Father’s & Lithia

Father’s Day, Litha, Full Moon, our British Astronaut comes home and goodness knows what else, all in the space of 48 hours. 

Back on Mother’s Day (UK time), I created this spread for our wonderful mum’s. It can be used again for the dads and the male role models in our lives. 

father'sBeing a father is a word. Being a daddy and celebrating Father’s Day is so much more! There’s a magnet on my fridge: “Anyone can be a father, it takes someone special to be a daddy.” And it does.

A father’s love can be tough, the buck stop to children’s inability to listen to their mother (who thinks she’s now a broken record!) or the final (and a favourite) one of: “Wait until your father gets home!”

However, not all father’s have iron hands: some have a good mix of a velvet glove and an iron hand, others have just the velvet glove. My Green Man has a good mixture of both, which I find useful and very helpful. From the spread, I know what I appreciate about my husband. I know the other two cards as well, but let’s see what the Tarot thinks.

The Tarot Reading:

The King of Bows: What To Appreciate 
I certainly appreciate the daddy’s fire and passion. The kids do sometimes too. They know where they stand with him and what they can and cannot get away with. Now, I’m not exactly a push-over, but often, rather than screaming, I send them to their dad. They know what to expect from him! Often, them waiting for him to come home and speak with him, adds to their misery. That may seem cruel, but it gives them extra time to realise that they’ve overstepped my boundary.

4 of Bows : How Not To Show It
Letting them off anything, when they’ve been warned, isn’t something he does. I’ll relent a little when the three of them wear me down but he does not. So once they’ve been advised (warned) that’s it. There’s no fun once the punishment has been dished out. Sometimes, they can work or transition their punishment off. This may seem cruel, but they’re slowly understanding the effects they have on others. Even the little lady is getting wise to that now!

7 of Stones : How To Show It
He will sit them down and talk with them, making them understand what they’ve done and how much harder they’ve made it for poor old mum (yes, sometimes, I’ve been in tears from their antics) and he makes them sit down and think about their results. He gives them a chance to think, to heal and reflect on the consequences of their actions. Because he makes them do that, things get easier as they get older and the eldest’s example is helping the younger two.

Conclusion:

So this Lithia, let’s celebrate the wonderful fathers in our lives, whether you’re able to hug them or not. I walked past several memorial benches in my local park this wet Lithia, some had bunches of flowers on them, clearly still in the memories of those left behind. Some did not, and I like to think that they were remembered in other ways, privately. Now, if Mother Nature could kindly turn off the sprinklers (which seem to be set to drench!) and turn up the external thermostat, that would be fabulous!

I’m glad I finally get to share with you the dynamics of our little family. I doubt I’ll share them again soon because family is private, isn’t it? 😉

I’ve used The Wildwood Tarot for the cards and spreads, which I designed and in addition,  I give you permission to use the spread if you so wish.

Career Path – Is This The Right Path?

We’re often stuck in our career as much as we are in general life, sometimes more so!

What  happens when you’re not sure if you’re on the right career path? Let me offer you a reading on that subject.

We spend so much of our lives working, often working for others in jobs we don’t like with people we’d rather not be friends with on social media. I find that a damn shame, but I’ve been there, done it, walked away. Sometimes though, we get it right and if that’s the case, you won’t be needing my help. If you do, I write this for you.

RespectWhat are the pro’s of work? Every job has it’s good and bad points. Focus for a few moments on the good.

The Woodwose suggest that you’ve got the respect and you command it. You give it out when you need to and you make sue that those you work with respect you, even if they don’t like you.

That’s a damn hard thing to pull off in an office, even more so if you’re working for yourself. The other pro here, taking on the self employment aspect, is that you have to respect yourself & treat your business as a proper career. You have to create rules and processes and you can’t hide behind anyone else’s nonsense any more. Rather cool!

earthWhat are the con’s? There is always the other side of the coin to consider, the shadow side, the side most people don’t want to deal with.  Mostly, it’s the management, the boss.

Sometimes, it’s the work and this card hints that you’re having to watch your back all the time and watch what you’re saying to whom. Often, office gossip can be more of a hindrance than anything else you ever do, or achieve.

Page’s are often the messengers of their suit.  In this case, the message is that you’re still learning how to deal with these aspects of your career in a practical sense.

career answerWhat’s the answer? The King of Bows comes out as the final card and you’ve got to hand it to this Tarot deck: It doesn’t mess around! Take control, it says! Be in charge and just do it, get to the top, fight your way to it.

Be honest, have good intentions and show your integrity.

Employ your maturity and strength of wisdom, your resolve and your positive energy. Don’t allow your leadership to be undermined or challenged. Your career path is strong and you’ll realise your goals.

All in all, these are 3 positive cards to say “Yes”, You’re on the right path, just watch what you’re saying and how you’re acting and own it. Own it all!

Let me offer my services once again, should you have doubts on your own career path.

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Listen for the Controlling Hidden Emotions

I asked the Wildwood for advice for this coming week. It’s response was humorous!

