Tarot Tuesday's Big Reveal for November 13, 2018

/ Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Welcome to the Big Reveal! Here, we discover how well we did in our intuition exercise. If you haven't done so, please go to the Wildly, Witch Facebook Page and make your selection. For those who have, let's get to it!

This week's deck is The Steampunk Tarot by Barbara Moore and Aly Fell.


"Where the past and future converge...

With a turn of the wheel and a spin of the cog, the oracular machinery lumbers into action. The curtains slowly draw back; the time has come to reveal your destiny.

Created by award-winning tarot expert Barbara Moore and brilliantly brought to life by artist Aly Fell, The Steampunk Tarot deck offers a glimpse of the future through a lens to the past. Retooling the gears of the Rider-Waite tradition, each card's intricate artwork depicts a scintillating fusion of man and machine, nature and technology, science and alchemy, romance and fashion. The included manual offers tips, original spreads, and guidance in card interpretation."


Card 1: The Page of Cups






The Page of Cups is a bringer of messages. This can be in the form of happy news, important information, invitations to social events, gossip or the potential for romantic proposals. It can also represent your inner child so don’t take things too seriously when this card appears. It may be a sign that you need to connect to your inner child by embracing the fun and frivolous side of life. It can also represent beauty, fashion, glamour, or style, so you may be trying out a new personal style, or having fun with fashion when this Minor Arcana card appears in your Tarot spread. 

The Page of Cups can also signify that you are beginning to gain a level of emotional maturity that allows you to be kind, compassionate, helpful, affectionate, and loyal.  

If representing a person, the Page of Cups signifies a young person, child or person who is young at heart, who is a bit of a daydreamer, intuitive, naïve, sensitive and idealistic. They may be a water sign such as Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces

Key words: Child, inner-child, youthfulness, idealism, sensitivity, dreamer, inner-voice, spirituality, psychic, messages, happy news, naivety, crush, admirer, becoming emotionally mature, romantic proposals, engagements, pregnancies, marriages, births, romance, artistic, kindness, loyalty, beauty, fashion, style   



Card 2: The Moon





The Moon Tarot card in an upright position is  telling you  that everything is not as it seems. It is also the Major Arcana Tarot card of intuition. The Moons tells you that something about a situation or person in your life is not what it appears to be and you need to trust what your instincts are telling you in order to see past this illusion. 

The Moon also indicates that you should pay attention to your dreams, as your subconscious may be bringing your attention to some information you’ve missed. 

The Moon can also signify that you are letting your anxiety or fear overwhelm you which may be having a negative effect on your outlook and causing you to suffer from mood swings, instability or insecurity. It can also represent a woman’s menstrual cycle. The Moon can mean that dormant insecurities or repressed issues are resurfacing. 

The Moon Tarot card can represent underhanded or dodgy deals or illegal behavior. If it appears in this context, it is a warning to clean your act up before your behavior is exposed. If you are awaiting a decision on something, The Moon indicates that the answer will either be delayed, or be so vague it will add to your confusion, rather than clarify matters.

Key words: Intuition, illusion, dreams, vagueness, instability, deception, anxiety, fear, misconception, subconscious, insecurity


Card 3: The Six of Wands





The Six of Wands represents success, victory, winning, triumph, achievement, and having the advantage. It also signifies praise, acclaim, awards, recognition, applause and goodwill. 

It is a Minor Arcana card of fame, celebrity, fans, well-wishers, supporters, crowds and being in the spotlight. It indicates that someone is being a leader, riding high, confident and proud with high self-esteem. It is a card of strength and stability and can also represent successful campaigns and winning battles.

A Six of Wands landing in the present position of your Tarot reading indicates that complete victory is at hand. If you are seeking the Tarot reading to see if a court case or other struggle is about to be over, this is an affirmative answer delivered on horseback. If you are looking for answers as to why you are struggling with a relationship or other personal setbacks, be they career, emotional or financial, the Six of Wands demands that you consider how your pride and vanity may be getting in the way of simple solutions.

