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 - 1428: The Joy of Being Alone

Ahhh, the joy of being on our own, contemplating our own thoughts and musing over our own dreams and wishes. Like a cat sitting on a high place minding her own business we sometimes long for some solitude, needing some time to spend in our own company. Today our daily cast reminds us of these facts. So even if we have a busy day ahead, let us try to squeeze in some time for ourselves!

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1427: Don't Believe It!

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. And, the old saying 'if it seems to good to be true it usually is' can guide us as well!

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1426: Balance Work and Play

The Father coins is amongst other things connected to the upkeep of our boundaries. Today we look at the balance between work and play. How can we structure our lives in such a way that the time we invest in our job is at least equaled by the time we invest in our free time? Do we even embrace the idea yet, that our time is a precious commodity and that we owe at least as much of it to ourselves and our family as we do to our jobs? Let's consider how we distribute our time and if we are satisfied with the route we have taken. If so; great, keep it as it is! If not: great, we have found an area of our lives we can improve! Let's play with it :)

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1425: We Will Handle This

Stuff needs to be dealt with and we know exactly how to do it.  We know the job, we have the skills and we own the necessary tools. So let's not get entangled in meetings and deliberations on how this task is going to be approached. If everybody just leaves it to us, it will get done and we'll have a flying start to the week. So let's not be shy and just do what needs to be done. 

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1424: Thankfully it's Over!

The Reaper is here to help us with a difficult step in our process; The project is over, the book is not going to be written, someone else had gotten the job we wanted or death has come to collect a suffering loved one. Whatever it was, it has come to an end and, if we are honest about it, that is not altogether a bad thing. Sometimes things can drag out too long. In the ending of it there is the seed of a new beginning. Do not feel guilty for mourning over what is lost and simultaneously  rejoicing in that what is yet to come. It's all part of the cycle of life.   

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1423: Don't Give Up!

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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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1422: Are You a Prepper?

All the hopes we have for the near future may very well come to pass, provided that we make the right preparations. I am not saying we should all buy a bunker and stock it with seven years worth of provisions, but essentially every task we want to fulfill and every goal we want to achieve are within our reach if we prepare ourselves for it. Keep that in mind while setting up for the upcoming weekend. 

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1421: Sweet Slumber

The winter is ending, spring is in the air, we can smell the invigorating scent of green shoots coming out of the fertile earth. Even in the heart of the cities fa gentle breeze brings promises of warmer times. But it doesn't wake us up out of our slumber yet...not yet. We still savor the warmth of our beds and the safety of the duvet. Enjoy these lingering days of hibernation, they may be the last of the season.

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1420: Good Food & Vitamins

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 lack of vitamins at the end of winter: it doesn't kill us but it does make us feel weak! So there we have it: let us take care of our health today and make the kind of food choices that will make us feel good in the long run!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1419: Experience Generates Wisdom

The Wise Man is about experience, about the fact that no matter how great the education we have received, some lessons are best learned through living them. This doesn't mean that we have to do all the groundwork ourselves; whenever we encounter an experienced person, we can benefit from the life experience they can offer us. The Daily Cast of today can also refer to an actual person that comes our way to help us out based on their experience. Let's gain some wisdom through experience today!

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1418: Be a Good Neighbor

Today is about community. Whatever challenges we face or whatever job we need to get done, today is a good day to involve our neighbors, our friends or our family. We might need their help, or they might need ours. Many hands make for light work and by striking a healthy balance between our own needs as an individual and the needs of the collective we are a part of, life becomes easier for everybody. So let's enjoy our social circles today and be an active part of them.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1417: They Will Shine Without Us!

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 and shine without us!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1416: Standing Guard

We often cast the Father coin in these Daily Casts, so I want to elaborate on the core meaning of the Father figure in the Raven Coins Oracle in order to explain his frequent present. The Father is a protector, existing on the threshold between worlds; he stands guard between the personal world and the professional world, between family and society, between inner and outer worlds. He is the warrior-soldier in mundane life and the warrior-shaman in our spiritual life. I believe that the war raging in Europe is one of the reasons the Father figure comes to our casts so often. He questions our motives and aids us in our struggle to keep ourselves safe and sane.

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1415: Unexpected Present

Something comes into our hands without us expecting is. We got a present or we simply found something of which we cannot track the owner. In that case it was probably meant for us to have. So let us enjoy the little gifts that life sometimes bestows on us. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1414: Today Is The Most Important Day. Always!

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!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1413: Dream Your Future!

