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Judgmental July: Day 1

Hi there Tarot Tots!!!

Today I’m going to start with a quote from “A year of inspired living” by Kelly McGrath Martinsen

Judgmental: A negative word to describe someone who often rushes to judgment without reason. The adjective “judgmental” describes someone who forms lots of opinions– usually harsh or critical ones– about lots of people. Judgmental types are not open-minded or easygoing.” pg. 105

The reason I chose that quote to start this month is because I would like to start a kind of thing for “Judgmental July.” For this “holiday” or “theme” or whatever, I am going to try and take the usual reading of a tarot card and try to do the opposite of the usual “judging” it. I want to see something different in my pulls this month. Of course, not all pulls with be in this theme; I will still have my usual things. I just figured I would try something new.

As for those judgmental people, don’t let them affect you. I know that it is easy to say, and I agree! It’s *HARD* to let things go sometimes. We take things that others say to heart; things we don’t need to take that way. They warp our perceptions of the world around us and the way we see ourselves.

I grew up with a lot of judgment. I was often told I was “too weird” for all the other kids. Too hyper, too excited, too loud, too cheerful. Why is that an issue? Why are any of those things issues? Is it wrong for a child to be happy? I can understand being too loud if you are in some form of setting where being quiet is key (like a church, monastery, etc.), but it really shouldn’t be an issue. Kids will be kids. That’s why I am always patient with kids when I go places. I *WAS* that child, and sometimes I can *STILL* be that child. Get me wound up and I’m going to talk your head off. (It really depends on the topic.)

I have a friend who has a few children. She has a young girl (We can call this girl Korra). Korra is a VERY excitable girl, and she often reminds me of myself. When I was younger, people CONSTANTLY told me I had to be quiet, and that really affected me. I grew up feeling meek and unwanted. I don’t want Korra to feel this way, so I am patient and I listen to her as much as she wants. Funny thing, she brags about me all the time (lol). She likes talking to me and I like talking to her. She’s a very smart little girl and I am very proud of my friend for raising such a lovely young lady. I hope she grows into her excitable-ness and learns to use it for good, which I have no doubt she will. She talks about art, politics, everything. I know I will never have children (Vyvyan and Batsz cannot have children: we’re not going into that) but I hope that if I had a child, I would have one like Korra. So full of life and lively, pleasant and kind. Chattiness is not a drawback for me. It shows me she pays attention and notices things. I couldn’t be any happier to call her my “niece.”

I have a lot of people who body shame me in my life as well. I’m not going to lie, I am overweight. (Morbidly obese in doctor terms. I’ve seen it on my charts when I look at what they are writing. I know I shouldn’t, but I do.) I’m not the healthiest, either. I have anemia and other issues. But these things have seriously affected my mind and how I feel about myself. When you are told how bad you look, even passively, for YEARS, you start to kind of believe it. I’m trying to pull myself out of this trap with positive affirmations. I bought myself some crop tops and I’m finally living. I know that “you only live once” is a thing, and I’m starting to believe it. Why should I live in fear of people judging me for something I hardly have control over (trust me, I’ve tried. I’m still trying)? I want to be happy in my own skin. Do NOT let others dictate how you live your life. If you are not hurting anyone by wearing it (think metal cone bra to the eye sockets maybe) then you shouldn’t have to worry about wearing it. You are you. You are perfect, just like me (although we can all probably avoid those metal cone bras).

So yeah. Judgmental July is going to be a thing. I’ll think about it more and bring it to you guys as often as I can. Things about judgmental people, ways to fight back, etc. We can all do this together!

Lots of love,
Entie Vyvyan Wormwood
The Wormwood Oracle and the Mind Behind the Darkest Designs

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Leader of the Band

Good day to you, Tarot Tots!

Today I have something entirely new for you. I am reading a book called “A year of Inspired Living: Essays and Guided Journaling for Self-reflection” by Kelly McGrath Martinsen. It is very interesting so I thought I would do some work on my blog about it.

The first thing I came to was June. The question it asks is “How will you share your music, stories, freedom, and kindness with those you love?“. So I will answer in my own way.

Music is a very interesting thing for me because I listen to a lot of goth music (I’m goth, sue me! Jk) and alternative music. I also listen to a lot of different and unique musical things. I’m listening to the suggested song “Leader of the Band” by Dan Fogelberg and I am definitely inspired. It’s nice to hear how someone can live through their life trying to live to be like their “leader.” TBF, I do not get along with my own Leader. He was not kind to me as a child and is on the verge of disowning me as an adult, mostly due to the fact that I am so very “different.” My brother has and always probably will be accepted because he leads a much more “normal” life than I do. In some way, I have a sort of love for my father. It’s one of those peculiar kind of loves of “Yes, I am related to you.” But, it is not and probably won’t be much more than that. I won’t go into that too much. Just know that I, and my father have a sort of understanding. It’s not a good one, but it works for us.

