Archive for May, 2021

I’ve always enjoyed this card (being an Earth sign might have a bit to do with it), but I feel there are many that need this reminder just now. Mimicking St. George is not helpful here – do not battle your own dragon. Take a little time to befriend your inner Earth Dragon this weekend and discover your keys to potential.

Earth Dragon – Power, Potential, Riches

The Earth Dragon (Draig-talamh) brings us face to face with our potential. Within us we have a treasure house of riches – of powers and capacities – that we can learn how to use. In the past, we may have been denied access by the guardian of this treasure. But now we are coming to understand that this sometimes fierce guardian is, in reality, an aspect of ourselves. By coming to know and love Draig-talamh, we will be able to unlock the secrets of our heart, and at the same time we will find ourselves discovering the beauty and the power that lies within the hearts of those around us and in the very earth itself.

This card might also indicate that somehow you are relating in an inappropriate way to your inner reserves and potential. Earth Dragon guards the treasures in your soul fiercely, but he is your ally, not your enemy – do not try to kill him and do not try to wrest the treasure away from him. You may need to spend time befriending this creature who has slumbered in your soul for so long. A precipitous attempt to capitalize on your talents or express your potential may be unwise.

Druid Animal Oracle by authors Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm and artist Will Worthington

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Sometimes things can multiply and weigh us down. Right now is the time to dump that to the ground and allow yourself some freedom to express joy and life.


MEANING: Let your spirit fly! Do not hold back. Break free and express yourself. Flaunt your stuff, dance, laugh, explore, and go beyond predictable behavior. Get out of the rut. You don’t need to fit the mold. Be daring. Fling your arms to the heavens in joy.

Native Spirit Wisdom: The horse allowed the natives of the Americas and Mongolia to travel great distances with ease. The horse also carried their supplies, which additionally granted freedom to those ancient peoples. This card remind youi that you aren’t here to be ordinary, but to setp beyond limitation and self-imposed boundaries. Don’t allow yourself to be trapped by convention or the expectations of others. You have the ability to choose your life on your terms. Replace the phrase “I should” with “I could . . . but I choose not to at this time.” Perhaps you aren’t always free to create the exact circumstances of your life – but you’re certainly able to decide what meaning to give those situations. Select meanings that empower you, for this is the time to break free.

The Journey: The way you use your body can change your state. Put on music and dance with wild abandon. As you do so, this sends a powerful message to your subconscious that you are indeed truly free.

The Native Spirit Oracle by author Denise Linn and artist Charles McStravick

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For the end of the week, I reached for the gorgeous Spirit Animal Oracle and it didn’t disappoint. So many of us have been living on the surface level – understandable enough as that is the survival level – for quite a while. Perhaps this weekend is time to dig dip and touch the deep spirit within yourself and the world. How are you supposed to be coming out of this time? What changed and does it change your direction?


Swan Spirit – Time for a Deep Dive

Message: With their graceful, long necks, swans are able to reach into the depths. When Swan Spirit arrives, you are called to take a deep dive, beyond what is easily availing on the surface. You may think you know what is best for you now, but take the plunge to the depths of your awareness, for there is knowledge you are not aware of and great treasures to discover. Deeper understanding awaits you, and a perspective that comes from greater self-knowledge is what you need right now to better understand a situation or relationship.

As you come to know yourself more intimately, so too will you come to better know others, so Swan Spirit asks you to go behind the surface of what is happening between you and others and resist the temptation to judge by superficial appearances. Know there is much deeper potential for loving connections, forgiveness, and mutual understanding.  Choose to dive deep, into your Why. Asking the deeper questions of yourself, you are led by the grace of Swan Spirit.

Protection Message: Don’t talk yourself into diving deep into something just because you see the potential of things instead of what they really are now. The necessary work and patience involved may not be the best use of your energy. Have you seen the potential in someone and think that if you love and support them, they will become the person who knows you love them beyond all others? Have you stepped into an opportunity that you know feels too good to be true and might not turn out the way you hope?

