Instruction is the keyword for today. Instruction by you, or to you? Perhaps a mixture of both, but you’re most welcome in my corner of the Tarot World, with The Wildwood Tarot.
The keyword of Instruction holds many connotations. From the fantastically drawn picture by Will Worthington, we can see a father (perhaps more grand-father?) figure, tutor a boy in learning a skill for life. Which character in this card are you most like? Are you the child, being taught to do something totally new by someone who is experienced? Are you the experienced elder, teaching the young cheeky upstart a new skill?
Yesterday, I was a mixture of both these characters. From being the child (despite being just over my middle 30’s) to being the parent in various circumstances, instruction has been given and received.
A lot has to be said for giving instruction in a non confrontational way, a tactic I applied very late in the day to a tired six-year-old from a very tired mother, I surprised myself by not being confrontational about said child’s lack of ability to do as he was asked and had pre-warning about. Yes, he did it and all without a fight, screaming match or drama in sight.
I hope the same is true today, for yesterday they seemed to listen and act upon the instructions given by either parent or grand-parent. However, I don’t expect this to re-occur today, that truly would be a miracle!
Lets combine this card with The Camelot Oracle of the Week, Bors. Bors is the adventuring father figure, ready to help anyone. This pair are of the same cloth, but not on the same adventure. However, the skills Bors demonstrates (love, trust, compassion, instruction) are seen here in the Ten of Arrows too. A reinforcement day, it seems, is on the cards. Take care everyone and please, stay safe!