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Tarot Card of the Week: I The Magician

Greetings my little tarot tots.

Today is another day of working with a specific tarot card. This time we will be studying The Magician I (1); the “first” card of the story of the Fool 0. We will be referring to the Magician as a “he” throughout this article, hopefully that doesn’t offend anyone. I just know that the cards always portray him as male in most of the decks and artwork. Also, the number one is considered to be a phallic symbol, and there are many symbolic messages within the Magician’s card that show that he is definitely a masculine card.

The Fool is on his journey and his first stop is his attempt to gain power over his surroundings. In this card, we find that he has collected each of the objects you will find in the minor arcana: Cups, Pentacles, Wands, and Swords. Typically he will have a wand in his hand, raised to show that he is trying to cast a spell of some sort. It is my belief that he is trying to become all-powerful somehow and he thinks that using the wand will get him there.

The minor arcana (Cups, pentacles, wands, and swords) represent elements. They represent water, earth, fire, and air respectively. We will talk more about this in a later blog post.

The magician is master of things material. He has yet to become The High Priestess II and delve into the inner workings. We will discuss that more in the next chapter of our story. The magician brings us, or the fool, power. He is the master of skills, concentration, and resourcefulness. His abilities are showing some of what we consider to be latent powers, as well.

Mostly I can gather what sort of things I feel from this card, only some of what I have to say is history and such. Every time I have drawn the Magician he has been trying to teach someone a lesson, or be heard. With him, he is commanding attention, standing at his table doing his work. It makes me wonder if there is a card where he is standing at a podium teaching a class. I think this is more of a way that he is trying to gather more and tell the world that he is there to command attention. Too bad he doesn’t realize there are things out there much more powerful than he.

Hopefully that told you a little bit about The Magician card. Each time I write a post on one of these cards I will be doing them in different mannerisms so as to showcase them in their own ways.

Thank you for reading, and I’ll see you next week (if I don’t do any updates besides this).

-Vyvyan Wormwood

The Wormwood Oracle and the Mind Behind the Darkest Designs

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Tarot Card of the Week: 0 The Fool

Greetings my little Tarot Tots!!

Today, I decided that I wanted to start something completely new to my blog. I figured education on the tarot would be absolutely fantastic for me to share with you. I will be sharing a variety of information on each of the cards on their own weeks.

I am starting with 0 The Fool, as The Fool is seen as the beginning of the Major Arcana. There is so much to learn from the Fool. (I will be referring to the Fool in male pronouns during this talk, but feel free to call him whatever you are comfortable with.) He also is known to be the 22nd card of the Major Arcana and can sometimes be known as the LAST card and not the beginning. Some people just consider it an endless loop, which is what I believe. I see it as a life cycle.

The Fool is usually travelling with a pack on his back with his loyal pet dog with him. There are many things that mean something in the Fool’s card, symbolically I mean. Let’s break it down. I will be using the Rider-Waite deck for the artwork that most people are used to.

As we look at the Fool, we see several things: A pack, a rose, a dog, a cliff, the sun, fancy clothes, and his head high in the sky… Hopeful for what things to come.

The Fool’s head is high in the sky, looking up and forward. He has hopes for the future and new beginnings. He is innocent, unmarred, unadjusted to what we are all going through in our own journeys. He is purity in it’s most true form. When he is seen as the last card in the Major Arcana, this purity means something different. He is purity after all of what has come through. He is transcendence.

The fancy clothes are what he brings with him to prepare for the things that he is going to try to do on his journey. He wants to try to fit in. This Fool does not even know that the key is not to fit in, but to be different. Good thing he clashes as bad as he does.

The Sun is a sign of those who watch over him. Perhaps a high power or even authority. They are keeping an eye on him to see what sort of things he does. Could be a sign of “big brother” in whatever spread you are trying to accomplish.

The Cliff is a sign that this beginning could be a rough start. You always get burned at the beginning. If this card is at the end, perhaps it could be that this cliff is his jumping off point back into the world to help those that he has loved so much within his journey. Maybe even helping those less fortunate or those he doesn’t even like.

The Dog is his loyal companion. The friends he makes along the way are important to him, as they carry lessons that he will have to learn. A good friend is loyal, just like this dog. The fact that he has only one dog shows that there are few people who will stand with you throughout your journey. Not everyone can be trusted. But this friend can. Put faith in him.