Now is not a time for selective, limited perception that can lead to misjudgment. Instead, this is a time for going deep and being honest about what you find as you explore the depths. Have no fear, for whatever you find below will help you love and understand yourself and others, and make better choices. Can you sense Swan Spirit calling you to dive deep and resurface to choose again?

Spirit Animal Oracle by author Colette Baron-Reid and artist Jena DellaGrottaglia

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This card is one of may favorites, yet I noticed for the first time that there is a man and woman etched in the stones on the sides (which is sad, because it’s in the description). Remember that home is a place of comfort and grounding, a place to rebalance after journeys, work, seeking, and other adventures. In regard to the figures, we often forget that each person has both male and female aspects. Sometimes society doesn’t like us to exhibit one or the other, but at home we are safe to rebalance and be ourselves. Perhaps it is time to do that now.



MEANING: The inner and outer community that sustains and supports the individual, not necessarily blood family but the trusted friends, comrades, and lovers who offer security and affection.

READING POINTS: The traditional concept of home and family has evoked and changed over the last few decades, but certain basic notions remain unchanged. In the traditional British family home, where the father went to work and the mother stayed home to manage the house and the children, home was the place we always came back to, where stability and a well-founded set of traditions and social rules applied. It was both guarded and guided by love, respect, and loyalty As children, we see home as a place of security and caring. As young adults exploring the world, it can be wherever you lay your hat or guitar case. In later life, it may become your own heart’s stronghold and sanctuary. For some, the concept of home is just that: an idea, a hope, a dream, not merely a shelter from the elements or an investment in bricks and plaster. For some, it truly is where love resides and is the final destination after a colorful or arduous life journey.

DESCRIPTION: A great arch made up of ten weathered stones frames the picture. Through this gate, we glimpse an Iron Age round house with a path leading to it. From the thatched roof of the house rises a mighty apple tree. Carved into the two lowest stones of the great arch are rough-hewn male and female figures.

The Wildwood Tarot by authors Mark Ryan and John Matthews and artist Will Worthington

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Who’s up for some good fortune? Following the more serious card yesterday, this is a nice turn. Blessings, everyone!

Clover – Wisdom, Health, Good Fortune

The card shows the Well of Segais, the mythical source of the river Boyne in Ireland. The salmon of Wisdom swims in this sacred pool, which is overhung by hazels. Every so often a hazelnut will fall and the salmon will crack own the nut and feed on it. In the foreground, we see the Red Clover in flower.

Meaning: Since records began, good luck has been said to come to those who find a four-leafed clover. It is extremely auspicious to draw this card in a reading, and it may well indicate that you are about to experience good fortune. In Sussex folklore, the four leaves of a lucky Clover were said to represent fame, wealth, good health, and a faithful lover, and perhaps one or more of these will come to you. The old phrase “living in Clover” meant living in luxury and it is possible that you will be able to enjoy a standard of living or lifestyle that you have long dreamed about but never quite attained.

To dream of Clover is considered a portent of good fortune and health, and the wise understand that the greatest wealth is found not in money, but in good health. If we can find wisdom as well as health, then we can bask in good fortune, regardless of how much money we might have. The well of Segais, shown on this card, is considered by Druids to be the source of wisdom. From this source they refresh their bodies and their spirits.

Drawing this card may also indicate that you are trying to free yourself of something unwanted, troubling, or even toxic. You may want to rid yourself of a habit or anxiety that bothers you, or perhaps you wish to be free from something that you feel inhibits you or hamper your development. This card may be inviting you to first consider what you have gained or learned from what you wish to banish.

The Druid Plant Oracle by authors Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm and artist Will Worthington

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Considering the three cards pulled this morning, it’s a statement that echoes the meaning of the key card today: The Horned God.


