Wildwood COTD : Major #8 ~ The Stag

Today we have the Strength or the Justice card come up, depending upon which method you’re using. John Matthews posted about the differences to the number run and what it means to the deck in general. You can find that post here.

Card of the Day
Major 8 ~ The Stag ~ Justice

What does he have to offer us as an insight today? Here in the UK it’s Fathering Sunday and we’ve a quiet day here at home and visiting the local park planned.

To me, because he represents Justice and because he showed up today, he now has the added value of parental and fatherly justice. Who is he protecting? To me, the Stag is the Justice of the Wildwood, the jury, judge and decider of what is right and wrong. Nature doesn’t have the same values as us humans do, but the idea of a masculine ethos in what most consider a feminine realm (well, we often call nature, Mother Nature, don’t we??) is not unusual. Even in a male realm, there is a female ethos somewhere.

So, today, it’s Fathers Day, their day. They say that anyone can be a father, it takes someone special to be a daddy. I can vouch for that!

Happy Fathers Day to all those wonderful men out where who are gentle, kind, loving, serving and deal with the hard jobs as well as being awesome beings.