Tarot Blog Hop : Tarot, Healing & Creativity

The first Divination Blog Hop for 2014 has come and with it, the Chinese New Year of the Horse, birthdays, a dose of healing and creativity.

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It’s a creativity and healing theme with this Imbolc Blog Hop. Can the Tarot heal? Well, like anything else, if you’re open to the idea of it, yes, anything is possible. It’s important to understand that no one can be healed until they’re ready to be healed. The body will usually heal, that’s what bodies do but the Tarot deals with the inner self, the shadow self, the parts that people can’t see are damaged until their actions speak louder than words ever do.

Major 5 The Ancestor
Major 5
The Ancestor

There are two Major Tarot cards that The Wildwood creators link to this time of year and as we transition slowly from the shelter of Stones to the new thoughts of spring, I thought I’d ask the Tarot to show us how both can be read for creativity and healing.

Take The Ancestor card, shown here. What does she say to you about healing? Listen to the past, perhaps? Listen to your elders and trust their words and wisdom? Do you listen to those that know better, such as doctors or those who are better trained than us?

Creatively, it can mean listening to your inner wisdom, the wise voice within.

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Major #17
The Pole Star

The other card for this time of year is The Pole Star, which sits more on the creative side than the healing side, but can still do both as we are often inspired when this card comes up. What are your dreams? Have you worked on their details? Are you aware of what your dreams are? Have you taken the time to create any dreams? Or listen to the ones your soul is trying to tell you?

It’s always great when you can lift your head up and see the light. The swirl in sky for this card is the design the stars make in the sky as the earth turns through the night. I thought it was an error, until it was explained by John. It’s great when something is explained, simplified.

For me, these two cards alone allow for creativity after listening to the ones that are wiser and have more learned knowledge. A little like my wonderful mother, recovering from what, we don’t yet know, who now has the time to be creative (Pole Star) after listening to the wise words of the doctors (Ancestors) and following their advice. No doubt the cause of her illness will out with the scans and procedures that are to come, but until then, there’s time to make dreams and to work towards manifesting them.

Which gives me an idea for a 3 card position spread:

Ancestors / Dreams / Manifestation

What do your ancestors tell you? What are your dreams? How will you manifest them?

So for Imbolc, let both these cards inspire you, take comfort in the stones that build our homes and have a full, blessed Imbolc.

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Comments

  1. Joanna Ash February 1, 2014 at 16:02

    Thanks for sharing the Wildwood cards. I do like the Ancestor card. Conventional wisdom does sometimes provide the necessary tried and tested advice for healing. I should know…I’ve fallen and hurt myself numerous times as a rebel:)

    • Louise February 1, 2014 at 23:52

      And what a fabulous rebel you are, Joanne! Experience can be a hard teacher though, so please be careful and have a good Horse Year ☺

  2. Arwen February 1, 2014 at 20:11

    You can’t heal those who aren’t ready to heal. Amen to that!

    • Louise February 1, 2014 at 23:53

      How often do we see that in our line of work, eh Arwen? Too often I think…. :/

  3. Karen Sealey February 1, 2014 at 21:38

    Nice choice of card, it has a march to the beat of your own drum vibe with it 🙂

    • Louise February 1, 2014 at 23:56

      Yes, it does, as well as hearing the beat of the drums from the past. 🙂

  4. Olivia February 2, 2014 at 13:53

    I wish your mom well with her recovery! The spread is lovely and valuable – I don’t think we listen to our ancestors nearly as much as we might!

    • Louise February 2, 2014 at 17:03

      No, I don’t feel we do either. Sometimes, like us, their answer wasn’t brilliant. Other times, their words are wise and we should pay heed. 🙂

  5. Bonnie February 2, 2014 at 16:04

    Louise, your posts always make me want to try out the Wildwood deck! One of these days I’m going to succumb… 🙂

    • Louise February 2, 2014 at 17:04

      What the Devil is stopping you?! And I ordered the Samurai Tarot, got it from eBay – Amazon didn’t have it 😉
      I blame you 😛

  6. Sharon February 5, 2014 at 10:58

    The Star card is one my all time faves. I love the way you connected The Star to dreaming and creativity, and to the need to listen to the soul for the messages it brings through dreams 🙂

    • Louise February 7, 2014 at 21:28

      Thank you Sharon, I find it hard to listen at the moment, my head hits the pillow and it’s lights out! 😉

  7. Ania February 5, 2014 at 12:32

    Funny, but I’d see the Star as much, if not more, about healing than creativity. When the Star comes up in readings, I see as it as a sign that all is not lost. After all, without a sense of hope and faith, recovery can not begin. But, then again, neither can creativity 🙂

    • Louise February 7, 2014 at 21:33

      I take your point and you’re right: Hope’s the only thing left in the box, right? 🙂

  8. Christiana Gaudet February 6, 2014 at 13:51

    “no one can be healed until they’re ready to be heal.” That is such an important piece of wisdom!

    Thanks for sharing the Wildwood Tarot, and for the great spread!

    • Louise February 7, 2014 at 21:34

      You’re very welcome, Christiana! I’m loving how the spreads come to me as I write the Hop… they never used to 🙂

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