Tarot Tuesday's Big Reveal for February 12, 2019

/ Tuesday, February 12, 2019

It's time for our Big Reveal! If you haven't done so, please go to the Wildy, Witch Facebook Page and select your card. For those who have, let's get to it!


Our featured deck this week is The Fenestra Tarot by Chatriya.



Description (from US Game Systems):

"Thai artist, Chatriya has creatively fused traditional tarot symbolism with elements from her own culture and influences as far reaching as Egypt, Art Deco, mythology and Japanese manga, illustrated with soothing colors. Fenestra Tarot features beautifully rendered figures set off in frames suggestive of arched windows."



Card 1: The Six of Cups




The Six of Cups Tarot card can represent nostalgia, childhood memories, and focusing on the past. When this card appears in a Tarot spread you may be being influenced by past events, reminiscing about the past or thinking about someone from your past. 

The Six of Cups is also the Minor Arcana card of children, young people and youthfulness and can represent having children or taking care of or working with them. It can signify simplicity, playfulness, innocence, goodwill and sharing. It can also represent protection and family. If you have been going through a tough time, the Six of Cups may be telling to take the support available to you from family and close friends. 

The Six of Cups, in the present position can let you know that you may be too trusting of an individual. It also may be a card that indicates your genuine affection for someone is the reason you are succeeding. 

This is a card of enjoying the moment without consideration for the consequences of your actions. Tarot readers at tourist resorts see this card come up seemingly more often than the laws of chance would allow for. People on vacation are inherently at play.


Key words: Children, childhood memories, past influences, yearning, homesickness, nostalgia, reunions, playfulness, youthfulness, innocence, creativity, kindness, goodwill, simplicity, childishness, immaturity, sharing, gifts, charity, family, support, protection, childhood issues, having fun.



Card 2: The Page of Pentacles






The Page of Pentacles is the bearer of good news in earthly matters such as money, business, education, career, property, or health. It represents making a solid start or laying the foundation for future success. The message with this Minor Arcana card is to decide what you want and really go for it. Jump in and seize your opportunities while you can. It tells you that if you make the right decisions now and put the groundwork in you will achieve your long terms goals. 

You may find yourself thinking about your long term future, when it appears. If representing a person, the Page of Pentacles represents a young person, child or person who is young at heart, who is grounded, loyal, responsible, dependable and ambitious and who has common sense and excellent future prospects. They may be an Earth sign such as Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn.


In the present position,the Page of Pentacles indicates that you are only now coming to certain terms about the real world. This is a good place for the card to land because in reference to your current state of affairs, you will be blessed with a calm and rational approach to all pressing problems. This is a good card to have if you are in a tense financial situation as it gives you the cleverness of a child with nothing to lose and everything to gain. Apply this approach to your income problems and you could be out of the red and into the black in no time.


Key words: Good news in earthly matters, solid beginnings, setting goals, developing a plan, laying the foundations, taking advantage of opportunities, jumping in, consistency, excellent prospects, excelling in or seeking education/ training, ambitions, decide what you want and go for it, grounded young person, loyal, faithful, dependable, healthy lifestyle, Tarot/ divination, earth magic, nature.



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It's time for our Big Reveal! If you haven't done so, please go to the Wildy, Witch Facebook Page and select your card. For those who have, let's get to it!


Our featured deck this week is The Fenestra Tarot by Chatriya.



Description (from US Game Systems):

"Thai artist, Chatriya has creatively fused traditional tarot symbolism with elements from her own culture and influences as far reaching as Egypt, Art Deco, mythology and Japanese manga, illustrated with soothing colors. Fenestra Tarot features beautifully rendered figures set off in frames suggestive of arched windows."



Card 1: The Six of Cups




The Six of Cups Tarot card can represent nostalgia, childhood memories, and focusing on the past. When this card appears in a Tarot spread you may be being influenced by past events, reminiscing about the past or thinking about someone from your past. 

The Six of Cups is also the Minor Arcana card of children, young people and youthfulness and can represent having children or taking care of or working with them. It can signify simplicity, playfulness, innocence, goodwill and sharing. It can also represent protection and family. If you have been going through a tough time, the Six of Cups may be telling to take the support available to you from family and close friends. 

The Six of Cups, in the present position can let you know that you may be too trusting of an individual. It also may be a card that indicates your genuine affection for someone is the reason you are succeeding. 

This is a card of enjoying the moment without consideration for the consequences of your actions. Tarot readers at tourist resorts see this card come up seemingly more often than the laws of chance would allow for. People on vacation are inherently at play.


