27th July – Power of Language

We’re back with the Power Animals for this week and we’ve an interesting animal to help us communicate in our language and in thinking before we speak; A lesson I never seem to learn. I’m terrible for opening my mouth and letting my belly rumble before I’ve engaged my little grey cells. By the time my grey cells have engaged, the moment is over and done with, I’ve said what I’ve said and you can’t undo it. I never seem to learn that I need to think and ponder first, before I engage my mouth. Parrots use a lot of body language to “talk” and communicate with others. They’re beautiful birds, colourful, vibrant. Language and communication can be that. We often call foul language pretty colourful, don’t we? Or is that just me with three sets of infant ears to protect? The other word in this list to the left is mockery. The word mockery, by definition, is: “teasing and contemptuous language or behaviour directed at a particular person or thing.”  Certainly the shadow side of the Parrot card, isn’t it? Is it nice to be mocked? You don’t need a mother of three to give you that answer! Nor…

13th July – Protect And Survive

I downloaded a power animal app this weekend, having not been able to find Ciro Marchetti’s Oracle of Visions. The key words are interesting, as it is what I want to do, not what I feel I ought to do. I feel like I should shout out my lungs at the top of the world, at the moment. I don’t know why, but having the rat come out is kind of synchronistic, advising I should just stay in the shadows, watch. That might be the wiser option. The first part, abundant reproduction, I’ve certainly done my part towards! Stealth, I do need to practise; I’m not as quiet as I need to be, I know I don’t observe as much as I ought to. I do feel as if people expect answers from me all the time, being a mother and wife, I’m supposed to have answer, aren’t I? The thing is, I don’t. I know that to have them all to hand is a lie, for it is pretending. It’s okay to not have the answers, I just need to be kind to myself when I need to give something time to evolve, the time to change and have…

Week Ahead : Camelot Oracle ~ Be Sensitive

This coming week we’re joined by Elaine of Carbonek (Or Helaine) and reminded to be sensitive to those around us, especially if they’re vulnerable. Elaine‘s story within the Camelot histories is yet another that was unknown to me. I did not know she was Galahad’s mother or that Lancelot was his child. Elaine has gone through so much in her journey from loving someone who was drugged (whether she drugged him or not is not clear) so he thought she was someone else (Guinevere), to motherhood and not having much love returned from her son. I wonder how on earth she coped, being in that situation? In the image, she’s pregnant (probably with Galahad) but she’d been left to raise the child by Lancelot, so she found no love in return.  Does the old adage: “Be careful what you wish for?” come to your mind? It does to mine! She’s a sensitive soul, but she’s one that can empower us. She’s one to help us make a decision, but we must always remember that we are always free to make the choices we do, we’re just sometimes shown alternatives so we can make an informed or a better decision. Our…

Camelot Oracle ~ Card of the Week: Amangons

This Year, I want to work with a new Oracle deck that I’d like to pair up with the Wildwood. The thing is, my knowledge of The Arthurian Legends isn’t as strong as it perhaps ought to be. This deck came out in 2012 and I managed to get John to sign my copy at the Riviera Tarot Conference in Torquay. I could go through and do a deck review (the deck reviews will come later in the year) but I want to do this as a card of the week, especially since there are 33 cards, legend lore and a map spread to learn! The first card up is Amangons. Already, I’m saying: “Huh? Who?!” So lets explore his involvement in the most famous of Celtic and British Legends. Reading the book that comes with this deck (which is 128 pages of card illustration and explanations) we have a dark start before we even get to the characters we know (and thanks to the recent TV series, have grown to hate or love). Amangons sought the Grail for himself, in order to increase his own power. However, he had no regard for anyone or anything else. The Grail was…

Green Man Tree Oracle : Rowan ~ Luis

Green Man Tree Wisdom: Safe in the Knowledge of protection This weeks Green Man Tree Oracle comes to us in the shape of the Rowan tree. I love this tree, I already knew it was a tree of protection, which is why I planted one in the garden six years or so ago and one sapling last year near the front of the house. There are quite a few in the park and in gardens around this area. I doubt many know that it offers protection and is also known as The Goddess Tree. Now, the first thing we have to consider is the word: Protection. Who do you rely on for protection? Do you believe in the one God, or Gods, Angels, Spirits? Now, who relies on you for protection? We all need protection from time to time, we’d be foolish to think otherwise. The Rowan tree offers its shield to protect us from harm when we’re faced with an adversary. The Druids used it to gain higher wisdom. They burnt branches and breathed in the smoke, putting themselves into a trance like state which apparently heightened their perception. In this state, they could forewarn against the onset of…