The situation between Arthur and Guinevere falls into that unhealthy situation described below. Guinevere’s nature is to be the representative of the land, and Arthur is failing to live up to his part of the bargain in leadership. Perhaps we need to look for such unhealthy situations in our own life and make a course correction (you know, before we end up at a figurative stake).


The Horned One – Cernunnos

The Card: Cernunnos symbolizes the animal instinct within humans. The animals represent differing aspects of primal wisdom. The fox symbolizes intuition and cunning. He is lightning spirit and the Trickster. The otter represents the transformational, playful nature. The serpent is knowledge and understanding. The boar stands for force, resistance, and overcoming fear. The stag shows proliferation and humanity’s relationship with nature. Lastly, the frog represents impulse, fertility, and creativity.

The moonlight, with its illusionary quality, suggests the difficulty of distinguishing the contents of the subconscious. In the borderland, the conscious tends to project, making things seem what they are not. This contamination can lead to overwhelming fears, preventing one from recognizing and benefiting from the valuable assets of the shadow. The woodland represents the wilderness beyond the conscious, the habitat of the Horned One.

Meaning: The oppression of an unhealthy situation revives the primordial nature of one’s self. How this energy is used determines the positive or negative interpretation of the card. When channelled it can empower, motivating courageous and liberating feats. These animal instincts can also serve to protect us; an internal alarm system warning against danger. Though an encounter with the shadow is enlightening, its awesome seductive power can be overwhelming, leading to a disorienting experience. If the primitive, instinctive nature is not integrated but allowed to rule, behaviors becomes reckless, and at times self-destructive. This leads to the more traditional interpretation of the card: violence, controlling relationships, promiscuity, and drug abuse.

This card can also warn that the dangerous repression of the instinctive nature risks an uncontrolled eruption, stunted development of the personality, and trying to alleviate suffering through temporary distractions such as indulging in drugs, food, sex, shopping, etc. An artificial experience of life.

Legend: The Arthurian Tarot by Anne-Marie Ferguson

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It’s my birthday, and this Taurus is pleased to see this earthy reminder to take care when gathering resources and not to waste them, as well as to be flexible (something Bulls need reminded of) and strong. Have a good day, everyone!

Four of Earth – Willow

Be a wise steward of your resources; be flexible yet sturdy; strong roots help young sprouts grow

Weaving tools and an unfinished willow basket sit on a wooden table. A sturdy ancient grandmother willow tree stands tall nearby. Her branches bend in the wind. A harvest of willow rods provides enough material for making many baskets.

Meaning: Conservation is key to sustainability. Take time to gather your resources respectfully and carefully; tend them well. Create space to preserve what you have gained. As a border plant, willow protects a natural area and creates sanctuary in the underbrush for small animals. Young trees can be shaped and curved to fit the location. The pliable and hearty stems are prized by basket makers. Making tools for today is medicine for tomorrow. Build a foundation for future harvests. A tea made from willow branches is used as a rooting hormone that helps other plants grow. Give thanks to those who have given your life roots. Be as generous in sharing your gifts as your teachers have been with you.

Crafting with Four of Earth:

• Frame an altar with willow branches. Place objects representing what you want to protect inside.
• Weave a willow bracelet around your writs. Wear it to be flexible and strong.
• Shower your teachers with gratitude. Send a gift of natural art using willow.

The Herbcrafter’s Tarot by author Latisha Guthrie and artist Joanna Powell Colbert

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The World Tree card hints at the time of rental and personal achievement – what lies behind the World Tree’s door for you?

The World Tree

READING POINTS: The universe and all its blessings are available to everyone who seeks knowledge and wisdom with a sincere heart. On every level, the cosmos has a generous bounty and gives freely of its rich nourishment and fulfillment. No matter how long the journey of life may be, however many twists and turns the maze may offer us, in the end, if we persevere, we will reach the point of fulfillment. This may relate to material gain and wealth or to spiritual happiness and emotional security, but after the long process of learning, responsibility, and rebirth, it is now time to bathe in the light of renewal, attainment, and personal triumph. Breathe in the rich air, drink in the sweet water, and rejoice in the warming fire of the universal life force.

