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 - 1061: Hone Your Intuition

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 - 1060: Loss

Everybody knows it, nobody likes it; with life and love comes loss and grief. Everything we started also has to end and today is one of those days that we are very aware of that fact. Let's sit with that awareness for a while; what is it we lost? And how can we take time to properly mourn that which was taken away from us so that the wound an heal in stead of fester? A quote from Raghav Gupta comes to mind: "it's not the pain that ruins us, it's the things we do to avoid the pain". Let's honor our grief or our pain so we prepare ourselves for moving forward. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1059: Stay Your Hand

The Fairy, who is playful, artistic and creative, likes to start a new artwork any time of the week. But not today... Today she is warning us to hold our creativity in for just a little bit longer. It is not the best day to begin a creative journey, so if we have the time, let's stay our hand for another 24 hours and see what new inspiration tomorrow brings. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1058: A New Path

Like a doorway that opens up to grant us access to a new room, the Oak provides us with a new path in life. Initiatory in nature this new path might encompass a career move, a fresh relationship or an insight that leads us towards a new spirituality. Whatever it is we are going to discover, we are up to the task. Strength and courage will be our companions on this journey.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1057: Don't Decide Yet

We want to be over and done with a particular issue, and raised in a time where quick thinking and fast decisions are positively validated, we are tempted to come to a swift conclusion and act upon it. Let's not. At least not today. Whatever it is, let's give it another 24 hours of our time, considering alternative solutions and make sure we have heard all parties involved. Today is just not the best day to make a decision.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1056: Where Do We Belong?

We are all part of some group or another. Even if we feel we are utterly alone we belong to the group of people that also feels lonely. In this day and age, mainly through the use of the internet, we are never without a group to join. The current cast however suggest that we are not happy with the community we belong to. So what's up with that? Do we feel ostracized and excluded or is it the opposite and are we overwhelmed by our peers or family? Let's find out where we belong and strive to get there!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1055: Only Keep the Good Stuff

Just a couple of days ago we were told by the coins to look towards our ancestors for inspiration and answers. The cast of today pairs that advice with a warning: not all that is old is worth keeping! That goes for ideas but -in this particular cast- even more for habits and routines. Remember; if we keep doing what we always did, we will keep getting the same results. So when we need a change in outcome, we need a change in input first! Let's review what we have got so far, and only keep what is helping us further. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1054: We Are Caretakers

The Lady is not just a worldly queen, she is also the high priestess of the old religion; a spiritual leader for her people. She teaches us about the responsibility we have for our own lives, as well as for the world around us. By understanding our place in the big scheme of things we can take care of our world, not as a burden, but as a joyful act of reverence. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1053: Learn From The Past

There are no subjects we can think about without there having been somebody who has pondered the same question before us. Sometimes old ideas can be a hindrance, preventing us from finding our own path and stifling our creativity, but not today. Today the Crystal Skull is telling us to look into the knowledge of out ancestors and to learn from the way they handled things. This might give us some very good ideas. After all, there is no progress in reinventing the wheel, so let's not!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1052: Guarding the Borders

Again we are back on the theme of guarding our borders. 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 border that protects us and for the people that maintain them.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1051: Keep Your Feet On The Ground

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 - 1050: Give A Little

Stern convictions and rigid ideas lead to arrogance and self-righteousness. What is it that keeps us on our high horse? Do we even know how arrogant we are in some fields? If we want to move forward in life and be pleasant people at the same time, than some soul-searching is definitely advised! Let's practice modesty and give a little for a change...

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1049: Grief

Everybody knows it, nobody likes it; with life and love comes death and grief. Everything we started also has to end and today is one of those days that we are very aware of that fact. Let us try to find a way to console ourselves and others. Together we will make it through. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1048: It's Complicated!

Every day we are invited to form an opinion about the world. Our lives consist of an endless string of decisions and judgments. The stronger the emotions attached to an event, the stronger our response to condemn or to approve it. Today we are warned not to be to quick with sharing our thoughts about something. The issue at hand is far more complicated that we initially perceive, so it pays of to keep our first response to ourselves and dive into the matter a little bit deeper. Let's hold our tongue for a minute!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1047: Demand Honesty

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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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1046: Stay True

We are a little bit shy to stand up for what we believe in. Too easily we allow others to over-rule our ideas. If we want to stay true to ourselves, let's make clear where we stand and act accordingly. Let them call us naive, there is absolutely no reason to believe that our view on the world is of less value than anybody else's. So let us speak our truth and stay true to it. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1045: Let It Come To Fruition

After a gestation period we have come to the stage to let our project out in the open. It is time to allow it to come to fruition and gain independence. Like a good mother will teach her children to become self-reliant and to stand on their own two feet before she sets them out in the world, so can we let go of our project, knowing it will do well. Let us allow it to take it's own place in the world, and take a step back ourselves. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast- 1044: Take The Lead

Time to organize something! We are strong, willing and capable and we really want to get something done, so let's take the lead in this and just get it going. The project we are going to organize doesn't have to be big, it's just time to stir things up a bit, don't you think? And with the Lord on the table, we are the best person to start a party! Or anything for that matter. Let's go for it.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1043: Boundaries & Borders

And again we cast the Father coin. I feel I should elaborate on the core meaning of the Father figure in the Raven Coins Oracle in order to explain his frequent present in our casts of late. 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 the reason 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. I am sure we will see more of him coming weeks. 

