Tarot Blog Hop : The Litha Contest Begins

It’s Blog Hop time & I managed to catch the train on this one! This Litha Hop celebrates the contest between the Oak King, Cernunnos, the Green Man &  his “Tanist”, or chosen replacement, Lugh, the Holly King, or Red God. BLOG BEFORE | MASTER LIST | BLOG AFTER For Litha, our wrangler, Aisling, gave us this as a backdrop for our Blog Hop today.  “This Hop celebrates the contest between the Oak King, Cernunnos, the Green Man, who is God of the Waxing Year and fertilizes the land with plants and babies in women’s wombs, etc., and his “Tanist”, or chosen replacement, Lugh, the Holly King, or Red God, who brings the Harvest and creates the Waning Year by means of blood sacrifice of animals so there will be meat, reaping the grain and vegetables and plants, and otherwise clearing the fertile ground and taking the results of the Green Man’s cycle of fertility, making it the Red God’s cycle of harvesting.” She also points out that this is two aspect of the same being, just in two guises. So we’re asked to find the two faces & then reconcile them this Litha. The cards & Interpretation: She then…

Imbolc : Spring Has Sprung, Finally!

Today is Imbolc, the First Day of Spring, so it’s claimed.  With the days growing longer, the Year of the Rooster upon us & the daffodils already sprouting up, Spring seems to be certainly sprung! I saw this Spring / Imbolc spread on pInterest & thought I’d share. It comes from Kiki’s Cauldron on Tumblr. Here are the cards & positions:  1/ What is still frozen in your life? – Page of Vessels 2/ What will keep you warm & comfortable? – 5 of Stones 3/ What clutter needs to be cleared? – 10 of Vessels 4/ The first signs of spring you’ll see this Spring – 5 of Bows 5/ A project to being immediately – 10 ~ The Wheel 6/ A message of inspiration for you – 12 ~ The Mirror The Interpretation For what’s still frozen in my life, the Page of Vessels comes up. This is usually a card that reminds me to have fun, so is my fun the item in my life that’s frozen? It’s possible, things don’t seem to have been much fun recently. What should be fun hasn’t been, at least not recently. For what will keep me warm & comfortable, the…