Friday, 4 April 2014

Into the weekend with a guide


This morning I've drawn this beautiful card from the Osho Zen Tarot. I really have loved working with its gentle energy this week.

 The Three of Rainbows sits where the Three of Pentacles would be in other decks and, as I am heading for a full day and weekend of work, I nodded agreement when I saw this card. I should have learned from yesterday that the Osho interpretations don't all correlate exactly. Here we have a beautiful angelic being lighting the way forward for a mortal who isn't looking too sure. Interestingly, I won an oracle reading this week and one of the messages was that my guides were close by and I should be listening for their input. I certainly like to think I have guides, angels and rellies who have passed on bobbing about, nudging me this way and that. But yes, I do doubt. I let my human-ness get in the way. Much of the advice in this deck asks us to savour and honour each moment.

Much of the time (read often!) I forget to live mindfully, and I believe that's true for many of us. For instance, I try to remember to eat slowly and not read the news on my laptop while doing so (major fail). However, when I'm working I am completely absorbed. Reading the Tarot takes me to another place as does making jewellery. Weaving silver chains is extremely medatitive and there are times when hours have swept by and I find myself holding a chain way longer than I needed. I'm not assuming I visit some higher realm, but I definitely feel I'm in that 'altered state' meditation experts tell of.

So maybe the Osho is closer to the tradtional meaning of the Three of Pentacles for me today; dedication to a project and creative mastery are a couple of the interpretations I work with. There may be no visible team watching over my shoulder (although there is always a cat!) but maybe there is a team in another realm, whispering encouragement and guidance.....I simply have to listen.

Wishing you and your teams a wonderful day,

'Til next time,


The Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game of Zen
DruidCraft Tarot - Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm 

Thursday, 3 April 2014

No postponing rainbows


A dusty sun is breaking through this morning, illuminating a thick layer of Saharan sand on the garden furniture. Once again we have been advised to stay indoors. Well, yesterday I put off doing some things that could wait, but today I really have to go out. I drew another card from the Osho Zen Tarot ...

Ha ha! The Four of Clouds operates in the realm of the Mind and I immediately equated it to the more traditional Four of Swords, which advocates a time to stop and rest. Take a mental break. Not so with this deck - here I am being encouraged to stop putting off until tomorrow what can be achieved today. The rainbow landscape is enticing me throught that window. I'm even wearing a brightly coloured tunic, which is unusual for me!

The book says: The relief and expansiveness you will feel once you put aside all the dithering thoughts that are preventing you from acting now will make you wonder why you ever waited so long.

So I shall brave the day. I'll close the air ducts in the car and venture out ...

Have a rainbow filled day,

'Til next time,



Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Catching up, celebrating and a little Osho


A little midweek round up ...

 Firstly - Formula 1. A very assured race from our King of Swords, Lewis Hamilton, don't you think? Poor Daniel Ricciado is suffering at the whims of The Moon, and I still believe Nico Rosberg is on the up and up (Wheel of Fortune). The three posts prior to this one have ALL the draws for the teams, the drivers and the race calendar. The next race is at the next weekend in Bahrain, where I have drawn Lady of Leviathans (Queen of Pentacles) - will it be the positive points of the Lady, organised, helpful trustworthy? Or her flip side where things are a bit sloppy..... can't wait!

 In my Tarot life I have achieved something I'm enormously chuffed about....I am now an Endorsed reader for TABI (Tarot Association of the British Isles). This has meant working with a mentor overseeing 25 readings. Everyone, no matter how experienced they are at reading the cards, has to go through this process in order to read for TABI. I found it a fascinating experience; I was teamed with a mentor with a very different style from mine, but the combination worked well (I drew The Sun, when I asked how the mentoring would go!)
It feels good to be flying solo! Reading requests come in from all over the world and cover every topic.

I have also updated my own 'Tarot' tab with a 'Buy Now' button and explain how to book a reading with me and the decks I work with. Do take a look :-)

As a treat for making it through the endorsement process, I bought the Osho Zen Tarot. There is a lot of love for this deck and I've been curious about it for a while. Meditation is a regular thing in the Treewitch house so I'm hoping to gel with the atmosphere of the cards. I thought I'd share some daily cards with you as I get to know them. In the book that comes with the deck each card is given a commentary about its meaning plus some text from Osho to meditate on and add as much depth as you wish. The artistry is beautiful - it's by Deva Padma, who lived in the Osho compound and worked with Osho's and other community members' guidance on the cards. They arrived yesterday so my thoughts and impression are brand new!
I drew Inner Voice as my guidance for the day. There's definitely a High Priestess feel about the card - the crescent moon (which we have right now) and the two pillars seen here as dolphins. The water isn't hidden as in some other depictions and I feel drawn and welcomed into the deep pool of the subconscious. I like the crystal in the centre, which the book tells of finding clarity. The two faces seem to show how I may appear outwardly to the world, whilst honouring my inner self and the treasure (the crystal) held inside.

Where I live in the south east of England, we are currently swathed in a Saharan dust cloud, whipped up by a sand storm and carried over to Europe. The advice is to stay indoors today if possible, which is fine by this mild agoraphobic! I shall be still and silent and listen to what my inner voice may reveal ...

'Til next time,