Wildwood : Four Years Blogging?!

WordPress kindly informs me that four years ago, I created my account. Four Years ago, the first blog pages of this site went up. Happy Birthday, Dear Wildwood Blog!

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Major #4
The Green Man

In celebration of this, I’d like to share with you the various fours from this deck. First up is the daddy of them all, The Green Man. The Emperor in RWS, he is the protector of The Wildwood, the man who comes up with great ideas, encourages us, coaxes us, guides us. I often wonder what he or The Green Woman have brewing in that cauldron of theirs. I wonder what advice I’ll be listening to in the next, four blog years?

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Four of Arrows
Rest

The second four that I pulled up, is the Four of Arrows. After a fantastic, but exhausting weekend, I could do with a rest, but that just isn’t going to happen. There’s a lot to be done, both on this website going forward, in life and on the other blog (yes, which really needs updating!) and as the Oracle card from last week said, things in moderation, a little at a time.

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Four of Bows

The Four of Bows, is next out of the  small pile. Celebration is the key and ideal for how I feel in general at the moment. There’s a lot going on, a lot to be thankful for and a lot to celebrate in this life. Getting plants into their soil beds might not seem like that a big thing to celebrate, but it is. This is the first real year I’ve had at this allotment and I’m going to enjoy it! Watching your middle child ride a bike without stabilizers is another thing to celebrate. Hearing your youngest talk, string four words together and make themselves understood is amazing and something to celebrate. Add all these into the pot, and suddenly, there’s a lot to be thankful for.

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Four of Vessels
Boredom

The Four of Vessels is the next of the Four to come up, and if you think I’m bored, I’m not. Tired, perhaps. Aching? Oh you can bet I am, but bored?? Not at all! My energy isn’t wasted, it’s being put to good, productive use. I believe I was put on this Earth to “get things done” and sitting around, being lethargic (unless I’m ill!) just isn’t my style. There are options all the time, doorways to go through and explore. Sometimes, you get a honeysuckle creating the archway, or a Ceanothus, or wisteria. Nature is beautiful and you can sculpt her to be more visually pleasing . Things take time, nature takes time, years in some cases, before she’s ready to let her flowers bloom. However, one thing I can never be accused of, is being bored.

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Four of Stones
Protection

Finally, but by no means least, is the Four of Stones. A sanctuary, a place to go when dusk falls, a place to rest and recover. Given all the busy-ness of the activities above, you’d think I didn’t have time for the Tarot, or to eat, and breathe. But I make the time. I find ways to protect me and mine, to  take shelter and rest. Life is for living and sleep is essential to that living. Without the energy to go forward, we stay stagnant, like horrible smelly pond water. Since I cannot find another useful thing to say here, I’m off to have that rest, within my shelter and under blankets.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these takes on the number Four within the Wildwood and whichever one resonates with you, please do let me know with a comment. You’re welcome to like the page on Facebook and / or  re-tweet it. That, always makes me smile.

4 Replies to “Wildwood : Four Years Blogging?!”

  1. That’s interesting…..in the 4’s…..it was the 4 of stones who turned up again, emphasising the need to regenerate? Didn’t that come up for you last time Louise? Well, since you are under the bedcovers rejuvenating like the Spring, I guess you are just where you need to be after all the busy-ness of life…..xx

    1. I love my bed and my sleep! And I do need my sleep! Yes, I did write about the four of stones the week before last, when I was ill. 🙂

  2. Hello Louise, well I am exhausted after reading that action-packed post. It is no wonder you need to recuperate! I was drawn to the 4 of Vessels, which I find intriguing. I have been doing a lot of soul searching these past weeks, and now as we celebrate Beltane, I feel a lot of big shifts happening within. Yes, I have been bored, and I voiced my boredom to people close by. Then I realised that actually I am far from bored. I just allowed myself to fall idle in certain areas, ie career. So now I am taking back control, I have a plan, and I am moving forward. See you in the summer! 🙂

    1. Fab that you’re taking back your power my dear! I hope your plan has a tail and that you can call it a fox? 😉

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