Why Won’t They Apologise ?

This week, I address another question from my wonderful readers.  Why won’t they apologise? Being sorry, saying it, acting it, isn’t always easy. Sometimes, you have to utter that small, important word, to start making things right again. Sorry, has to be one of the smallest words in the dictionary that is the hardest to say. Not the word “No”. That’s more powerful but far easier to say than this five letter contribution. Even my daughter had the word “no” down to pat at two years old. I went and had a little Google search for the history of this word and it seems to come from the Dutch. Typical English, it can’t claim it as its own! (That’s the beauty of the English language, it can absorb cool words from other languages, look up havering, as an example.) It comes from and can highlight a lot of things; it can…

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…

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…

Tarot Blog Hop : May I?

Previous Hop | Master Hop | Next Hop May I please present to you, my entry to the Tarot Blog Hop? Thank you! Welcome to blog hop entry, especially if you’ve hopped on over from Chloe’s blog. Karen Sealey, our esteemed wrangler for this Hop, wanted us to play on the word “May”, as we’re posting this up on the first of the fifth month. She’s something of a laureate with a waterfall of words and is far better than I am at using them. If there was a competition for word structure and playing with words (Countdown style) I think she’d win it. There are several others who are good like that in our Tarot community too. I envy their ability to understand the structure of our language better than I. However, may I be grateful for being able to make myself understood? I think I may! (See, playing within the remit there!) What…

Thank You For Being A Friend

Thank you for being a friend, says I. Who are your friends? What do you expect of them? What do they expect of you? My 78 friends of The Wildwood are there to help me and with them, I can help you. Friends are a miracle of human existence. We can get along perfectly well with one person or a specific group, then wish to harm the next that we encounter. It’s amazing that we are the dominant species on the planet, given that we’re able to hurt and main one another for holding this belief or that belief. I really don’t think religion comes into being a decent human being. Before the Romans, before Christianity, how did we live? Probably the same way we do now. We fought to survive, we created communities so we could aid one another. We found a strength in numbers. These two anthropomorphic beings…

Isn’t It A Struggle….

Going onwards, when you really don’t want to, says more about you than words can ever convey, or that I can write in a blog. We’re at the time of the Eight of Arrows, continuing our struggle onwards through life. I’ve 78 friends to call on, you have me, when you’re ready. We all have struggles in life. Some, we see in people who struggle with something physical, a broken arm or leg, a limp or one hand. Most of the time though, we don’t see the burdens that others carry within themselves. We never know what stresses or struggles they are carrying. I’ve been reading Alison Cross’ brilliant book on Kindle about A Year in The Wildwood (Yes, my favourite deck, my deck) and this is the card that is associated with this point in the year. It’s no great leap for me to hear this song in my…

Dancing Towards New Times

What might you be dancing towards, this Valentines week? Dancing towards a new life, taking care of your responsibilities along the way, is what The Wildwood advises this week. Doing that with my help is possible. The Wildwood isn’t being humorous or funny this week, it’s being very direct and honest. Typical Wildwood! Dancing through life is like baby steps, you keep moving, slowly, in the general direction you want or need to go. Sometimes, you take a break and take the time to not be dizzy, but not always. When I pulled these cards, I had just separated the boys from squabbling over Minecraft. Can someone take me away from all this, right now? (haha!) Looks like their squabbling is what I’m going to be dancing through this week! When I got back to my sofa seat, this was the thought I had: Dance your way through this week,…

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…

Now What : The Wildwood Answers

It’s been over a week since I communed with my maternal grandmother, but I’m left with this sense of: Now what?! It’s a very 4 of Cups moment! Now what? How often have I heard that question in my Tarot Counselling Career? The answer, is quite often. However, I’m usually the one with the cards, helping others! Seems this week, I need to help myself too. So, I used the app on my tablet (where little madame cannot damage my cards) and asked the question through the Wildwood App (check your smart phone store 😉 ) The Significator (5 of Vessels) What’s the issue, dear? The Issue is about me being happy! Do I go through the motions? (Yes, a Buffy reference 😀 ) Or do I just need to do something, rather than sit on my petite, mummy behind? The issue is I’m not a happy camper, I’m now…

Wildwood : Endurance Path

It’s half term, time to hunker down, teach and not make it all such a challenge! Endurance is certainly something any parent finds that they need when the little darlings are off school. This week, whilst I love time with all three, I’m reminded that it can be useful and not to wish the time away. I asked the Tarot what I needed to know this week and I’ve used the Pathway Spread from The Wildwood. The middle card is first up and The Issue is to find the calm in the storm that the little minions come with. This time with them is a challenge, but it can be a good, if I make it that way. I don’t need to make it so my emotions, or my kids emotions, are left in tatters or neglected. It’s time to find the time to chill out, be with them, let…