Wildwood Answers: 30 Day Tarot Challenge ~ Day 30

Here we are on the last day of the 30 Day Tarot Challenge and the final question from Ree at 78Keys. The question today is this: Do you practice any other forms of divination? If so, what is it, and do you use them alongside the Tarot as to gain more information and insight or as something separate entirely? Yes, I do. As I say in my about page, I have developed an interest in Astrology, Numerology and other disciplines, which I combine with the Tarot as and use with a reading as and when I feel it necessary or it will add something of use to the reading. There are lots of systems out there, from the Golden Dawn’s astrological associations to other systems, Lenormand, Oracles, Angels, Palmistry, Iridology and others that I haven’t heard of yet. All the systems that are out there I believe are a way of letting us heal our souls, out psyche’s. Not everyone in this world gets to grow up in a loving and caring home with parents that will move the earth to protect you. My grand-parents were testament to that fact, so were my parents. Whatever system of God or Deity…

Wildwood Answers: 30 Day Tarot Challenge ~ Day 29

This is the penultimate day of the 30 Day Challenge from Ree at 78Keys and The Wildwood Tarot is poised to answer the following: Do you have a Tarot mentor? Who are they (in relation to you) and how do they inspire you? I don’t have a single Tarot Mentor, so to speak,  I have a whole Association and Meet Up of people who are Mentors! Every member of TABI is inspirational. Some are friends, most are not, they’re acquaintances, bought together by a few common goals of Tarot and the Ethics. The amount of knowledge and sheer wealth of that knowledge within TABI is awesome. Of course, participating in it brings its own joys and some great conversations, understandings and occasionally, friendships develop. The Tarot Meet Up is also great. The abilities that manifest within that small, intimate group is fantastic and instead of seeing it on-line, I’m seeing it happen before my very eyes and I feel very honoured that I am there to see it and help other’s Tarot abilities manifest and develop further. This is how I feel when I “talk Tarot” with others, be that about a new or specific deck, a spread, how to…

Wildwood Tarot Answers: 30 Day Challenge ~ Day 28

We’re on Day 28 already and the Wildwood Tarot is set to answer today’s question, which is: Does anyone you know not agree with your Tarot practices? Now, if I know them and they do object, they’ve either distanced themselves from me and they’ve not said anything, or I do not know them at all and they’ve never approached. I recall an incident when I purchased my first ever Tarot deck. My mother walked into my room to hand me some ironing and told me to put them away. I was around sixteen at the time, and the deck in question (the Rider Waite) got put back in its black silk cloth, into its wooden box and hidden away until I was around twenty-six, engaged to be married and living in my own house. My husband doesn’t object, he’s one of my biggest supporters, but he’s never asked me for a Tarot reading, even when there are some situations I would have happily read the cards for him. Perhaps I was too close to him and the situation, but whilst he’s my Webmaster and biggest supporter, he’s not “into” this line of work. My in-laws are not this way inclined…

Wildwood Tarot Answers: 30 Day Challenge ~ Day 27

It’s Monday and we’re on Day 27 of the 30 Day Tarot Blog Challenge by Ree at 78Keys. Today, the question The Wildwood answers is this: Do you have a special time and/or place that you use your Tarot? If so, do you reserve the deck specifically for that purpose? For me, the Tarot is like my Wiccan practices: they’re ingrained, a daily thing. Usually, when I create my blog entries, I am sat in my seat on the sofa in the den, sometimes with the burner going, sometimes not, depending on how warm I am feeling, with a glass of juice close by, the Wildwood Tarot deck and book, along with an Oracle or two to accompany it by my side. The Tarot comes with me as well when I venture out shopping. I have several Tarot apps on my phone, not to mention the three decks in my handbag. The key for me is to be prepared for a Tarot reading no matter where I am or who I am with. However, The Wildwood Tarot is not offered very often, I reserve that deck for the blog and for my personal use. Out of the fifty or so…

Wildwood Answers : 30 Day Challenge ~ Day 26

We’re into the last five days of this brilliant little challenge and today, the question from Ree at 78Keys is this: Have you ever regretted a particular reading, either for yourself or another? I had to think on this for a while, before I recalled a time when I drew out some cards to answer a situation I was in at work. I hadn’t gone professional at that time, I was still in the learning stage and didn’t like the cards that I had turned over. One card in particular I associated with who else was involved in that situation and when I saw that card, I just knew I’d have to encounter said person the following day and I really wasn’t wanting to interact or be in the same building as them, never mind the same room! Yep, low and behold, they showed up the following day, even though they weren’t actually meant to be there, they’d dropped in “to say hello”. My next phrase was “good bye”. Was I annoyed with them? Oh you betchya! Beyond annoyed, truth be told. Frustration is one word that could have gone with that particular person and situation. Now, I don’t usually…

