Wildwood : Weekend vLog & Decisions

The weekend is nigh and I slide under the barrier for posting any cards beyond the Blog Hop this week as if I were scoring in a rounders / baseball game. There’s a decision to be made but how swiftly do I make this said, decision? The vLog will do most of the talking, but here are the three cards. I hope that WordPress does what I want it to do with the graphics, but whilst I babble on, here’s my written thoughts on it.   King of Arrows is a character that’s direct, straight to the point, swift, dangerous. He strikes quickly and accurately, without discrimination. Whatever he’s representing for these next two days, it’s going to be swiftly and directly. The Two of Arrows is about making a decision, though her bow certainly does not appear to be broken under her feet. She’s weighing something up, but it’s not adding up. Maybe that’s what is causing her the issue and why she’s got the blindfold on, to avoid distractions. The Eight of Vessels is about rebirth, getting rid of the emotions that we no longer want, letting them return to the river from which they came. This week,…

Wildwood : Midweek Story Board ~ Creative Self Respect ~ 19th Dec 2013

The week commencing 16th December 2013 shows us that the Devil is within the creative detail, but show yourself some respect. As Yuletide and Christmas fast approach, we have a reminder from the Tarot about the Devil is in the creative detail, but to show ourselves the respect we each deserve. Here’s how I came to that line of thought. The Devil in the RWS is the Guardian in The Wildwood. The skeleton of the white bear is meant to be scary. Getting caught into a downward spiral that The Devil can cause, has it’s scary effects on our waking lives. Think drink, drugs, stealing and you’ve got the idea of the dangers of this card. However, the Devil can have it’s uses. He can cause us to think again, to look “beyond” the figure before us to the cave (our destination) beyond. The Three of Stones shows a lady connecting to nature, her feet have become roots, reconnecting her to the ground from which we all return at some point. I love the look on her face, serene, calm. She’s calm enough to allow the creative muses to strike.               The final card…

Wildwood : Lets Be Clear – 5th December 2013

Welcome to the mid-week Tarot Story Board. What do we have to do to clear our thoughts this week? Lets explore! The reading this week is as much for me as it is for me to share with you for your own interpretation, but lets see what the story board looks like, shall we? The Queen of Arrows, the lady who might turn around and say: “I told you so” or give you “that” look that says those immortal words. However, if you want an honest answer, she’ll give it to you. If you want lies, don’t visit this lady. I associate this card with Sagittarius, (more so than Leo and Aries) the fiery, clear, direct communicator. There’s no beating about the bush with this lady! She knows what she’s thinking and why she’s thinking it, but if you want to know, you’d better ask her. Just, be prepared for the oh, so honest reply! The Seven of Bows is pretty self-explanatory, it’s time to tidy up, clear the decks, sort things out, recycle (or indeed, up-cycle) what you can, then get on with clearing the debris. There’s some effort to be made in doing this, so sitting on your…

Wildwood : Samhain Tarot Spread

As promised from my Tarot Blog Hop Post, here’s The Wildwood advising me for the coming year, using the Samhain Tarot spread. This Samhain Tarot Spread comes courtesy of Theresa Mills in the Wildwood Tarot Study Group on Facebook and the Aeclectic Tarot site. As a quick reminder, here’s the spread from my Blog Hop. I’ve put the title of each card that’s come up in that position. Samhain Spread ——–3———6——–7 1————–4——————-9 ——–2———5——–8 1. Autumn Yield (what can be used) – Ace of Vessels 2. Reserve stock (what can be put aside) – Major 1 – The Shaman 3. Winter ordeal (for what to prepare to) – Major 3 – The Green Woman 4. Passage between the worlds (new paths & methods) – Four of Stones 5. The gifts of Samhain (gifts of the new tide) – Seven of Stones 6. Mysterious meeting (some unexpected encounters) – King of Bows 7. What to say goodbye to… – Four of Vessels 8. What to remember… – Three of Stones 9. Results/conclusion – Two of Stones Lets take the first three. 1. Autumn Yield (what can be used) – Ace of Vessels, 2. Reserve stock (what can be put aside) – Major…

Wildwood : The Hearthfire ~ Attitudes with Thoughts

Thoughts and attitudes join us in combination with The Hearthfire. We’re reminded us to join in and celebrate, which can help address thoughts towards others. Quite often of late, we’ve had the Tarot and the Camelot Oracle say, give, give, give. This week, with Pelles, we’ve been reminded to replenish our thoughts, our inner-selves and it seems that not only does The Wildwood agree, but it’s even saying: don’t do this alone! The nights are drawing in, the air is cooler, the leaves are falling from the trees and the rain comes pounding down (down one of my chimney’s, as it happens!) and so having fnu on our own isn’t so appealing. However, light a fire, throw in some good company, food, drink and you’ve a party in the making! One great way to list one’s spirits and replenish the well is to do it in company, preferably with a few bottles of alcohol and no early get up from any off-spring the following morning! However, it isn’t always adults that you have to have fun with! What of the children? We’re entering “that time of year” where serious pagans and witches think about those that have passed, how thin…

