What Did I Do Wrong : The Tarot Answers

From the list of questions for the Sunday Blog post; What Did I Do Wrong? This is a question I know that we adults (often parents) ask ourselves semi-regularly,  but when things do not go as planned,  we look to ourselves and others for an explanation.  So,  what did I do wrong? The question itself isn’t the best.  It assigns blame, which isn’t always a healthy thing to dish out to anyone,  especially ourselves. Beverley Knight sang it well,  with “Shoulda, woulda, coulda” (though you’re not a Fool). What you should have done, would have done and could have done are all questions in hindsight,  but they don’t assign self-blame, or blame anyone.  Opportunities are missed all the time, its human nature to not take a path or to go our own way. With Ms Knight’s song in mind,  here’s a little spread for you,  to work out your mind…

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…

Energies During a New Moon

Energies rise and fall. We can sense them more at the New Moon. Which way will they fall for you? Finding your feet and keeping them grounded when your energies want you to fly, can be tricky. With the broom at the ready, what does this New Moon have to share with us all? If you’d like to find out, let me know. I know that this month’s Full Moon is in Taurus. To me, this Sun Sign is stubborn, lazy, self-indulgent, hot-headed, temperamental, possessive. They can, however, be the most helpful and loyal of family members, staunch friends, great advisors and frugal. They’re dependable, generous, down to Earth. I designed this little spread with the question: What do I need to know about my Lunar energies this Full Moon? The first card drawn doesn’t matter, they’re read in a circle, for there is no light without shadow and there…

What Do I Need To Know : The Week Ahead

To know what is coming, is to be prepared, correct? Well, maybe…. Knowing what is coming, or what may come, is like looking at the weather forecast and deciding if you’re going to wear a rain jacket, or a fleece;  a combination of those two. Or whatever suits your needs. Sometimes we want to know what may be coming our way. Either we need an umbrella, or to girder our loins… Others use it as a crutch, the ultimate word before they leave the bed in the morning. Even some, to the extend that they WON’T leave bed until they’ve drawn a card. This spread, comes courtesy of Lisa @ Angelorum. Mary and I used this at our last Meet Up, and whilst Lisa may have created this for Mars retrograde, we found it to be pretty useful in general: so I’ve used it this week. Please, enjoy! Situation :…

Career Path – Is This The Right Path?

We’re often stuck in our career as much as we are in general life, sometimes more so! What  happens when you’re not sure if you’re on the right career path? Let me offer you a reading on that subject. We spend so much of our lives working, often working for others in jobs we don’t like with people we’d rather not be friends with on social media. I find that a damn shame, but I’ve been there, done it, walked away. Sometimes though, we get it right and if that’s the case, you won’t be needing my help. If you do, I write this for you. What are the pro’s of work? Every job has it’s good and bad points. Focus for a few moments on the good. The Woodwose suggest that you’ve got the respect and you command it. You give it out when you need to and you…

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…

Direct, Mercury Style

It’s Sunday and time to take a direct look at what the week has in store! Being direct is sometimes a good thing, though unless you’ve been asked for an honest opinion, it’s often not wanted nor welcome. I don’t offer advice, unless I’m asked and then, it’s in confidence. With Mercury at long last, going forwards from tomorrow, it’ll be a welcome relief to being able to say things as you mean them, without them being twisted around by the planets above or people using that as an excuse because they’re not wishing to communicate properly. This week, the Wildwood seems to be in something of an agreement with my mind-set. Though, I swear I dreamt about the middle card last night! The Knight of Arrows is represented by the Hawk, a bird of prey with sharp talons and a good hunting instinct. The Hawk is good, Tarot wise,…

Build the Bridge : Get Over The Hump

It’s time to work on a 3 card spread with you. You’re stuck, so how do you get out of being stuck? This spread isn’t my design, it’s from Katie, a member of my Tarot Group. This was used so many times during 2015, it’s become a popular favourite. This is in a similar format to my Quick Update Reading. The spread, is this: Where you are currently, where you want to go to, the Bridge over the obstacle. It doesn’t matter what the obstacle is, it’s there and you’ve got to get over it. So, let’s do that! It’s laid out the same as the Wildwood’s Pathway Spread. Where are you now: King of Stones ~ Wolf Taking this from a business point of view, you’re wanting help, direction, inspiration. You’re wanting your intuition to kick on, but it just won’t. This is where talking with others, taking your…

Wildwood : Still as a….

This week, Captain Still, the King of Vessels himself, the Heron, stops by my little Wildwood corner. But he’d better keep his beak out of my fish pond! Several years ago, a Heron properly emptied my fish pond, bar one fish. When I got it stocked up again, the netting went over the top, keeping Mr Fish-Eater out of reach of my new little fishes. However, they’re not just about the empting of fish-ponds! The Heron, the King of Vessels, is very much a symbol of a silent figure. If you’ve ever seen one in the ponds of many of our parks, you’ll recall how graceful they look. Until they try and take flight, then they look gangly and awkward. Heron’s are great at waiting, they’re patient, silent and when they strike, quite deadly, at least to the fish they’ve just captured. This isn’t a card I’ve pulled out very…