Wildwood Answers: 30 Day Challenge ~ Day 25

It’s Friday and the challenge is now only five days away from being completed. Today’s question is this: What was the most dramatic/meaningful reading you ever did? (Not necessarily the most accurate.) Now, not wishing to break confidence in any way, shape or form, I recall a lady from the establishment I used to read at. She and I sat down and we began her reading. As we were going through, my clair-audience kicked in. Usually, I hear a rhyme of a song, like tuning in a radio for a very brief moment to a station I then bounce away from. However, this time, the radio tuning kept on going. I stopped, trying to listen to all the lyrics that were now going through my head. I explained what was going on to the client, who said: “I’ve been thinking about working in radio!” and then the tuning stopped. Just like that, a switch. It made my ears ring for about 20 minutes after, but to the client, what I experienced and relayed to her, made total sense. Very often, I don’t quite understand the context of the message I relay back from the Divine, Spirit, whatever you personally want…

Wildwood Answers: 30 Day Challenge ~ Day 24

I think I’m going to keep going through the weekend with this little challenge: it’s so close to the end now and the questions that are coming up are just great! Today’s question is this: How accurate do you believe your readings are (or, do they accurately convey messages from spirits/deity)? The best people to answer this question, are those that have had a reading from me. I have a testimonials page (which reminds me, must get that updated this weekend with feedback from the latter part of 2012) where I publish the feedback I receive where I’ve been given permission to publish the comments. I believe that every reading I have done or will ever do, comes from something greater. The question is, are you ready to receive the message, take heed and make any necessary changes? There’s no point, in my mind, of asking someone their advise, paying for their time, attention and interpretation (or thoughts) into your situation, if you then sit under the apple tree, wishing life would change and not actually take their advise. It’s not going to do that unless (and small rant coming) you get off your arse / butt and do something…

Wildwood Answers: 30 Day Challenge ~ Day 23

We’re within sight now of the end of this challenge. Hasn’t there been some great challenges already! I’ve really had to think about some of the answers and explore a little of myself in the process. Today’s question is this: What question do you most often ask the deck (or, ask on behalf of another)? One of the most insightful questions you can ask any Tarot deck, I feel, is an open ended question. “What do I need to know?” is a great one. “Will s/he come back?” isn’t a great one, for you may well not like the answer if your heart is set on the outcome being “yes”, and it’s a closed question. The Tarot is rather unforgiving in yes/no answers. Here’s another similar one that I know a lot of Readers get asked: “I’ve not heard from X in 6 months… Will s/he come back?”  Honestly, sweetie, if they’ve not contacted you in 6 months, a year or longer, you don’t need a Tarot reader to say “no”. However, I feel you need to work out why you won’t let them go, why you’re holding onto the miserable baggage of the past. Ask the Tarot that question…

Wildwood Answers: 30 Day Challenge ~ Day 22

We’re on Day 22 of the 30 Day Tarot Blogging Challenge. Yesterday saw a great question and a searching answer to match the card with the feeling(s) felt by me when I read. Today, we have another great question, which is: Do you charge money (or other ways of compensation) for your readings/services? In a simple answer: Yes. The next question I often hear next is: Why? My reply is not so simple as one answer, it has many levels. The first, is that this is my business: this is my income. I’m a professional. The second is that my time is valuable, the same as the time of any other professional. Thirdly, as we learnt yesterday, there’s a great deal of emotional charge that I go through in providing this service, which has to be replenished. It’s like a glass of water, drink it all and you go thirsty. The money helps keep that glass full. Do I accept exchanges of service(s)? Yes, when the exchange is right for both the recipient and myself. What Tarot card would YOU pick (if you know your Tarot, if not, keep reading, I’ll share my answer in the usual Wildwood Way) for…

Wildwood Answers: 30 Day Challenge ~ Day 21

We’re in the last third of the 30 Day Blog Challenge set by Ree at 78Keys. Today, her question to us is this: How do you feel when you do readings? How do I feel when I do readings? Oh, that’s a good question! I’m on an emotional high when I read. I also feel disconnected slightly, as if watching myself  through a window. Occasionally I feel as if I am being hugged, as if by the softest hands. When I have that sensation, I’ve learnt to pay attention and be extra compassionate and gentle with the person sitting before me. I’m not instructing them, more, guiding and advising them. I wonder what card represents these kinds of emotions, the compassion, the gentleness that I have that comes from deep within when reading. I’ve asked the good people of TABI what card they’d choose for such a description. There are a few cards I could pick that might fulfil this description. I also asked the people within Tarotholics Anonymous (not so Anonymous though) and there were some excellent answers, ranging from The Empress to the cards shown here! However, I decided that the cardsto represent how I feel when I…