When the Unexpected Happens : The Wildwood Helps

We all get things that happen to us unexpectedly, that’s a part of life.  How we deal with the unexpected is what makes us unique & very individual. To be the best person in such situations, can the Tarot help? The quick and honest answer here is; yes, it can!  The Tarot can show us options, give us advice on how to handle it, what to pay attention to & sometimes, even when to walk away. It’s often noted that the Tower/Blasted Oak is the card that says; curve ball! The unexpected hit & it hit hard. Not just a Cat 5 hurricane, but a tsunami & earthquake hit our lives somehow, or as it feels like, all at blooming once! So, when the unexpected happens, what do you do to combat it? Drink coffee? Eat chocolate? Both? Make a G&T? (Not for me, can’t drink the stuff, I’m a…

The Father’s of The Wildwood

It’s Father’s Day here in the UK & the Wildwood has its celebration of the fathers in our lives. They can range from those who are very direct to those who are gentle and guiding. Which Tarot cards fit? Father’s are an important part of our lives. Sometimes, we’re lucky to have uncles, grandfathers or older male cousins to bless our lives with. Sometimes we don’t get to be that lucky, we may not even get a male role model until we get to school. Sometimes, it is not even then, it’s secondary (high school) before we encounter a good male influence. We have some great Father Like cards within the Wildwood. Before we get to the spread, I wanted to show you a few. Now, I could (really should) use my Parents Spread that I created last year (the UK celebrates these days at different points to the USA,…

March Advice For You : The Week Ahead

A new week & new month begins. What is on the cards for us this week? Like the weather report, let’s a take on what the Tarot suggests will affect us during the week ahead now March has begun. Using the Tarot like a weather report can have its uses. It’s March, so knowing that you’re going to need an umbrella is almost certain; wrapping up but not as much as you have been, is also good advice. What advice can the Tarot give us for March? The Cards & Positions 1/ What will help me? The Page of Vessels 2/ What will hinder me? Ten of Stones 3/ What do I need to keep in mind? Major 5, The Ancestor The Reading This is a strange answer I feel:  The Page is represented by the Otter, which are usually seen as playful & observant, intelligent & close-knit. I can…

Let’s Talk : Improving Material Gain

Let’s be honest, we all feel we need to improve our financial situation occasionally.  From time to time, the material matter just isn’t flowing the way we want or need them to be & we feel the need to improve them.  There are various spells that claim to improve the fortunes of those that follow them, I tend to find that hard work & being paid for what that work is worth is the best way to balance the financial tables. Some people work more than one job, others create diversity, set up their own business, work for themselves. So let’s ask the Tarot what steps we need to take to improve our material situation. I use the word material because money isn’t the only method of payment, though it’s apparently what makes the World go around. I’m not so sure, but it sure makes life far more comfortable, don’t you…

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…

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…

If I let the worry go….  The Wildwood Answers

Worrying  doesn’t solve anything but we can’t  stop doing it anyway.  If  you were to let go of the worry,  what might happen? In some cases,  worrying can get worse, in others,  nothing changes and in some,  things actually improve!  We do sometimes wonder when it’s all over and done with, what on earth we were worrying for! Though sometimes, we were right to worry and we were just ignoring our guts when we got our warnings. So, if you were to let go of the worry, what might actually happen? 1/ What worry do you really need to let go of? 2/ What do you really need to keep a hold of? 3/ What might happen as a result? The Reading 1/ What worry do you really need to let go of? The Queen of Vessels This is usually a happy-go-lucky card but we need to look at the…

What Are My Options Now? The Wildwood Answers

Options are a given right, aren’t they? Well, we’d like to think so. When something happens to us that prevents us from doing what we’ve enjoyed doing for the majority of our lives, we often ask: What are my options now? This question has come from a friend, a fellow mother who asks the question after being diagnosed with an illness that will slow her down tremendously: What are my options now? This question can be used in a multitude of situations, the answers & cards though will be unique. Feel free to change the spread offered to suit your own, or I can do it for you. The Spread I chose a three card spread for this, in a triangle shape. This is often easiest work out what will play with each other & what will not. At the top: What do I need to consider? To the bottom…

Let’s Discuss : The Stag

The Stag, Guardian of the Wildwood comes out to liven up our creative souls.  This half human, half animal Stag Guardian of the Wildwood reminds us that our rights and wrongs are not those of the Wildwood or nature itself.  We humans are good at changing things around us to suit our needs,  but not always for the better. By nature, we’re a destructive,  wasteful and  greedy breed of being.  However,  this axe reminds us that whilst we are sometimes like this,  we can and are able to break the cycle.  We can act with responsibility,  use but save and replenish our natural resources. We’ve forgotten that in truth,  we’re the guests on this blue and green ball called Earth. The current human politics has blinded us to what we’re doing to this place we live in, on a Global scale. On a personal level,  karma is at work.  The…

Let’s Discuss : The Archer

Getting your point across is part of the journey of life, says The Archer. The Archer is your Wildwood’s Chariot. She’s the one that gives you the dead set focus we all get from time to time. She’ll also be the one to dance in your imagination, changing your focus as she goes. The Archer: It’s not enough to just go: I need to focus! There’s an aim (pun intended) to be achieved, a goal completed, when the Archer and her hounds come calling. The words “I can’t”, “I’m not good enough” or “It’s impossible” aren’t enough to stop this lady from getting to the end game. That is, the target achieved. The bow shown on this card is of the Meare Heath design, popular in Somerset from the Neolithic population, going by the dated relics found from that area. The two hounds at her side represent her intention, her power.…