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…

Tarot Blog Hop : Advice for the Future

Looking at the past for the future, the Samhain Tarot Blog Hop Welcome to the Samhain Tarot Blog Hop of 2016, where we’re looking at the past to help with the future. Previous Blog | MASTER BLOG LINK | Next Blog Welcome to my input for the Samhain Tarot Blog Hop. Whether you’ve come from Stella’s link at USGames, or you’re doing the traditional widdershins (backwards) and arriving here from Alison Coals’ link, I say hello! This year, I set the theme of the Sa-veen Blog Hop to “get advice from the ancestors for the future”. Fifteen of us rose to this challenge, and I hope you’re able to come along with your choice of seasonal drink in hand, to join us on on a journey of what our ancestors could advise for us. As the veil thins, it’s easier at this time of year to talk with those that walked before…

Tarot Blog Hop : May I?

Previous Hop | Master Hop | Next Hop May I please present to you, my entry to the Tarot Blog Hop? Thank you! Welcome to blog hop entry, especially if you’ve hopped on over from Chloe’s blog. Karen Sealey, our esteemed wrangler for this Hop, wanted us to play on the word “May”, as we’re posting this up on the first of the fifth month. She’s something of a laureate with a waterfall of words and is far better than I am at using them. If there was a competition for word structure and playing with words (Countdown style) I think she’d win it. There are several others who are good like that in our Tarot community too. I envy their ability to understand the structure of our language better than I. However, may I be grateful for being able to make myself understood? I think I may! (See, playing within the remit there!) What…

Office Party : Tarot Blog Hop

Office Party season. The Wildwood comes bearing the Secret Santa gift for one of you, my co-workers. What does it contain? Read on to unwrap the gift at your office party! Blog Hop Before | Master List | Next Blog Hop Welcome to the latest Yule Tarot Blog entry from me. Whether you’ve landed here from Arwen’s entry or directly because you like coming by, blessings of the seasons to you and yours! The Office Party season is upon us and the usual “Secret Santa” was handed out weeks ago.What did you decide to bring to the office party and for whom? Me, I bought a duplicate of The Wildwood card of the Moon on Water. I’ve made it into a bookmark, so I’m able to hang it on the very well decorated Christmas tree with some golden curling ribbon and smile knowingly. Upon the back of the duplicate card…

Tarot Blog Hop : Commune, Communicate, Commemorate

Previous Blog | Master List | Next Blog Commune, Communicate, Commemorate with those who have gone on before us. It’s Halloween and our lovely wrangler, Arwen of Arwen Tarot, gave us this brief: “It’s Samhain or MidFall. This is the last of the three harvests in the Northern Hemisphere and the advent of Spring in the Southern hemisphere. It is a time that I know as being a thinning of the veil…a time for the honouring of those who have crossed over before us. This will be a hop focused on communing, communicating and commemorating our loved ones. If I could ask my grandparents a question or two about their lives, I’d have to pick my maternal Grandmother. She’s been “felt” around my life a few times, but I usually send her away with a snarl and a reminder to never darken my thoughts again and for a while, she…

Tarot Blog Hop : Mabon Creativity

Previous Blog | Master Blog | Next Blog   Welcome to my entry for the Mabon Blog Hop! Mabon is the second harvest and this time, we’ve been asked to design a card that shows the spirit of Mabon! Damn, Maureen Aisling Duffy-Bose has corralled us right into the middle of things this time! Reading her brief again, I can include a proper Tarot card, which is good! Whew! I don’t have the time this weekend to get a Tarot style image together. But before we go through that, what does Mabon actually mean? It’s the second harvest, which is when you’d harvest your potatoes, carrots, soft fruits, cabbages… Can you tell I’ve got an allotment with all this produce ripening and waiting to be picked? Walking the dog, as you do, I’m seeing a rather large stack of blackberries growing this year. The daughter and I are enjoying a…

Tarot Blog Hop : Distasteful Neighbours

Previous Blog | Master Blog | Next Blog Welcome to my entry for the Tarot Blog Hop on Beltane. Our wrangler this time, Morgan Drake Eckstein, asked us to talk about the distasteful cards. The last Blog Hop, the consensus was, that we needed these in the deck. Hello if you come here normally, or arrived as you’ve skipped forward from Maria’s blog entry. Now, which cards for you (I’m listing just  3 below) cause you to have a negative reaction? Which ones have you hanging your head and wishing for another card, other than the one you’ve turned over? Which ones make you go “eek” when they appear with nicer cards? In The Wildwood, there are a few. To my mind, Justice is always one that makes people go: Oh bums! Or something similar that might be more colourful! In The Wildwood, Justice is The Stag. The protector of…

Tarot Blog Hop : The Joy of Gifting

PREVIOUS BLOG | MASTER LIST | NEXT BLOG The Joy of Gifting is the theme for the last Tarot Blog Hop for 2014 is here. We’ve asked by the wrangler, Arwen, to blog about a specific spread about the Joy of Gifting. Not just gifting personally, but globally. If only the magicks worked that way! Everyone loves a present or two, don’t they? We were given a specific list of questions to answer for this Blog Hop. In fact, Arwen was very specific. Another Hop member, Morgan, created a layout for this, but you know what, I feel like making it look like a tree! I love trees of all shapes and sizes and it saddens me when they’re cut down and not replaced. Or, cut down and made into a stupid car park. So, onto the spread and lets see what useful gifts (other than anger) The Wildwood can…

Tarot Blog Hop : That Tarot Quantum Leap

It’s The Autumn Equinox and as I celebrate a fantastic twelve years of marriage, our wrangler asks when did the Quantum Leap of Tarot happen for me? Blog Hop Before Me | Master List | Blog Hop After Me | BONUS Hop Firstly, WELCOME, whether you’ve come from Joanne’s site or landed directly here! (If you’ve come from Rose Red’s bonus blog, welcome too!) I have freshly baked bread, berry jam and butter.  It’s getting cooler, here in the Northern Hemisphere and it’s Blog Hop time again! In order to answer Morgan’s question (he’s wrangling this time) you may need a little background and context. I tried to read the Tarot back when I was sixteen (so, SO many moons ago now!) but what was in the little white book (hereby known as the LWB) and what I felt, where two totally different things. My mother walked in on me…

Tarot Blog Hop : Inner Queen of Pentacles

Lammas is upon us and with this blog Hop, the wrangler, Joanna from Sun Goddess Tarot, asks us how we celebrate and what do we inspired by with the Queen of Pentacles. Hop Before Me | Master List | Hop After Me Whether you’ve come from Arwen’s blog before me, or dropped straight in just because you can, I bid you welcome and ask that you stay for a wee cuppa tea! Lammas (Or Lughnasadh) is the first day of the Harvests. The bountiful fruits of the summer need to be drawn in, stored, ready for the coming onslaught of the colder months. Hard to believe that it’s nearly five months until the weather outside becomes frightful. But until then, we have cake, picnics and fun in the warm sun! The last time I recall it being this hot, I was pregnant with my eldest and I craved the cooler…