Key words: Success, victory, winning, having the advantage, triumph, achievement, praise, acclaim, awards, recognition, applause, goodwill, fame, celebrity, fans, well-wishers, supporters, crowds, being in the spotlight, riding high, being a leader, stability, strength, confidence, self-esteem, pride, sharing your victories, campaign trail.


Card 4: The Ten of Wands





The Ten of Wands represents a situation that started off as a good idea but has now become a burden. It signifies problems, responsibilities, being overburdened, overloaded and stressed. It indicates that you have a huge weight on your shoulders and you feeling obligated, saddled and restricted.  

This Minor Arcana card can signify being taken for granted, struggle, major challenges, drudgery and duty. It suggests that you have taken on too much and may be heading for burn out. This card does, however, also indicate that the end is in sight; and if you keep going, you will be successful. 

It can also signify delays, losing your way, losing your focus and having an uphill struggle.  It can indicate that the fun or spontaneity has gone out of your life.

In the present position, the Ten of Wands lets you know that you are in over your head. You may have a brilliant idea, and feel like you could be successful, but there is a lot that you do not know about your field of choice; and ignorance of the everyday realities will hinder your development. Wands represent creativity and often appear in the Tarot readings of people who are starting their own business. Proceed with caution, and get expert help.

Key words: Overburdened, overloaded, responsibilities, stress, problems, weight on shoulders, duty, drudgery, obligation, saddled, restricted, burn-out, uphill struggle, taken for granted, taking on too much, delays, struggle, resistance,  lost your way, lost focus, major challenges, lack of fun/ spontaneity, keep going, end in sight


How did you do? We're going to start taking this to a deeper level at the beginning of the secular new year, so really work hard on it! Come, join us on the Facebook page for discussion. Let me know how I can further support you.

Welcome to the Big Reveal! Here, we discover how well we did in our intuition exercise. If you haven't done so, please go to the Wildly, Witch Facebook Page and make your selection. For those who have, let's get to it!

This week's deck is The Steampunk Tarot by Barbara Moore and Aly Fell.


"Where the past and future converge...

With a turn of the wheel and a spin of the cog, the oracular machinery lumbers into action. The curtains slowly draw back; the time has come to reveal your destiny.

Created by award-winning tarot expert Barbara Moore and brilliantly brought to life by artist Aly Fell, The Steampunk Tarot deck offers a glimpse of the future through a lens to the past. Retooling the gears of the Rider-Waite tradition, each card's intricate artwork depicts a scintillating fusion of man and machine, nature and technology, science and alchemy, romance and fashion. The included manual offers tips, original spreads, and guidance in card interpretation."


Card 1: The Page of Cups






The Page of Cups is a bringer of messages. This can be in the form of happy news, important information, invitations to social events, gossip or the potential for romantic proposals. It can also represent your inner child so don’t take things too seriously when this card appears. It may be a sign that you need to connect to your inner child by embracing the fun and frivolous side of life. It can also represent beauty, fashion, glamour, or style, so you may be trying out a new personal style, or having fun with fashion when this Minor Arcana card appears in your Tarot spread. 

The Page of Cups can also signify that you are beginning to gain a level of emotional maturity that allows you to be kind, compassionate, helpful, affectionate, and loyal.  

If representing a person, the Page of Cups signifies a young person, child or person who is young at heart, who is a bit of a daydreamer, intuitive, naïve, sensitive and idealistic. They may be a water sign such as Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces

Key words: Child, inner-child, youthfulness, idealism, sensitivity, dreamer, inner-voice, spirituality, psychic, messages, happy news, naivety, crush, admirer, becoming emotionally mature, romantic proposals, engagements, pregnancies, marriages, births, romance, artistic, kindness, loyalty, beauty, fashion, style   



Card 2: The Moon





The Moon Tarot card in an upright position is  telling you  that everything is not as it seems. It is also the Major Arcana Tarot card of intuition. The Moons tells you that something about a situation or person in your life is not what it appears to be and you need to trust what your instincts are telling you in order to see past this illusion. 

The Moon also indicates that you should pay attention to your dreams, as your subconscious may be bringing your attention to some information you’ve missed. 

