|Posted on 18 August, 2017 at 0:30||comments (0)|
The Witch, with the Keyword Healer, is our card today from the Witches' Wisdom Oracle. The people we think of as witches in the past were often known as the“cunning folk” of the village; these were the men and women who used divination, were healers, vets, midwives and who people went to for advice. Bringing this into the present day, many people who identify themselves as witches or who practice magic in some form are also often healers in some way too, especially in complementar...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 16 August, 2017 at 9:00||comments (0)|
Today's card from the Witches' Wisdom Oracle deck is Watchtower of the North, with the keyword Winter. The Watchtower of the North is connected to the element of Earth, and with the Keyword of Winter, this is encouraging us to retreat into the comfort of our homes and hibernate for a short time. While we're there we can re-assess where our lives are going, look to see if any bad habits or unhelpful behaviour can be let go of, and clear away any clutter that's been gathering and that we no lon...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 15 August, 2017 at 6:50||comments (0)|
I recently bought this new deck, but haven't used it much so far, so I've chosen to use it for our page this week. It's the Witches' Wisdom Oracle Cards set, by Richard Crookes, Barbara Meiklejohn-Free and Flavia Kate Peters. The cards in this deck are fairly large with lots of purple and edged with silver, so they look wonderful.
The card I've drawn today is Handfasting, with the keyword Union. Handfasting is a Pagan version of marriage, where two people commit to each other for a per...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 9 August, 2017 at 5:30||comments (0)|
The Devil is our card today, and unlike the Devil in some other decks, this one appears to be quite attractive and certainly less scary than he could be. The Fool and an hourglass are in his left hand and he has the symbols of the four suits from the tarot hanging from his right hand. The Fool looks away from the Devil, scared of what he may see perhaps, or scared of his reaction to what he's been offered maybe. The Devil represents temptations, addictions and pride. We may want what he offer...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 8 August, 2017 at 6:40||comments (0)|
The Queen of Cups from the Legacy of the Divine Tarot is our card today. The Queen is in her watery environment, surrounded by fish. Water is symbolic of emotions and intuition, and so this card reminds us to listen to our gut feelings and take note of how we feel about the people we meet or the situations we're in. We may not understand why we feel a certain way, but by being aware of our inner voice it can help to prevent us get into situations that could be detrimental, or draw us to a per...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 7 August, 2017 at 5:55||comments (0)|
I've picked the Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti to use for our page this week, and today's card is the 5 of Coins. The picture shows a beggar woman with her arm outstretched, holding a bowl asking for anything people can spare to give to her, with the sun is shining through the window behind her.
This card acknowledges that we're lacking in some area of our lives, and helps to remind us that this is a temporary situation and we won't be in this position forever. If we need...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 4 August, 2017 at 5:00||comments (0)|
I've drawn the Innocence card for us today from the Enchanted Oracle, and it shows a mother fairy protectively looking after her baby. Much as she's looking at us in the picture, you can tell by her body language that her main priority is the baby she is holding and protecting.
The message for us from this card is to do with love, looking after those who need it and allowing ourselves to be looked after too. This is something that we usually do instinctively, but every now and then we ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 3 August, 2017 at 5:30||comments (0)|
Serenity is our card today from the Enchanted Oracle. At first glance it looks quite similar to Temperance in Tarot decks I think, and it has a similar message for us too. The fairy is standing n a pedestal above some turbulent looking water. She holds a ribbon that's blowing in the wind in one hand, and is pouring water out of a jug in her other hand. Despite it appearing to windy and stormy, she looks to be stable and balanced standing on her plinth, and is looking ahead rather than down at...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 2 August, 2017 at 8:30||comments (0)|
I'm using the Enchanted Oracle by Jessica Galbreth this week (well, for the rest of it as we're already two days in. I'm afraid daily cards may be a bit hit and miss over the next few weeks as we have a lot going on, but I'll do what I can ).
Renaissance Rose is the card I've drawn for today, which shows a fairy standing by a window, holding a rose and with some moths flying around near her. This card is about renewal and rebirth, change and transition. It's making us think about ou...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 28 July, 2017 at 5:45||comments (0)|
The Final cards of the week from the Faeries Oracle and the Heart of Faerie Oracle are The Dark Lady and The Heartless Love. Their names pretty much sum up what the pictures on the cards are, and the way they've been drawn you can see how the faerie in The Heartless Love is looking towards The Dark Lady, perhaps for advice or guidance.
