Welcome to my New Feature, the Card of the Week!
I'm now working on combining the Wildwood with the Green Man Tree Oracle (I love trees!) so every week, I'll be posting a Card of the Week from the Green Man Tree Oracle!
The card this week is The Ash. It's a strong tree, but strength does not equate to power. Strength comes in many forms: The ability to bend. The ash's roots go deep and provide the tree with nourishment, inner resources and an ability to grow.
Ash trees in this Oracle advise us to consult our roots and be sure of our inner directions before we start.
Before I left the house this morning, I turned this card of the day over so I could ponder on it while playing taxi and take hubby to work. The scene of the three smaller vessels overflowing into the main cauldron and then the water spilling out into four smaller ones before heading off down the river feels quite refreshing.
I've made some changes to the website over the last 48 hours and I feel pretty happy with those change. I hope the customers notice that things have changed, but if they don't but I shan't be worried if not: I know the changes are there.
For me, the changes are like a new start. They say that a change is as good as a rest; so lets see if that's the case.
This is a new card for me and not the one I was expecting to pull out for today. Today, I am very much in a 4 of Arrows / Swords place. I am so tired I just want to sleep but it's not possible today. However, up came this fellow. He reminds me of Zeus, though I am sure that was not quite the intention Will or Mark had for this card!
However, this is the card that's come up for today, so it's time to embrace it. And so far, I have. What decisions will you make today? What options are there? Which one grabs your attention (and mine!) and passion more? Which one feels more at home with you? Is it a logical decision or was the decision made from emotions?
What a card to ignite such an inquisition!
This is a great card to come up after yesterday's The Sun of Life! To be honest, if this had come up yesterday, I'd have taken it too!
For me, this is a card of celebration, of partying, of joy. With the RWS it's not usually so jovial, but in this deck, it is! There was lots to do today, clearing up wise. It was hard to do when your now five year old is playing with his new toys all over the floor! But, today it got done. That however, did not stop him nor us, going shopping to spend some of his birthday money! The smart lad spotted a bargain on Marvel DVD's and he was so happy that it was infectious. It was a pleasure seeing him enjoy himself, spending his money on things he wanted and being allowed to do it too.
So for me, today, it's been like looking at this card: seeing someone happy doing what they want to do because they've been allowed to do it. Fantastic!
Today, is my eldest son's birthday. And what better card to have for today than The Sun. I had hoped to turn this card over by sheer dumb luck, but I did not. So, I went a hunting and pulled it out anyway!
When I was pregnant with my eldest, this card came up a lot. And this is how he makes me feel: like I could burst! I had never imaged that I could have so much love for one I gave birth to. I knew I'd love him, I just did not realise how much I could love someone. Despite all the tantrums he's thrown at me over the last five years (and the ones yet to come!) I still love him. And his little brother.
So, whatever your reasons today, share the love you have around. It might just make someone's day
This has to be my favourite card! And in amongst the rushing around in preparation for tomorrow, comes the quiet, still figure of The Hooded Man (yes, cue the Clannad theme Tune for RoS). The little wren on the rock also offers guidance to the place of sanctuary: a reminder to take it easy and find the time to relax from the hustle and bustle of right now.
I find it incredible that five years ago, I was in the early stages of labour. Tomorrow, my eldest will be five years old. It seems like a long time, five years, but they have passed us by so quickly. So much has been learnt, so much is still to be learned. I'm looking forward to the next 5 years with my eldest and his younger brother.
And yet, no matter how many times I see this card, I do still want to pull that hood back and see who is underneath it!
Are you local to Halesowen, Bromsgrove or in the surrounding area? Do you want to meet up with other Tarot enthusiasts and Tarot readers? Are you curious about the Tarot but don't have anyone to ask questions to? Would you like to browse decks and books before you part with your hard earned cash?
If so, the next Tarot Academy Meeting is on the 15th of September, in The Bowling Green Pub, Stoke Lane, Stoke Prior. The meeting starts at 7pm and if you want to come and join us, please follow this link. (You'll need to sign up to Meet Up to tell us you plan to join in. When we know you want to join in, we'll send you a voucher via e-mail. If you bring the voucher with you on the night, the cost for the meet up is only £5! Without the voucher, it's 1/2 price at £7.50)
And today, the protection card came out. I've been watching for its influences all day and as I cast my mind back, I recall the car seats that the children sit in, the rear facing one I used again today to transport a friend and her new born. To the beds that we all sleep in, to the shelters and homes that we build: protection.
So, what else could this card represent? There's psychic protection for one thing, as well as the physical shelter from the night that is drawing in. There's protecting the ones you love, the ones you call family, blood tied or not.
And there's the remembering: nothing is forgotten.
This is a new card for me to turn up for today. In this card, you can see a serpent lady rising from the water, apparently holding the moon up in one hand whilst a mirror covers her basic modesty. In the far distance we can see a figure in the boat, sailing away to his grave. In the fore ground, we have a crane bowing its head, as if in reverence.
For me, it's a card of reflection, for remembering. There's lots to reflect upon at the moment, for personal reasons, as well as spiritual ones. It's a time to learn from the past and also, to let go of the past and the baggage that goes with it.
I had to giggle when I turned this card over this morning. This one, along with another, fell out as I was shuffling but because a few fell out, I put them back in. And in the end, this one still came out for today.
The key word is: Frustration but I am personally, not frustrated. Those around me might be, given that I am probably the goat, jumping about from pillar to post, here there and everywhere. If someone is trying to pin me down, today will be a very hard day to do that!
But it is also important that in my haste, I don't frustrate others who need answers, or be too quick and hasty in my own responses so as to cause frustration later on. But so far today, I've finished off the flower bed at the stairs and planted up some new plants, dividing others and making lots of new ones.
But in the Tarot sense, I'm jumping around from one platform to another, from one aspect to the other. And I could do with not doing that Tarot wise. But hey ho...