The Rose is a sign of love. A pure love, as this rose is white, and white is a colour of purity in the language of flowers. I could go into a huge rant about this if I knew more about floral language. If you’d like to know more about it, I would just google or search your preferred search engine with “Victorian Flower Language Meanings.”

Finally, The Pack. The Fool’s pack is what he uses to bring the things he needs for his journey. When he goes through each of the phases of the Major Arcana, he’s definitely going to need the help. It’s like the scouts always say, “Be Prepared.” I like to think that the Fool is a member of whatever was considered scouts back when the deck was created.

There you have it. That’s the Fool. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below in the comments. I would love to see any comments or critiques or anything you’d like to say.

Lots of love,

Aunt Vyvyan

The Wormwood Oracle

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Back from Hiatus

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Greetings my little Tarot Tots!

I will be back from hiatus very shortly. That means there will be more tarot fun for you to enjoy. It’s nice to have my things in order and I’m hoping to bring some good content for everyone.

I started working on Fiverr.com as well, so I will be able to do Daily Goddess Draws for all of you as well. Just hit me up on there sometime. I will post a link.

You can find me HERE.

I hope that we can all learn new things and be inspired together.

 

Lots of love,

-Vyvyan Wormwood
The Wormwood Oracle

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Weekend Forecast 5-19-2017 to 5-21-2017

Hello my little Tarot Tots!

Today I wanted to try something a little bit different. I’m so excited about this. For this weekend’s forecast I changed from using a tarot deck to an oracle deck that I am fond of. This oracle deck is called the “Healing with the Fairies Oracle Cards.” I bought this deck from a thrift shop (believe that or not!) and it has worked really well for me ever since.

The reason that I have chosen to work with this particular deck is due to it’s healing properties. I’m very excited about how it’s going to work for you this weekend. I can’t help myself, I read ahead of how I usually do things to see how well it would work this weekend.

Let the healing begin:

Friday 5-19-2017

Detoxification: I see this card a LOT when I’m working with this particular deck, so I’m not surprised to see it here. This card is all about trying to get rid of old habits, poor health, and give you good things like eating the proper foods and the proper amounts. It’s good to really take a step back and look at how you’re doing today. You need to realize that somewhere, you have something toxic in your life, and you need to pull it out of there. It’s a good time to get started on that. The affirmation for this card is as follows:

“I take excellent care of my body, and I crave only healthful foods and beverages.”

 

Saturday 5-20-2017

New Location: I can’t say this card really makes too much sense in this current reading. I’m not sure how to place it. That’s the thing: This card is all about placement. You may need a new job or a new home or just something new in general. I personally see this as a sign to change something dramatically, which works well with the previous day’s card. Try shuffling your hours around and doing some feng shui maybe. The affirmation for this card is as follows:

“I now live and work in a safe, comfortable, spacious environment, in a wonderful location.”

 

Sunday 5-21-2017

Moving Forward Fearlessly: This card is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. It’s very exciting that this card has shown up in this reading. It shows that whatever steps you have taken in the past two days is really taking effect. You’re going to do wonderful and you need to further it by taking more steps to your dreams. You could take some kind of lesson like singing or painting or something absolutely fun. It’s a good thing to really take care of yourself this way. I personally take care of my dreams by writing in this blog. To help people and show them the different manners in which they can help themselves is just perfect for me. The affirmation for this card is as follows:

“I move forward fearlessly, trusting that each step I take is perfectly guided.”

 

So what do you think, Tarot Tots? Looks good? I think so. I can’t wait to see what kind of things that you guys get up to.

Let me know what kind of shenanigans you get up to. I can’t wait to hear from all of you.

 

Lots of love,

-Vyvyan Wormwood

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Weekend Forecast 5-12-2017

Hello my little Tarot Tots!

It’s time for another weekend forecast. I can’t wait to see what we’ve got in store today. I will be using the Tarot of the Spirit deck that I love so much. I haven’t bought or received any new decks recently so I can’t do anything new (bummer), but that’s okay. The decks that I have work absolutely wonderfully either way.

I’m sure everyone is glad that Mercury Retrograde is FINALLY OVER. I had a lot of issues go down during that time and I feel like I could have done better or something.

Enough about that. Let’s move onto the forecast. It looks like we’ve got quite a bit going on this weekend.

Here we go:

Friday 5-12-2017:
XVII The Star: This is a good day to follow your creativity and do something amazing. Do you have a project that you are working on currently? You should work on it today! When you get the time. I’m sure if you worked on it during this weekend it will be absolutely fine. I’m looking at the cards next to it and it kind of looks like it will maybe be a good day to do gardening. More on this later.