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Raven Coin Daily Cast - 1042: Defend Our Boundaries

Somebody is infringing on our space. Not only in a physical way - which is happening on a large scale in Europe at the moment -, it goes deeper than that. This is about the subtle ways in which our thoughts about borders and the right to defend them are under siege. It is of the utmost importance to be clear about where we stand.  Once we make clear what our boundaries are, it is the one trying to cross them that is at fault; we have the right to defend our space.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1041: Be Curious

Curious and creative the Fairy is always keen to explore new pastures, to paint its flowers and enjoy the sunshine. Every day is a fresh start for her; an opportunity to shed the troubles from yesterday and to enjoy the beauty of today. Let's strive for a little bit of her zest for life and explore our world as if we see it for the first time!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1040: Watch Your Health - Part 2

Like yesterday we are warned that our health needs attention. The cast yesterday was focused on physical interventions we could make to improve our overall health. This day the attention goes towards the way we think about health and the mental impact of feeling unwell. What does 'health' mean to us? What are we willing to do or to sacrifice in order to obtain the level of health we feel is necessary and realistic to aim for? How do we maximize our health even if we are struggling with chronic illnesses? We can always strive for improvement.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1039: Watch Your Health

Our physical health requires some extra care today. This cast doesn't necessarily alert us to a major problem (although it can do so in the larger context of an entire spread with all the coins combined), but it does make us aware of a potential problem. So let's make time to have some healthy food, take our vitamins and make sure we relax enough. And let us not worry about it to much; worrying itself is bad for our health. ;)

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1038: Independence Of Thought

No longer bound by the cyclic demands of her body, the wise woman enjoys her freedom and independence. She sets her own rules and makes her own destiny.  Like her we can develop our own point of view once we break free from old patterns or old alliances. This particular set of coins does often appear in a cast when the querant  has recently divorced and is in the process of finding his/her own values in life. By it's positive connotations this cast strengthens the resolve of the parties involved to each follow their own path. That is the beauty of truly setting each-other free; everybody wins.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1037: Don't Hide Away

Sometimes we just want to run away and hide. The world seems to be too difficult, too overwhelming and we don't want to handle the stuff that is thrown our way. That sentiment is understandable but not very productive. However tempting it might seem to just withdraw ourselves in a cozy little cave (often in the form of our bed), the advise is to come out and get to our tasks. After all, it has to be done sooner or later anyways!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1036: Power-balance

The Father Coin is always about balance in one way or another. A balance that is maintained by the father/shaman that is guarding the threshold. In tumultuous times like the current one, it is of vital importance to know where we stand and what we expect of the world around us. We might be safe for the moment but what happens far away for you may be close at home for me and vice-versa. We live in this world and at this time together. Only a joined effort with respect for each others boundaries can keep this world a safe place for all of us. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1035: Celebrate The Sun

The Sun is here to warm us and make our crops grow. Which hemisphere we live in doesn't matter: either the Sun is returning to our lives in anticipation of summer or the Sun is greeting us briefly in a season of coldness, either way he is showing his face and we feel the better for it. So let us use today to celebrate the simple pleasures in life; the sun on our face, the song of a bird, a glass of clean water. Don't over-complicate life, just try to enjoy it today!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1034: The End

Yesterday the flip-side of this coin came to the table, with today's coin, the Reaper, to complete the message. The necessity of shedding the old to make way for the new that we encountered yesterday has come to a practical finale today. Whatever it is, it has to 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. So let us mourn for that what we will lose and than rejoice in that what is yet to come.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1033: Shed Your Ballast

Serpents are shedding their skin, birds molt their feathers, stags shed their antlers and many mammals loose their hair once a year. In nature it is very common to renew oneself by getting rid of the old form. And so should we. By saying goodbye to the old we make room for something new. Today's cast is not so much about a literal clean up; the emphasis is on clearing the mind and freeing ourselves from old life-patterns. Let's be like the serpent and shed our old skin!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1032: What Is True?

