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…

Priestess Tarot : It’s All Change for me!

Don’t panic, I’m not going anywhere! I’m able to change things around as the new academic year gets underway. Now that all the kids are in school full-time (bar any sickness they might incur) I’m able to take day time bookings.  This change is quite a scary time for me, though the kids seem to be in their element! For the first time in a decade, I don’t have someone asking me for sweets, lunch, food, to help them with the toilet. I don’t have two school runs to do (half day collection from the nursery) & I can please myself! Whilst the daily housework may now get done in an hour (rather than 3!) I have more time to dedicate to you, to help you by offering Tarot consultations. This is a big change from the few hours each evening I had spare. The kids are great & know…

To School Or Not To School, The Wildwood Answers

Working out a tricky step for ourselves that involves time & finances is exactly what the Tarot ordered. Do we carry on with the education & school? The Tarot is great at helping us reflect on decisions of this nature, let me show you how. Choosing between two options is something we all come across in life. You might not use the Tarot to decide what’s for breakfast or lunch, but to go & further educate yourself or not, is something we really need a few voices on so we can make our decision. The option to further our education by going back to school (or not) is often a tricky one. Finances aside, it’s sometimes the fear of “being the oldest” that we baulk at. The “odd one out” for me, personally, isn’t something new. But it might be for others or you. So, what do you need to…

The After Effects of Trauma

Going through something traumatic such as a mugging can really bugger you up. I explore ways of dealing with it & the after effects of trauma with the Tarot.  Having something violently removed from you shakes you up, no matter what was removed, how it happened or where you were. Items are just that, items. When you’re physically assaulted to get that possession & you fight back, it adds to the trauma when the battle is over with, no matter how much “training” you’ve had. Trauma can last for a time, or go away quickly. Some people are great at getting back into the saddle quicker than others, to “get back to normal” & act as if it never happened. Some, play the events over & over in their heads as their brain processes the emotions & logic behind. Inevitably “shoulda, woulda, coulda” comes up pretty quick. If only I’d…

Wildwood Shares ~ The Bow Spread

When the Wildwood was launched, it came with a worthy book, detailing a lot of things about this earthy deck. One of the sections has the spreads that Mark designed for this deck & I’ve chosen to illustrate the Bow Spread for you with this week’s question. To be honest, I’ve never gotten into the bigger spreads of this deck, though Mark himself has kindly shown me it (then again, I’ve not done the homework on this spread, so totally my fault) There are some of the spreads that I have used, like the Pathway Spread (which is 3 cards) but the whole Bow Spread I know isn’t printed the way Mark wanted it. The second card, The Bow, is actually raised above the line the spread on page 145 shows it as. (Yes, I’ve made a note in my book so I know). Remember when I said above that…

Venus is Retrograde : The Wildwood Explains

My astrology friends tell me that Venus is retrograde until 15th April. What does that mean to us mere mortals, struggling through life? The planets going retrograde or backwards is well-known. We can tell when Mercury is going backwards, we’re hit with technological issues or people just don’t listen. With Venus, it’s a little more complicated I think. Venus is the brightest star in the sky, after The Sun. She hangs around with the Moon & is often known as the Morning Star or the Evening Star, depending on when she comes to “hang out”. During a Venus retrograde, lots of things suddenly feel off.  Your head might feel it’s about to explode, dreams may be off & wonky. What you wish for may not manifest right now & what you value may change drastically during a Venus Retrograde. I asked the Wildwood how best to proceed during this Venus…

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 : Bettering Our Chances

What can we do to better our chances? We all get knock backs, but how do you better your chances for the next time we strive to achieve a goal or dream? Chances come and go. Getting told that you were “close but no cigar” is bound to upset anyone. However frustrating it is, we need to continue to charge forwards, one step at a time. The strength of the character we have inside rises up when we’re told no. Some get aggressive, some get creative & dig deeper. It’s this digging deeper aspect that I appreciate. When the going gets tough, the tough get going, as the song goes. So, what can the cards advise us about bettering out chances? Let’s look at the cards! Position 1: What might be tripping me up? – 3 of Arrows Position 2: Why is it tripping me up? – 7 of Vessels…

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…

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…