Time To Clear Your Mind for 2018

Clear your mind they sang, and the rest will follow.  I “may” have misquoted that song title but it was on purpose. The New Year is well underway, so it’s time to clear your mind from the previous year! If you’ve managed to let go of all the stuff from 2017 already then you won’t need to clear your mind. Now that we’re into the second working week of a whole near year (or blank book!) it’s time to really reflect on what 2017 taught us & start building a bridge to get over that & achieving what we need for 2018. How often do we carry around the baggage from the past? That question reminds me of this song from the fabulous Stevie Nicks, Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around. What other “baggage” are you carrying around from 2017? Guilt? Regret? Anger? There are bound to be things that you’ve just not dealt that is holding you back. The year is young. In baby terms, it’s still depending on you to do something with it. It won’t get its legs until Imbolc (which is only 3 weeks away!) but you kinda need to know what it is you want to spring…

When the Unexpected Happens : The Wildwood Helps

We all get things that happen to us unexpectedly, that’s a part of life.  How we deal with the unexpected is what makes us unique & very individual. To be the best person in such situations, can the Tarot help? The quick and honest answer here is; yes, it can!  The Tarot can show us options, give us advice on how to handle it, what to pay attention to & sometimes, even when to walk away. It’s often noted that the Tower/Blasted Oak is the card that says; curve ball! The unexpected hit & it hit hard. Not just a Cat 5 hurricane, but a tsunami & earthquake hit our lives somehow, or as it feels like, all at blooming once! So, when the unexpected happens, what do you do to combat it? Drink coffee? Eat chocolate? Both? Make a G&T? (Not for me, can’t drink the stuff, I’m a whisky/real ale type of girl!! 🙂 ) You can stew on things for an age. Personally, I turn to the Tarot cards & see what they have to offer by way of advice & insight.  I usually draw 3 cards, then expand on them if I need them. The Cards. The…

The Father’s of The Wildwood

It’s Father’s Day here in the UK & the Wildwood has its celebration of the fathers in our lives. They can range from those who are very direct to those who are gentle and guiding. Which Tarot cards fit? Father’s are an important part of our lives. Sometimes, we’re lucky to have uncles, grandfathers or older male cousins to bless our lives with. Sometimes we don’t get to be that lucky, we may not even get a male role model until we get to school. Sometimes, it is not even then, it’s secondary (high school) before we encounter a good male influence. We have some great Father Like cards within the Wildwood. Before we get to the spread, I wanted to show you a few. Now, I could (really should) use my Parents Spread that I created last year (the UK celebrates these days at different points to the USA, in case you think I’ve lost the plot) And so, we have our spread, we have the cards, let’s match the two together, shall we? The Reading: What do we need to appreciate about our fathers? Princess of Swords How do we not show that we love our dad’s?  7…

March Advice For You : The Week Ahead

A new week & new month begins. What is on the cards for us this week? Like the weather report, let’s a take on what the Tarot suggests will affect us during the week ahead now March has begun. Using the Tarot like a weather report can have its uses. It’s March, so knowing that you’re going to need an umbrella is almost certain; wrapping up but not as much as you have been, is also good advice. What advice can the Tarot give us for March? The Cards & Positions 1/ What will help me? The Page of Vessels 2/ What will hinder me? Ten of Stones 3/ What do I need to keep in mind? Major 5, The Ancestor The Reading This is a strange answer I feel:  The Page is represented by the Otter, which are usually seen as playful & observant, intelligent & close-knit. I can see that in me for sure! The Ten of Stones as to what will hinder me is what gets me, though I can sense that the energies are what it may be going on about more. Look at the carvings in the doorway. There’s a male & female. It’s not…

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…

What’s The Insight On…

The Tarot can often provide an insight into things that we already know. We sometimes need to understand a situation at a deeper level. You understand what’s happened, but not the why. Perhaps you know both, but need insight to help you “get it” so you can move on. I was asked this question via Twitter: I know why my short-term memory is a bit foggy of late. What insight can I gain to aid in crispness & focus? I created a small spread to answer this question, which you’re free to re-use, should you wish. 1/ What should I remember for my focus? The Sun 2/ What should I remember for my crispness? The Queen of Stones 3/ What is the best insight for me now? Knight of Vessels The Reading What should I remember for my focus? The Sun answers, reminding us that we need to feel the warmth of things upon us. This card reminds me of summer, the smells of it can be remembered even in winter. It’s the gift of memory. Use the senses we were given. The smells, the sights, the sounds. The smells especially are what I see with this card. What should I remember for my crispness?…

What would happen if I Focus on…

What would happen if you focused on the results of your efforts rather than your efforts?  What could happen if you choose to focus on both: The end result and the efforts you put in? Deciding what to focus on can be tricky.  We all need more money,  we all want more things,  we all want the better things.  During these tricky times,  it’s hard to get the balance right.  We focus sometimes on the wrong  things, micro manage ourselves into holes we struggle to get out of. What might happen if we were to focus on two aspects? I suggest focusing on the end goal & how you might get there. Between the two is the bridge,  the “how we get there” from where we are now. Reading Points What’s my main goal? The Guardian What’s my end result? Knight of Bows What’s the way to connect the two? The Hooded Man The Guardian.  The main goal looks a little scary,  doesn’t he? Well, he does at that. He’s meant to be.  Your main goal is on the other side of him.  The fear you have, manifests as him.  Are you afraid of being a success? Believe it or not,  that does happen,…

If I let the worry go….  The Wildwood Answers

Worrying  doesn’t solve anything but we can’t  stop doing it anyway.  If  you were to let go of the worry,  what might happen? In some cases,  worrying can get worse, in others,  nothing changes and in some,  things actually improve!  We do sometimes wonder when it’s all over and done with, what on earth we were worrying for! Though sometimes, we were right to worry and we were just ignoring our guts when we got our warnings. So, if you were to let go of the worry, what might actually happen? 1/ What worry do you really need to let go of? 2/ What do you really need to keep a hold of? 3/ What might happen as a result? The Reading 1/ What worry do you really need to let go of? The Queen of Vessels This is usually a happy-go-lucky card but we need to look at the shadow side to see what it is we need to let go of. The Queen can be self-sacrificing, she can be bossy & direct & she can just not give up when she really ought to have done long before now. This card here indicates that there’s maybe something to…

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…

Let’s Discuss : The Stag

The Stag, Guardian of the Wildwood comes out to liven up our creative souls.  This half human, half animal Stag Guardian of the Wildwood reminds us that our rights and wrongs are not those of the Wildwood or nature itself.  We humans are good at changing things around us to suit our needs,  but not always for the better. By nature, we’re a destructive,  wasteful and  greedy breed of being.  However,  this axe reminds us that whilst we are sometimes like this,  we can and are able to break the cycle.  We can act with responsibility,  use but save and replenish our natural resources. We’ve forgotten that in truth,  we’re the guests on this blue and green ball called Earth. The current human politics has blinded us to what we’re doing to this place we live in, on a Global scale. On a personal level,  karma is at work.  The Stag is a reminder to treat others as you wish to be treated.  We’re responsible for our actions and their consequences. Even the human politics that we’re undergoing at the moment, is part of the energy of The Stag, though not his most handsome side I have to admit. It’s…