For the chance to have your face to face reading with me, here's my schedule for September:
September 1st, Zen @ Digbeth, 11am until 4pm
September 4th, Sanctum, Halesowen, 7pm until 8pm
September 10th, Zen @ Digbeth, 12pm until 4pm
September 11th, Zen @ Digbeth, 6pm until 9pm
September 14th, Zen @ Digbeth, 11am until 4pm
September 18th, Tarot Meet Up, Stoke Prior, 7pm until 10pm
(No private readings at this venue)
September 24th, Zen @ Moseley, 6pm until 9pm
September 25th, Zen @ Digbeth, 6pm until 9pm
* anything in blue is a new date for this month
This week we're joined by the lovely, Mr (or Mrs) Fox and they're here to remind us that we need to adapt to the changes happening around us.
Adapting to change is the biggest way to accept it. We can try to be a sea-side breaking barrier, but will that achieve anything of use? If the waves coming to us are too big, common sense tells us, to move. It's self-preservation.
It's also not easy to adapt to the change, to embrace it, but isn't is healthier to accept that things never stay the same? Okay, you may have had to get crow-barred out of the situation you were in (boot, bum, kick!) but honestly, you're not a limpet or a sea-snail, you don't have to stay in the same place for the rest of your life. I rather think the days of having a job or one house for the rest of your life are long gone, but that doesn't mean you have to change careers!
So, this coming week, with the latest Solar Flare hitting the planet, with the Pisces Super-Moon waning and the Autumn (okay, Fall, but only if you're in the USA) slowly getting a good grip on our environment (Spring if you're in the Southern Hemisphere), what are you willing to accept in regards to change? What are you not willing to accept? Foxes move when the danger level gets too high for them or the cubs. Foxes adapt by finding food that we've thrown out (hey, it was going to the compost bin anyway, right?) or if you're my cat, by catching it. Foxes catch their food too, if they can get access into your chicken run! But that's another blog post
However my point is, Foxes adapt, so use their ability to change your rigid thinking this week. There are patterns of behaviour we all have that help us "cope" but are you coping well with things? If not, it's time to adapt so you can get unstuck. There's an infinite list of possibilities just waiting to happen, you just have to change lanes and aim for one of them.
It's not the first time that taking a walk outside of my own four walls and breathing in nature, has yielded a great thought, idea or a plan that I've come up with. A plan, so cunning, I could put a tail on it and call it a fox. Cheers, Baldrick!
I've linked this beautiful image to the blog post I snuck it from, http://tailsofgold.files.wordpress.com but the other image is from Steven D Farmer's deck, Power Animal Oracle Cards, which I took myself (hence why there's two (c) on it.
I'd love to hear back from you, to have your comments and for you to share the blog post. Knowing you've done so, makes me a happy little bunny (that's staying well out of that cute fox's path!)
I was poorly last week. This week, I'm back in the saddle and gearing up for a great week doing face-to-face readings; but what's the point?
The point of my job, is to be direct, but to be gentle with it. My role, is to cut through the woodlands, the trees, the nonsense, the smelly stuff (insert your own chosen word here) and point out the obvious, which, when observing from the outside, is clear to me. This is the central card here in the spread shown below, The Archer. The Archer is direct, no-nonsense, driven. For the moment, I feel that is what I'm being asked to engage with, the path to follow.
Action To Avoid ~ The Lovers | The Issue ~ The Archer | Action To Take ~ Stoat
What won't help with my role? The Lovers comes up in answer, and as much as I love myself and my family, they shouldn't come up in the reading, nor be used for comparison. They say when two people fall in love, it's rather sickly. Well, that reminds me of sugar-coating things, beating about the bush. I've been called tactless before (well, several times!) but I don't need to go the other extreme either and be all sugar-and-spice (I can still be nice though, honest!)
The Page of Bows carries all these thoughts forward. The stoat is a great hunter with a fierce hunting instinct. I'm not going to embody that personality trait, per say, but being able to reconcile The Archer and The Lovers and merge the two. The book says that my gifts are seen as widely recognised and honoured. That's a great feeling and a great honour. As someone else in this trade was quoted to this morning: With great power comes great responsibility.
What's the point of your job? What do you see in the cards? Are you sugar-coating things too much? Could you do with being a little more direct, more decisive, more to the point? It's time to engage a higher gear, aim high, fire true and strive towards your target with confidence.
I've used The Wildwood Tarot deck for this weekly reading, which I'd be very happy if you'd share around a little.
