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…

Let’s Talk : Improving Material Gain

Let’s be honest, we all feel we need to improve our financial situation occasionally.  From time to time, the material matter just isn’t flowing the way we want or need them to be & we feel the need to improve them.  There are various spells that claim to improve the fortunes of those that follow them, I tend to find that hard work & being paid for what that work is worth is the best way to balance the financial tables. Some people work more than one job, others create diversity, set up their own business, work for themselves. So let’s ask the Tarot what steps we need to take to improve our material situation. I use the word material because money isn’t the only method of payment, though it’s apparently what makes the World go around. I’m not so sure, but it sure makes life far more comfortable, don’t you agree?? The Cards & Their Meanings Card 1: What energies do I need to bring to this endeavour? Ten of Stones ~ Home Card 2: What do I need to remember about this endeavour? Major 6 ~ The Forest Lovers Card 3: What is my next step? Ten of Arrows…

Let’s Talk : Bettering Our Chances

What can we do to better our chances? We all get knock backs, but how do you better your chances for the next time we strive to achieve a goal or dream? Chances come and go. Getting told that you were “close but no cigar” is bound to upset anyone. However frustrating it is, we need to continue to charge forwards, one step at a time. The strength of the character we have inside rises up when we’re told no. Some get aggressive, some get creative & dig deeper. It’s this digging deeper aspect that I appreciate. When the going gets tough, the tough get going, as the song goes. So, what can the cards advise us about bettering out chances? Let’s look at the cards! Position 1: What might be tripping me up? – 3 of Arrows Position 2: Why is it tripping me up? – 7 of Vessels Position 3: How best can I jump this hurdle? – Page of Stones 3 of Arrows : your heart maybe wasn’t  in the situation, to begin with.  Whilst it looked good on paper, something rang true in the heart that caused a conflict. It’s not easy to put a finger…

Let’s Talk About Boundaries & Action

Boundaries are the things we put up to protect ourselves & those we love. They’re also a pain in the rear end to enforce at times, complicated to work out & sometimes hard to explain. What can you do when people continually ignore the boundaries that you need to have in place? What’s to be done when the people in question happen to be close family? This question came from Twitter but it can apply to anyone! “My dad wants to control me, even though I’m a bill paying, adulting adult! Boundaries aren’t working, what now?” Let’s see what the Tarot offers as advice. The Reading: What aspect do I need to understand? The Green Woman What can I avoid doing about my situation? 8 of Arrows What can I actively do about my situation? 3 of Stones What aspect do I need to understand? The Green Woman. This card is interesting as she’s looking at us with her milky cauldron. There are a lot of ideas & things going on here, but I sense that this is the more controlling side of her that’s at play here from this family member. This lady isn’t being magnanimous, generous or glorious. This is…

America, What Will Happen Now?

America, what will happen when the election is over? This is a question with so many ramifications, its tricky to answer! What will happen to America after this election? Watching the American election, or even keeping a slight track on it and you cannot help but ask the question: What will happen once the circus is over? No doubt the circus will find a way to hop on over the UK, it usually does. When the dust settles, when the clowns have gone home, what will happen then? I asked The Wildwood what might happen. The Reading: The first card out was the Three of Arrows. To me, this is saying that some (okay, probably fair to say that half) aren’t going to like the final result. America will speak & the loudest, most popular voices will be heard and acted upon. There will be some who will wonder what the heck happened. Well, sorry America, Britain has been there with Brexit. What it means for us, Goddess only knows, it’s dragging us around like a ball and chain. What it’ll mean for you guys, well, it’s going to hurt half of you, whichever one gets into the Oval Office. The second was Major…

What Are My Options Now? The Wildwood Answers

Options are a given right, aren’t they? Well, we’d like to think so. When something happens to us that prevents us from doing what we’ve enjoyed doing for the majority of our lives, we often ask: What are my options now? This question has come from a friend, a fellow mother who asks the question after being diagnosed with an illness that will slow her down tremendously: What are my options now? This question can be used in a multitude of situations, the answers & cards though will be unique. Feel free to change the spread offered to suit your own, or I can do it for you. The Spread I chose a three card spread for this, in a triangle shape. This is often easiest work out what will play with each other & what will not. At the top: What do I need to consider? To the bottom left: What do I need to avoid? To the right, What’s my next step? More cards can be added to each position as you wish. The Reading 1/ The Top Card = Ace of Vessels ~ What do I need to consider? What do you need to consider here? The…

When Am I Going To Get A Break?