The Moon can also signify that you are letting your anxiety or fear overwhelm you which may be having a negative effect on your outlook and causing you to suffer from mood swings, instability or insecurity. It can also represent a woman’s menstrual cycle. The Moon can mean that dormant insecurities or repressed issues are resurfacing. 

The Moon Tarot card can represent underhanded or dodgy deals or illegal behavior. If it appears in this context, it is a warning to clean your act up before your behavior is exposed. If you are awaiting a decision on something, The Moon indicates that the answer will either be delayed, or be so vague it will add to your confusion, rather than clarify matters.

Key words: Intuition, illusion, dreams, vagueness, instability, deception, anxiety, fear, misconception, subconscious, insecurity


Card 3: The Six of Wands





The Six of Wands represents success, victory, winning, triumph, achievement, and having the advantage. It also signifies praise, acclaim, awards, recognition, applause and goodwill. 

It is a Minor Arcana card of fame, celebrity, fans, well-wishers, supporters, crowds and being in the spotlight. It indicates that someone is being a leader, riding high, confident and proud with high self-esteem. It is a card of strength and stability and can also represent successful campaigns and winning battles.

A Six of Wands landing in the present position of your Tarot reading indicates that complete victory is at hand. If you are seeking the Tarot reading to see if a court case or other struggle is about to be over, this is an affirmative answer delivered on horseback. If you are looking for answers as to why you are struggling with a relationship or other personal setbacks, be they career, emotional or financial, the Six of Wands demands that you consider how your pride and vanity may be getting in the way of simple solutions.

Key words: Success, victory, winning, having the advantage, triumph, achievement, praise, acclaim, awards, recognition, applause, goodwill, fame, celebrity, fans, well-wishers, supporters, crowds, being in the spotlight, riding high, being a leader, stability, strength, confidence, self-esteem, pride, sharing your victories, campaign trail.


Card 4: The Ten of Wands





The Ten of Wands represents a situation that started off as a good idea but has now become a burden. It signifies problems, responsibilities, being overburdened, overloaded and stressed. It indicates that you have a huge weight on your shoulders and you feeling obligated, saddled and restricted.  

This Minor Arcana card can signify being taken for granted, struggle, major challenges, drudgery and duty. It suggests that you have taken on too much and may be heading for burn out. This card does, however, also indicate that the end is in sight; and if you keep going, you will be successful. 

It can also signify delays, losing your way, losing your focus and having an uphill struggle.  It can indicate that the fun or spontaneity has gone out of your life.

In the present position, the Ten of Wands lets you know that you are in over your head. You may have a brilliant idea, and feel like you could be successful, but there is a lot that you do not know about your field of choice; and ignorance of the everyday realities will hinder your development. Wands represent creativity and often appear in the Tarot readings of people who are starting their own business. Proceed with caution, and get expert help.

Key words: Overburdened, overloaded, responsibilities, stress, problems, weight on shoulders, duty, drudgery, obligation, saddled, restricted, burn-out, uphill struggle, taken for granted, taking on too much, delays, struggle, resistance,  lost your way, lost focus, major challenges, lack of fun/ spontaneity, keep going, end in sight


How did you do? We're going to start taking this to a deeper level at the beginning of the secular new year, so really work hard on it! Come, join us on the Facebook page for discussion. Let me know how I can further support you.
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Here it is, wildlings! The Big Reveal!  If you haven't done so already, please go to the Facebook page, and select your card. For those who already have, let's get to it!

This week's deck is The Sun and Moon Tarot by Vanessa Decort
https://www.amazon.com/Sun-Moon-Tarot-Vanessa-Decort/dp/1572816597

"By playfully incorporating mythology and astrology, Vanessa Decort brings unique interpretations to traditional tarot, presenting a deck that is both insightful and accessible. The Sun and Moon Tarot follows the traditional structure of Crowley Thoth Tarot. The Minor Arcana features Crowley’s key words at the top of the cards, with the card titles and numbering at the bottom. Major Arcana cards show the associated Hebrew letter in the artwork. Sun and Moon Tarot is a multi-cultural tarot deck with symbolism borrowed from Hinduism, yoga, ancient Egyptian and classical Greek mythology, the I Ching, and Runes. The instruction booklet includes astrological associations and explanation of the Hebrew letters, as well as card meanings. Sun and Moon is a interesting and appealing tarot deck."