Listening to the controlling hidden emotions can be a journey and if you want help to listen to yours, come and book your private consultation.

The Wildwood’s sense of humour isn’t something I usually see, but for the week ahead and what advice it can give, makes me chuckle a little! The first card up for “What to look forward to” was The Wren, Page of Arrows. So, simple, honest, straight forwards communications.

listenDo you look forward to chatting straight talking people? They tell you what you don’t want to hear, they’re honest with you and they don’t stand for your sweeping nonsense. Well, I DO enjoy people and clients like that and I enjoy talking with people who ask questions. I enjoy engaging with those that can make me be honest with myself too. Offering “advice” when it’s not been solicited is hard, but it can and should be done! It’s called ethical boundaries and not everyone needs to hear an unwanted motor-mouth of opinion run on and on.

King-of-BowsI then asked the Wildwood, “What do I need to avoid this week?” It’s response was the King of Bows, or The Adder. Great, avoid people who want to control everything you do. I have three of those such people in my life, they’re called “the kids”! *LOL*

But there are others, the Wildwood warns, that are around who want to just want to be in charge, keep themselves at the “top of the pile” and who will happily step on you. Funny enough, a friend’s husband posted today (whilst this was in draft) that he was looked down on while he minded his 4 kids as his wife took 10 minutes to shop and grab something. He had a wee rant on Facebook about it, which is how I learned of what happened. The commentators didn’t get chance to meet his wife, or learn that my friend’s husband works 40+ hours a week, then takes the time to mind the kids he help make.. Goddess help them if they ever DO meet my friend, great things come in small packages, including feisty women!

Major-18-The-Moon-on-Water-WMThe “more advice” card is the Moon on Water. A card all about using your intuition and realising that hidden waters can run deep. There may be no “visible” path, but the moon light suggests that there is.

It’s time to become aware of what lies beyond people’s mortal existence. Those people who commented on my friend’s husband and his “supposed” “draining family situation”, didn’t see past the end of their noses. It’s now time to transform your views, your awareness and not project them onto others. The book (or information from the deck on this card) indicates that consciousness is not within you, but that we’re within the consciousness of the Universe. I rather like that. It’s time to adjust and wake up to being a part of this great consciousness and not project your opinions on others. It’s time to listen to your own controlling, hidden emotions and intuitively deal with them.

Blessings!

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Change for the Tarot Academy

The Tarot Academy are moving locations as of December’s Meet Up. I’m looking forward to the change, having a new home where we can grow and expand. Hallo Barlow Mow!

Change is never easy and adapting to change when it’s forced upon you, but when you find that you need to change to grow and its excites you, I feel you should grab it with both hands and embrace it tightly!

changeThis is what’s happened with the Midlands Tarot Meet Up Group (aka, The Tarot Academy) where we’ve moved from the little snug in Stoke Prior in Bromsgrove to the function room upstairs in Barley Mow in Droitwich.

I asked the Wildwood what I needed to understand about this big change to the group I help run with Mary. The King of Vessels has one foot in the water, one out of it. He’s in touch with his emotions but with that one foot up, he may take flight in a moment or two.

This King has patience. Heron’s eat fish (having had my pond cleared out by one a few years ago, trust me, I know they can eat!) whole and they wait and wait, picking the fattest one. If they have a good food source, they’ll utilise it until it’s gone, then they’ll move on. They’ll change environment when they have to, but not until then.

This King also promotes diplomacy and keeping a broad-minded perspective, allowing change to occur when it’s necessary.

Mary and I have trusted our intuition, our psychic selves and made this change. The Barley Mow on Hanbury Street in Droitwich now enables us to have more people come and join in our Tarot fun, from learning to read the Tarot for yourself, to games, decks for sale and newest acquisitions. I’m sure Mary alone has a deck to suit almost every taste, so just email one of us to let us know if there’s something specific you’d like to see first hand before spending your own cash!

So, if you’d like to come and join us to learn the Tarot in a safe environment of like-minded individuals, you’re more than welcome to join in our change!

We don’t offer private readings at the Meet Up, but if you’d like have your own private Tarot consultation, you can book my services via this page.

Wildwood : Follow the Path

Path working is hard work and taking Tarot advice as you walk along life’s winding road, can be a good thing. If you want to know, ask. If you don’t want to know, avoid asking.

This week, I’ve taken the Pathway Spread that the deck comes with to ask: What do I need to know this week? As usual, the Wildwood has been somewhat direct. This deck never misses its mark. (It never misses me and hits the wall)

What’s the issue, dear?! Three of Arrows ~ Jealousy
Emotions may be tense this coming week. Now, I know that there’s a few eclipses to occur and that things are messed up, hung up and delayed in a meandering loop until around the tenth of October. Until then, due to the angst of not being able to drive things forward, there may be feelings of resentment that can be destructive. This internal anger can be aimed towards family, friend or those we work with daily. The path of anger can be devastating. Be careful with those emotions.

