Wildwood : Let It Go Now

The painted skull and burial offerings remind us we have the right to mourn. It’s time to let it go, to release what holds and traps us in the past.

Seven of Cups Mourning
Seven of Cups
Mourning

We all have situations where we wish we could have done better, chastise ourselves for being human, inconsiderate, intolerant. It may also be a time to say goodbye to a loved one or a period in our lives. Mourning is personal and can take weeks, if not years to work through.

Death comes to us all, the times of change do too, sometimes we want it, other times we don’t. When it happens when we don’t want it, we can get angry and upset both with life and those around us. We can get angry when we do want it and change doesn’t come too: seems the universe can’t win.

Future LifeWhat ever the reason for the exhaustion, the overwhelming of the senses, The Wildwood reminds us we can let go, we can and should grieve, let the emotions run their course and empty themselves. Humans are like a damn: get too full of emotions and we burst, probably not in a good way.

In what ways can we let go? We cry, we fight, we throw tantrums when we fail to understand and bury our heads in the proverbial sand. However, at some point, we have to come up for air, let go of the baggage and carry on, though often a little wiser.

Some things are harder to get over though, especially if we’ve lost a close loved one. Those things are harder to mourn over, to adjust after, but we can do it, we were made with that ability and as much as it hurts, the pain is part of the process.

Whatever it is you’re mourning for, let it go, for the context card says that we’ll need this experience either for a future life, or for a time later on in this one, far removed from the here and now. For only then, when the dam is dry, can we walk through the shallow pool to the other side and carry on slowly, one step at a time.

Decks used are:
The Wildwood Tarot, published by Connections, created by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, (c) by Will Worthington
Deck of 1000 Spreads by (c) Tierney Saddler.

6 Replies to “Wildwood : Let It Go Now”

  1. Love this post, Louise, and I think it does speak to something going on with me. I wrote this week about recurring themes, and for me, that always signals something I need to deal with and then let go of. I’ve been writing about what is hidden, about emotional baggage–more signs! Mourning and grieving are so important, and often they’ve gotten short shrift in my life. I honor these themes by writing. Really like how this card came up for you today.

    1. Hi Judy, thanks for stopping by!
      Recurring themes are often the cosmos’ way of showing us the neon signs for direction.
      There’s a lot of letting go around at the moment, it seems that the Tarot has, yet again, hit the nail on the head!
      Emotional baggage, for lots of reasons, can hinder us but we need to be kind to ourselves by letting go, mourning.

      I’m so glad that you like it and that it resonates with you! You know where I am (and how to reach me!) if you ever want a reading πŸ™‚

  2. I loved this post too Louise! Beautifully written. Yes, there is a lot of letting go right now. The recurrent Pluto/Uranus squares will keep on digging things up and reminding us to let go right through 2015. Fun, fun, fun. Ultimately though, it’s all for the greater good. Love how things always align.

    1. Hi Louise, glad you visited again – I haven’t had chance to go through the entire list for this week yet, but I will πŸ™‚
      Any how, this goes on for more than a year?! Lordy, that’s a LOT of mourning and letting go to be done!
      And yes, all for the greater good, but it might hurt in the meantime. I too love how things align between Astrology and the Tarot. πŸ™‚

  3. nice one kind of reminds me of the 7 of cups. Yes a good reminder of emotions and sometimes when global or national events happen (like the murder of Lee Rigby) it kind of acts as an opening of peoples anger and frustration at life, the government etc….. On a more individual lever we can hold on to stuff like you said until we burst or explode ( I am a fire sign with alot of Aries energy lol) so in that context it can be about mourning just the energy manifesting differently and even the bigger things can take time and be revealed in layers of emotions.

    1. Ah, you’re a volcano that likes to take time to build, then blow your top like the Volcano in Iceland a few years back, huh? πŸ™‚

      Changing Governments… now THERE’S a thought and a half for you!

      I often see the 7 of Cups as a card of too many dreams, not mourning. Thinking of the Robin Wood 7 of Cups sitting next to this one: totally different message, but essentially, the same card. πŸ™‚

      As for the death of Drummer Rigby, that was tragic and I can totally see why it would take until 2015 (and beyond!) for his family to let all the grief for that man flow out. Senseless.

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