Tarot Blog Hop : Yule Hop ~ Christmas Present

Welcome to the final Tarot Blog Hop of 2012!If you reached my site from the previous hop of Jon Michael Allen then welcome! You’ll find the next link at the bottom. If you come here as you normally do, you’re still most welcome, but there may be some interesting takes on the subject in other hops and you’re invited to go and read as many as you can! We’re at the time of Yuletide, so near to Christmas and here in the northern hemisphere, it’s cold! Mention snow, December or winter to a child and they’ll almost certainly mention Christmas and presents. Presents is what this Blog Hop is about. There are many meanings to the word “present”, for it depends if you use it as a verb, noun or adjective. Do you want to unwrap the moment that is presented to you, or do you want to digest it?…

Wildwood COTD : Six of Bows

Friday’s child may be loving and giving, but this card speaks of it in volume’s too! It’s the Six of Bows and its key word is: Abundance. If there ever was a word for loving and giving, abundance is it. As you may be able to see from the image, there’s a camp-fire burning in the centre and you can see baskets of fruit and other goodies to the bottom. This location feels secret, hidden, almost like a surprise party. The card itself (according to the book) indicates that it is time to reap the benefits of the summer abundance. We’ve not had summer yet, but does that mean that we cannot be grateful for what we have or for what we are sowing? I don’t think so, there is plenty already to be grateful for. Birthday’s happen at lots of different times of the year, we always have a…

Wildwood COTD : Major #6, The Forest Lovers

Today we have one of the best Majors in the deck (and my birth card, according to Mary K Greer): The Forest Lovers. This of course is The Lovers in RWS Tarot decks, represented in this deck by Robin Hood and the Lady Marion. This card is just brilliant for a lot of reasons. It is a card of promise, of intent, of pure and simple love, regardless of what may come in the future. It’s also about loving yourself: if someone else can see that good in you and you can see that good in them, then it’s time to believe in others and yourself. The only person who is preventing you from doing what you want to, is you! During the weekend, I had the Lighthouse Family’s Ocean Drive go through my head, specifically the chorus, which is 1:18 in on the link. I asked my guides for…

Wildwood COTD : Nine of Arrows

And today on this day of Litha (The Summer Solstice), Priestess Tarot turns over the Nine of Bows * Respect. Happy Solstice everyone!! I’ve not pulled this card out of this deck before and this fellow certainly seems to demand respect. He’s coming right towards me over the roots that hide his camp, short bow in hand, arrow held in place. He’s not happy I’ve found him and he’s demanding and commanding respect. The two words are very different. Demanding to me is screaming, shouting, like a toddler would. Commanding is like an older man or parent would. Quietly, strongly, with stature. This fellow has both going. And what, pray tell, am I being told to be respectful about? Lots of things I should imagine. My family, my friends. My car (it’s in for service) the loan car (it’s a Discovery, so err… yeah!), this Tarot deck (yes, it is…