Ixchel: Medicine Woman

Card Meaning: You are a channel for Divine healing power.

Message from Ixchel: Commanding power is not the same as demanding it. Demanding comes from a childlike place akin to a tantrum, based upon the fear that it might be withheld. Commanding is based upon the sure and steady knowledge that you are part of the Great Spirit’s grace and wisdom. You’re a lightning rod that can conduct the power. Simply connect to the power through unyielding clarity of your thought processes. Don’t waver for a moment in your sure and steady decision to be a conduit of the power that already resides within you. Connect to the even bigger source, and allow it to amplify your natural power. In this way, you’re a steady connector of the Infinite, from the Infinite, and to the Infinite. In other words, it’s all Spirit: around you, through you, and to whomever you’re healing.

Various Meanings of This Card: You’re a healer • You’re being healed • This situation and/or your loved one is being healed • Honor your healing knowledge and abilities • Learn about healing • Teach the healing arts • Start or continue your healing practice.

About Ixchel (pronounced EE-Shell or ISH-Chell): Ixchel has been revered since ancient times as the Mayan moon goddess, who with her husband the sun god, gave birth to all the other Mayan gods. As the embodiment of the moon, Ixchel is intimately connected to the tides of the water. She’s believed to control rain flow and all aspects of water. In fact, she’s called “Lady Rainbox”, as her essence is infused in the water-droplet prisms that create rainbows. As a mother goddess, Ixchel helps with fertility and childbirth. She’s also a powerful healer who remembers the origin of human life upon the planet. She can connect you to your foundational roots as a spiritual healer.

This card is from Doreen Virtue’s Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards.