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Whenever I draw this card, it gives me goosebumps. It remind me a bit of a fortune teller over a crystal ball, while it’s also an intense dragon handing you the gift of remembering your own gifts. With eyes that say, “Use them or else!” The “or else,” of course, being losing a bit of yourself every time you ignore your soul’s call to create. Paint, build, write, garden, nurture, or whatever is your form of creation and creativity.


You Were Born to Create

You were blessed with the ability to create with thought, intention, action, and emotion. Be conscious of your power and aware of what your actions and reactions create within and around you. Cherish this gift and use it in both a wise and productive manner. Create beauty, and inspire a desire within others to do the same. Create a future that both fulfills and delights. Do what you were born to do.

Messenger Oracle by Ravynne Phelan



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Lately it seems that many people I know have been lacking in energy, struggling to sleep, and so forth. It’s a draining time of year, so I think the Fire Dragon is here to remind us to do what it takes to maintain our energy. Maybe get back to a short daily walk or yoga session, avoid the crappy food that is so abundant at this time, or whatever helps you.


Fire Dragon – Transmutation, Mastery, Energy

This card shows the flaming Dragon of King Uther’s vision. In the distance we see Glastonbury Tor. Legend tells of a secret cave with in the Tor, used perhaps for initiation. Flaming Dragons often guard such caverns to prevent their desecration by the greedy and to offer their treasure to those who are worthy. In the foreground, laying on the rock, is a golden torc – Celtic neck ring indicating high status, rulership, and mastery.

Meaning: Fire dragon brings vitality, enthusiasm, encourage, and an increased ability to overcome obstacles and to find the energy needed to cope with life‘s problems. Having the powerful fire dragon as an ally will align you with the qualities of leadership and mastery. With care, he will fuel your inner fire which can be directed and channeled with laser-like precision to help you accomplish tasks and achieve objectives.

This card can also mean that you may be repressing a good deal of anger. This may make you feel that you are not in control of your life energy. Either you experience energy as out of control – erupting without warning or constantly bubbling near the surface – or you may sense it has scattered or dissipated. Are you often lacking in energy and vitality? Do you find it hard to get excited or motivated? Or do you find you have too much nervous energy, making you over excited, unable to sleep, concentrate, or relax?

Whether you have too much or too little energy, developing a harmonious relationship with the fire dragon will help you. If you were lacking in energy, you may need to ask the dragon to give you a little more of the treasure he is guarding. If you find your energy level is too high, you may need to do the reverse – to ask the dragon to take charge of some of your energy, guarding it fiercely, sure in the knowledge that you will be given access when you really need it.

Druid Animal Oracle by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, art by Will Worthington

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All things are a balance, so be sure your diplomacy and reaching to the middle doesn’t become dishonest. Blessings!

FOX (Sionnach) – Diplomacy, Cunning, and Wildness

Fox is a fine, graceful creature who typifies the beauty and harmony of the natural world. Working with the power of the fox, you will know when it is time to come out into the open and be counted, but you will also know when it is time to remain silent, to keep your own counsel. With others, you will be able to be diplomatic, and one of the attributes of the fox is being “strong in counsel.” One of the hardest things, if you are a person working with “fox-powers,” is to ensure that your skill and diplomacy do not become dishonesty or slyness. Remaining silent, or becoming invisible to watch the unfolding drama, is an asset that can bring with it its own special culpability if it is not tempered with wisdom.

On the flip side, Fox may also be a warning to be careful not to use your cleverness dishonestly. The knowing or kenning of the fox can easily become cunning which turns into conning. This card could mean that you are coming into contact with that part of you which feels a victim. In the past, the fox was hunted for its beautiful fur, but the hunt was considered sacred. From the moment weapons were forged, the hunt was dedicated to the Goddess, and her permission was sought before the hunter would date take the life of an animal. More recently, the fox has become a symbol of the innocence and beauty of the natural world being destroyed by man’s cruelty. If you feel you are at the mercy of circumstances, or are being unfairly or cruelly treated, take a lesson from the fox and “lie low” for a while. Concern yourself with family and home, and develop your skills of mediation and diplomacy.

Most of the animal names used contemptuously come from a patriarchal culture and hence are applied to women (bitch, cat, cow, and shrew for example) but the insult of “vixen” includes an erotic connotation – accusing a woman of being a vixen suggests she is cunning and ill-tempered, but also sexy. The term “foxy lady” conveys this idea, but in a more positive light. It may be that you need to discover how you can show the wild and erotic side of your charater – the Wildman or Wildwoman in you – in the most creative way.

The Druid Animal Oracle by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, art by Will Worthington

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Two cards in a row from this deck telling us to consider our security and stability. Another strong masculine card. Perhaps now is the time to control our emotions and make sure to get things done.

Also, the two cards with this one were The Magician (will power, diplomacy, strategy, etc.) and The Chariot (conflict – possibly overcome, conflict and vengeance, fleeing from reality, etc.). I do use this deck more as an oracle – without the pips – so this stacked spread isn’t as unlikely as with a full tarot deck, but it is still eye opening.