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 of 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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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1412: Freed From Prejudices

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 unproductive and unkind 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 - 1411: Release Your Worries

The Crone indicates the end of a period, something that is coming to a conclusion. In this case that is a good thing, so we can even read this constellation as an incentive to let things go. Whatever it is that is troubling us; we do not have to carry it around anymore. Let's just let it go gently so as to make room for a new episode in our lives. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1410: Fill Your Cauldron!

No matter how much we know about something, there are always new things to discover. Keep an open mind to all opinions, in order to keep gathering more information, and let that input simmer for a while before coming to a conclusion. Let's enjoy the process of gathering, reading and sifting through information as to fill our cauldron of knowledge to the brim, and let's leave the decision what to do with it to another day.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1409: Attend a Workshop

The Crystal Skull has a clear message for us today: if we want to know more about anything, we need to get educated. Not by Tik-Tok, not by you-tube, not even by our friends or family, but simply by going to school en get ourselves a education. So, how about finally enrolling in that course we wanted to do, or going to that series of lectures we had our eye on or attending that workshop we have been thinking about? There is so much knowledge in the world that we can access, it is amazing! So let us enjoy some.

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1408: Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands

The time to gather as much information as we can and to roam the internet indefinitely in our search for more details is over. We know what we need to know, now it is up to us to actually do what we need to do. Let's be brave and make the decision; it is a good day for it. Remember that not choosing is also a choice, but in that scenario we allow are agency to seep away, condemning ourselves to whatever random outcome comes of it. So let's do this, the choice is ours to make.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1407: Open The 'Duir'

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 - 1406: We've Got To Make Up Our Minds

We know all we need in order to make a well-informed decision. Today is the day we make up our minds. The reason that I have used the sword to symbolize the decision-making process is for this reason: in order to decide well, we need to cut away all we do no not want anymore and all that is harmful. Doing that will reveal the things we truly need in our live and making a decision suddenly becomes easy. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1405: Hustlers and Tricksters?

In a moonlit night the somewhat elusive quality of the light can play tricks on our eyes. Exactly like that we can encounter people who use a sort of mental nebulousness to play tricks on our mind. The coins are warning us for hustlers and tricksters today. So it's our job to stay alert and give nobody the change to take the better of us. We are nobody's fool!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1404: May Common Sense Be With Us!

In western society there is so much information available that we need to make sure we won't be overwhelmed by it. Although it is a good thing to be well-informed and to gather enough information to make a decision about something, don't overdo it. If we try to synthesize to many ideas at once we end up with a hodgepodge of half-cooked convictions the internet is filled with, and before we know it we're wrapped up in shady conspiracy theories and pseudo-academic nonsense. So let's keep our common sense and let us not just believe everything that is thrown at us.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1403: Just Let Me Be

Sometimes we just crave some solitude. We need to time to be on our own and to get on with things without having to explain ourselves all the time. So let's tell our friends to just let us be for today, no drama, no worries, just some 'me-time'. We'll be social again some other time!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1402: ...and Happy Thoughts :)

Yesterday we attempted to let the wonder of the world come back into our life. Today we are invited to do the same thing with health. Part of a healthy lifestyle is adopting a healthy attitude. Not just on a physical level, like taking enough time to exercise and preparing well-balanced meals, but maybe even more important, toward your mental health as well. When we give as much attention to habits that better our mental health as we do to our physical health, we become more flexible all around, making us better equipped to deal with the day-to-day challenges of life. And, as a word of advise; treat this is a journey, not as a competition! 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1401: May We Be Filled With Wonder!

The last couple of days we had bide our time al little but it seems that we can now once again turn back to a more active approach of life! It is time to develop some plans for the coming year.The world is a wonderful place, full of possibilities. All its opportunities are limited only by the limits of our imagination. The fairy is here to encourage us to open our eyes and our hearts to new ideas.  We owe it to the inquisitive nature of our spirit to let it roam free from time to time. That we may become filled with wonder and awe!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1400: Retain Your Strength

Our ability to rule ourselves is infringed upon. Somehow we find ourselves in circumstances that takes our agency away. We are told to keep quiet and go along with what is happening. Even if we feel the need to fight the forces that are stocking against us, this is not the best day to do so. Better to keep our dignity and go with the flow while retaining our strength for another day. Our time will come again.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1399: So Many Options!

So many ideas are ricocheting through our head we do not know which one to choose. Do we stay or do we go, are we going on a trip or do we spend a week in the comfort of our home, do we want to switch career or do we consolidate what we have and try to better ourselves there? Let's not drive ourselves crazy with all the options available. Today is not the day to form a definite opinion about anything. Let's go with the flow for a while and leave the starting of new things for another day.

