Wildwood Answers: 30 Day Tarot Challenge ~ Day 4

Today brings us to Question 4 of the 30 Day Challenge and the question today is: How long have you been reading the Tarot? I could give you a simple answer, but like the Wildwood, I’m not that simplistic but nor am I that complicated. Like the Wildwood, I have a story to tell, which is what these 30 questions are designed to do: Get me to tell you, my full Tarot Story. I started reading professionally when I turned pro in 2007, when I signed up to Zen in Brindley Place. Before that though, I started reading well before, in 2005, when I signed up for the TABI Training Course. You see, after hubby sparked my interest in reading Tarot, he also suggested that I find somewhere to learn the cards, given that we had Internet Access that wasn’t dial-up. I found a site, kind of liked it, but also felt that I wasn’t quite in the right place. I was soon directed to TABI and with them, I started reading the cards, so my training began in 2005, but I probably started a little before, in the tail end of 2004. What card might represent this challenge? The…

Wildwood CotD : Page of Arrows

Today the little Wren comes out to join us. Its shrill little voice will be the one that cuts through goodness knows what kind of clap-trap and reveal the truth. The thing is, with it being Monday, that might not bode too well. What else does this little bird say to you? I see that it is set in the depths of winter. Not surprising, since it was sacrificed on St Stephens Day (December 26th) and there are various stories of that Saint and this bird, told around the World. What gets me with this little bird, is that whilst I’ve heard it, I hardly ever see it. Its song is somewhat distinctive though. When you hear it, what do you hear? What does the Wren say to you? To me, it’s a message to sit down and listen. Listen to those around you, listen to what is around you. It is also a case of listening to what is not being said or how something is said. If this card were to come up in a reading (and it does!) how its interpreted depends on the position. In the past position, you either did listen or needed to. In…

Wildwood CotD : Page of Bows

From the Two of Bows yesterday, to the Page of Bows today, the theme of being passionate carries onwards and forwards. Like children, the stoat is playful, inquisitive, quick, good at observing, keeping secrets, they’re extraordinary and a free spirit. What is extraordinary is that somehow, I’ve managed to stay married for ten years this very day! Though being playful and using the other qualities the stoat displays over the last ten years, we’ve made it this far. I hope that we enjoy the next ten years with just as much fun as over the last ten. Stoats live in strong family groups, they’re also emissaries, messengers. Do you have a message to deliver today?? There’s a lot going on with the Stoat, as there is with any marriage, friendship and relationships, there are lots of layers and intricacies that are at play most of the time. So, what else does the Stoat have to offer us today? I would love to hear what else you find out about this fella today, he’s interesting!

Wildwood CotD : Page of Stones ~ Lynx

Today was my turn to pull the Tarot card for the day and today, I pulled the Lynx in the form of the Page of Stones. The Lynx is the quiet big cat of the kitty cat world. It’s the one that will observe you from the trees, but chances are, you won’t see it. To me, this cat and this card is more about observation of others, learning, being careful and meditation. Everything you do, creates an effect, like the beat of a butterflies wings. A little forethought can go an awfully long way. The Lynx is protective of its young and it is a formidable hunter. Embracing the power of the Lynx can cause issues if it’s not balanced out with careful consideration. Given the Lynx’s awesome ability to hunt and protect, those instincts can come across rather aggressively in humans, which can cause the road ahead to be temporarily blocked. Remember when I said the other day that September seems to be spider and return to studies month? The Lynx is one symbol within the Wildwood for studying, though they’re more of an observer of pray before they go in for the kill. The studying of other…

Wildwood CotD : Page of Arrows

Today my eldest pulled this card, and it’s the card where you have to listen. It’s the Wren, the Page of Arrows. They would often herald the middle of winter, and then they’d be killed on St Stephens Day, December 26th. The Wren reminds us to listen but they also remind us to speak softly, gently, without malice. It’s also a reminder to speak clearly and with intent, rather than rambling on just because you like the sound of your own voice. The wren is the messenger and we can either hear the message, or relay it. If you’re relaying it, don’t lie, don’t dress it up, and don’t con people. Those types of people I find the hardest to give any time towards. It’s September and as, well being “spider month” (have you seen the size of some of the critters about recently?!) it’s also study month, when the schools go back to session, when the teachers and the students groan, but settle down to learn some other useful life skills, learn to write better, add up properly… gosh, the list is almost endless! And with one child in primary school and another about to enter nursery (kindergarten for…