Card 1: The Four of Wands




In general, the Four of Wands represents happy families, celebrations, surprises, parties, weddings and events. It signifies coming home and reunions, feeling like you fit in, and are made to feel welcome and supported. This Minor Arcana card indicates success, prosperity, stability, security, and laying down roots. It tells you that you will be proud of your achievements and that your self-esteem will be high. It also represents teamwork, community spirit, and communities or families coming together. Business is also likely to be going very well at this time, you will be proud of yourself, and others will be proud of you.

Although this is a very welcomed card in a reading, it shows also a need to keep your wits about you. Although you deserve, and should, treat yourself to some fun, know that you are still in a building phase, and now is not the time to rest completely on your laurels. This card can also sometimes mean that you will be moving your place of residence.


Key words: Happy families, reunion, coming home, celebrations, surprises, parties, weddings, events, feeling welcome, community or family coming together, community spirit, teamwork, success, prosperity, stability, security, laying down roots, pride, self-esteem, being proud of achievements.


Card 2: The Hanged Man





In general, the Hanged Man Tarot card indicates that you are in a situation that you are not happy with. You may be feeling like you are stuck in a rut, or trapped in a situation/frame of mind that is not making you happy.  Know that you have the power to release yourself. This may involve walking away from the situation,or simply changing your perspective on it. 

The Hanged Man may also signify that you may be facing a dilemma, and are unsure of which path to take. You may feel that things are not turning out the way you planned. Step outside yourself, and look at your situation from a different angle. Give yourself time to just relax, stop trying to control things, and just let them be; the correct course of action will become clear to you, in time. Remember, Odin hung on a tree for 9 days, in order to learn and share the knowledge of the runes.

Key words: Feeling trapped, confined, self-limiting, uncertainty, lack of direction, needing release, letting go.


Card 3: The Four of Pentacles





In general, the Four of Pentacles Tarot card can indicate that you are holding on to people, possessions, situations, or past issues. It can be an indication that there are deep seated issues affecting you that you need to process and let go of. This Minor Arcana card can indicates that you may be trying very hard to cling onto the people or possessions that give you a sense of security. You may be holding onto things in an unhealthy, possessive, controlling or toxic way or someone may be holding onto you in such a manner.  It can  indicate that you need to establish your boundaries, or respect the boundaries of other people. 

The Four of Pentacles can also indicate a lack of openness, blocking, or obstructing progress, keeping to yourself or a sense of isolation. It can represent wealth, greed, materialism, and penny pinching.

In a spiritual context, the Four of Pentacles indicates that you may be holding onto the past, and resisting going forward on your spiritual path. Fear, regret, or a sour worldview may be holding you back; and you may be closing your heart off to others, or focusing too much on materialism. If this is the case, take time out to figure out what you are holding onto, and why. Meditation, or just a walk in nature (leave your phone off) may help expedite this process for you.


Key words: Holding on to people/possessions/ issues, deep seated/past issues, hoarding, stinginess, control, possessiveness, financial stability, financial security, saving for big purchases or retirement, greed, materialism, wealth, penny-pinching, isolation, boundaries, keeping to yourself, lack of openness.



Card 4: The Nine of Swords






The Nine of Swords underscores the stress under which you are currently afflicted. A recent death or loss can bring this card about as a manifestation of your inner pain. The swords pointing off the card here reinforce that no firm direction is known when one is lost in agony.


The Nine of Swords is another of the fear and anxiety cards in the Suit of Swords. Similar to the other fear cards, this card is not an indication of negative events actually happening, just that your fear and anxiety levels are so high they are making you feel that things are worse than they are. In short, you may be making mountains out of molehills. 