This week, we're joined by The Snake who reminds us that the healing gifts we have, are loaned and should not be feared.
We all need to heal, either physically, psychologically or spiritually. Our mind is one of the strongest healing forces we are born with, so keeping them clear and not letting them get bogged down can only be helpful to us.
Are you afraid to think of actually achieving your goals? Are you afraid of passing that test or exam? Of going for that new job, perhaps? We always jump when we're made to, but what if we jumped when we realised the situation we're in was making us ill?
It's recognising that illness and then doing something positive about it. Let's imagine that we're caught in an alien vortex of white light and we get told the truth, gently. Well, we can do that ourselves, no aliens involved.
We can visualise ourselves standing in the white column of light and purge what doesn't resonate with our soul. We can allow the psychic debris to flow down to our get and back into the Earth beneath our bare feet. Mother Earth is quite good at recycling crap into new life, just think of the worms in a compost bin.
Letting ourselves be afraid of healing our psychic, spiritual selves is very counter productive and if we can help others heal, we can heal ourselves too. We can show compassion and love to others and to ourselves, which is healing. Isn't that a true miracle?
This week, let's take this new month and heal ourselves, and those around us
It's midweek and instead of the Tarot reading (which happened on Sunday) I've pulled a Power Animal Card and we're joined by the Kangaroo, who is grateful.
Today, the fantastic kangaroo comes out to join us and she is here to remind us that we need to be grateful for all that we are blessed with.
It's hard to remember the good things we have when things start (or are) going wrong. We focus on the negatives, rather than the positives (thinking of the 5 of Cups) because of how we've had the "material world" drilled into us. I now have part of one of Lilly Allen's tracks (The Fear) going through my head. Not one of my usual clairaudiance visitors, but hey, she sums it up rather well (even if she swears a lot in her songs;) )
"Thou shalt not want". How often do we hear that? Does it mean we can't want for things, like new clothes? A working washing machine? No... just that we shan't want for the basics of life. Air, food, water, shelter and importantly, love. If you're lacking in any of these, be grateful for what you do have whilst you search for the aspect that's missing.
What we think is missing, may not actually be. It could be that we haven't consciously acknowledged it, that it is sat right in front of us (like the Kangaroo's pouch) but we need help to realise that the gift is right there.
What do you need to be grateful for? Friends? Family? The friends that are more family than family? Do you need a hug? We are allowed to say, thank you, no thank you, help me, love you, hug me please. The words that are the hardest to say are often the most important and the ones we need to say the most.
Count your blessings today. I know I do and shall, but I always count my husband twice
Image linked from CrystalWoman's site on Photobucket, but the card is from Stephen Farmer's Power Animal Oracle Cards.
Back from a great fresh air holiday, I investigate what energies are around myself and mine as we end one chapter and work out what comes next.
It's great to get away and relax. It becomes essential when you can't see the woods for the trees. It also helps you refocus and reassess the energies around you. Are you heading in the right direction? Are you happy with where you are? If not, what are you going to do about it? We had some changing news upon our return home from a holiday. It was anticipated, but still, unwelcome.
So, now that things are going to change (we will make it a change for the better!) I've asked the Tarot what energies are around us at the moment and these are the cards I drew.
On the left, we have the Three of Arrows. This is the positive energies around at the moment. Hmm.... jealousy being positive? I wonder how? It could be that the energy of being jealous is normal, that we're to embrace it and let the thoughts flow. That's... interesting.
The second card represents the negative energies around us at the time. It's the Wren, the little voice that sings in the depths of Winter but it's often the voice of reason. However, with the emotions of jealously flowing, are we listening? Or are we listening to the wrong voices? It's a possibility, but there are a few that we need to listen to, everyone else, whilst most likely well-meaning, ought not to be listened to. Like advice, you can ignore it if it doesn't fit.
The last card is the Green Man and represents further energies to embrace. It comes up as the final advice card for energies to embrace. The Green Man can be quite forthright, vindictive but he can be empowering, guiding, a no-nonsense kind of approach. I can surmise who might fill in that role, and it's not just one person.
What energies do you see in these cards? Do you see more positives in the Three of Arrows? Do you see more negatives in the Page of Arrows? Feel free to comment, I love comments and talking Tarot!I've used The Wildwood Tarot here for the reading.
I'm taking two weeks off as downtime, to spend quality time with the family, so I'll be back open for business on Monday 18th August 2014. Until enjoy my previous posts and please do comment when you can, I love comments!
Lammas is upon us and with this blog Hop, the wrangler, Joanna from Sun Goddess Tarot, asks us how we celebrate and what do we inspired by with the Queen of Pentacles.
