Gemini New Moon & Middle Beltane

It’s a New Moon & the fires of Beltane still burn brightly. What can the Gemini New Moon provide us on insights? We’re in the middle time between Beltane & as we’re approaching a new moon (which will be in Gemini at 20:45 25th May BST) I thought it prudent to see what energies are around us at this time. Gemini’s love to ask questions & find out answers. If you’ve ever worked with a Gemini they can be fantastic & very “bulldog” like in their endeavours. On the receiving end, they’re not known for letting go until they’ve gotten what they’ve set out to find. Woe betide you if you even dare to lie to them. You’ll be done to them if you do! Gemini attention to detail can be both fantastic and a proper pain in the proverbial. It depends on how they come across with their tenacity.…

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…

Mercury Retrograde : What Did We Learn? 

Mercury retrograde is nearly over,  but what did you learn?  Mercury, the planet of communication, goes direct again on the 22nd. Not a moment too soon! What did you learn  through this period of stuck,  backwards and jarred communication? Communication with important,  though we don’t always know how or what to communicate when Mercury is going backwards in the skies above.  We sometimes find out  when Mercury goes direct & the answers come, or when we don’t hear from someone for a time & we wonder why. I asked the Tarot,  “What was my recent lesson with this Mercury retrograde?” The Spread: The positives from  the situation: The Knight of Cups The negatives from the situation:The Page of Cups What to take forward: 3 of Pentacles The Reading: The positives from this Mercury Rx are interesting. The Knight is one of the dynamic four of the Courts, Knights are energetic, young,…

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,…

Soul Mate : The Wildwood’s Take

I asked for questions for the blog and this one came up. I’m sure everyone in this profession has been asked this one: Are they my Soul mate?!  A soul mate can be a very loose term for something that is often very different from what is actually being asked.  Firstly, let me please define soul mate. It’s a noun that says: Soul mates are people who are ideally suited to us as either friends or romantic partner. Secondly, let me offer another phrase that will substitute soul mates about 50% of the time (from my experience); Life Partner. The two are not always the same, in my experience. If you’re having to ask a Tarot Reader, psychic or someone else in this profession, a question that goes along the lines of “My life with X is hell, are we soul mates?” the answer is very likely to be very negative. If your life…

Let’s Discuss… Hard Lessons

After my trust and faith in humanity was let down recently, I drew the Three of Stones to work out why. Breathe, woman! It’s quite easy to get sucker punched when you get a curve ball thrown at you. What happened earlier in the week was my fault, I’ve learnt that. Seems I always learn the hard way. I tend not to pay attention to things, or my higher self, when I’m “in the moment”. I should listen to myself, I really DO give great advice, even if I’m not so great at following it through. Earlier this week, that cost me but you know, it’s a hard lesson learnt, it didn’t harm anyone or anything (beyond my ego) and it taught me to have better processes and steps in place before I undertake a reading. That, I can improve on. I was as annoyed as heck (still am, but…

18th August : Energies Around Us

Back from a great fresh air holiday, I investigate what energies are around myself and mine as we end one chapter and work out what comes next. It’s great to get away and relax. It becomes essential when you can’t see the woods for the trees. It also helps you refocus and reassess the energies around you. Are you heading in the right direction? Are you happy with where you are? If not, what are you going to do about it? We had some changing news upon our return home from a holiday. It was anticipated, but still, unwelcome. So, now that things are going to change (we will make it a change for the better!) I’ve asked the Tarot what energies are around us at the moment and these are the cards I drew.  On the left, we have the Three of Arrows. This is the positive energies around…

Wildwood : Midweek Story Board ~ Creative Self Respect ~ 19th Dec 2013

The week commencing 16th December 2013 shows us that the Devil is within the creative detail, but show yourself some respect. As Yuletide and Christmas fast approach, we have a reminder from the Tarot about the Devil is in the creative detail, but to show ourselves the respect we each deserve. Here’s how I came to that line of thought. The Devil in the RWS is the Guardian in The Wildwood. The skeleton of the white bear is meant to be scary. Getting caught into a downward spiral that The Devil can cause, has it’s scary effects on our waking lives. Think drink, drugs, stealing and you’ve got the idea of the dangers of this card. However, the Devil can have it’s uses. He can cause us to think again, to look “beyond” the figure before us to the cave (our destination) beyond. The Three of Stones shows a lady…

Wildwood CotD : Three of Vessels

It’s Party Time! Oh, wait, this is Tuesday, not a Friday. Does The Wildwood know what day of the week it is? I doubt it and even if it did, its message is applied to any day of the week. Today, we’re reminded to be thankful for friends, be joyous in the bond that they provide, for however long they choose to provide it and for however long you choose to accept it. We meet people along the journey of life. Some we’re with forever, family, childhood friends, some we meet at school, then depart ways. Others we meet and stick with us through college, university, courting, marriage, child-birth, the children growing. We meet people along various stages of this path, some help us through, some help us out of situations. Each time, we make a friend, we find reasons to be joyful, hopeful, happy. Happiness is a moment, it’s…

Wildwood CotD : Three of Vessels

Today we’re joined by the Three of Vessels and it comes to us with the keyword of “Joy”. It’s a brilliant card for a Monday, especially today. For me, this is a card that says “celebrate life”, “enjoy the company of others” and lots of other good feelings. It’s almost got a carnival feel about it and as we start heading towards the “silly season”, I suspect it will come up a few more times before the Gregorian calendar changes to take us into another numbered year. What does this card indicate to you today? Beyond what I have listed above, I also see this as being able to embrace love, friendship, celebrate the achievements of life and being able to appreciate the fulfilment that comes with working in a group or a small team. Do you feel the love? (Now I have Elton John’s, “Can you feel the love…