Paint a journey with new life ~ Tarot Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy it here. If you found me via Mary’s site or the Tarot Blog Hop group; great! If not, welcome anyway!

The subject of the Tarot Blog Hop, this time is,  “Paint a journey with a new life“. I have to admit, this has had me stumped for weeks!! How do you paint a journey with new life? It got me thinking of being a mother, of the two children I have and the third I sometimes think I still want (but not yet!)

Major #3 ~ The Green Woman

It led me to finding out a card from The Wildwood, The Green Woman, or The Empress (in RWS terms) seemed the most fitting.

What can she tell me about painting a journey with new life? Life begins the moment you’re born, but there is more to life than breathing. I heard a good phrase recently, about the Isle of Man TT Race from one of the racers on Radio 2: Just because you’re breathing, doesn’t mean you’re living.

So, painting a journey? That just makes me think of redecorating, of painting, of making our environment  better in which to live.

So, how can one combine the two? In my experience, we need both. We need the calm and safety of home in which to rest, but the exhilaration of life to ensure that we live as much as we can. Staying too much in one environment either shortens our lifespan or lengthens it into boredom. Life is an adventure, sitting down occasionally and smelling the roses just helps you focus on the adventures to come.

Card 0 ~ The Wanderer
Card 0 ~ The Wanderer

So, in order to paint a journey with new life, may I suggest you go out and live your life? Take the children to the park, watch them play football, soccer (such an American term, but I include it in order to differentiate between them for our cousins’ sake 😉 ) karate, swimming, whatever it is that they like to do. And enjoy what you like to do.  Be that eating out, motor racing, photography, Tarot, cycling, reading, whatever… But each time you do something, do it as though you are new to it, like The Wanderer to our right, step out onto the rainbow bridge and paint your life with colour and enjoy the colours of others. Some colours fit, some do not: if they do not, move onwards, trust that you’ll get where you need to.

That I feel is enough of an insight from me, I wonder what LaVonne Tobias or Chloe at Inner Whispers has to offer us on this same subject? Time to hop to her blog and see!

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop!


  1. kareena March 19, 2012 at 15:04

    how simple and sweet.. <3

  2. Louise March 19, 2012 at 15:39

    Thank you Kareena! Sometimes, the best way is the simplest 🙂

  3. Dan March 19, 2012 at 16:15

    Sometimes we do forget to simply enjoy the little things in life..

  4. Vivianne March 19, 2012 at 16:34

    A good thing to remember 🙂

  5. Zanna Starr March 19, 2012 at 17:07

    Beautifully written and inspirational too!

  6. Zanna Starr March 19, 2012 at 17:07

    Oops – the link to Chloe doesn’t work…

  7. Zanna Starr March 19, 2012 at 17:10

    Chloe’s link should be:

    Well, shoot. It won’t let me paste the link, and I don’t feel like typing it out. It’s correct in the FB doc.

  8. Lisa March 19, 2012 at 17:17

    Lovely reminder. Have a blessed Ostara with your family!

  9. Arwen March 19, 2012 at 20:23

    Joy! Just go out and live. 😀 Love this entry in our hop, Louise!

  10. Louise March 19, 2012 at 20:54

    Got it resolved Zanna, thanks! 🙂 Had to go off line for a while, meetings and blood donations 🙂
    And Lisa: Have a blessed Ostara with yours my dear!!

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  12. Amanda Donnelly March 19, 2012 at 23:15

    I like your use of The Fool while talking about the pleasure of your children. Very apt!

  13. Claire-Marie March 20, 2012 at 05:25

    what a fun game, to just simply pretend that everything is new. I bet that could have profound affects on one’s experiences. thank you.


  14. John March 20, 2012 at 22:10

    Awesome post, Louise! Thanks for sharing!

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