Wildwood CotD : Page of Bows ~ Stoat

Today, my eldest has picked the Card of the Day, and the first thing he asked was the usual: “What does that mean mummy?” So my first answer was: “He’s playful, quick, inquisitive, intuitive and good at observing” He cuddled up to me and said that he loved me. Aren’t kids great?! I also note that he’s great at keeping secrets, he’s extraordinary, a free spirit. He’s an emissary, and as such, he reminds you that your gifts (and by relation, mine and my eldest son’s) are widely recognised and honoured. The stoat can perceive what is true in almost any matter, he’s vastly helpful and your freedom of spirit marks you out as an original and unique personality. How does that translate to you today? Perhaps you need to keep secrets, to be that emissary, to be yourself, see the truth for what it is, but keep the truth to yourself. Be a free spirit, enjoy life, have fun. Especially since this weekend in the UK is a long holiday weekend It is a Friday, and a bank holiday weekend after all!

Wildwood COTD : Page of Arrows

It’s my first official day back into the fray that is Tarot Reading (but it’s one I love!) and already The Wildwood offers me the messenger of the druids, guardian of winter mysteries: The Wren. This little bird also lends its name to female members of the RAF (another life path story I never walked down, but that’s fine, I was never meant to join them, I think) who certainly showed and displayed determination, scholarship and wisdom, amongst the other traits. I was reminded today that I am not as young as some, nor as old as some. The Wren to me is a reminder to listen, not just to the children, but to other relationships as well, especially sibling relationships. I had not realised it also linked to sibling relationships, I found that out here. Since I have only the one sibling, I had better pay attention. There is power in speaking, the question is how harsh do you speak and how you say something, rather than what you say. That’s a lesson I find hard and since I am also meeting parents today, I had really ought to pay attention to how I say what I mean: my…

Wildwood COTD : Page of Arrows ~ Wren

Today the Page of Arrows, the little Druid messenger comes to pay us a visit. This little bird, which you might not see, can be heard quite clearly. It can announce storms on the slightest breeze, the coming of spring in the depths of winter and shrills out a warning when it needs to. It also represents study and the need to apply yourself to your studies. In doing so, wisdom and understanding can be applied to most situations as we grow up and continue to travel the pathway of life. The Wren to me is youthful and determined, as most pages are, but this one likes to stretch its knowledge, intellect. The book uses a word I’ve never come across before, and it’s nascent. It means that something is just coming into existence, displaying the signs of life or future potential. However, this might give you a light-bulb moment, the “Ah-ha!” moment, a dramatic realisation of a situation. When and if I get mine today, I’ll comment after. But the Wren also lends to us their watchfulness, determination. They’re a vigilant guardian, hence their ability to warn of things. So today, be careful what you see, say, learn, be…

Wildwood COTD : Page of Bows ~ Stoat

The Page of Bows comes out to join us on this quiet Sunday. And for once, it is not raining! So I have the house to myself with the TV and the washing machine for company! But I hardly think that the Stoat wants to do the washing or the hoovering. However, he might have some rather useful hints for today. What does he represent to you? For me, he’s a hunter, a changeling (for he can change the colour of its fur with the seasons as needed and indeed the three colours he does sport are sacred colours of the ancient world) and a seeker of the truth. I feel he’s a cheeky little observer. In reading terms, he can perceive and see the truth in almost any matter, he’s helpful and he’s a wild, free spirit. If any animal in the courts is free and cheeky, this fellow is. He’s unique, original and himself and if you don’t like it, that’s just tough! So today, the trick I feel is to be yourself and be natural. Observe, discern the truth and enjoy being anonymous. It helps you observe if others don’t realise you’re there. It’s amazing what you…

Wildwood COTD : Page of Stones

Today the Page of Stones sits and watches us from his vantage point. We’ve seen him, but he saw us a good while ago. After yesterday’s win for the England football team in the Euro 2012 Football game, its time for a few days to get back to normal. Whatever normal is! So today, the quiet Lynx gets on with his life whilst living in the Wildwood. He watches, observes, waits. He moves with stealth and care. He last joined us on May 12th and I linked through some shamanistic qualities of this character. They include divination, psychic sense development, a keeper of secrets. Given how quiet this little wildcat can be, I am not surprised he’s good at the keeping secrets part. Since he does not meow or roar, he can be watching you for ages before you notice him. Skills to learn and practice. Rather fitting that they came up after a rather major self introspection of The Mirror yesterday. So today, I am going to practice developing my psychic sense whilst I get on with the redecorating and sorting out other stuff when I can. However, tomorrow evening, pre-solstice, I shall try to enjoy the evening and…