In time for Father’s Day, we look at the Wildwood’s Hearthfire and why dad’s are important.
This post is a little late this week but with Father’s Day fast approaching, it is rather synchronistic that the card I pulled from The Wildwood shows eight male friends in celebration of either a hunt or harvest. They’ve come together over whatever obstacles they’ve encountered for today.
They’re celebrating a number of things I suspect, their friendship for one. Looking at this card with Father’s Day looming, I wonder if any of these men are father’s and sons? Uncles and nephews? Brothers and not just in-arms?
I have a black slate sign up in the snug that says: “Fathers are for loving us and fixing things” and how true that is. Father’s aren’t just the people who make babies, any one can do that. It takes someone special to be a daddy, someone to guide us, encourage and cajole us to be our best. Mother’s are good at that too, but it helps to not always be the bad guy, to have a balanced approach to live. My husband encourages the kids in ways I do not, he chastises them in ways I cannot and plays rough with them, which while I can do, he’s better at it than I am!
He’s also the one that will fix things, let them get mucky and be little boys far more than I will! I never had a brother, so whilst I have some idea of what boys like to do, I’m not as clued up as my husband is!
So, this weekend, it’s time I feel to spoil the daddy. We’re organised, the card is home-made and signed, grand-fathers (and fathers) have had their presents sent and even with three children, we’re in a celebration mode.
Enjoy the company of others is also the message from this card, others who have the same interests as you do. Whatever those interests are, celebrate with love and enjoy life! Tomorrow is never promised.Deck used is The Wildwood Tarot by John Matthews, Mark Ryan and illustrated by (c) Will Worthington.