MEANING: As a symbol of the conscious bridge between the living macrocosm and the inner universe of the human psyche, the world tree marks the end of one journey for the wanderer and the beginning of another. The wanderer began the journey around the wheel with an innocent and childlike curiosity, but the subtle growing process experienced on the way has brought inner gifts of wisdom and awareness. The final step is to follow the path through the living maze and enter the heart of the world tree to become one with the wholeness of the universal mind.

Nothing is hidden and no misleading diversions are set to lead the unwary off the path, but to gain access to the tree one must walk the path and complete the journey. The unicursal labyrinth has no dead ends or false routes but leads on one wondering pathway from the entrance, inexorably to the center. Perhaps symbolizing the passage of the sun or guarding the souls of the dead ancestors and spirits in their place of repose, it remains a pathway to the core of the mysteries and and easily recognized image of the human journey. Though the doorway at the base of the tree is clearly visible and nothing stops the traveler from directly approaching it, walking the labyrinth in pathway is a ritual requiring patience and insight and enabling contemplation and meditation on the meaning of the journey.

What may be found behind that the door is both individual and universal, for encompassed within the branches of the world tree or the four seasons of the cycle of life. Through the rest for healing of winter to the fertile freshness of spring, the power and joy of summer and the wisdom immaturity of autumn, the cosmic light of universal understanding shines from the heart of the tree, creating a bridge to the source of all conscienceless and life.

The World Tree represents all individual life and all knowledge and one holographic field of consciousness and paradoxically, remains as one entity, a whole and complete. This complex concept is not Only stranger than we think; is stranger than we can think!

DESCRIPTION: The great World Tree marks the end of the wander’s journey. All four seasons are represented in the branches of the tree and added space is a labyrinth of the kind of found in many parts of the world and dating back to prehistoric time.

The Wildwood Tarot by authors Mark Ryan and John Matthews and artist Will Worthington

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It’s midweek, so perhaps this message is just about getting through to the weekend – or maybe you have something bigger happening that is challenging you. Hang in there and know that you are stronger than you realize.


Stay Strong

Life will present you with many trials. Life will bring you times of joy, but also times of suffering; like the weather, it can be unpredictable, harsh, and cruel. But you can endure all that comes. Know when to resist and when to let go. And that sometimes you will lose, but that loss can make you stronger at the core. Stay strong. With hope and faith, you can endure all.

Messenger Oracle by Ravynne Phelan

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Happy Tuesday! Many of us having been living tight – within sharply drawn lines – in the last year or so out of necessity. Even if you still need to be careful of your health, now is the time to expand your parameters a bit. It’s time to grow in some way or another. Maybe this means a move, going back to school, changing jobs, or restructuring schedules and jobs at home – but something needs to change.


Song of the Wild

Meaning: New horizons await you! You are ready to savor the wonders of the world. Take some risks. Answer the call the wild. Step out of your comfort zone and live passionately. Take steps in the direction of freedom. Expand beyond your limitations and boundaries. Maybe it’s time to take a journey or do something new and exciting.

Native Spirit Wisdom: You are entering a period of expansion and going beyond your self-imposed limitations. Even if you feel hesitant, this is the time to try something new and do things in a different way. You might even visit far-off lands or wild natural places. Adventure often entails risk but without it, life can be come lackluster and stagnant. I was there’s a vast, new, and wondrous vista just around the corner, but you’ll never see it if you don’t venture out.

The Journey: Plan a trip. Take some classes that get you out of your comfort zone. Try new styles. Do the same things that you’ve always done, but in a new and different way. Push beyond your boundaries. Step out of character. Spend time in the wilderness.

Native Spirit Oracle by Denise Linn and artists Charles McStravick

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