Tarot Blog Hop : Advice for the Future

Looking at the past for the future, the Samhain Tarot Blog Hop Welcome to the Samhain Tarot Blog Hop of 2016, where we’re looking at the past to help with the future. Previous Blog | MASTER BLOG LINK | Next Blog Welcome to my input for the Samhain Tarot Blog Hop. Whether you’ve come from Stella’s link at USGames, or you’re doing the traditional widdershins (backwards) and arriving here from Alison Coals’ link, I say hello! This year, I set the theme of the Sa-veen Blog Hop to “get advice from the ancestors for the future”. Fifteen of us rose to this challenge, and I hope you’re able to come along with your choice of seasonal drink in hand, to join us on on a journey of what our ancestors could advise for us. As the veil thins, it’s easier at this time of year to talk with those that walked before us, to ask them questions. Sometimes, we get a curve ball, a left hook reply. Other times we get a watery reply, their voices and replies lost to the harmony of distances and time. I created a 6 card spread to try and help cut through the noise which can happen.…

Tarot Blog Hop : Samhain Master List

This is the Master Link for the Samhain 2016 Master Blog Hop. Use this if you get lost in the blog or you need to pick up a particular hop to carry on where you had to leave it. 1/ Morgan Drake Eckstein ~ http://gleamingsfromthedawn.blogspot.com/2016/10/talking-with-honored-dead.html 2/ Joy Vernon ~ http://joyvernon.com/Blog/looking-to-the-past-to-guide-the-future/ 3/ Chloe McCracken ~ http://www.innerwhispers.co.uk/advice-from-ancestors/ ‎ 4/ Jay Cassels ~ http://metaphysicalangels.co.uk/tbh5 5/ Deirdre Doran ~ http://thewillowpathtarot.com/2016/10/31/tarot-blog-hop-asking-advice-of-our-ancestors 6/ Karen Sealey ~ https://pureblessedtarot.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/dead-and-unburied/ 7/ Olivia Destrades ~ http://firstearthtarot.blogspot.com/2016/10/samhain-blog-hop-guidance-from-our.html 8/ Boglárka Kiss ~ http://shadow-work.blogspot.com/2016/10/tarot-blog-hop-samhain-2016.html 9/ Meniscus Tarot ~ http://meniscustarot.co.uk/by-gad/ 10/ Stella Passer ~ http://www.usgamesinc.com/tarotblog/tarotbloghop-ancestors-advice/ 11/ Louise Underhill ~ http://www.priestesstarot.co.uk/2016/10/tarot-blog-hop-advice-for-the-future 12/ Alison Coals ~ http://alisonsalembic.blogspot.com/2016/10/tarot-blog-hop-samhuin-2016.html 13/ Ania M ~ http://aniam.co.uk/blog/alas 14/ Arwen Lynch Poe ~  http://tarotbyarwen.com/18911/wake-the-dead/ 

Tarot Blog Hop : Commune, Communicate, Commemorate

Previous Blog | Master List | Next Blog Commune, Communicate, Commemorate with those who have gone on before us. It’s Halloween and our lovely wrangler, Arwen of Arwen Tarot, gave us this brief: “It’s Samhain or MidFall. This is the last of the three harvests in the Northern Hemisphere and the advent of Spring in the Southern hemisphere. It is a time that I know as being a thinning of the veil…a time for the honouring of those who have crossed over before us. This will be a hop focused on communing, communicating and commemorating our loved ones. If I could ask my grandparents a question or two about their lives, I’d have to pick my maternal Grandmother. She’s been “felt” around my life a few times, but I usually send her away with a snarl and a reminder to never darken my thoughts again and for a while, she hasn’t. In life, I really didn’t know her, I don’t remember her at all. In truth,  she has more peace to settle with my mum than she does with me, but that’s over and done wi’. She’s buried now, I cannot change that. But if I wanted to open the…

