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…

Mercury Retrograde : What Did We Learn? 

Mercury retrograde is nearly over,  but what did you learn?  Mercury, the planet of communication, goes direct again on the 22nd. Not a moment too soon! What did you learn  through this period of stuck,  backwards and jarred communication? Communication with important,  though we don’t always know how or what to communicate when Mercury is going backwards in the skies above.  We sometimes find out  when Mercury goes direct & the answers come, or when we don’t hear from someone for a time & we wonder why. I asked the Tarot,  “What was my recent lesson with this Mercury retrograde?” The Spread: The positives from  the situation: The Knight of Cups The negatives from the situation:The Page of Cups What to take forward: 3 of Pentacles The Reading: The positives from this Mercury Rx are interesting. The Knight is one of the dynamic four of the Courts, Knights are energetic, young, impetuous and in this case, the emotional one. He’s learning what is acceptable to others, what sits well with him and what doesn’t. He’s all about the self-learning of his emotional self. He’ll stir things up a little just to learn more about himself and others. To me, he is…

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 on whatever it is that bothers you. Let’s take a step forward from last week’s Guest Blog post. What could you have done differently? Shoulda –  what should have been done – The Sun of Life What a pain to have such a positive card come up for this? This…

Getting Unstuck with The Wildwood

What do you do when you’re stuck? The Wildwood offers help. Getting stuck with what to do next is often the way of the world we now live in. Working out the next step  or getting unstuck, can be hard. The Tarot is great for helping you articulate those thoughts into something tangible. It also helps if someone who can read the cards, can be your confidante and give you the time to think. So, you’re stuck. You want to be unstuck. You’ve come to a cross-roads and you don’t know which way to go, it’s often good to sit and think, but if you can’t think, I find the Tarot really helpful in getting over the obstacle in question. Do you move house? Move the kids? Stay where you are? How do you improve your finances? What do you do about your boss? Why can’t you get on with a colleague? What do you do about a specific group of people you are a part of? Do you change the car or stick with what you have? Being stuck doesn’t mean that you have to stay there. A lot of the being stuck is to do with how you’re…

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, for seeing through the clouds of mis-information that others give out.  He’s the person who champions and upholds beliefs, for themselves and others. Is that your issue this week? It certainly seems to be mine, for I tend to speak out before I engage the little grey matter. The issue…

Wildwood : The Commune with Grandmother

It’s time to grab yourself a coffee, for a long post about me communing with my Grandmother, is coming up following on from the Tarot Blog Hop. Mentioning either of my Grandmothers is usually a cause for me to spit with some distaste. Whilst my children know exactly whom their grandparents are, I really do not recall mine. I couldn’t pick them out of a Police line up. They were there, clearly, as my parents are their children, but it was more a case of name only. The faces behind the names weren’t known, I hadn’t seen or spoken with them since before I was eight years old, leaving Scotland behind (for a lot of good and difficult reasons). Yet, for a while, I know my deceased maternal has wanted to chat with me. Usually, she visits my sister and I get messages from her that way. Though, my dear sister learnt quite quickly that I’m not always receptive to any of my grandmother Mary M’s messages. (Both my grandmothers are called Mary, so I use Mary M to distinguish her as my mother’s mum, so you know) However, as part of the Tarot Blog Hop, we were asked to…

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 side too. He can be reckless and overly competitive, violent, impatient. What situation do I need to seize during the coming week? What situation do you need to seize? Where do you need to take the time and make haste, slowly? Yes, I did say slowly. Foxes might be quick…

Wildwood : Snuggle Up

The clocks here in the UK have gone back and hour and the time has come to snuggle up. But, what to do with the extra time? Having an extra hour (supposedly in bed!) for the first few days after the clocks “fall” backwards, is always entertaining, especially with the kids. What I really want to do is to sleep, snore my little head off but the kids are young, proof life is for living. They’re all galloping around, a little like the Knight of Stones, where as I’m far more like the 4 of Arrows. However, there has to be some middle ground and it comes I feel, in the shape of being a family. If you were to pick a Tarot card to show a family, sitting down and being a family, what RWS card would you attribute that image to? The Six of Bows, full of abundance? Nine of Cups with being nice and generous to each other? Ten of Stones with the image of happy families? Or is it more like the Five of bows and full of conflict? What do you feel is important, when you’re forced to spend time with those little people who…

Wildwood : Court-ly Advise

This week, I’ve pulled a three card reading from the Wildwood and for the first time in a long time, every card is a court. Crumbs! Courts can be a royal pain in the bum. They can represent other people, the type of situations, parts of your thoughts and psyche: They’re diverse and as such, a pest to translate and work into your readings. Alison Cross does a fan-tabulous blog on Courts, called This Game of Thrones, so if you’re struggling with the Courts, get visiting her blog. However, with three of them, using the Wildwood’s Pathway Spread, we’ve a lot to work out, so let’s be getting on with it. Here’s the first card, the Knight of Stones, which is the middle card.   What does this Court represent? He’s the one running at full pelt. Is he running away from someone? Is he running towards something or just going through life, hell for leather? For me, the Knight isn’t stopping and that is probably part of the issue. Did he stop to consider things? Did he give himself time to think? I often don’t, so like him, I carry on regardless, wishing I could slow down, not knowing…

Wildwood Answers: 30 Day Challenge ~ Day 10

We’re finally into double figures of the 30 Day Challenge, a third of the way through. It was originally set in December by Ree at 78 Keys, but today, her question is this: What card best represents you/your personality (or, is most often pulled to represent you in a spread)? I hinted at this yesterday when I thought about the most popular card I’ve blogged about in 2012 and why that might be. Usually, to represent me, based on my birthday, is the Knight of Vessels, but my age and Sun-sign point me towards the Queen of Vessels. Here on the right we can see the Knight of Vessels. He’s adaptable, fluid. If he needs to get his tail end out of the water, he will. When he needs to go back in, he will and always, he finds his way: somehow. Eels have a great homing instinct, nearly as strong as, or very comparable to, The Salmon, who in this deck, is the Queen of Vessels. She for me, is the calm one, the one who will often jump through hoops for her family, children, spouses, because she loves them. Like the Eel, she’ll get out of her own…