Welcome to the latest Bog Hop! This time, our wrangler, Alison Cross of Game of Thrones fame (and former TABI Chairman) set a simple but wonderfully open challenge: Love. So, along-side twenty odd others, I’m here to share with you what I love about Samhain, Autumn, Tarot and life in general.
If you’ve come from Ania’s blog, taken a step back from Morgan’s latest posting, or just dropped by because you regularly do, welcome!
I love kicking through Autumn’s golden gown. I never thought of it like that before, until I really got into listening to War of the Worlds and the song “Forever Autumn” entered my head. My children throughly enjoy doing that too and they take great pleasure in throwing the leaves around (when they can) or hunting for sweet and horse chestnuts.
The deck I love the most, out of all the decks on the market, is of course, The Wildwood and most of you know that it has connected with me on a level that no other deck has reached.
Autumn for me is about clearing up and packing away. It’s about taking it easy (*cough*) and getting ready for the coming cold months. I’ve no corn dolly again this year but I have a few more Halloween / Samhain decorations around the house (away from the front door) that the kids can enjoy. I’ve got their sweets ready for trick or treating (more treating than trickery) and a day out planned with family.
What do you love to do? I love talking Tarot with other readers and sharing spread ideas. In The Wildwood Tarot Study Group on Facebook, Theresa Mills shared a Samhain Spread from the Aeclectic Tarot site. I share it with you here and over the weekend, I’ll document and share this reading. At this time of year, The Wildwood is about facing the challenges of the winter, taking stock, facing up to and over-coming our internal hurdles.
The two Majors I have shown here indicate that strongly and I love working things out in my head, even if I never get them to materialise in the real world.
Here’s the spread I mention above.
1. Autumn Yield (what can be used)
2. Reserve stock (what can be put aside)
3. Winter ordeal (for what to prepare to)
4. Passage between the worlds (new paths & methods)
5. The gifts of Samhain (gifts of the new tide)
6. Mysterious meeting (some unexpected encounters)
7. What to say goodbye to…
8. What to remember…
It looks much simpler than my Wheel Spread of 3 cards per month (this image to the left) that I tried to blog with monthly a few years back. Do you remember that? I certainly didn’t love updating it each month, but I did enjoy doing it!
Now, I shall enjoy some quiet time tomorrow evening and do the Samhain spread above. I will also enjoy some chocolate and a glass of white wine whilst sitting near one of the log burners (other things I love to indulge in) and perhaps grab an early night.
So, as the veil is now at its thinnest, what do you love? Who have you loved and lost and wish to remember this evening? This could be pets (I’ve a few of them) relatives, grand-parents, brothers, sisters, friends… the list of who has gone before us is endless but I hope you remember them with gentleness, love and a smile.
Now, if you’d like to visit Morgan’s site, the links to his after me and Ania’s before me, are below. And should you be lost in the fog, Ali has the Master Blog Hop list in the middle.