Whether you've come from Arwen's blog before me, or dropped straight in just because you can, I bid you welcome and ask that you stay for a wee cuppa tea! Lammas (Or Lughnasadh) is the first day of the Harvests. The bountiful fruits of the summer need to be drawn in, stored, ready for the coming onslaught of the colder months. Hard to believe that it's nearly five months until the weather outside becomes frightful. But until then, we have cake, picnics and fun in the warm sun!
The last time I recall it being this hot, I was pregnant with my eldest and I craved the cooler nights of Lammas. But now, I've three children, all growing fast and today, we will probably celebrate with chocolate cake (Queen of Pentacles right there, Mrs Practicality!), fruit kebabs and burgers. All that including swimming lessons and today promises to be a very busy day.
How else might I channel my inner Queen of Pentacles? Let me answer that by sharing with you the following; I've got to pack clothes for five people, the camping gear for said five people and get us to the camp site. Then pitch the new tent and get down to having some fun with the kids! But first, it's time I started packing, so excuse me whilst I go and have fun with some bags, cases and work out how on earth I'm going to get all this gear where it needs to be!
Lets see what the lovely Hilary has to say about the Queen of Penctacles and Lammas.
We're back with the Power Animals for this week and we've an interesting animal to help us communicate in our language and in thinking before we speak; A lesson I never seem to learn.
I'm terrible for opening my mouth and letting my belly rumble before I've engaged my little grey cells. By the time my grey cells have engaged, the moment is over and done with, I've said what I've said and you can't undo it. I never seem to learn that I need to think and ponder first, before I engage my mouth.
Parrots use a lot of body language to "talk" and communicate with others. They're beautiful birds, colourful, vibrant. Language and communication can be that. We often call foul language pretty colourful, don't we? Or is that just me with three sets of infant ears to protect?
The other word in this list to the left is mockery. The word mockery, by definition, is: "teasing and contemptuous language or behaviour directed at a particular person or thing." Certainly the shadow side of the Parrot card, isn't it? Is it nice to be mocked? You don't need a mother of three to give you that answer! Nor do you need an Oracle Card, app or a Tarot reader to tell you that behaviour isn't very nice. We try to educate our children that mocking people isn't nice, but we as adults do it ourselves, don't we? It can come across as humour and when others laugh, it endorses that humour, so we learn to think that it's acceptable, that it's okay. But it's not.
Take the situation in Detroit at the moment, bought to my attention the other side of the pond by Social Media. That's ironic? That's wrong and to my mind, makes a mockery of being the "First Nation" with a bill of rights that is longer than my inside leg measurements of 31 inches, if it were to be laid out.
Blogs can be the positive side of communication, at least that is how I use mine and this week, even if the rain does fall, I shall endeavour to engage my brain before I speak and double-check my emails before I type. Now that, is going to be a challenge!The image is taken from the Power Animals app via PlayStore.
This week, The Bull from the lovely Druid Craft Animal Oracle comes out to join us. If we're looking for richness, financial gain or for things to improve in general, the time has come to make it all happen.
The Bull is a symbol of wealth, so if you were thinking about work, it's auspicious to draw this card or come across this post. However, true wealth is really found within: the heart and soul. Our ancestors understood that. Perhaps we still do, though the Governments of our time would have you believe working 50 hours a week to earn a decent wage is better. (Can you see that tongue poking into the side of my cheek? *grin* )
The Bull is also a sign of fertility, potency, prosperity and abundance. However, they're not over night success stories, they involve hard work and time. Two things that often these days, don't go together. It's like the 8 of Discs / Pentacles. Repetition, repetition, repetition. You keep putting in the hard work until success strikes and you get the richness (8 of Wands to 9 of Pentacles, anyone?)
Richness isn't just financial, as I said above, but that's how many folks equate success these days. It's no wonder why people become drained or depressed, or that the banks have such control. However, the Bull and his energy can help you.
We've all heard of the "bull in a china shop" mentality, but that is said to people who are motivated far more than the people saying the phrase. Okay, the high energy levels are exhausting, but this isn't a marathon. This is a sprint. It's a bit of extra energy and oomph to get things done. I must have said this phrase a lot recently, it was even written down at the latest Tarot evening. It's time to get off your arse and do something about your situation. Nothing will change if you sit there and whine, moan and complain. People will just start ignoring you, like the boy who cried wolf.I've used The Druidcraft Animal Oracle for the "Week Ahead" post, just in case you were interested.