It represents stress, burdens, negative thinking and deep unhappiness. You will be feeling overwhelmed. and unable to cope with or face situations, problems, and may have reached your breaking point. It is a Minor Arcana card of mental anguish, remorse, guilt, regret, joylessness, and despair; and you may wish you could go back in time and re-write the past when it appears. It can also signify feeling isolated and being the subject of gossip. It can represent nightmares, and insomnia.  

If this represents you, and you do feel you are at your breaking point, seek counseling or help from a trusted friend or adviser. You are not alone, and there are resources to assist you. If you need help finding them, please reach out to me, privately. I will keep it completely confidential.

Key words: Fear, anxiety, terror, negativity, deep unhappiness, stress, burden, overwhelmed, at breaking point, inability to cope or face life, mental anguish, guilt, regret, remorse, focusing on past, subject of gossip, isolation, making mountains out of molehills, joylessness, despair, nightmares, insomnia, hormonal, menopause, migraines


How did you do? Not all Tarot readings will be what you desire. Sometimes, we have to face the hard stuff, in order to grow. As today is a dark moon, it's a perfect time to banish the things we no longer want or need in our lives, and that may actually be prohibiting us from growth and a healthy life.
Post your comments on the Facebook Page (or private message, if you prefer), and let me know how I can further assist you.


I miss writing. So, I'm back at it again with Monday Musings. I'll try to keep them short, but no promises ;)

Today, I'm pondering the word, "Blessings."  It's definitely a religious word, and many use it, even in the Witching World. We all mean very kind and beneficial things when we say or write this, but, have you ever seen the etymology of this word?

Blessing:
Old English blēdsian, blētsian, based on blōd ‘blood’ (i.e., originally perhaps ‘mark or consecrate with blood’). The meaning was influenced by its being used to translate Latin benedicere ‘to praise, worship.

So, basically, we're talking about marking or consecrating something with blood, or blood worship. I'm not sure that's exactly what I want to convey to all of my lovely friends and family members. 

Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against using one's own blood for personal magic. That's an individual, private act, and should be kept silent.

I'm just not sure I want to go around saying, "And, a very Blood Consecration to you, too!" While intention is so important, words mean things, and I believe we really need to look at our language, and what we're truly saying when we speak, or write.

I honestly don't know what alternative to use, yet, but I'm open to suggestions.

Thoughts?

Let me know here, in the comments, or on the Facebook page. I'm interested in getting your input on this.

Happy Sunday, Wildlings! For those of you who like to plan ahead, here is your Weekly Magic Guide. Remember, you can still get the Daily Magic Guides every morning on the Wildly, Witch Facebook page. If you're enjoying those and haven't done so yet, please give the page a like. Thank you!


Sunday, November 4:

Moon phase: Waning Crescent (12%)
Location: Moon is 270 - 315 degrees ahead of the Sun
Span: Seven to ten and a half days after the Full Moon.
2:26am-4:01a Moon is Void of Course (VoC), then moves into the sign of Libra

2:00am: Those who observe Daylight Savings Time switch to Standard Time.

Libra is about balance, justice, partnerships, artistic work, and mental stimulation. Libra rules over the lower back, and kidneys, for those who are performing healing rites.






Monday, November 5:

Moon phase: Waning Crescent (6%)
This is the last day of the Waning Crescent phase. Clear out what no longer works for you; prepare for the Dark moon tomorrow.

The moon is still in Libra, bringing balance and stability. This is the
best time to work magic involving artistic work, justice, court cases, partnerships and unions, mental stimulation, and karmic, spiritual, or emotional balance. Healing rites for the lower back or kidneys are done now.





Tuesday, November 6: (ELECTION DAY, US)

Moon phase: Dark (2%)
3:19a-8:02a Moon VoC, moves into Scorpio

The Dark moon is the moon phase just before it renews. This is the time for spells that involve cursing, hexing, breaking ties, clearing obstacles, and cleaning the slate in preparation for tomorrow's new moon.

When the moon is in Scorpio, it's the best time to work magic involving sex, power, psychic growth, secrets, and fundamental transformations. 







