Appreciating Your Mother

How can you show appreciation to the wonderful Mothers in our lives? Appreciating our mothers (the good ones!) and showing that you’re grateful for all their hard work doesn’t have to cost the stash of pocket money of the children they loving bought into this World. And if you’re a mother yourself, do simple solutions work best? What are the simple solutions that are available to you? Appreciating anyone in our lives who has, for whatever reason, gone over and above the call of duty, can be hard. You want the meaning of the thank you, to be really heart-felt. Appreciating our Mothers can be harder, because they never really stop. Honestly, we don’t! So, I asked the Tarot “How can we show appreciation for our Mothers on Mothers Day?” In the UK, we celebrate this day before our American cousins, but that doesn’t matter, I’ve created a 3 card…

Making Plans in Advance

What plans are you making this half term week? Even during the school holidays, making plans is essential. They can be as loose, or as tight as you wish, but having one can help! If you want help making one, I’m right here. A change in routine can be a pain in the rear end at times, a blessing in disguise in others. School holidays are usually heralded by stroppy, tired kids, their parents or teachers. Sometimes, all three at the same time! That’s okay, if you know it’s coming and you have a plan. Some things in life cannot be planned for, though. Sometimes, the next move on the chess board of life isn’t ours to make, so what on earth do you do then? The King of Bows from The Wildwood can help. He’s all about being honourable and magnanimous, standing out from the crowd. Have you seen…

Wildwood : Carpe Diem, Mr Fox

I asked the Wildwood Tarot app what energies I needed to aid me this week and Mr Fox says:  “carpe diem”. Remind me to keep him away from my daughter though, she loves this card and she will seize him! Once again, the born survivor comes out to say, seize the day (carpe diem)! The determination the Fox has can lead to success, but I’d rather not do it at a personal cost. The Fox is full of natural wit and cleverness, and this card can guide us towards being fulfilled. The fox anticipates the future, which is a gift to cherish. Being quick-witted isn’t one of my strong points, but avoiding the headlights is. The fox reminds us that leaving old ways behind, being innovative, creative, cunning and improvising a way forward are good characteristics of the fox, as is the phrase “carpe diem”, but he has his negative…

Wildwood : Midweek Story Board ~ Creative Self Respect ~ 19th Dec 2013

The week commencing 16th December 2013 shows us that the Devil is within the creative detail, but show yourself some respect. As Yuletide and Christmas fast approach, we have a reminder from the Tarot about the Devil is in the creative detail, but to show ourselves the respect we each deserve. Here’s how I came to that line of thought. The Devil in the RWS is the Guardian in The Wildwood. The skeleton of the white bear is meant to be scary. Getting caught into a downward spiral that The Devil can cause, has it’s scary effects on our waking lives. Think drink, drugs, stealing and you’ve got the idea of the dangers of this card. However, the Devil can have it’s uses. He can cause us to think again, to look “beyond” the figure before us to the cave (our destination) beyond. The Three of Stones shows a lady…

Wildwood : Lets Be Clear – 5th December 2013

Welcome to the mid-week Tarot Story Board. What do we have to do to clear our thoughts this week? Lets explore! The reading this week is as much for me as it is for me to share with you for your own interpretation, but lets see what the story board looks like, shall we? The Queen of Arrows, the lady who might turn around and say: “I told you so” or give you “that” look that says those immortal words. However, if you want an honest answer, she’ll give it to you. If you want lies, don’t visit this lady. I associate this card with Sagittarius, (more so than Leo and Aries) the fiery, clear, direct communicator. There’s no beating about the bush with this lady! She knows what she’s thinking and why she’s thinking it, but if you want to know, you’d better ask her. Just, be prepared for…

Wildwood : The Hearthfire ~ Attitudes with Thoughts

Thoughts and attitudes join us in combination with The Hearthfire. We’re reminded us to join in and celebrate, which can help address thoughts towards others. Quite often of late, we’ve had the Tarot and the Camelot Oracle say, give, give, give. This week, with Pelles, we’ve been reminded to replenish our thoughts, our inner-selves and it seems that not only does The Wildwood agree, but it’s even saying: don’t do this alone! The nights are drawing in, the air is cooler, the leaves are falling from the trees and the rain comes pounding down (down one of my chimney’s, as it happens!) and so having fnu on our own isn’t so appealing. However, light a fire, throw in some good company, food, drink and you’ve a party in the making! One great way to list one’s spirits and replenish the well is to do it in company, preferably with a…

Wildwood : Injustice Comes from an Outside Influence

This week we’re reminded about injustice within our personal world and within The Wildwood. Have you made a decision? A few times recently I’ve heard this phrase (or something pretty darned close to it): not making a decision is also a decision, often the wrong one. As the Two of Arrows joins us today, could our fear of an injustice cause us to not make a decision, this creating more problems later on? Fear can be paralysing; it causes inaction and stagnation but what if doing nothing is the biggest injustice of all? But what if the injustice is caused by others and we suffer it in silence?  It is a lesson learned the hard way I feel that the only people who can take our power away really, is us. If we give it away or let others walk over us, we lose the power and that, is an…

Wildwood : Reflections in the Dark

Today we’re joined by The Mirror, one of the Majors the deck creators attributed to the season that is Autumn, we begin to have reflections over the personal events of the summer. As the rain falls,  the temperature’s drop and the nights draw in, we can lose ourselves in the latest TV Drama, reality TV, book, Tarot deck, Facebook, xBox, PS3 (or whatever floats your passion) but perhaps taking a look back over the year so far is in order. Combined with the Card of the Week this week, (Narciens) I feel we’re being told in the sternest voice possible by the Cosmos that we need to do this, if we’re not wanting to be left dealing with the same stuff next year. Studying and working on our reflections can help in the future, for we can learn what our past mistakes were. I don’t know about you all but…

Wildwood : A Hard Day’s Night ~ Endurance

The Wildwood’s Five of Stones comes out to join us and my immediate thought was: the night is long, we need endurance, then the Beatle’s Hard Day’s Night comes to mind, and the keyword suddenly comes into play. And endurance is certainly going to be a keyword any parent of a newborn baby will testify to! In case you’re wondering, the Royal Family here in the UK have a new heir to the throne. He will be the third in line to the throne, so the country is all-a-flutter over the news. Now that we know he was born safely, that mum is doing well, I’m all for heading off and letting her and Prince William get settled in and get used to the task ahead. As privileged as they are, they’re living in a gilded gold-fish-bowl, they’ll have every decision monitored, scrutinised, criticized and in public. I know what…

Wildwood : Doing New Things

The Wildwood brings to us The Wanderer crossing the rainbow bridge, starting something new, taking a leap of faith whilst being aware of what we’re doing and the why. The Wanderer comes out and joins us today, reminding us to do and try something new, to take a leap of faith. Any burdens from the past are left behind, they’re stones that we no longer need and ought not to carry around any more. Our intrepid Wanderer here is ready and has already started making a leap into the unknown, the cycle of beginning again has come full circle. Is the Wanderer wise to let go of the strife from the past, to cut the cord and move on? Or are they doing it from fear? Taking the context card of “Conscious Desires” into account, I feel that the Wanderer is fully aware, this time, of what they’re doing and…