Can you be Your Own Super-hero ?

We all need a superhero in our lives. Some we wish to meet, others, we get to be. This week, I want to focus on what can we do to be our own hero. I’m sure we all know the song, “Holding Out for a Hero“. It’s been used for TV adverts & movies since it came out. The striking voice of Bonnie Tyler is unmistakable, unique & different. The words of the song though, have us waiting for the knight in shining armour or the hunky fireman coming into our lives. The truth is, that’s rarely going to happen. We need to learn to be our own “superhero”, especially given the news at the moment with all the celebrities being accused & hung out to dry via the media for goodness knows what. Can we be our own hero? I think we can. In fact, I know we can. We’re…

Success : The “Will I?” question & phrasing your question

The “success” question has to be one of the most common questions a Tarot Reader is asked, right after the “Will he come back?” one.  The answer to the success question lies in your own perceptions, so read on for my insight & your free reading below. Success can be measured in lots of different ways. Usually, though, it comes down to how much money one makes & can you pay the bills each month, with enough left over for more than a bottle of wine from the cheaper supermarkets. People can get hung up on what success means & it’s all highly personal. Take someone famous, oh, I don’t know, Taylor Swift. She’s successful, the amount of money the girl makes. Do we want to be that successful? We like to think so until we hear the horror stories that have emerged lately regarding her & the actresses in…

When the Unexpected Happens : The Wildwood Helps

We all get things that happen to us unexpectedly, that’s a part of life.  How we deal with the unexpected is what makes us unique & very individual. To be the best person in such situations, can the Tarot help? The quick and honest answer here is; yes, it can!  The Tarot can show us options, give us advice on how to handle it, what to pay attention to & sometimes, even when to walk away. It’s often noted that the Tower/Blasted Oak is the card that says; curve ball! The unexpected hit & it hit hard. Not just a Cat 5 hurricane, but a tsunami & earthquake hit our lives somehow, or as it feels like, all at blooming once! So, when the unexpected happens, what do you do to combat it? Drink coffee? Eat chocolate? Both? Make a G&T? (Not for me, can’t drink the stuff, I’m a…

The Wildwood : The Importance of Numbers Repeating

Numbers repeating in a Tarot reading can indicate other meanings. Numbers are everywhere, even when we don’t realise it. The size of our shoes to the height & weight we are, how many biscuits we’ve just devoured or how many cups of coffee, carbonated soft drink etc. we consume in a day/hour… they’re everywhere! Even the roads have numbers on them, which at times, is just as well! In a Tarot reading though, numbers are vital & help structure the Tarot. That’s why the Tarot is different from Oracle cards. It’s this numerical structure that’s important & I’m not sure where it came from. Either the Golden Dawn or with Arthur Waite or even before them. (If you know, educate me in reply, I love replies!) Having a basic understanding of what each number means can help, so here’s a link to some explanations & my quick personal run down.…

Priestess Tarot : It’s All Change for me!

Don’t panic, I’m not going anywhere! I’m able to change things around as the new academic year gets underway. Now that all the kids are in school full-time (bar any sickness they might incur) I’m able to take day time bookings.  This change is quite a scary time for me, though the kids seem to be in their element! For the first time in a decade, I don’t have someone asking me for sweets, lunch, food, to help them with the toilet. I don’t have two school runs to do (half day collection from the nursery) & I can please myself! Whilst the daily housework may now get done in an hour (rather than 3!) I have more time to dedicate to you, to help you by offering Tarot consultations. This is a big change from the few hours each evening I had spare. The kids are great & know…

The Wildwood : How can it be Syncretic?

Is it necessary for the Tarot to be syncretic? This was a question that I received from the Twitter-verse. Being honest, I had to look up the meaning of the word, syncretic when it was first posed to me. And several times since. I’ve got to love adding new words to my English vocabulary. Syncretic means “to encompass all things”, in the simplistic term. I’m all for simple, clear communication, so I’ll try not to over complicate the answer, which can turn into an essay if I’m not careful! Does the Tarot have to be syncretic? There are plenty of decks out there with references to the Qabbalah, i-Ching, numerology (in general), astrology. Certainly, there’s numerology involved (we use numbers to identify the cards in lots of different ways). In my view, to have a Tarot deck that encompasses ALL the divination elements from Qabbalah to runes, Hebrew to Chinese…

To School Or Not To School, The Wildwood Answers

Working out a tricky step for ourselves that involves time & finances is exactly what the Tarot ordered. Do we carry on with the education & school? The Tarot is great at helping us reflect on decisions of this nature, let me show you how. Choosing between two options is something we all come across in life. You might not use the Tarot to decide what’s for breakfast or lunch, but to go & further educate yourself or not, is something we really need a few voices on so we can make our decision. The option to further our education by going back to school (or not) is often a tricky one. Finances aside, it’s sometimes the fear of “being the oldest” that we baulk at. The “odd one out” for me, personally, isn’t something new. But it might be for others or you. So, what do you need to…

Tarot Blog Hop : The Litha Contest Begins

It’s Blog Hop time & I managed to catch the train on this one! This Litha Hop celebrates the contest between the Oak King, Cernunnos, the Green Man &  his “Tanist”, or chosen replacement, Lugh, the Holly King, or Red God. BLOG BEFORE | MASTER LIST | BLOG AFTER For Litha, our wrangler, Aisling, gave us this as a backdrop for our Blog Hop today.  “This Hop celebrates the contest between the Oak King, Cernunnos, the Green Man, who is God of the Waxing Year and fertilizes the land with plants and babies in women’s wombs, etc., and his “Tanist”, or chosen replacement, Lugh, the Holly King, or Red God, who brings the Harvest and creates the Waning Year by means of blood sacrifice of animals so there will be meat, reaping the grain and vegetables and plants, and otherwise clearing the fertile ground and taking the results of the…

The Father’s of The Wildwood

It’s Father’s Day here in the UK & the Wildwood has its celebration of the fathers in our lives. They can range from those who are very direct to those who are gentle and guiding. Which Tarot cards fit? Father’s are an important part of our lives. Sometimes, we’re lucky to have uncles, grandfathers or older male cousins to bless our lives with. Sometimes we don’t get to be that lucky, we may not even get a male role model until we get to school. Sometimes, it is not even then, it’s secondary (high school) before we encounter a good male influence. We have some great Father Like cards within the Wildwood. Before we get to the spread, I wanted to show you a few. Now, I could (really should) use my Parents Spread that I created last year (the UK celebrates these days at different points to the USA,…

The Wildwood Cards for June with Video

Flaming June has arrived & weather aside, what’s in store for us? It’s a whole new month (again!) and now we’re half way through the year, I wonder what’s in store for us in June!   The cards for June are right here & I thought I’d record it as a video. I haven’t done these for about 3 years – oops!  The link to the video is right there if you can bear to hear my voice! The cards as I drew them can be seen here. So, enjoy the video & thanks for stopping by!       You can buy the Wildwood directly from the website here.