We do sometimes look up at the sky and think: Come on, gimme a break! But when are you going to catch a break? Sometimes, just sometimes, we need the Wheel of Luck to turn in our favour. Sometimes, just sometimes it does, but not after we’ve howled at the moon and asked: When am I going to get a break?! This question has come from my Twitter feed. Being in the right situation at the right time is the luck and good fortune of others. It’s not for us everyday folks, is it? The truth is, even those that seem to be blessed with good fortune for “being in the right place at the right time” have had to work at it. The situation they’ve struck lucky at is sometimes of their own making. Chances are, you are watching a situation unfold that they’ve spent weeks, if not months, manufacturing consent for. (I’m thinking politicians here, primarily but there will be others. Who else can you think that works like this? Entrepreneurs perhaps?) So, let’s look again at the question. When are you going to catch a break? The answer is likely to be: When you can manufacture its occurrence.…

Always Correct : The Tarot

The Tarot is always correct, it’s our understandings that are often off base. This came in answer to my question query from Facebook. “Why is the Tarot, always correct?” Not me, I can be as wrong as a “U” bend at times! But the Tarot, that’s not wrong. I’d love to say, I’m personally right all the time. However, I am human, I’m fallible. The cards are just cards, with images that trigger thoughts and reactions inside your head. So, why is the Tarot correct when the reader isn’t always? For one thing, personal experience. My experience is going to be so very different from yours. What triggers in your head is going to be different from the thoughts that go through my head; even as we view the same image. It’s just like having a different view on a piece of art. It’s subjective, depending on your experiences in life. I wouldn’t say I had a sheltered life, but thanks to the decisions my parents took, it was an easier life than maybe I’d have had in Glasgow. We’ll never know, for sure. (Unless I can get a parallel universe me to compare notes with 😉 ) You’ll find…

Soul Mate : The Wildwood’s Take

I asked for questions for the blog and this one came up. I’m sure everyone in this profession has been asked this one: Are they my Soul mate?!  A soul mate can be a very loose term for something that is often very different from what is actually being asked.  Firstly, let me please define soul mate. It’s a noun that says: Soul mates are people who are ideally suited to us as either friends or romantic partner. Secondly, let me offer another phrase that will substitute soul mates about 50% of the time (from my experience); Life Partner. The two are not always the same, in my experience. If you’re having to ask a Tarot Reader, psychic or someone else in this profession, a question that goes along the lines of “My life with X is hell, are we soul mates?” the answer is very likely to be very negative. If your life is hell, then by the definition of the first point above, your souls are not aligned, therefore, they’re not a soul mate. If your life is hell and they’re a long-term partner, you may want to change tact and work through it or let the other person go, walk away. As per the first…

What Could You Do With Knowing?

This week, there’s so much going on, what do could you do with knowing about, in advance? Getting a heads up can be beneficial. It gives you time to think, adjust and adapt, long before the rolling stone that is life comes and tries to knock you sideways.  Knowing what energy coat we need to wear, can be helpful. We can all look out of the window and work out if we want shorts on, or a long heavy skirt, trousers… whatever. We can all make that decision because we can see the effects outside already. Energies aren’t that obvious, though they’re as transparent as the wind, they can be just as hurtful and energy-zapping. Let’s take a peek at the energies for this coming week, and get our “heads up”; knowing is better than not, isn’t it? What might be helpful knowing? Nine of Arrows ~ Dedication. I smiled as this card came out. Keep your focus, ignore the thoughts and comments of everyone else if they’re not true to the path you’re walking. Dedication is the name of the game and for that, you need to be “lost” in your own world. This is a little like The…