When the Unexpected Happens : The Wildwood Helps

We all get things that happen to us unexpectedly, that’s a part of life.  How we deal with the unexpected is what makes us unique & very individual. To be the best person in such situations, can the Tarot help? The quick and honest answer here is; yes, it can!  The Tarot can show us options, give us advice on how to handle it, what to pay attention to & sometimes, even when to walk away. It’s often noted that the Tower/Blasted Oak is the card that says; curve ball! The unexpected hit & it hit hard. Not just a Cat 5 hurricane, but a tsunami & earthquake hit our lives somehow, or as it feels like, all at blooming once! So, when the unexpected happens, what do you do to combat it? Drink coffee? Eat chocolate? Both? Make a G&T? (Not for me, can’t drink the stuff, I’m a…

Using the Tarot as a crutch

We can create dependencies or a crutch on so many things in this modern age. Sex, drugs, rock n roll, tarot readings…  Yes, tarot readings. Relying too much on what your cards tell you rather than experiencing life itself, can cause issues.  It’s easy to get hooked into things that you know help you & you inadvertently turn them into a crutch. You continue to want their help ALL the time. It’s a bit like walking perfectly fine when you’re 10, even if you do fall over when you’re rushing or playing, but then becoming younger, to toddler stage and you can’t do anything without holding onto your “one thing” that you know supports you, but isn’t designed for the nth degree of things. The use of Tarot can get like that. From consulting the cards every hour to not getting out of bed to being nosy about what someone…

How Wild Are You? The Wildwood Finds Out

I asked for questions for my blog and this one made me chuckle.  How wild are you? Let’s find out (I can draw you 3 cards for £10) and have a little fun with the Tarot.  The Cards & Spread  Image What’s your inner wild side? 3 of Stones What’s your public wild side? 10 of Stones How can you embrace them both? 8 of Arrows The Reading  My Inner Wild Side came out as the 3 of Stones. This card is about tapping into my creativity, understanding things and coming up with practical solutions that make people happy. I also know, from experience that sometimes what you need isn’t what you want. It’s tricky to know the difference every now & again. My Public Wild Side was the 10 of Stones, I love my family and the home. I’m a home bird, always have been and it’s obvious to those who…

March Advice For You : The Week Ahead

A new week & new month begins. What is on the cards for us this week? Like the weather report, let’s a take on what the Tarot suggests will affect us during the week ahead now March has begun. Using the Tarot like a weather report can have its uses. It’s March, so knowing that you’re going to need an umbrella is almost certain; wrapping up but not as much as you have been, is also good advice. What advice can the Tarot give us for March? The Cards & Positions 1/ What will help me? The Page of Vessels 2/ What will hinder me? Ten of Stones 3/ What do I need to keep in mind? Major 5, The Ancestor The Reading This is a strange answer I feel:  The Page is represented by the Otter, which are usually seen as playful & observant, intelligent & close-knit. I can…

Let’s Talk : Improving Material Gain

Let’s be honest, we all feel we need to improve our financial situation occasionally.  From time to time, the material matter just isn’t flowing the way we want or need them to be & we feel the need to improve them.  There are various spells that claim to improve the fortunes of those that follow them, I tend to find that hard work & being paid for what that work is worth is the best way to balance the financial tables. Some people work more than one job, others create diversity, set up their own business, work for themselves. So let’s ask the Tarot what steps we need to take to improve our material situation. I use the word material because money isn’t the only method of payment, though it’s apparently what makes the World go around. I’m not so sure, but it sure makes life far more comfortable, don’t you…

Let’s Talk : Bettering Our Chances

What can we do to better our chances? We all get knock backs, but how do you better your chances for the next time we strive to achieve a goal or dream? Chances come and go. Getting told that you were “close but no cigar” is bound to upset anyone. However frustrating it is, we need to continue to charge forwards, one step at a time. The strength of the character we have inside rises up when we’re told no. Some get aggressive, some get creative & dig deeper. It’s this digging deeper aspect that I appreciate. When the going gets tough, the tough get going, as the song goes. So, what can the cards advise us about bettering out chances? Let’s look at the cards! Position 1: What might be tripping me up? – 3 of Arrows Position 2: Why is it tripping me up? – 7 of Vessels…

Let’s Talk About Boundaries & Action

Boundaries are the things we put up to protect ourselves & those we love. They’re also a pain in the rear end to enforce at times, complicated to work out & sometimes hard to explain. What can you do when people continually ignore the boundaries that you need to have in place? What’s to be done when the people in question happen to be close family? This question came from Twitter but it can apply to anyone! “My dad wants to control me, even though I’m a bill paying, adulting adult! Boundaries aren’t working, what now?” Let’s see what the Tarot offers as advice. The Reading: What aspect do I need to understand? The Green Woman What can I avoid doing about my situation? 8 of Arrows What can I actively do about my situation? 3 of Stones What aspect do I need to understand? The Green Woman. This card is interesting…

What’s The Insight On…

The Tarot can often provide an insight into things that we already know. We sometimes need to understand a situation at a deeper level. You understand what’s happened, but not the why. Perhaps you know both, but need insight to help you “get it” so you can move on. I was asked this question via Twitter: I know why my short-term memory is a bit foggy of late. What insight can I gain to aid in crispness & focus? I created a small spread to answer this question, which you’re free to re-use, should you wish. 1/ What should I remember for my focus? The Sun 2/ What should I remember for my crispness? The Queen of Stones 3/ What is the best insight for me now? Knight of Vessels The Reading What should I remember for my focus? The Sun answers, reminding us that we need to feel the warmth of things upon…

If I let the worry go….  The Wildwood Answers

Worrying  doesn’t solve anything but we can’t  stop doing it anyway.  If  you were to let go of the worry,  what might happen? In some cases,  worrying can get worse, in others,  nothing changes and in some,  things actually improve!  We do sometimes wonder when it’s all over and done with, what on earth we were worrying for! Though sometimes, we were right to worry and we were just ignoring our guts when we got our warnings. So, if you were to let go of the worry, what might actually happen? 1/ What worry do you really need to let go of? 2/ What do you really need to keep a hold of? 3/ What might happen as a result? The Reading 1/ What worry do you really need to let go of? The Queen of Vessels This is usually a happy-go-lucky card but we need to look at the…

Why Me? The Wildwood Answers.

Why me? Well, why not? Should it be someone else that travels your life journey? The “Why Me?” question implies something of a defeatist attitude. We all get down from time to time and we all think: Why me?! occasionally. Staying there can cause more problems than turning it around from “Why me?” to “Try me!” My children certainly do not like me when I turn to them and say: “try it” when they’re pushing the boat out. They don’t like it either when they’re whining and my reaction is to “Go and try it.” There’s a brilliant meme that’s been hitting Facebook and I think it ties very well into answering this question. It doesn’t have to be the Devil that asks, though it is usually someone we don’t like, adding more to our plate when frankly, we can do without that kind of nonsense. The boss, for example,…