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…

Wildwood COTD : King of Arrows

Today on Shrove Tuesday, we have the King of Arrows coming out to join us. His swiftness and blue darting form will no doubt pass us by today if we’re not careful. His directness might also hit you right between the eyes and knock you out, similar to what he does with the fish he catches. So, what does the Kingfisher say to you? These days, in the countryside of Great Britain, he’s a hard character to spot. Thankfully, there does seem to be a small comeback occurring, which is encouraging and good news. It makes me smile to think that these wonderful little birds are still going, despite what we humans have done to the planet. I find him very direct in character, single minded, determined but strikingly, naturally, beautiful.  Perhaps that is the key for today, to be honest and in turn, be natural and true to yourself, whatever environment you happen to find yourself in. Mark and John place the Kingfisher between Imbolc and the Spring Equinox: basically right at this particular point of the year. So, it’s Kingfisher time! What does that mean, exactly? Well, the book suggests a few things in the reading points. You…

Wildwood COTD : Ten of Vessels

Today’s Card of the Day is the Ten of Vessels, with the keyword of “Happiness”. I have now Helen Shapiro’s song “Walking back to Happiness” going around in my head and it’s making me smile! Today, I have committed us to getting a rather gorgeous fluffy black cat. Now, whether the thought of a new addition to the family is making me happy or not, I do not know.  What I do know is, the mice had better watch the heck out soon!! I bet he’ll be a fantastic little hunter! But on a more meaningful note today, what can this card tell us? It can advise us to be emotionally happy with what we have: having too much and it overflows. Always wanting more can lead to dissatisfaction when we don’t get it. But, do we need what we are wanting? I have been busy with Tarot readings today (get yours here). Three months ago, or even five weeks ago, I didn’t contemplate having a cat in the house. However, the mice have driven me to distraction (it’s hard to do readings when you see them running around out of the corner of your eye) and I am fed…