We are bombarded with information on a daily basis. Television channels, newspapers and social media are all working together to feed us with an overload of details, some of them worth listening to, some of them completely nonsensical. The big challenge for all of us is how to differentiate between the two. How are we to know what to believe and what to discard? Sometimes it helps to simply stop taking in new information and just work with the things we already know. The truth is often found in simplicity. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1031: Work and Play

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 - 1030: The Weird One

Reclusive, hidden in our cave, we want to spend time with our own thoughts and ideas. In itself this is not a bad thing but today we are warned not to overdo it. If we spend to much time on our own we become the weird one, the person with the singular ideas that seems to loose touch with reality. In short, 'weird' in the old meaning of 'wise and spiritually inclined' is okay, but 'weird' in the modern meaning of 'strange and uncanny' is a label we might want to avoid! Like everything in life, it is all about balance. So let's leave our cave and let's stay in touch with reality. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1029: Make Up Your Mind

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. It is time to make up our mind and spring into action. 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 - 1028: Feline Smugness

Yesterday we enjoyed the benefits of our social circles, but today we keep to ourselves. Like the Cat that, sitting on it's high place, looks down on the world in the realization that she is a superior being, we're good and we know it. Even the most humble and shy person in the world has moments in which they experience a certain feline smugness. Let us celebrate those moments. Let us take a moment to think about all the things we are actually good at, and for which we do not need help or input from others. We're okay on our own and we are allowed to revel in that. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1027: Community

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 - 1026: Intellectually Parched

The Sun coin in the Raven Coins Oracle can represent thought processes and intellectual enlightenment in the right constellation of coins. But just like too much sun might dry out the earth and leave her parched and barren, there can be too much activity in the intellectual realm as well; 'overthinking it' is a well known expression to illustrate how the very process of thinking can be taken to such an extend that the process loses its value and prevents us from taking action. Our natural instinct is to think more when we can not solve a problem. Let's try to think less for a change. Let us give our brain a rest before we start pondering our challenges again. And in the meantime we can actually do something about them.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1025: Nobody's Fool

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 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 - 1024: Stealing Your Thunder?

The Wise Woman together with the Nadir coin and the Opponent spells trouble; somebody thinks they know everything better than we do. Judgmental, competitive and maybe even a little bit vindictive, this person is trying to make us look bad and steal our thunder. Don't let them get away with it! We are wise in our own ways and we will stand our ground.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1023: Take The Lead

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 - 1022: Deal With It!

Sometimes we just want to run away and hide. The world seems to be too difficult, too overwhelming and we don't want to handle the stuff that is thrown our way. That sentiment is understandable but not very productive. So let's pull ourselves together, straighten our back and just deal with it. After all, it has to be done sooner or later!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1021: Distinguish

For the second time this week we are told to make a decision. We know what we need to know, now it is up to us to actually do what we need to do. We have enough knowledge to distinguish the different options so 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 - 1020: Modesty

Stern convictions and rigid ideas lead to arrogance and self-righteousness. Complementary to yesterdays cast we encounter a challenge once more. What is it that keeps us on our high horse? Do we even know how arrogant we are in some fields? If we want to move forward in life and be pleasant people at the same time, than some soul-searching is definitely advised! Let's practice modesty for a change...

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1019: How Wise Are We?

The Wise Man has gained his wisdom through years of experience. He is a role-model for the young and a pillar of his community. We all have the potential to become such a person, but the current cast is warning us that there is still a lot of work to do before we can pretend to be wise. This cast calls for modesty and self-reflection. We'll get there, let's give ourselves some time. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1018: Engage Yourself

Sometimes it is a good idea to take a step back in order to create some distance between ourselves and our subject, but not today! This cast clearly states that we have to come down our mountain, to roll up our sleeves and put our feet in the mud. For a firm grasp on the situation we need to fully immerse ourselves in it. We made a decision yesterday (see cast 1016) and today we are carrying out the consequences of that decision. All is well. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1017: Decision Time

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 - 1016: Work and Play

The cast we see today is the same as a couple of days ago. The basic theme is still about balance and how we put our mind and our creativity to create that balance in our life. Last Thursday we explored the 'healthy mind in a healthy body' concept. Today we look at balance between work and play. How can we structure our lives in such a way that the time we invest in our job is 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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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1015: Dream On

Over the last couple of weeks we keep getting both the Cave coin, indicating a need for solitude and the healing powers of rest and sleep, as well as the the Moon coin that is also associated with sleep and dreams, maybe even more so than the Cave. On the whole the coins seem to reflect a longing for hibernation, for a complete withdrawal of the hustle and bustle of daily life and a deep yearning for solitude. As if we need to prepare for something that is going to test us. I can't put my finger on it, but let us rest, and dream, and gather strength for whatever is to come. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1014: Time Out

It's Friday, for most people the last day of the week and the bringer of promises for the weekend. We are looking forward to some rest, a little time off of the hustle and bustle of daily life. Let's not cram our weekend with activities and obligations; we could do with a pause!

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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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