wild {unknown} friday

It’s probably going to be really difficult to focus on anything for too long this week, as your attention is called to multiple tasks and situations which you must deal with. Instead of trying to do everything at once by multitasking like crazy, if you can, attempt to put your energies into one thing at a time. It’s better to prioritise and do a few things well, rather than flying off at a tangent and not fully completing anything on your to do list. What you fail to accomplish will still be on your schedule for another day….and who knows, maybe some problems will solve themselves so that you are able to strike them off your list!

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wild {unknown} friday

 This weeks card is the Hierophant. It’s not one that usually resonates with me, but I find this interpretation from The Wild Unknown to be a very beautiful image. Often this card has strong associations with organised religion and tradition and if you’re not particularly religious it can be difficult to relate to. 

This card however has an image of a crow which speaks to me of magic, wisdom, intuition and the voice of experience. The crow is tweeting so it obviously has something important to relay to us. It could be quite literal; maybe we will read something on Twitter which has a significant message for us this week! I think it’s important to remember with this card that the relevant information is likely to come from an outside source. It could be a mentor, counsellor or teacher, or just as likely it may be a snippet of conversation we overhear, the lyrics of a song on the radio or something we read on a blog at just the right moment.

The crow grasps a large key in her claws which suggests that something vital is about to be unlocked……something of great value which allows you to access new information that has previously been under metaphorical “lock and key”. The penny is about to drop and things fall into place.
The bolt of lightening underlines the fact that this message is likely to be received like a “bolt from the blue” when you least expect it. It is illumination that suddenly becomes available to you in a classic “light bulb” or “ah ha” moment.
So make sure you are alert to all incoming information this week, whatever it’s source. There may be gold and jewels mixed in with the everyday dross!

wild {unknown} friday

  This weeks randomly drawn card is The Hanged Man, which depicts a bat hanging upside down, protectively cocooned by her shawl like wings, and with eyes glowing like red hot coals in the darkness. When this card turns up it is describing a time when we may feel that we are in limbo or suspense. It can be a period of forced withdrawal and retreat, or we may choose to take some time out to rest and let go, in order to regain our strength before launching ourselves back into the world.

One thing is certain however; we will emerge from this phase of our life seeing things very differently, often gaining wisdom or knowledge and a fresh perspective which can yield unexpected rewards when we again join the melee of our regular life. 

The symbolism of the bat used in this card literally flips everything on it’s head, so if you are grappling with a baffling situation try to use this metaphor to see things completely differently to your habitual way of thinking.

If this slow down in your life is enforced rather than chosen it can be frustrating to say the least! Here we have a choice…..either to rail against this time of limbo, being dragged kicking and screaming to a place of surrender and letting go. Or, we could take advantage of the fact that life has slowed down, surrender control, and see what we can learn from looking at everything differently in this topsy turvy world.

Until next week,

Caro Tarot💛

wild {unknown} friday

This weeks randomly selected card is the Five of Swords depicting an earth worm which has been severed in two….a disturbing and repulsive image in equal measure.
Because swords represent the mind, thoughts and conflict, we can see that this card shows the negative consequences which can result when we become embroiled in power struggles and hostility with others. For me, the phrase which immediately springs to mind is that we may have ‘won the battle but lost the war’. This card can depict a situation where we may want to win at all costs, but end up being the loser because we have alienated and angered others leading to isolation and ostracism. It is vital that we pick our battles and don’t become involved in conflicts simply to get our own way, prove we’re right or because we feel challenged or threatened by another person. 
This card symbolises a complete breakdown in communication leading to the severing of ties and relationships. We can also see that the earth worm has been torn asunder; this is not a clean cut but a jagged and messy wound which will take a long time to heal. This is a deep betrayal driven by spite and pettiness leading to loss and defeat. It seems that in our need to win or be right we have become our own worst enemy and quite literally ‘cut off our nose to spite our face’.
The Five of Swords can also point to self destructive behaviour and thoughts. Instead of cutting and aggressive language and communication being directed at another, perhaps we have turned this on ourselves in a self sabotaging, critical diatribe which leaves us cowed and bludgeoned into submission. Examine your self-talk and choices to see if you are indeed betraying yourself and being your own worst enemy.

wild {unknown} friday

Something good is heading your way. It’s so near you can almost taste it on the breeze. Ever had that sense of excitement and just known that something awesome was about to happen? The Ace of Cups carries the pure potential and possibility, that is ripe to manifest in the area of love and relationships. This could potentially be what you have been waiting a very long time for.

wild {unknown} friday

  This weeks randomly selected card is the Four of Pentacles. It is a card which shows a strong sense of order, stability and security. 
If you notice, the four pentacles are positioned in a diamond shape and look as if they are held in place by a system of ropes or pulleys. The diamond is one of the hardest materials known to man, and so this reinforces the idea of the solidity, strength and rigidity which is inherent within this card. 
The ropes that bind the pentacles together also have a symbolic reference. They depict an intricately intertwined system which is organised, integrated and efficient. However it is also very restrictive and orderly, and some might say bordering on too controlling and lacking in any kind of spontaneity. This system literally works like the ‘cogs of a well oiled machine’ with slow and steady progress and a sense of everything being in it’s place. Sometimes though it is necessary to break the mould if we are becoming too rigid and stubborn in our approach to life. It is all too easy to become fixed and stuck in our ways for better or worse.  
There comes a time when the best results are achieved when we allow ourselves to ‘think outside the box’ or allow the fresh winds of spontaneity to blow through our lives and shake things up a bit. 
Worldly possessions can provide security and stability but we can also become trapped within the desire for them. It is completely natural to feel a need for security and protection but sometimes this can spill over into clinging to ideas, belongings and behaviours in the belief that this way we can maintain control within our lives. 
The inevitable truth is that change is one of the constants in our lives and it is impossible to micromanage everything……some things are quite simply out of our hands. 
It is therefore essential to find a balance between preserving the things we value, but also being open to the natural ebb and flow which is just as much a part of life. If we are able to relinquish some control and open up to a sense of trust in the process, then life can flow so much more easily.
Until next week,
Caro Tarot💛

wild {unknown} friday

It’s probably going to be really difficult to focus on anything for too long this week, as your attention is called to multiple tasks and situations which you must deal with. Instead of trying to do everything at once by multitasking like crazy, if you can, attempt to put your energies into one thing at a time. It’s better to prioritise and do a few things well, rather than flying off at a tangent and not fully completing anything on your to do list. What you fail to accomplish will still be on your schedule for another day….and who knows, maybe some problems will solve themselves so that you are able to strike them off your list!