Key words: Children, childhood memories, past influences, yearning, homesickness, nostalgia, reunions, playfulness, youthfulness, innocence, creativity, kindness, goodwill, simplicity, childishness, immaturity, sharing, gifts, charity, family, support, protection, childhood issues, having fun.



Card 2: The Page of Pentacles






The Page of Pentacles is the bearer of good news in earthly matters such as money, business, education, career, property, or health. It represents making a solid start or laying the foundation for future success. The message with this Minor Arcana card is to decide what you want and really go for it. Jump in and seize your opportunities while you can. It tells you that if you make the right decisions now and put the groundwork in you will achieve your long terms goals. 

You may find yourself thinking about your long term future, when it appears. If representing a person, the Page of Pentacles represents a young person, child or person who is young at heart, who is grounded, loyal, responsible, dependable and ambitious and who has common sense and excellent future prospects. They may be an Earth sign such as Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn.


In the present position,the Page of Pentacles indicates that you are only now coming to certain terms about the real world. This is a good place for the card to land because in reference to your current state of affairs, you will be blessed with a calm and rational approach to all pressing problems. This is a good card to have if you are in a tense financial situation as it gives you the cleverness of a child with nothing to lose and everything to gain. Apply this approach to your income problems and you could be out of the red and into the black in no time.


Key words: Good news in earthly matters, solid beginnings, setting goals, developing a plan, laying the foundations, taking advantage of opportunities, jumping in, consistency, excellent prospects, excelling in or seeking education/ training, ambitions, decide what you want and go for it, grounded young person, loyal, faithful, dependable, healthy lifestyle, Tarot/ divination, earth magic, nature.



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Wildly,
Witch

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Brew an Chéad Lá- First Day Brew. Time to gear up for the week ahead!

This week's theme is love, as Valentine's day is this Thursday.  In case you weren't aware, Valentine's Day has its origins in the ancient Roman festival known as "Lupercalia." You can read up on Lupercalia here.



This Week's Totem: Wolf





Wolves are the epitome of the wild spirit. Their positive characteristics are so numerous that the Native people of the Americas practically deified them. Wolves are also very ritualistic. They live by carefully defined rules.

They pile up stones to mark their territory, and howl as a form of group echo-location. Each member of the pack has a specific place within it, and they are ruled by an alpha male/female. Wolves do not fight unnecessarily. They often go out of their way to avoid conflicts where possible. This is also true for those with wolf medicine.

Wolves are extremely intelligent and have a strong connection to corvids (ravens and crows). They have excellent hearing and sense of smell. Wolf medicine people can often smell that something isn’t right when others cannot. 
Wolves are considered to be great teachers, and those with this totem tend toward teaching roles. 



If you feel drawn to wolves, please consider a donation to one of the following:

The International Wolf Center

The Yellowstone Association

The Wolf Education and Research Center

Defenders of Wildlife



Weekly Magic Guide

For those of you who like to plan ahead, we have the First Quarter moon on Tuesday. After that, the moon is in her waxing gibbous phase for the rest of this week. She will move through the signs of Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, and Leo this week. The Daily Magic Guides are posted every morning at 5am EST on the Wildly, Witch Facebook Page. However, many of you do like to see what's going on ahead of time. These are for you:

























Mo sheacht mbeannacht ort!
(My seven blessings upon you!)

Wildly,
Witch


It's time for our Big Reveal! If you haven't done so, please go to the Wildy, Witch Facebook Page and select your card. For those who have, let's get to it.


This week, we feature the China Tarot Deck, by Der Jin.


Description (from Amazon): 

"An Eastern anthem to the beauty of the soul, this stunning collection of delicate images speaks of the magic and poetry of China. Infinite shades of emotion―joy, melancholy, love, ambition, etc.―help us identify with every well-crafted figure and scene."



Card 1: Queen of Wands




The Queen of Wands reminds you that you are upbeat, courageous, and determined. You are here to see through your creative visions and life purpose, even in the face of adversity and challenge. Highly self-actualized and self-aware, you know how to best channel your strengths and weaknesses to achieve your goals. You are optimistic and full of ideas to share with others. You know what you want and how to get it, and are masterful at engaging with others to achieve your goals. Stay fiercely determined and focused on your goals while being friendly and optimistic with those around you.