What’s the action to avoid? Major 5 ~ The Ancestor
This card is all about following a new path, trusting your inner voice. So, why is this bad? Your inner voice may well be not be coming from a place that is deep and quiet in The Wildwood. It’s not time to begin the path again, but to carry on from where you were. On this note, the aspects of the Ancestor that I feel I should keep are overpowering strength (to not lose my temper) and patience of nature.

What’s the action to take? King of Vessels ~ The Heron
This fellow is all about playing fair. He’ll wait for the penny to drop in someone’s psyche. To me, the King of Vessels is linked to Cancer and Cancerians are patient. They’re quite prepared to give someone time to come around to their way of thinking. They’ll plant their little seeds of thoughts and watch as, a little time later, you think of the idea and claim it as your own! Patience is not one of my virtues, I’m as sure as hell I was at the back of the queue for patience, if there was a queue there at all! Being like my father in temperament isn’t a bad thing, I’m not that sure I can be him, or even come close to his standards.

For the remainder of this week, patience and quiet strength are the signposts of this meandering path of life, but succumbing to jealous emotions isn’t. We’re in a six-week holding pattern, start playing nice. Okay, Wildwood, think I’ve got this sussed. Thanks!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this mid-week reading. My Tarot consultations are far more dynamic and interactive though!

Wildwood : Still as a….

This week, Captain Still, the King of Vessels himself, the Heron, stops by my little Wildwood corner. But he’d better keep his beak out of my fish pond!

Several years ago, a Heron properly emptied my fish pond, bar one fish. When I got it stocked up again, the netting went over the top, keeping Mr Fish-Eater out of reach of my new little fishes. However, they’re not just about the empting of fish-ponds!

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King of Vessels ~ The Heron
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The Heron, the King of Vessels, is very much a symbol of a silent figure. If you’ve ever seen one in the ponds of many of our parks, you’ll recall how graceful they look. Until they try and take flight, then they look gangly and awkward.

Heron’s are great at waiting, they’re patient, silent and when they strike, quite deadly, at least to the fish they’ve just captured.

This isn’t a card I’ve pulled out very much, so I’ve had to check & read the book. The Heron is apparently the guardian of many esoteric secrets and is said to stand in the gateway between life and death, to act as a mediator on the soul’s journey to the Celtic otherworld and reincarnation.

The Heron, by accounts from the book, has a deep belief in fairness, honesty and honour. It colours everything that you do, when the Heron is by your side. The profound depths of character (I’m quoting from the book here) one has, is stirred into action, they carry all before it. The Heron can appear too rigid, too self controlled.

I get the rigidity, the self controlled, the stillness, but for the King of Emotions? They don’t fit with him, not for me. The book has the following listed for tracks and pathways: Artistic ability, honesty and integrity, purposeful equality, responsibility, consideration of others, affection, support and companionship. Some of those qualities, I get with the King of Emotions. I get that he’s a still character with emotions that runs deep, he’s not as huggy as us Pages, but he cares. He has an emotional boundary that won’t be crossed, unless you’re family.

One of the best bosses I ever had, was a King of Vessels. He’d never hug you, the protocols of work prohibited that, but the emotional support was there, always. He made me think, emotionally. This is how I see the Heron, confined by protocols, but there emotionally.

What other qualities do you see in this particular King of Vessels? I’d love to read your take on him!

I’ve used The Wildwood, drawn by Will Worthington and conjured up by Mark Ryan and John Matthews.

Wildwood : Call to Action

Even though I’m yawning my head off, the King of Stones is calling me to into action. Tired?! Ha! That’s for wimps! (NOT!)

I’m one of these creatures that requires eight hours sleep, per day or more! However, the last few mornings I’ve been woken up at a most unsociable hour by the boys. Whilst I’d love to put my head down and sleep, I’ve more chance, being honest, of plaiting fog.

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King of Stones ~ Wolf
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When the King of Stones came out via my Wildwood app (courtesy of Fools Dog) I chuckled a little and thought: Being called upon to act for the good of the pack!

Then I thought, what IS the pack? The family, for certain. Calling to action? Or calling in reinforcements? Ha! Calling on Daddy (my husband) to be the daddy and lay down the law to the boys.

As I said above, I have to have eight hours sleep. I’m the crankiest, grumpiest, snappiest woman on the planet. Forget Momma Bear with PMT… I’m a snarling dragon if I don’t get enough sleep!

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Growling Dragon (Or me without enough sleep!)

So, I asked the husband to have a word with the boys. I dislike being a grumpy, sleepy, snarly dragon. They, I am sure, dislike being growled at for waking me up at stupid o’clock. So, I’m calling on their daddy, I’m calling on my reinforcements. I’ve never been afraid to call on my husband and say: Sort the boys out (before I lose my temper) and he with me. Sometimes, it’s good to switch roles and hand the baton of the “bad” parent over to the partner.

I’m grateful that I can. Some aren’t that fortunate, that I am aware of.

So this week, I wonder what calls of action you are being asked to make. Or are you being called to do something, to help someone else? Are you the one that forever helps other members of the family, of your tribe? Remember to keep yourself healthy and safe.