Sorry this one is late. I had a most excellent date night with husbear last night, and it kind of slipped my mind in all the fun we were having. However, it’s still early in the week, so I think we’re good!
I’m using the Wildwood Tarot again because I really do want to learn it. I feel like this is going to be a really important deck for me. However, the lack of reversals in the book is still problematic. I used to refuse to use reversals in my readings, thinking that life wasn’t all good or bad, it was just in the way we chose to behave and the cards were there to guide us as far as general themes. However, I started working with them again a few years ago, and realized that there is a depth that they add to a reading that I had been previously lacking. I really want that for this deck as well.
I did find this article on the Wildblog concering reversals with Wildwood, and the basic advice given is to decide how YOU want to read reversals. So wait, does that mean that I have to actually THINK about my reading? Wow. Radical.
In the past position, we have The Blasted Oak, which takes the place of the Tower in a traditional Rider Waite deck. The Tower is usually about destruction of the walls and foundations we’ve built up around ourselves. In the Wildwood deck, the Blasted Oak represents pretty much the same thing. Some outside force has rocked our world to its foundations, and destroyed everything we had worked for. However, there is also an element of stripping away illusions and false security. So at some time in our past, we’ve had all the things we worked for stripped from us by some outside force.
In the present position, we have the Queen of Bows, or the Hare. Bows equate to Wands in a traditional deck. The Hare is a kind, witty, compassionate business partner. We’re getting support that we need to see our adventures through. So while we’ve had everything fall apart before, we now have the support we need to put something back together for ourselves, and that will involve another person.
In the future, we have the Four of Bows reversed. This card is about celebration and a reward for our hard work. It’s time to relax and enjoy the fruits of our labor. However, we got this card reversed. So I think what it’s telling us here is not to celebrate too quickly. We still have A LOT of work ahead of us. And that’s OK. We have the support we need, and this is the time that we need to really put the work in.
This all still seems positive to me, even with the reversed card in the future position. Personally, this means a lot to me, as these readings always do. I’ve worked really hard throughout my life to find a path in terms of a career or life’s work. None of the paths I’ve taken have led anywhere, however, and it’s time for me to figure out what it is I’m supposed to do, and put the work in.
What are you willing to put work towards? What is it that you’re supposed to be doing with your life, and where are you getting support from?
Blessed be! 🙂