The Queen of Wands encourages you to get to know your shadow self, the lesser-known and sometimes darker side of who you really are. This doesn’t necessarily need to be a negative aspect of yourself, but could be something that most people don’t know about you… yet! It may be your dark sense of humor, a secret life from your past, or a passion project you’ve kept hidden away. While you may want to protect this part of yourself, the Queen of Wands encourages you to express this side more openly with others – don’t be afraid to show your shadow now and then. It will enable you to connect with others on a deeper level.


Key words: Energetic, vivacious, strong, courageous, passionate, funny, independent, confident, optimistic, outgoing, assertive, sexy, chaotic, hot tempered, forgetful, efficient, accomplishing many tasks, efficiency, motherhood, fertility, a lot of balls in the air, helping others, organizing your life, taking charge.




Card 2: The Eight of Pentacles





The Eight of Pentacles Tarot card indicates a time of hard work, commitment, diligence and dedication. The effort you put in will not be in vain as your hard work will pay off and lead to results, rewards or the accomplishment of your goals. 

When this Minor Arcana card appears in your Tarot reading, it indicates that you are methodically working towards something you want. It may seem boring, mundane or even relentless at the moment but you are on the brink of achieving great success, so don’t give up. The skills you are learning at the moment will stand to you later in life and you will come away from this experience not only with the inner wisdom you've gained but with a sense of pride and self-confidence from achieving your ambitions. 

When the Eight of Pentacles lands in the present position, you are working hard toward a goal. The pursuit of something perfect is paying off, but there is still much work to be done. This is a card that indicates dreams are deferred while you work to make them as great as they can be.

Key words: New job, self-employment, building business, trade, reputation, craftsmanship, quality, master, expertise, hard work, commitment, dedication, concentration, success, accomplishment, ambition, confidence, financial security, results, rewards, achieving goals, attention to detail, productivity, scholarship, qualifications



Brew an Chéad Lá- First Day Brew. Time to gear up for the week ahead!

It's the first full week of February, and we're kicking it off with a New Moon in Aquarius!

From there, it's a waxing crescent moon all week, in the signs of Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, and Taurus.



This Week's Totem: Lynx


Key words and phrases: Knower of Secrets, Silence, Intuition, Clairvoyance

Lynx has strong planetary associations with Neptune, Uranus and Pluto.

Lynx medicine is that which empowers and gifts an individual to have amazing powers of intuition and clairvoyance. Just the same as there are great masters in music, literature, the arts and healing to name a few areas, so too are there great masters who can effortlessly pull from the ethers the intuitive and psychic messages that one needs at any given point in time. The Lynx person may not understand themselves why they have this ability for it simply pours through them. "Something turns on" within them and suddenly the person just knows what other people cannot or perhaps I should say are unwilling to see or hear. Yet the Lynx person sees it all too clearly though they are normally less than willing to share all that they know!

Lynx is actually a family of cats that include the Bobcat, Canadian Lynx, Eurasian Lynx and Iberian Lynx. They vary in color from pale grey and silver to a deep amber gold with darker brown or black markings. The Lynx is characterized by the tufts of hair on their ears and the short tail. The word Lynx means ‘Shine’ and is thought to be a reference to their eyes which flash and reflect light.A medium sized predator cat, the Lynx eats all types of rodents, small mammals like fox, turkeys, birds, goats and even deer, but the mainstay of it’s diet is usually rabbit, especially the Canadian Lynx who dines mostly on the Snowshoe Hair.

Lynx Totem Medicine brings with it a connection to the mystery and unknown side of life – there is always something hidden and a mystery to penetrate when the Lynx shows up. the abbreviated tail of the Lynx represents the ability of Lynx people to operate in the unseen realms of life, to see what isn't seen, and to hear what isn't said.

Lynx Medicine is strongly associated with clairvoyance, and Lynx people have extra sensitive perception, which is often misunderstood by others. Many times Lynx people will find that other people are frightened of them, or reject them for no fault of their own. This is part of the Lynx lessons. Lynx teaches those who have it as a totem how to keep their own counsel and maintain the secrets of the ages that others aren't ready to hear. You see, people are sometimes scared of the Lynx person’s ability to see right through them as if with X-Ray vision. (more)

When Lynx medicine is about, it is time to stop talking and start listening.  When we talk too much we give away our charisma and forfeit our advantage in a situation. Talking to fill the void creates a noisy, nervous world.  Pausing before immediately responding to other people’s comments allows us to maneuver through the intrigues a bit longer before making a decision.  Silence is uncomfortable when we are uncertain. We often avoid that uncertainty with a momentum of talk (both written and spoken) to create a pseudo-confidence.  If we can keep talking, we can keep the silence away and never have to confront the possibility of being wrong.  Lynx says, address the insecurity within and know that being wrong is a part of learning. Learning is what we are designed to do. Lynx medicine also holds the ability to hear a lie instantly by focusing on the tones of a voice rather than the surface of the words that are said. It is always best to function from a tonal reality rather than a verbal one. 