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1398: Don't Struggle on Your Own!

We are tempted to figure out stuff on our own this day, attempting to fix things ourselves. But really, we don't have to! Not only is the workload a lot less when we share it with somebody, it's more fun as well! So let us seek out company today and offer to share the chores. They get help, we get help and all of us are the better for it. There is no point in struggling on our own, really!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1397: Let Those Feelings Go!

Our mind is a very strong tool that sometimes gets in our way. What thought-pattern, what attachment or what feeling are we still clinging to? The cast of today reminds us to let go of thoughts and feelings that are holding us back. The Crone is here to aid us with the process of ending what needs to be ended. Let's clean house thoroughly by letting these feelings go, thus creating room for a new level of confidence!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1396: Take Back the Reins

Now is a good time to take matters in our own hand again. The Lord, benign ruler of his kingdom is here to give us a helping hand. He is an example for us; willing to lead us in times of need, but he also teaches us how to be our own leader and how to take agency back when we feel that this has been slipping away from us. So now we can step forward again and take the lead in a project. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1395: So What Does Our Intuition Say?

Like the moon lighting up the dark night for us, our intuition can shed light on the murkiest of problems. Most of us are a little bit cautious to use this skill but today our intuition is in good shape. So let us see where it leads us for with this skill it is like most others; use it or lose it!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1394: Be Comfortable With Whom You Are

The cast of today is about knowing our worth. This constellation is about having enough experience in life to feel confident that one can handle most situations adequately. From this confidence comes self-love as well since the Wise Man experiences himself as skillful, reliable and never without resources. He is comfortable in his skin and comfortable in his life and in that way inspires us to learn to know and love ourselves as well.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1393: The Day After...

Somebody didn't sleep enough last night and that might very well be us. It is hardly surprising we feel the way we do on the 1st of January! New years eve is taking its toll. So let's not be overly enthusiastic this day and let us try to work a little rest into our schedule. Just a nap in the afternoon might be enough to get us through the day. Followed by an early night, and tomorrow we'll be as good as new. 

Happy New Year everybody, let's make 2024 wonderful!

Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1392: Follow My Lead

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 - 1391: Safety and Boundaries

Today's theme is about protecting our boundaries. The Father coin is here to help us with the task. This particular cast can sometimes be very literal in it's meaning, in which case it refers to an actual, benign father-figure in our lives that has made us feel safe and protected. In that case it might be a good idea to pay this person a visit if we can. Let us be thankful for every boundary that protects us and for the people that maintain them. And if nobody does the protecting for us; let's protect ourselves!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1390: Accept What Is Given.

Something comes into our hands without us expecting is. We get a present or we simply find something of which we cannot track the owner. In that case it is probably meant for us to have. So let us enjoy the little gifts that life sometimes bestows on us and be thankful for what is given to us.  

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1389: Avoiding Trouble?

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 - 1388: Treasure Today!

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 - 1387: What Makes Us, Us?

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 - 1386: Follow Me!

We know what needs to be done so let's just take the lead in this project. No need for endless meetings and tedious democratic procedures; we know what to do and how it is done and are very willing to lead the way. Today it is easy for us to persuade people to follow us. So let's go!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1385: We Are Good Enough!

"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. We do not have to be perfect, it is not about performance, it is enough to realize that we are good enough as we are!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1384: So Now We Are Open To New Endeavors!

The world is a wonderful place, full of possibilities. All its opportunities are limited only by the limits of our imagination. Now that we have stopped procrastinating (see yesterday's cast) the fairy is here to encourage us to open our eyes and our hearts to new ideas.  We owe it to the inquisitive nature of our spirit to let it roam free from time to time. That we may become filled with wonder and awe!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1383: Finish That Project

We are losing headspace by thinking about a project that we could have finished some time ago but didn't. By procrastinating we have created a situation in which we are not yet free of that particular project to start new endeavors. So, let's bring it to conclusion in order to let it go. It'll open up our time to embark on new adventures. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1382: The Older the Cave...

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. Their ideas have had time to mature and like in the old saying 'the older the cave, the sweeter the wine' those have become sweet and well-rounded like an aged wine. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1381: Take Two Steps Back

In every situation there are two distinct positions we can occupy: either we look at it up close, maybe even from the inside, or we take a step back (or two!) and observe the issue from a distance. The cast of today urges us to do just that: to detach ourselves from the situation we are in to gain a better perspective. So let us find some high ground and find new input from up there. 

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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