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.

Gemini New Moon & Middle Beltane

It’s a New Moon & the fires of Beltane still burn brightly. What can the Gemini New Moon provide us on insights? We’re in the middle time between Beltane & as we’re approaching a new moon (which will be in Gemini at 20:45 25th May BST) I thought it prudent to see what energies are around us at this time. Gemini’s love to ask questions & find out answers. If you’ve ever worked with a Gemini they can be fantastic & very “bulldog” like in their endeavours. On the receiving end, they’re not known for letting go until they’ve gotten what they’ve set out to find. Woe betide you if you even dare to lie to them. You’ll be done to them if you do! Gemini attention to detail can be both fantastic and a proper pain in the proverbial. It depends on how they come across with their tenacity.…

Using the Tarot as a crutch

We can create dependencies or a crutch on so many things in this modern age. Sex, drugs, rock n roll, tarot readings…  Yes, tarot readings. Relying too much on what your cards tell you rather than experiencing life itself, can cause issues.  It’s easy to get hooked into things that you know help you & you inadvertently turn them into a crutch. You continue to want their help ALL the time. It’s a bit like walking perfectly fine when you’re 10, even if you do fall over when you’re rushing or playing, but then becoming younger, to toddler stage and you can’t do anything without holding onto your “one thing” that you know supports you, but isn’t designed for the nth degree of things. The use of Tarot can get like that. From consulting the cards every hour to not getting out of bed to being nosy about what someone…

What Might May Hold For You?

We’re now in the Month of May, so what might it hold for you? I gained this spread idea from a post in Tarotholics Anonymous, thanks to Lisa  at Angelorum  The idea Lisa posted is here; You can either divide the deck into 3. One pile for the 22 Majors, one pile for the courts & one for the minors. So you’ll have 22 cards in the first pile, 16 in the other & the rest in the last; OR keep going until you come across the first one of each. Shuffle well, folks & let’s look at the cards for May from the Herbal Tarot Card 1 is the Main Development for this month from the Majors; The Star Card 2 is the best mental attitude to embrace & is from The Courts; Page of Pentacles Card 3 is the Action to Take * is from the rest of the Minors.…

Venus Is Now Direct, which means… ? 

Venus went direct in the skies as of April 15th, 2017.  What does that little planet of love going direct mean to us? Well, firstly, it just isn’t that simple, as much as I’d love it to be! To move forward, it firstly had to square up to another planet, Saturn. Now that this seems to be over & done with, we can get on with things, can’t we? Well, yes… there are other planets in retrograde, Saturn being one & it will be until August 25th. So, we’ve several more months of time seeming to drag, when in fact, it’s doing its normal thing! However, we can still take the time to do some self-loving & care, now that Venus is back to something of her “old” self. Even Mercury is beginning to pull forward (it goes direct again on May 2nd) so things should start to clear up. Well,…

What Do You Need to Hatch?

It’s Easter or Ostara & this weekend is all about eggs & fertility. It is also probably going to be a wet one as it’s a bank holiday, so time to plan what you need to hatch! I’d like to explore what it is you want to plant now to enjoy in the future. Since I’m not near my beloved Wildwood this weekend, the ever portable Vanessa Tarot was used. The Cards The top card is the 2 of Coins. It’s time to put things back in balance, don’t juggle too much, re-learn how much you can handheld and stop when you reach that amount. No is a complete sentence in its own right. The left card is the 10 of Cups, remember what makes you happy, do more of it and do it with those who love to do it too. Make memories, be present in the lives of…

Pyramid Spread & Saturn Retrograde

There are many spreads that are available out there, easily accessible thanks to the Internet.  One of my favourites is the pyramid spread, wider at the bottom then up to the point of what to do next. It can be reversed from the single point again to be as large going forwards as you need or want it to be. I often use this pyramid spread when I want insight on where I am, what to overcome & what the outcome is likely to consist of. The question for this week is; What do I need to be aware of during this Saturn Retrograde? FYI, Saturn doesn’t go direct again until August (yes, that long) so these months may be zooming passed in reality, but it’s not going to feel like time is moving or things are progressing at all. Days may feel longer than they actually are. The Spread:  Bottom, Row…

The After Effects of Trauma

Going through something traumatic such as a mugging can really bugger you up. I explore ways of dealing with it & the after effects of trauma with the Tarot.  Having something violently removed from you shakes you up, no matter what was removed, how it happened or where you were. Items are just that, items. When you’re physically assaulted to get that possession & you fight back, it adds to the trauma when the battle is over with, no matter how much “training” you’ve had. Trauma can last for a time, or go away quickly. Some people are great at getting back into the saddle quicker than others, to “get back to normal” & act as if it never happened. Some, play the events over & over in their heads as their brain processes the emotions & logic behind. Inevitably “shoulda, woulda, coulda” comes up pretty quick. If only I’d…

The Wonder of Mum, The Tarot Explores

It’s Mother’s Day here in the UK & I’m taking a look at the archetypes of a mum through various decks. There also a free spread you can try for your own mother if you wish. I used this spread in 2016, but it’s applicable today and every day. The First Of My Women The first woman I draw from the deck is the Queen of Cups. (Yes, I’ve reverted to the RWS for this post). This is the lady who is emotionally aware, though in control of what she’s feeling, though she’s often the one that gets used and abused as a mother. The next woman I draw from the deck is Justice. This card always makes me think of Judge Judy. Quick witted, on the ball mentally, willing to stand up for others & seen recompense. She likes things to be as fair as possible. Then I call upon…

Wildwood Shares ~ The Bow Spread

When the Wildwood was launched, it came with a worthy book, detailing a lot of things about this earthy deck. One of the sections has the spreads that Mark designed for this deck & I’ve chosen to illustrate the Bow Spread for you with this week’s question. To be honest, I’ve never gotten into the bigger spreads of this deck, though Mark himself has kindly shown me it (then again, I’ve not done the homework on this spread, so totally my fault) There are some of the spreads that I have used, like the Pathway Spread (which is 3 cards) but the whole Bow Spread I know isn’t printed the way Mark wanted it. The second card, The Bow, is actually raised above the line the spread on page 145 shows it as. (Yes, I’ve made a note in my book so I know). Remember when I said above that…