Tarot Blog Hop : Samhain Master Hop List

I’m the Wrangler of the 2014 Samhain Blog Hop and the challenge to the participants this time, was this: Who would you invite to tea on the Day of the Dead. Here’s the remit the participants were given. Below that, is the Master List itself. The veil between the living world and the spirit world is at its thinnest at Samhain. To those of us that celebrate this as the Pagan New Year, we’re often asked to look back and be grateful to our ancestors, invite them to tea, learn from them. (If you’ve ever heard me mention my ancestors, you’ll know I’m not keen on quite a few of them visiting, so they’re never invited! 🙂 ) The topic of the Samhain Blog Hop this time, is to discuss or show, via the Tarot or any other oracle, who you would invite to an afternoon tea on the Day of the Dead. What do you imagine they’d be like? What Tarot card (or cards!) would represent them? What would you ask them? What would you like to learn from them? Your “guest” can be living, or dead, but imagine them there and then represent them in a Tarot card…

Wildwood : Samhain Tarot Spread

As promised from my Tarot Blog Hop Post, here’s The Wildwood advising me for the coming year, using the Samhain Tarot spread. This Samhain Tarot Spread comes courtesy of Theresa Mills in the Wildwood Tarot Study Group on Facebook and the Aeclectic Tarot site. As a quick reminder, here’s the spread from my Blog Hop. I’ve put the title of each card that’s come up in that position. Samhain Spread ——–3———6——–7 1————–4——————-9 ——–2———5——–8 1. Autumn Yield (what can be used) – Ace of Vessels 2. Reserve stock (what can be put aside) – Major 1 – The Shaman 3. Winter ordeal (for what to prepare to) – Major 3 – The Green Woman 4. Passage between the worlds (new paths & methods) – Four of Stones 5. The gifts of Samhain (gifts of the new tide) – Seven of Stones 6. Mysterious meeting (some unexpected encounters) – King of Bows 7. What to say goodbye to… – Four of Vessels 8. What to remember… – Three of Stones 9. Results/conclusion – Two of Stones Lets take the first three. 1. Autumn Yield (what can be used) – Ace of Vessels, 2. Reserve stock (what can be put aside) – Major…

Tarot Blog Hop : Samhain and Love

Welcome to the latest Bog Hop! This time, our wrangler,  Alison Cross of Game of Thrones fame (and former TABI Chairman) set a simple but wonderfully open challenge: Love. So, along-side twenty odd others, I’m here to share with you what I love about Samhain, Autumn, Tarot and life in general. The Blog Hop Before Me  |  Master Blog Hop  |  The Blog Hop After Me If you’ve come from Ania’s blog, taken a step back from Morgan’s latest posting, or just dropped by because you regularly do, welcome! I love kicking through Autumn’s golden gown. I never thought of it like that before, until I really got into listening to War of the Worlds and the song “Forever Autumn” entered my head. My children throughly enjoy doing that too and they take great pleasure in throwing the leaves around (when they can) or hunting for sweet and horse chestnuts. Another thing I love, beyond the family, walking the dog in the park, playing with the kids, keeping warm, baking and sleeping, is reading the Tarot. The deck I love the most, out of all the decks on the market, is of course, The Wildwood and most of you know…

Wildwood CotD : Major 16 ~ The Blasted Oak

Today was certainly informative and helpful! The Blasted Oak (Or The Tower) was felt and for the first time, I think it’s come right when I needed it. Usually, when it lands, it’s forced upon us and we don’t want it; Things like redundancy, divorce, job loss… something negative and life changing that lasts for months. However today, for the first time, I totally believe that whilst it has been forced upon me, it was a good thing. Any one who reads this blog knows I have two boys, both at school in varying years. The eldest is in year 2, the youngest in afternoon nursery. However, they’re both subject to the school holidays. It had escaped my notice that the school holidays (half term) was next week. Imagine how daft they and I would look if I had gotten the eldest to school for 8am (to have breakfast club) to find the school closed? Okay, so I felt a twit this morning when I was asked: “But aren’t your kids on half term like mine?” and I had to shrug my shoulders and go: “No idea! Is it half term already?!” A quick text and a reply from another…