Wildwood : Injustice Comes from an Outside Influence

This week we’re reminded about injustice within our personal world and within The Wildwood. Have you made a decision? A few times recently I’ve heard this phrase (or something pretty darned close to it): not making a decision is also a decision, often the wrong one. As the Two of Arrows joins us today, could our fear of an injustice cause us to not make a decision, this creating more problems later on? Fear can be paralysing; it causes inaction and stagnation but what if doing nothing is the biggest injustice of all? But what if the injustice is caused by others and we suffer it in silence?  It is a lesson learned the hard way I feel that the only people who can take our power away really, is us. If we give it away or let others walk over us, we lose the power and that, is an injustice. We can also add to that injustice by not acting or speaking up when we see others do this to those who haven’t yet learned the power of the word “No”. There’s always a balance to be struck with keeping your own power, helping others find their power and…

Wildwood : Skills to Change

This week’s Tarot card reading comes from the Stones suit of The Wildwood Tarot, with the keyword of “skills”. Combined with the context of “What we can Change”, we’re entering into an interesting time! The Eight of Stones is often about taking stock, developing and honing our skills. As the image depicts, it shows someone who has isolated themselves to craft items of use from oil lamps and arrow heads to bowls and other tools. The trick for the reminder of this week (as Scorpio’s influence hits us on three sides from Saturn, Venus and the Moon) as we dig deep and find the skills within. This could be a time to start a new project for the winter (patchwork quilt, anyone?) that calls on new skills, or further stretches the skills we already have. This time of year is also quite popular for Tarot Readings, as a lot of people finally give time to themselves and start to change things that haven’t been working so well so far this year. With only five months of the year left, the nights drawing in, the time for frolicking outside in the warm evening air departs. Summer is still with us, but…

Wildwood : A Hard Day’s Night ~ Endurance

The Wildwood’s Five of Stones comes out to join us and my immediate thought was: the night is long, we need endurance, then the Beatle’s Hard Day’s Night comes to mind, and the keyword suddenly comes into play. And endurance is certainly going to be a keyword any parent of a newborn baby will testify to! In case you’re wondering, the Royal Family here in the UK have a new heir to the throne. He will be the third in line to the throne, so the country is all-a-flutter over the news. Now that we know he was born safely, that mum is doing well, I’m all for heading off and letting her and Prince William get settled in and get used to the task ahead. As privileged as they are, they’re living in a gilded gold-fish-bowl, they’ll have every decision monitored, scrutinised, criticized and in public. I know what it’s like to be at home and having the juggernaut of parenthood hit you. It hits you sideways, knocks you over, messes with your head so you don’t know which way is up any more. I was lucky, I had a great group of people to help me (the local…

Wildwood : Lethargy and Rest

Today the Wildwood reminds us that lethargy is sometimes good and sometimes it’s not. So, today we have the boredom card come out and join us. I’m not bored today but I am under the weather, lethargic and struggling to do things today, including sitting up or changing the baby. I am having to rely on my support structure in the form of the husband, for things that are usually taken for granted, the basic stuff like getting the kids dressed, fed, out to school, the baby dressed and fed, her bottles washed, cleaned and made up. It’s not that I am bored, but I am certainly not wanting to move very far or very often today. So today, I’ll be copying this lady today by sitting down and not moving too much, if I can help it. It’s more a case of rest that is needed than being bored, though because I can’t move very far, I probably will be somewhat bored! What does this card say to you today though? The Universe responds favourably to decisive, forward movement. Boredom causes issues and if you’re going to sit on your rump, you might find nature throws a whole bunch…

Wildwood : Hearthfire & Father’s Day

In time for Father’s Day, we look at the Wildwood’s Hearthfire and why dad’s are important. This post is a little late this week but with Father’s Day fast approaching, it is rather synchronistic that the card I pulled from The Wildwood shows eight male friends in celebration of either a hunt or harvest. They’ve come together over whatever obstacles they’ve encountered for today. They’re celebrating a number of things I suspect, their friendship for one. Looking at this card with Father’s Day looming, I wonder if any of these men are father’s and sons? Uncles and nephews? Brothers and not just in-arms? I have a black slate sign up in the snug that says: “Fathers are for loving us and fixing things” and how true that is. Father’s aren’t just the people who make babies, any one can do that. It takes someone special to be a daddy, someone to guide us, encourage and cajole us to be our best. Mother’s are good at that too, but it helps to not always be the bad guy, to have a balanced approach to live. My husband encourages the kids in ways I do not, he chastises them in ways I…