WordPress kindly informs me that four years ago, I created my account. Four Years ago, the first blog pages of this site went up. Happy Birthday, Dear Wildwood Blog!
In celebration of this, I’d like to share with you the various fours from this deck. First up is the daddy of them all, The Green Man. The Emperor in RWS, he is the protector of The Wildwood, the man who comes up with great ideas, encourages us, coaxes us, guides us. I often wonder what he or The Green Woman have brewing in that cauldron of theirs. I wonder what advice I’ll be listening to in the next, four blog years?
The second four that I pulled up, is the Four of Arrows. After a fantastic, but exhausting weekend, I could do with a rest, but that just isn’t going to happen. There’s a lot to be done, both on this website going forward, in life and on the other blog (yes, which really needs updating!) and as the Oracle card from last week said, things in moderation, a little at a time.
The Four of Bows, is next out of the small pile. Celebration is the key and ideal for how I feel in general at the moment. There’s a lot going on, a lot to be thankful for and a lot to celebrate in this life. Getting plants into their soil beds might not seem like that a big thing to celebrate, but it is. This is the first real year I’ve had at this allotment and I’m going to enjoy it! Watching your middle child ride a bike without stabilizers is another thing to celebrate. Hearing your youngest talk, string four words together and make themselves understood is amazing and something to celebrate. Add all these into the pot, and suddenly, there’s a lot to be thankful for.
The Four of Vessels is the next of the Four to come up, and if you think I’m bored, I’m not. Tired, perhaps. Aching? Oh you can bet I am, but bored?? Not at all! My energy isn’t wasted, it’s being put to good, productive use. I believe I was put on this Earth to “get things done” and sitting around, being lethargic (unless I’m ill!) just isn’t my style. There are options all the time, doorways to go through and explore. Sometimes, you get a honeysuckle creating the archway, or a Ceanothus, or wisteria. Nature is beautiful and you can sculpt her to be more visually pleasing . Things take time, nature takes time, years in some cases, before she’s ready to let her flowers bloom. However, one thing I can never be accused of, is being bored.
Finally, but by no means least, is the Four of Stones. A sanctuary, a place to go when dusk falls, a place to rest and recover. Given all the busy-ness of the activities above, you’d think I didn’t have time for the Tarot, or to eat, and breathe. But I make the time. I find ways to protect me and mine, to take shelter and rest. Life is for living and sleep is essential to that living. Without the energy to go forward, we stay stagnant, like horrible smelly pond water. Since I cannot find another useful thing to say here, I’m off to have that rest, within my shelter and under blankets.