Saturday 5-13-2017:
8 of Earth- The Mountain: Today is a difficult day. It is going to be a day that you are going to have to be committed to what you do. You need to stick to your guns and do what you do best. I think this has to do with the previous card, which means that whatever you started yesterday needs to be finished today.

Sunday 5-14-2017:
7 of Earth- The Garden (Reversed): This card tends to mean that when you are in the garden that you are successful, and I believe that is true. You are at peace with something that you have created. I believe this is going to be a challenging win, but a win nonetheless. Gardening is such a wonderful hobby, even when you are just putting things in containers on your windowsill, believe that what you are doing is saving our sweet mother earth.

Now, for something entirely different, but still close to my heart: Bees. Bees are important to our ecosystem. They are vital in a plant(s) life. They pollinate, like butterflies, but I believe they are far more efficient, since they look like they can carry more than a butterfly can. They’re usually rather peaceful, unless you harass them. These creatures seem to even know when you are afraid. If you hold still and stay calm, they will leave you alone. They could honestly care less that you are there.

For some more information on saving the bees, please visit the following link:

Save the Bees!
More Bees!
BeeRaw
Cheerio’s Bee Saving Page

That’s all for today! Thanks everyone!

-Vyvyan Wormwood

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Monday Musings- Adoration

Hello my little Tarot Tots!

So my prompt for the day is “What draws you to paganism?”

Well, there are many things. Mostly the fact that it is a rather peaceful, earth centered religion. As a Hedgewitch, I am very drawn to working with the earth and it’s denizens. I am out there to learn about the world around me. Mostly I work with land spirits and animals spirits. There are many different ways to do these things. I will go over them at some point in this blog.

I like the fact that paganism is very eco friendly and that a lot of pagans are vegetarian or vegan. Not all of them, but some. I can kind of appreciate those views. I consider myself mostly vegetarian, but I occasionally enjoy meat. This is called Flexitarianism (which is what I am, obviously). I can kind of pick and choose, but most of the time I enjoy plant based foods and such.

I am not Wiccan, and I enjoy keeping the Balance that is nature. Sometimes I am called upon to do hexes and such but most of the time I do not. I just like having the option. I try to be the kind of person that excels at being nice and hope that works for the best. I just see that working for me much better.

Something that I really like is the fact that I can uphold a sort of balance in my own little corner of the world with all of the spirits to aid me.

I would say that my most favorite aspect is that you have to study so much. If you want to get anywhere you need to know what you are doing. Life is full of learning and as I always say “If you don’t learn your lesson in life, you’ll have to repeat the class.” There are so many books, websites, blogs, twitters…. Everything. So many views to be shared. Hell, I’m sharing my views right now with you. I’ve read so much and I’ve experienced so much as well. It’s fun and it’s a great thing for you to try. I can’t say it’s for everyone, but I’m pretty sure just dipping your toes into some of it might give you a fresh look on life and such.

I suppose this has become ranty. Anyway.

Be Well, friends.

-Vyvyan Wormwood

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Monday Musings- My Religion Beforehand

Hello my little Tarot Tots!

Looks like it’s time for another bit of musings this Monday. I have been getting prompts from a blog here on the intarnuts called Pagan Journal Prompts.

So my next prompt is: What was my Religion before I was pagan.

Well, I didn’t spend a lot of time being anything besides pagan, as I was kind of taken in by paganism and whatnot before I could explore other religions too seriously. I have been really interested in and fascinated with paganism and other new age type things ever since I was a kid (ten if you’ve been following me for a bit).

My mother tried to get my brother and I to go to a christian (southern baptist) church for a little while when my little brother was in third grade (I BELIEVE I was in like… fifth grade at the time? I’m not entirely sure….). We did not like it very much. In fact, both my brother and I both thought we were going to hell so severely that we had nightmares for weeks after going to that church. We’re just not the type of people you can preach fire and brimstone. I know there are people who like that sort of thing, but we were very sensitive children (and I’m STILL rather sensitive).

I don’t bash other religions. In fact, I would really like to go back to a church some time just to see what sort of things that go on there. I was actually invited to several things before Easter (even though I was celebrating the pagan way).

So there you go. A little information about myself.

What is your religion, friends?

-Vyvyan Wormwood