Be Proud of Yourself!

We’ve all had our noses to the grindstone of late. Lift your head up & be proud! Being proud of what we’ve achieved is not a bad thing, providing we leave the dining table when the feasting is done. Lifting your head up & acknowledging what you’ve accomplished is something some of us are better at than others. This week, with Mercury going direct again & things finally moving forwards, it’s time to take stock to acknowledge and be proud of what it is we’ve accomplished so far. What have you done today, to make you proud? I hear the incredible voice of Heather Small when I hear that sentence. It doesn’t have to be today, it doesn’t have to be this week, though it’ll be more relevant if you can point to something that makes your soul ascend that you’ve achieved this week! I was proud of myself to keep things ticking over for the business whilst the kids had their Easter break. I’m glad they’re back though, it means I can think & do what I need to do when I need to do them. There are many other things that you can be proud of. You can…

It’s Being Better By Doing – Get Up & Get Doing

How often do we wish we were good at something, but then, don’t do anything about it? In order for us to be good at something, means we have to be doing it, doesn’t it? Well, yes, it does! You have to get better by doing. You can’t be a good writer if you don’t read & then write the stories that have been created in your head. No one else has to read them, but you do have to practice & go through the learning curves! You’re not going to get better or braver at say, public speaking if you don’t get up onto that podium! You’re not going to get fitter if you don’t actually go to the gym or do any exercise in order to get fitter. Doris Lessing had the right idea with her saying: You only learn to be a better writer by actually writing. You can turn that onto any industry in this World. You only learn to be a better builder by actually building. You only get to be a better human by being human. You only get to be a better Tarot Reader by reading Tarot. That last one is funny but…

Acting your Shoe Size, Not Your Age!

It’s very easy to get swept up in the roles of modern life. Sometimes though, we need reminding to act our shoe size & not our age! How can the Tarot help you do just that? Whatever your shoe size is, the Tarot can help you get your head out of your own butt. It’s not often I engage in being a child. Like everyone else, I get my head down & get on with it, forgetting that I also need to be carefree regularly enough to keep myself refreshed & chirpy. Yeah, I get dour, snappy & cranky like everyone else! I need to remember my shoe size at times, not always my age! My daughter (who is not quite 5) gets too serious for her little boots at times. The boys certainly do & we’re all human after all. I developed this little 3 card spread to help you “lighten up” & get rid of the seriousness, if only for a few hours. Even as I write, I can hear the boys playing with the money from the money pots (the copper coins that I need to bag up & take to the bank in small bundles at…

What’s The Insight On…

The Tarot can often provide an insight into things that we already know. We sometimes need to understand a situation at a deeper level. You understand what’s happened, but not the why. Perhaps you know both, but need insight to help you “get it” so you can move on. I was asked this question via Twitter: I know why my short-term memory is a bit foggy of late. What insight can I gain to aid in crispness & focus? I created a small spread to answer this question, which you’re free to re-use, should you wish. 1/ What should I remember for my focus? The Sun 2/ What should I remember for my crispness? The Queen of Stones 3/ What is the best insight for me now? Knight of Vessels The Reading What should I remember for my focus? The Sun answers, reminding us that we need to feel the warmth of things upon us. This card reminds me of summer, the smells of it can be remembered even in winter. It’s the gift of memory. Use the senses we were given. The smells, the sights, the sounds. The smells especially are what I see with this card. What should I remember for my crispness?…

What would happen if I Focus on…

What would happen if you focused on the results of your efforts rather than your efforts?  What could happen if you choose to focus on both: The end result and the efforts you put in? Deciding what to focus on can be tricky.  We all need more money,  we all want more things,  we all want the better things.  During these tricky times,  it’s hard to get the balance right.  We focus sometimes on the wrong  things, micro manage ourselves into holes we struggle to get out of. What might happen if we were to focus on two aspects? I suggest focusing on the end goal & how you might get there. Between the two is the bridge,  the “how we get there” from where we are now. Reading Points What’s my main goal? The Guardian What’s my end result? Knight of Bows What’s the way to connect the two? The Hooded Man The Guardian.  The main goal looks a little scary,  doesn’t he? Well, he does at that. He’s meant to be.  Your main goal is on the other side of him.  The fear you have, manifests as him.  Are you afraid of being a success? Believe it or not,  that does happen,…

Office Party : Tarot Blog Hop

Office Party season. The Wildwood comes bearing the Secret Santa gift for one of you, my co-workers. What does it contain? Read on to unwrap the gift at your office party! Blog Hop Before | Master List | Next Blog Hop Welcome to the latest Yule Tarot Blog entry from me. Whether you’ve landed here from Arwen’s entry or directly because you like coming by, blessings of the seasons to you and yours! The Office Party season is upon us and the usual “Secret Santa” was handed out weeks ago.What did you decide to bring to the office party and for whom? Me, I bought a duplicate of The Wildwood card of the Moon on Water. I’ve made it into a bookmark, so I’m able to hang it on the very well decorated Christmas tree with some golden curling ribbon and smile knowingly. Upon the back of the duplicate card I’ve printed and stuck on a note. I smile as another person places their gift carefully within the tree, but I pay no attention to who has placed what. There’s plenty of people here at this party, so there’s plenty to engage with. I personally, like to sit in a…

Wildwood : Slippery Little Suckers

The slipper little sucker that is the Knight of Vessels comes out to remind us that we have the ability to change, adapt and move as circumstances dictate. I’ve been feeling in and out of water for a few days, with this coming up, I understand now I have the ability to slither across dry land, be the fish out of water, then head back into a comfortable environment of the water, though it might be a slightly different river. Occasionally, though, I do like to swim in the same river, be in the same environment, if only for a little while. These last few days, I’ve not had the luxury of being in the same pond as I had expected to I never seem to be in a smooth pond during birthday celebrations, something always causes ripples and whilst I could swim above them in my younger days, I find I can’t these days. It takes me time to get over things, I dwell on things, turn them over in my head time and time and time again. There are times too, when I don’t know what blooming direction I’m swimming in, or where I want to go and…