The Emperor

Meaning: Self-control through intelligence. Worldly powers, accomplishment, confidence, wealth, stability, authority, indomitable spirit, conviction, strength, attainment of goals. On the flip side, it could mean immaturity, lack of strength, indecision, failure to control petty emotions.

Familiars Tarot by Lisa Parker

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It took a while to post today – all the cats (indoor and outdoor) were being so sweet and wanting extra love this morning. But here we are finally!

Our card today can be interpreted a few different ways. What does it say to you?


Knave of Pentacles

Meaning: Study, concentration and application, reflection, respect for science, philanthropy, bearer of news. On the flip side, this card could also indicate illogical thinking, rebelliousness, wastefulness, loss or unfavorable news.

PTM’s Interpretation: This is a very earthy card. Some also interpret this knave as it’s time to be productive and to think and act for your long-term security. This is the time to plan your success but also, more importantly, to act to make it happen.

Also consider WHAT appears on this card: three wolves howling at the Moon tighter. In spite of their dark reputation from fairy tales and misunderstanding the species, wolves are not the biggest and baddest predators out there – mountain lions, for example, are bigger and stronger. To take down big prey (read: long-term security), they work together. Don’t forget to work with your life partner to find the best way to secure your family life. Reach out to others in your family, friend group, professional circles, and community to make things happen.

Familiars Tarot by Lisa Parker

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This card is a strong indicator to dive deep into your intuition and/or yourself. The Moon illuminates our world, but it is an illumination void of color – it makes our familiar world unfamiliar and leaves us to color things with our own intuition and creativity. The Sun takes away the questions, which is why I feel the Moon is so closely drawn to intuition and looking deeper at what is around us and within us.

However, this is much more than a Moon card. The path of moonlight across the marsh waters speaks volumes to those with an Avalonian inclination. It is a time for reflection and inner journeying to the Isle. Also depicted is an auroch, an extinct kind of wild cattle and ancestor of modern cattle, which were known to stand as tall as elephants. This would have been a beast to be wary of, even for skilled hunters. Indeed, cave walls depict the auroch in a way that suggests respect.

When I look at this card, I feel both a bit of dread and excitement. But often great things start with those feelings. Blessings!

Moon on the Water

Meaning: In the image of the Moon on Water, there is no visible pathway for the traveler, and yet its reflective light illuminates the whole landscape. We stand at the edge of the watery marsh, reprinting the primordial emotional state that holds all potential a creative energy with the human psyche, and are drawn to the horizon where Moon meets Earth beyond the barren trees. Beyond the flight of the sacred heron lies the fusion of our ancestral should with the soul of the Earth.

Before us is the primal egg, submerged in the amniotic fluid of the world, waiting for the creative impulse that beings the process of life. The aurochs’ horns represents fertility as well as the horns of the waxing and awning moon. The shape of the horns and head resemble the womb and Fallopian tubes. In Mithraic and Druidic traditions, the bull or ox also had a sacrificial role at midwinter, presenting the coming of new life from the “death” of twitter. The heron is a sacred totem bird of fertility and is also known in Ireland as siothlagh a bhoga, meaning “sheelagh of the boglands,” a euphemism for a promiscuous woman, although in the form of a stork the bird takes over the mysteries or reincarnation, offering powerful insights into the mystery of life itself.

The Moon on Water signifies the first steps beyond earthy awareness across the primal emotional void of creation. She also encompasses the dark-moon aspects of fertility, sexuality, and initiation as well as the irrational fear of the creatures that are associated with the night such as faeries and demons and other hidden or unseen shapes of ancestral memory. 

The Wildwood Tarot by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, art by Will Worthington

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Sometimes it can feel like we are scraping by, but if you look closely there is often much to be thankful for. Part of abundance is being appreciative of what you have instead of always seeing what you don’t have. Some people are never satisfied no matter how much they have.



MEANING: A time to reap the benefits of summer abundance and to accept the rewards and blessings that are a result of endurance. By patiently attending to what you have sown, the blessings of the new growth will be bountiful and rich. We humbly share the plenty of the ripening year with those less fortunate than ourselves.

DESCRIPTION: In the heart of a forest clearing is a six-spoked, star-shaped log fire, formed from trimmed but unfletched bow staves. It radiates light and heat and forms the pattern of the seasons. The firs is surrounded with representations of all manner of natural forest riches from the summer season.

READING POINTS: The Wheel turns and the time to enjoy the fruits and reward of the summer season has arrived. Patience acknowledges the plentiful bounty which delivers the gifts and rewards for your efforts. Now is the time to allow this generous feeling of well-being to flow freely through and around you, and to enjoy the pleasure and sustenance these healing and revitalizing gifts can offer. Sometimes, after a period of stress and hard struggle, the process of healthy relaxation is vital to re-arm and re-energize the spirit in preparation for the challenges of the coming winter. The joy of sharing and gifting your own abundance with others is also a natural part of the process and brings its own inner peace and satisfaction. Your generous gifts to others will bring solace during the coming seasons and remind everyone that the Wheel continues to turn on its inevitable and stoical journey. Give thanks and accept the blessings of the of the changes that occur in life at this time. We share the bounty of the forest and commune with the Wildwood denizens in our everyday life.

The Wildwood Tarot by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, art by Will Worthington

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