something to be scared off, and sometimes as something to embrace, but always as something to acknowledge. Today, let's think of somebody that could do with an extra prayer or two after having had a brush with death. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1127: Letting Go

So many things in life that we think we need or want, are actually holding us back from reaching our full potential. The Crone has come to our aid today. She let us know that it is time to let go. We should no longer hold on to what belongs in the past but gently let it slip away and focus on the future. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1126: In the Grand Scheme of Things...

The great benefit of growing older is a growing understanding of our self. We know what we're worth, we know what we can do and what we cannot do, and we are coming to terms with the discrepancy between our ambitions and our abilities. Slowly we come to the realization that in the grand scheme of things, we are simultaneously the most important life-form around on a personal level and a completely inconsequential bleep on the screen of world events. And we are wise enough to find peace in that realization.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1125: What Would Grandpa Say?

We don't have to come up with all the ideas and solutions on our own. Way before we started thinking about ways of troubleshooting in our lives our ancestors already found their own ways of dealing with things. Just because an idea is old doesn't mean it's outdated... So for today, let us be inspired by the wisdom of those who walked the earth before us. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast 1124: Misinformation

Under the light of the moon, nothing is as it seems. Facts and fiction are sometimes indistinguishable, leaving us with more questions than can be answered. Beware for misinformation or even deceit! 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1123: Remember the Dead

Losing a loved one is never easy and often we don't take enough time to heal from the experience. Today Death visits us in our daily cast. Not neccesarily to warn us for new loses but also to remind us of the importance to grieve for old ones. Let's make room to remember our dead.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1122: Don't Do This Alone!

A group of people can sometimes do more than just one individual can do. Remember that when you run into a task today and feel tempted to do the job on your own. That might seem the faster solution, but it really isn't. Take the time to gather some helpers and fix the job fast and easy.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1121: Back to School

If we really want to know more about a certain subject we need to get ourselves educated on it. The cast of today suggests that the best way to do that is by attending school or a course; to find ourselves a form of learning in which we familiarize ourselves with the knowledge that is already accumulated on the subject. Happy learning!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1120: Show the Way

We know what needs to be done so it is only natural that we take the lead today. With our confidence and knowledge we command respect without acting authoritative or bossy. We show the way and others follow joyfully so that at the end of the day the job is done and we are all content. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1118: Seek Company!

We are tempted to figure out our life on our own today, thinking that we do not need anybody's advice, anybody's help or even somebody's company. But we're wrong. Today is one of those days that is much better spent together with a friend. We know people that have our backs, so let's seek them out today, reaffirm that we have their back as well, and enjoy some time together.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1117: High Horses

Ideally people learn the finer nuances of what is right and what is wrong in the course of their lives; they are growing in wisdom while they are growing in years. Alas, not everyone who takes it upon themselves to pass judgement on others, is actually wise enough to do so. Confidence without skills leads to arrogance! Today somebody is riding in on their high horse, trying to dominate the situation. Let us not be overwhelmed by this person, but also, let's make sure it is not ourselves making this mistake...

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1116: Get Closer

We are too far away from the situation we want to assess to develop an informed opinion. In order to know what we have to do we first need to look at all aspects of the issue. For that we need to get a lot closer than we are now. That might feel a bit uncomfortable but sometimes it just needs to be done. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1115; Trust and Confidence

We invested our time, our money and our best efforts in our   'children', both literally and figuratively, and now it's time to let them go. Whether we are talking about actual children or whether we are referring to our projects, our creations or our artwork doesn't change the outcome; we did what we could and now it is time for us to let them go. We just have to be confident that we gave them all they needed to be able to stand on their own two feet.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1114: Don't Stick Your Head in the Sand

It is tempting to avoid dealing with a tricky situation or a difficult problem by ignoring it's existence. Withdrawing, for example by sleeping a lot more than usual, is one of the many strategies we can employ to avoid the confrontation with our responsibilities. Often this is an unconscious mechanism , so let's be on our guard; are we exceptionally tired and do we want to sleep all the time? Maybe it is our body's  way of expressing the discomfort we feel with a situation that we really need to resolve. Let us no longer postpone this duty but get it done as soon as we can. We will feel liberated once we've done it. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1113: Assess Your Skills

Whatever the challenges are that are facing us coming week; it might be a good idea to do a skill-check. Do we have the experience needed to bring this task to a successful end? It would be a shame to mess it up just because our pride is preventing us from hiring the best person for the job... It is not always us that need to take the lead! So let's assess what is needed and either hire or acquire the necessary skills. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1112: Contemplate Life

The Lady has come to the table, in her capacity of ruler over our 'inner landscape', over the spiritual or religious realm where we go to when we need to recharge our batteries. It is rather common to primarily think about that realm when we are in times of need. The lady commonly instruct us to take responsibility for our own actions and to take care of our own world and that of others.  Today however we read the cast as an invitation to contemplate our inner life just for the sheer pleasure of doing so. Maybe we could practice gratitude for all the help and encouragement we receive from our Deities, Ancestors or Spirit Guides, in whichever religious framework we are embedded in. Yes we bear responsibility for our worlds, both within and without, but we are not without support! Let's celebrate our part in the grand scheme of things. 

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There is a time to start a project and take aboard new responsibilities and there is a time when we are done with them. Although it can be a bit difficult to put an end to something, especially when we have put our time an energy in it, sometimes it just is the right thing to do. So let us not cling to stuff of which we know that we should let it go. 

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Hella Raven