In time for Father’s Day, we look at the Wildwood’s Hearthfire and why dad’s are important.

Father's Day

This post is a little late this week but with Father’s Day fast approaching, it is rather synchronistic that the card I pulled from The Wildwood shows eight male friends in celebration of either a hunt or harvest. They’ve come together over whatever obstacles they’ve encountered for today.

They’re celebrating a number of things I suspect, their friendship for one. Looking at this card with Father’s Day looming, I wonder if any of these men are father’s and sons? Uncles and nephews? Brothers and not just in-arms?

I have a black slate sign up in the snug that says: “Fathers are for loving us and fixing things” and how true that is. Father’s aren’t just the people who make babies, any one can do that. It takes someone special to be a daddy, someone to guide us, encourage and cajole us to be our best. Mother’s are good at that too, but it helps to not always be the bad guy, to have a balanced approach to live. My husband encourages the kids in ways I do not, he chastises them in ways I cannot and plays rough with them, which while I can do, he’s better at it than I am!

He’s also the one that will fix things, let them get mucky and be little boys far more than I will! I never had a brother, so whilst I have some idea of what boys like to do, I’m not as clued up as my husband is!

So, this weekend, it’s time I feel to spoil the daddy. We’re organised, the card is home-made and signed, grand-fathers (and fathers) have had their presents sent and even with three children, we’re in a celebration mode.

Enjoy the company of others is also the message from this card, others who have the same interests as you do. Whatever those interests are, celebrate with love and enjoy life! Tomorrow is never promised.

Deck used is The Wildwood Tarot by John Matthews, Mark Ryan and illustrated by (c) Will Worthington.


Wildwood : Hearthfire & Father’s Day
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6 thoughts on “Wildwood : Hearthfire & Father’s Day

  • June 15, 2013 at 23:34

    Thanks, Louise, for the great card draw for Father’s Day. Got to make that important phone call to my 82-year-old dad tomorrow. My lovely daughter gave my husband (her step-dad) two great presents already. It’s time to gather the nurturing aspect of the masculine energies. A good thing. πŸ™‚

    • June 16, 2013 at 13:31

      It was inspired, I have to say! My newsletter is all about dad’s too!
      The kids are just about behaving themselves, I’m at the office desk, listening for the youngest in case she cries, whilst the boys watch The Incredibles – again πŸ™‚

  • June 16, 2013 at 15:14

    Wise words, Louise. Hope Nigel is enjoying his day xx

    • June 16, 2013 at 19:54

      He was / is, thanks πŸ™‚
      See you on Thursday??

  • June 17, 2013 at 16:10

    I love this card for Father’s Day, and how right you are! In our recent custody dealings, I passionately testified that clearly kids need a mom and a dad both, and they should have them whenever possible. I have been a single mom before, and know how hard it is, how rewarding at the same time, and I know a few great dads doing it alone, too. We make the best of what we have, but it’s great when we can take yin and yang in our approach to parenting.

    • June 17, 2013 at 20:01

      Hey Amanda! There are times with our 3 that I just want to not be around them, when I am so at the end of my rope, the best thing I can do is walk away. In times like that, you SO need another pair of hands! And I love the yin / yang approach: much needed for little boys and girls I feel.

      That said, kudos and hats off to anyone doing this parenting job on their own. It ain’t easy, as we both know, but SO rewarding!

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