Acting your Shoe Size, Not Your Age!

It’s very easy to get swept up in the roles of modern life. Sometimes though, we need reminding to act our shoe size & not our age! How can the Tarot help you do just that? Whatever your shoe size is, the Tarot can help you get your head out of your own butt. It’s not often I engage in being a child. Like everyone else, I get my head down & get on with it, forgetting that I also need to be carefree regularly enough to keep myself refreshed & chirpy. Yeah, I get dour, snappy & cranky like everyone else! I need to remember my shoe size at times, not always my age! My daughter (who is not quite 5) gets too serious for her little boots at times. The boys certainly do & we’re all human after all. I developed this little 3 card spread to help you “lighten up” & get rid of the seriousness, if only for a few hours. Even as I write, I can hear the boys playing with the money from the money pots (the copper coins that I need to bag up & take to the bank in small bundles at…

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. They also love self-reflection. Some of us shy away from that, but even so, we need to be the horse that’s led to the water & we need to drink.  They don’t tend to throw stones as they too live in a glass house. They’re not perfect but they’re so…

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 might be thinking. You can use it to micromanage everything, it becomes your crutch. The question I have is this: Do you really want to!? I get that there’s an element of control within us all that sometimes, can be a British BullDog. It just will not let go. Even though…

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, one can hope! Cards & Spread I asked the cards: What does Venus going fully direct mean for us? Card 1: What are the positives here? Major 5 ~ The Ancestor Card 2: What are the negatives here? Major 20 ~ The Great Bear Card 3: What’s the further advice…

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 1: Where I am now. Middle,  Row 2: What to do between now & August? Top, Row 3: What’s the next step? The Cards & Interpretation:  Row 1: Major 18, The Moon on Water; Two of Arrows & Major 5, The Ancestor This row shows me that the basis of…

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 done X, I would have done Y & could have done Z. Well, the mind monkey’s are great at doing encores when this happens. Trauma does that, but it affects everyone in different ways. The Question & Cards The question was: How can I cope with the trauma? The cards…

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 the bow card is supposed to be raised to represent the actual bow. Please do try this spread for yourself, I have, which you can read below.  It’s not just for use with The Wildwood. Try this with the Thoth or another straight talking deck. The Question & Cards Drawn The…

How Wild Are You? The Wildwood Finds Out

I asked for questions for my blog and this one made me chuckle.  How wild are you? Let’s find out (I can draw you 3 cards for £10) and have a little fun with the Tarot.  The Cards & Spread  Image What’s your inner wild side? 3 of Stones What’s your public wild side? 10 of Stones How can you embrace them both? 8 of Arrows The Reading  My Inner Wild Side came out as the 3 of Stones. This card is about tapping into my creativity, understanding things and coming up with practical solutions that make people happy. I also know, from experience that sometimes what you need isn’t what you want. It’s tricky to know the difference every now & again. My Public Wild Side was the 10 of Stones, I love my family and the home. I’m a home bird, always have been and it’s obvious to those who are close to me (and now you, since you’re reading this). I don’t mind venturing away from home, but give me my bed & my family any day of the week to make me happy! The best way to embrace them both is to communicate it, tell others, clear the communications…

Getting Off the HangUp with The Wildwood

Have you ever wondered how on Earth you got suckered into worrying about the small stuff & how do you get off the hangup? I know it’s time to let go of the hangup I’m having about my own social media numbers, whilst still keeping a track of them. Let’s explore how I can let that go. This year I’ve been paying attention more to my social media numbers than I did in 2016. Partly because it’s a target or drive in my business, but if you don’t know I’m here, how can you buy a reading from me? It’s rather a complex situation that I’ve gotten rather “hung up on” recently. So after a quick discussion with some others, another reader asked me: “What do your cards say?” So, thanks to Hermit’s Lamp shining the way for me, here’s this week’s blog post. I hope it helps you get unstuck too! The Cards & Image: Why am I hung up on this? Four of Arrows What can I do about letting it go? Knight of Bows What can I do going forwards? Page of Arrows Why am I hung up on this? With the new planner I have for the…

2016 : Goodbye & What The Heck!?

Goodbye 2016, you’ve been a rollercoaster of a year! Whilst we say goodbye to 2016, I have to ask via the Tarot: What the heck did we learn?!   Include mortality (Bowie, Leonard Cohen), greed, boundaries, political changes (Trump & May) & a spread to say goodbye! 2016 is a 9 year, Hooded Man, Woodwose – 9 of Bows, introspection becoming reality, next year is a year of The Wheel, Change…. Changes can be small & that word instantly brings to mind this song from David Bowie. The changes can be anything, from doing something healthier to changing an attitude. The Reading: The Major card for the coming year is The Wheel, but before we engage with that type of change, I am going to ask the cards just what we were supposed to learn with 2016? I drew 3 cards to focus on the lessons learnt. Card 1 is for The Best Part of 2016: The Ace of Arrows: The Breath of Life Card 2 is for What The Heck did we learn from 2016: Major 11 ~ The Woodward Card 3 is for Why We Had To Learn from 2016: Major 17 ~ The Pole Star The Best Part…