Weekly Magic Guides












Mo sheacht mbeannacht ort!
(My seven blessings upon you!)

Wildly,
Witch


It's time for Tarot Tuesday's Big Reveal! If you haven't done so, please go to the Wildly, Witch Facebook page and select your card. For those who have, let's get to it.

I used two different decks this week. Let's honor their creators by taking a look at them.

Card 1 comes from the Wildwood Tarot

Amazon description: "Look to the heart of a primeval forest where deep ancestral wisdom lies to help make sense of your world today. Based on seasonal rhythms and ancient festivals, The Wildwood Tarot gift set draws inspiration from pre-Celtic mythology and shamanic mysteries. This stunning new tarot card deck introduces us to classic forest archetypes—including the Green Man and Woman, Archer, and Blasted Oak--and explains how to use them as a meditation system, divinatory oracle, or reference. Will Worthington's powerful pagan images connect us with a long-lost world that can help us make sense of our own. So step back in time and you'll better understand where your life’s path may lead."


Card 2 comes from the Wizards Tarot

Amazon description: "Step through the doors of Mandrake Academy . . . where you will don the robes of a magical apprentice and learn from your instructor―the tarot. Featuring gorgeous, intricately rendered digital artwork by John J. Blumen, this wonderfully unique tarot deck presents a full course in basic magic while teaching you the timeless art of reading the cards.

Progress through the 78-card Rider-Waite-based deck and explore twenty-two enjoyable lessons, as taught by the Empress, professor of herbal magic; the Hierophant, professor of mythology; and other traditional figures who hail from the Major Arcana.

―Gain skills in spellcasting, herbalism, runes, astrology, astral travel, shapeshifting, and other essential topics

―Practice four schools of elemental magic, represented by the four suits of the Minor Arcana: fire, water, air, and earth

For a study guide and more, visit www.WizardsTarot.com"




Now, let's take a look at the cards.


Card 1: The Star (The Pole Star in this deck)




In most tarot decks, there is a woman kneeling by water with one foot in, one foot out. Above her head a star shines out. In each hand she holds a jug, from one jug she pours a liquid into the water and from the other jug she pours a liquid onto the land. In this deck, however, we see a man, emerging from the forest, with Polaris shining brightly in the sky.

When the Star appears, you are likely to find yourself feeling  inspired and more hopeful about the future, than you have in a while.You will also feel more confident that your needs - whether these are emotional or financial needs, or both - will be met.

 The Star indicates hope for the future, inspiration, and contentment.  The Star is a card of spiritual connection. The Star is a very positive omen: A period of calm, and stability, that follows the storm that was The Tower.

The Star indicates that you have come through your tough times with a renewed sense of yourself and the world around you, you are full of calm, well-balanced energy and you are open to healing the wounds of the past. Whatever mental, emotional, physical or spiritual issues you were experiencing are now behind you and you are ready to embrace what your future holds. Trust that the universe has a plan for you and trust the feeling you have that everything is going to be OK.  You will be feeling confident in yourself, and people will like you for who you are. The Star can also indicate creativity and artistic flair, so now would be a great time to take up an artistic hobby.



Card 2: The World




The World Tarot card signifies having the world at your feet!  It can represent new worlds opening up for you, so you can expect to be welcomed by the people in the countries you travel to (The world card is a card of traveling).

The World can also mean you will have the world at your feet in another sense- that you will be successful and the opportunities available to you at the moment are endless. You have gone through the trials and tribulations of the rest of the Major Arcana, you have endured the hardships and learned your lessons and now you will reap the rewards. You should be proud of what you have achieved, it has not been easy to get here but you’ve done it.

The universe is smiling upon you and luck is on your side when this Major Arcana card appears in your reading so grab the opportunities available to you. The World can represent the completion of a challenge, such as a college course or a project or can represent finally achieving a dream  such as starting your own business, getting married, or having children.

You have reached the point where you can be happy with what you have accomplished. Success can bring a whole new set of challenges or worries so make sure you’re not carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. You’ve worked hard to get to this point so stop and savor the moment! Celebrate your accomplishments!



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