Wildwood COTD : Major #8, The Stag

Today’s Card of the Day is Major 8, The Stag. In RWS he’s Strength but this is The Wildwood and things are not as they seem in this realm! As you can see from the image, it shows a man wearing a Stags head, holding an axe and a large leather drum that reminds me of an Irish Bodhrán. The design upon it is of the Tree of Life.

Major 8 ~ The Stag

What however, does this Stag beating his drum tell us about today? What wisdom and strength can we borrow from this fellow today? For me, he’s a reminder that the strength we need is there around us, within in, beating away as it always has. Are you listening though? I have felt the beat of this drum a lot today. In my calmness of yesterday morning to the turmoil of later in the day, back to the calmness, I did not feel it, but today, I feel it. I could feel it more if I were not so caught up in other things. I must remember to take some time out each day and relax a little, even if it is only for ten minutes.

So today, that I feel is the message. Listen to the beat of nature, look at the wind blowing in the trees and the snow drops that may already be poking out of the ground. The beat carries on, whether we hear it all the time, or not.