Wednesday, November 7:

Moon phase: New (11:02am EST)
Location: moon is 0 - 45 degrees ahead of the Sun It is in alignment, directly between the earth and the sun, therefore hidden. The New Moon is the only Time the eclipse of the sun can be seen.
Span: Day of, to three and a half days later. The Moon's dark side is facing the Earth. The Moon is not visible (except during a solar eclipse).

Put ideas in motion, become engaged, make long term relationship plans. This is a time of spontaneous and instinctual action. This is a time when efforts will grow visible. Transitions may seem to be accepted more calmly than other phases. A time for hair cuts to promote growth, medical treatments or getting your moneys worth from that facial :)



Thursday, November 8: 


Moon phase: Waxing Crescent (1%)
5:42am-1:59pm the moon is VoC, then moves into Sagittarius

Scientifically, it is the waxing crescent moon. However, it can still be considered new (see Wednesday) until 3.5 days after a new moon. Note the change in signs, however, which could affect spell-work. 

The moon in Sagittarius is about fun, travel, telling the truth, legal matters, and publications. It works well with Thursday, as Jupiter is the ruling planet for both.



Friday, November 9:


Moon phase: Waxing Crescent (4%)

Friday magic is all about love, romance, marriage, sexual matters, physical beauty, partnerships, friendships, social activities, strangers, pleasure, music, incense, perfumes, nature, and arts/crafts.

With the moon still in Sagittarius, it should make for a fun Friday. Enjoy!




Saturday, November 10:


Moon phase: Waxing Crescent (8%)
10:35pm- 10:55pm- Moon is VoC, then moves into Capricorn

The moon will spend most of her day in the sign of Sagittarius. She only meanders for about 20 minutes, before moving into Capricorn this evening. 

Saturday is a great day for cleansing, establishing your boundaries, meditation, and self-discipline. 




Sunday, November 11: 


Moon phase: Waxing Crescent (15%)

The moon is in Capricorn, which is all about organization, ambition, career, and politics. It fits in beautifully with Sunday magic, which is also about success, career, ambition, etc... 

This is a great day to prepare for the work week ahead, or organize your business goals and plans.






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Have a magical week!
Wildly,
Witch


I've been asked to share this with you for some Halloween fun:

Witch way will you die? Quiz reveals whether you’d survive the Witch Trials. A new, interactive quiz looks at how likely you are to survive the Witch Trials.

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Includes unique facts from historical research about each question and punishment, and the truth behind the trials.

Women were four times more likely to be accused of witchcraft than men during the 16th century. Between 1500 and 1600, almost 80,000 suspected witches were sentenced to death in Europe.

Using information from extensive historical research, the quiz assesses your physical and personality traits and assigns a punishment based on how likely you were to be considered a witch between the 15th and 17th centuries.

The piece gives historical accounts used to determine a person’s level of guilt and also reveals horrific facts about the Witch Trials. These includes how many convicted witches were killed in Europe, the method of execution for each trial, and what witch-like characteristics led to accusations.

For example - did you know that the youngest victim of the Witch Trials was only five years old? Or that you were more likely to be accused of witchcraft if you had no children?

By asking questions based on your physicality, personality and lifestyle, Can You Survive the Witch Trials? assigns you one of 15 sickening punishments, each more chilling and cruel than the last.

You also have the chance to change your answers and try to escape without punishment - or potentially increase your guilt and suffer an even worse fate...

The quiz outcomes include:
No punishment
Pricking
Stocks
Thumbscrews
Banishment
The boot
Iron bar
Scalding baths
Strappado
The rack
Ducking
Pressing
Hanging
Pulled apart
Burned at the stake

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“With Halloween fast-approaching, we wanted to see how people in the modern day would have fared during the height of the witch trials. Our interactive quiz will tell you whether or not you’d have been found guilty of being a witch – and reveals the gruesome punishment you’d have had to endure!

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To find out whether you’d survive the Witch Trials or what your horrific punishment would be, undertake the test at: https://www.stayindevon.co.uk/survive-witch-trials/
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