Priestess Tarot : It’s All Change for me!

Don’t panic, I’m not going anywhere! I’m able to change things around as the new academic year gets underway. Now that all the kids are in school full-time (bar any sickness they might incur) I’m able to take day time bookings.  This change is quite a scary time for me, though the kids seem to be in their element! For the first time in a decade, I don’t have someone asking me for sweets, lunch, food, to help them with the toilet. I don’t have two school runs to do (half day collection from the nursery) & I can please myself! Whilst the daily housework may now get done in an hour (rather than 3!) I have more time to dedicate to you, to help you by offering Tarot consultations. This is a big change from the few hours each evening I had spare. The kids are great & know when mum is working. I have things laid out for them if I have to work when they’re home (with time differences, that sometimes happens!) or the eldest (who is getting so tall!) can forage for things that they need. So I asked the Tarot, today: What can I look…

Venus is Retrograde : The Wildwood Explains

My astrology friends tell me that Venus is retrograde until 15th April. What does that mean to us mere mortals, struggling through life? The planets going retrograde or backwards is well-known. We can tell when Mercury is going backwards, we’re hit with technological issues or people just don’t listen. With Venus, it’s a little more complicated I think. Venus is the brightest star in the sky, after The Sun. She hangs around with the Moon & is often known as the Morning Star or the Evening Star, depending on when she comes to “hang out”. During a Venus retrograde, lots of things suddenly feel off.  Your head might feel it’s about to explode, dreams may be off & wonky. What you wish for may not manifest right now & what you value may change drastically during a Venus Retrograde. I asked the Wildwood how best to proceed during this Venus Retrograde, including the show parts from January until May 18th, even though Venus is direct from April 15th. It was my birthday on the 7th of March, which is when I heard about it. Here are the answers. The Cards & Positions What do I value now? – The Journey…

Let’s Talk : Expressing My Authentic Self?

It’s time to see how you might express your authentic self.  There’s a lot to do now that we’re well & truly into the New Year, how can you best express your authentic self? Being true to yourself is often a way that people trip up with things. There are so many pressures on us from others; their expectations & their noise drown out our own self-perceptions. We sometimes struggle to get our own thoughts to focus on the positive & the future. It can take a time to get them to do that, such is the loudness of others. There’s no such thing as normal, everyone is weird! Honestly, we all are! Celebrating it means being a little brave or sometimes, a lot brave. It’s about trusting ourselves to our very core & displaying that trust.  Sometimes that comes over arrogant or over-confident, but it need not be the case. The Spread & Cards Card 1: what does my authentic self, look like? 2 – The Seer Card 2: what’s the worst way I can express this? The 2 of Arrows Card 3: what’s the best way I can express this? 21 – The World Tree The Reading:  What does…

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, or customers who know something is broken at five o’clock, but they’ve had the files and the system update for two days. During this school holiday (which is seven weeks long!) the chances are it’s going to be the kids, turning my hair more grey than usual. That’s okay, they’re…

What Do I Need To Know : The Week Ahead

To know what is coming, is to be prepared, correct? Well, maybe…. Knowing what is coming, or what may come, is like looking at the weather forecast and deciding if you’re going to wear a rain jacket, or a fleece;  a combination of those two. Or whatever suits your needs. Sometimes we want to know what may be coming our way. Either we need an umbrella, or to girder our loins… Others use it as a crutch, the ultimate word before they leave the bed in the morning. Even some, to the extend that they WON’T leave bed until they’ve drawn a card. This spread, comes courtesy of Lisa @ Angelorum. Mary and I used this at our last Meet Up, and whilst Lisa may have created this for Mars retrograde, we found it to be pretty useful in general: so I’ve used it this week. Please, enjoy! Situation : Page of Arrows : Okay,  please, you need to listen. People are telling you things but you don’t hear what they’re saying. This might be because they’re using big words, or because you don’t want to understand what it is they’re saying. Or even the person its coming from, you…