The Heartless Love is self explanatory really; somewhere in our lives there is a person or situation that doesn't give us the same attention we give the...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 27 July, 2017 at 3:45||comments (0)|
The cards I've drawn from the Faeries Oracle and the Heart of Faerie Oracle work well together today I think. We have Ilbe the Retriever and The Messenger. Ilbe is stationary as he looks and then finds something he has previously lost, and then the Messenger sprints off away from him, ready to pass the information on to whoever needs to know it. Both the characters are looking out of the card at us, reminding us that this is something we need to do and that we're not passive observers in this...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 25 July, 2017 at 6:10||comments (0)|
I wasn't ready to put away the Faeries Oracle or the Heart of Faeries Oracle, so this week I've decided to pick one card from each deck per day for our page. Today's cards are Epona's Wild Daughter from the Faeries Oracle and The Green Man from the Heart of Faerie Oracle.
Looking at the two cards next to each other, the first thing that I notice is how the fairy in the first card has her back turned away from the Green Man in the second. She is leaning on another fairy, who is sitting ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 21 July, 2017 at 3:20||comments (0)|
The Child is our card today, and shows a young fairy sitting on a toadstool. There is another faerie land creature in the background watching the child, perhaps trying to see what has grabbed the child's attention. We often overlook the day to day miracles that are going on around us, such as spiders spinning their webs, flowers opening their petals or the shapes clouds make as they travel across the sky. Children, however, notice these things a lot more and see them as wondrous or magical. I...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 20 July, 2017 at 5:55||comments (0)|
We have another Queen card today, this time The Queen of Shadows from the Heart of Faerie Oracle. This is one of the darker cards in the deck, and I find the image really powerful. We all have our own shadows; some we acknowledge, some we try and hide and some we may not even be aware of until we look for them. To have balance in our lives we need to accept this side of ourselves as well as the “lighter” side. The expressions “love and light” and “lightworkerR...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 19 July, 2017 at 4:25||comments (0)|
I've drawn The Queen of Owls from the Heart of Faerie deck for us today. In the accompanying book the keywords for this card are: Physical healing/Wholeness/Wellness. The card shows many faeries, with the main one wearing an owl headdress (or perhaps that is part of her head?) and owl wings, with a bright glow around her. Some of the faeires around her look happier than others, but many of them are facing the same way as she is, as though they're moving forwards and away from the pain of the ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 18 July, 2017 at 5:05||comments (0)|
There's a theme again this week with the Heart of Faerie Oracle deck by Brian Froud. Yesterday we had The Boy which reminded me of Peter Pan, and today's card is The Pan! This deck is split into seven groups; yesterday's card was from the Archetypes (the ancient energies of Faerie that are everlasting), and today's is from the Sprites (young and joyful spirits, helpful rather than harmful). As per per the Peter Pan story, The Pan sees life as an awfully big adventure. This can appear to quite...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 17 July, 2017 at 3:55||comments (0)|
After using the Faeries Oracle by Brian Froud last week, I naturally decided to use his other oracle deck, the Heart of Faerie, this week as I like to make sure they get equal outings
The Boy is the card I drew for our age today, and you can see by his cheeky smile he's going to encourage us to have fun and get up to mischief. This boy has similarities to Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, and reminds us that no matter how old we are and how many responsibilities we have, we shou...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 14 July, 2017 at 4:35||comments (0)|
The final card of the week for us from the Faeires Oracle by Brian Froud is Myk the Myomancer. I had to look up hat a Myomancer is, and it's the practice of reading omens from mice and rats. As these are relatively small creatures, it relates to looking for the small signs that come into our lives, as well as the larger ones. We're much more likely to see and understand the large signs or obvious symbolism around us, but do we see the more subtle ones? The message for us today is to try and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 13 July, 2017 at 3:25||comments (0)|
There appears to be a bit of a theme going on this week as today's card from the Faeries Oracle is Honesty, following on from yesterday's card about communication. I like the way this pixie creature looks directly out of the card at us, his stare catching our eyes so it's hard to look away. If we're honest it means we don't get confused in a web of lies or half-truths, we can be straightforward and just tell things as they are without having to remember a complicated backstory. Even the simpl...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 12 July, 2017 at 3:55||comments (0)|
Arval Parrot is our card today from the Faeries Oracle, and you can see that this pixie is pointing to his throat as this card is about communication. What makes it more interesting and personal to me is that I have a meeting this morning where communication will certainly be important! He has a slight smile on his face which makes me think that as long as we're clear and honest in our intentions things will work out for us one way or another in the long term. It may not be the way we though...Read Full Post »