Thank You For Being A Friend

Thank you for being a friend, says I. Who are your friends? What do you expect of them? What do they expect of you? My 78 friends of The Wildwood are there to help me and with them, I can help you. Friends are a miracle of human existence. We can get along perfectly well with one person or a specific group, then wish to harm the next that we encounter. It’s amazing that we are the dominant species on the planet, given that we’re able to hurt and main one another for holding this belief or that belief. I really don’t think religion comes into being a decent human being. Before the Romans, before Christianity, how did we live? Probably the same way we do now. We fought to survive, we created communities so we could aid one another. We found a strength in numbers. These two anthropomorphic beings have found an attraction to each other, through ask the diversity and strife of life. It’s said that Zeus split our hearts in two, so that we were weaker. As a whole inside the same body, we were too strong. Not quite sure I believe that, but I’m willing to…

Coping with Exhaustion

Being your own best friend, can be tricky! Coping with being tired and dealing with a mountain of “To do” tasks that a military unit would call normal, can be tricky! How do you cope? What do you need to know about this aspect, this week? I asked my favourite 78 friends, The Wildwood, but you can ask me when we met. Coping with tiredness, due to lack of sleep and worry, needs addressing. I drew a story board from The Wildwood to ask: How am I going to cope this week? I could curl up and go back to bed as I write this. Too many things going around in my mind means I did not settle or sleep long enough, again. I’m a creature that needs 8 hours! The first card; the Two of Vessels, tells me to take care of, and be friends with myself. I can resonate with that, I’ve not been my “friend” for a most of this week, even though it was my birthday last Monday.  This card is also about sharing the burdens, since that’s why I slept badly. The middle card; Four of Vessels, suggests that I’m not engaged: boredom doesn’t come…

Appreciating Your Mother

How can you show appreciation to the wonderful Mothers in our lives? Appreciating our mothers (the good ones!) and showing that you’re grateful for all their hard work doesn’t have to cost the stash of pocket money of the children they loving bought into this World. And if you’re a mother yourself, do simple solutions work best? What are the simple solutions that are available to you? Appreciating anyone in our lives who has, for whatever reason, gone over and above the call of duty, can be hard. You want the meaning of the thank you, to be really heart-felt. Appreciating our Mothers can be harder, because they never really stop. Honestly, we don’t! So, I asked the Tarot “How can we show appreciation for our Mothers on Mothers Day?” In the UK, we celebrate this day before our American cousins, but that doesn’t matter, I’ve created a 3 card spread for you to use at any time, for anyone you need guidance on this for. Your first card on What to Appreciate, is: Queen of Stones. Appreciate your mother’s ability to pull rabbits out of the hats at the eleventh hour, when you finally show her the school letter…

Wildwood : Respect Of The Week Storyboard

Respect is the word for the week from the Wildwood, as well as being in your own corner and wondering what on earth is going on! The Wildwood can be quite literal. It’s not a gentle, granny deck, it’s very much an “in your face” kind of deck. The first card I pulled out via the app is the Nine of Bows, Respect. I’m taking this fellow at his word! Have respect for yourself and for others. Treat others as you wish to be treated, but also, don’t feel you have to put up with people being rude.  You don’t have to be mean, but if someone starts taking the micky, feel free to stand your ground. It can be scary to do so, but the power is yours to wield, so do with respect for your boundaries and those boundaries of others. The middle card immediately got me thinking of fighting in my corner. This card probably isn’t two males having a scrap over a girl, it’s probably two girls having a fight over who has what burrow or nest. We girls can get territorial like that. We want the best of things and yes, we’re willing to fight…

Wildwood : It’s an Injustice!

I’ve finally found thirty nano-seconds to write a blog post during the first week of the Easter school break. Even the Wildwood is saying there’s an injustice done, somewhere! Ha! I suspect, it’ll be to me, being Pisces. I’m not sure whom, over the next two weeks, will be crying “It’s an injustice!” The eldest two, or me. But the Two of Arrows (Swords, if you like) isn’t all about having the injustice done to you. It could also be done by you, by not having the information or not paying attention to things. Over the next two weeks, there are bound to be things that I don’t see, that the kids don’t see. Are they important? I hope that whatever I missed, is not important. I hope that whatever the little darlings get up to, isn’t too dangerous or too restricting for them. The biggest thing I find with the Two of Arrows, is not cutting your nose off to spite your face. An old Scottish saying, I think, that means doing something to detriment yourself where you really don’t need to. There are others around who will do that for you, certainly, so why bring yourself down? I…