The next thing that it talks about is stories. As a Bard, with OBOD (Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids), I am learning about telling stories. It’s nice to see that as well. There are so many people working on their ability to tell stories. Some day I will write a book and it will be a fascinating book about tarot. I’m sitting here reveling in the Saturday morning lofi hiphop music now as I write this part. I don’t know if I will ever be like my fellow Bards and OBOD members because I don’t listen to that much folk music. Sometimes I think that I am doing it wrong but my mentor tells me I’m doing great. I think i will pass my story on through this Blog and other social media that I have (Find me at VyvyanWormwood almost anywhere). I want to pass on the stories of the things I’ve done. Not that any of them are particularly interesting,but I still want to pass them on.

Freedom is something that I wish for everyone. I want all to be free to love and live as they please, as long as it does not harm anyone else in some way. I dont’ think there’s much for me to say on that topic.

And, of course, we have kindness. I find that kindness is hard to find sometimes. People do not treat others with their feelings in their thoughts. My parents did instill in me the ability to think about others. I am not a parent, nor will I ever be (Vyvyan is incapable of having children, as is their husband. They have chosen to never be parents and raise cats instead), but it is nice to help pass on my teachings of kindess on to people on the internet. You all have come here expecting that teaching and kindness to be passed on! I am so proud of you.

Show everyone your love. We all deserve it.

Ent Vyvyan Wormwood
Your favorite Gothicc Entie Oracle

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Monday Musings 5.24.21

Greetings Tarot Tots.

Today I write from you from my cozy home in the woods. It’s raining and my pets are running amok around my home. It’s nice to have these little friends who visit me all day long when I’m home. Some day I will have to show some pictures of these little guys. If you follow me on TikTok (@VyvyanWormwood) you may have seen a couple of them actually. My very first TikTok video was of my familiar spirit, Anise. Anise was/is my first pet in my adult life. I had some hamsters before but I didn’t count them because those were more a sharing pet.

Anise is my familiar. He always is there when something is going on. He is curious and protective. For example, when I am taking a drink from a cup or bottle or what have you, he often bumps the bottom of the container you are drinking from to “save” you from drowning. He once honestly ended up *causing* me to choke instead of saving me. But he has saved me many times. He loves to be around when I am doing magic of any sort. He is the alpha of the animals we have in the house. He is very large, and we think that he might be part Maine Coon. I love Anise with all my heart and I hope he lives a long and healthy life with me and my partner.

I have been lost in my studies as of late. I am hoping that I will be able to get more into my tarot business and that people will invite me to more fairs and festivals. Right now I’m only going to a couple but I’m pretty pumped about going to them. I am an OBOD member, so I have been reading my Gwersi. I’m not very far but what really matters is being able to retain the content of the Gwersi. I love being a Bard and I hope that it all sinks in an soothes my need for knowledge.

I have considered doing some painting but I haven’t done that as much lately. I do both watercolour and acrylic painting, along with digital media. I don’t particularly excel at them, but I do so love doing them. I’m also experimenting with written word and using poetry to really make myself feel known. I might start putting poetry up on the blog to see how that is received. I already put motivational quotes and things on my instagram (@VyvyanWormwood as well on there) that people can enjoy that I find and enjoy, personally. Mondays are my “Monday Motivation” posts on there using the Mystic Monday Tarot deck.

If you have something you’d like me to ruminate upon, please send me a comment.

Lots of love,

Entie Vyvyan Wormwood
The Wormwood Oracle

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Weekday Forecast 4.5-4.9.2021

Ethereal Visions Tarot by Matt Hughes

Greetings Tarot Tots.

It’s time for another weekday reading. This week I used the Ethereal Visions Tarot by Matt Hughes.

3 of Pentacles (Upright)
(keywords: Success, collaboration, solutions, confidence): Today is a day to start working together with a partner or work on your relationships with others. If you are the type to be alone all the time, you might want to consider how you collaborate with others. People will want to work with you today. It’s a good time to start a new project, or work on one you already were working on. Take some time talking with others and be aware that they are going to WANT to help you. Be ready to accept.

10 of Cups (Upright)
(keywords: abundance, satisfaction, harmony, accomplishment): That relationship you are building from yesterday is really paying off! Be prepared for good things to come your way! Between the people you are building relationships with, you could be looking for a very successful working coupling. You work well together and it’s honestly one of the best you’ve ever had. May this be a work relationship or a personal one, you are definitely showing some promise. Be prepared for success.

7 of Cups (Upright)
(keywords: illusion, imagination, unrealistic desires, possibilities): Be present in the moment. That is important for you at this moment. Try to take some time to yourself today and work on the things that will make you get behind sometimes. There are chores that need doing that are going to be great to work on at this time. You can reconnect with the physical things that you have to do in so many different ways. Don’t worry about the relationship you are building today too much. Bare in mind you’ll still have to spend some time with them, but don’t take all day!

5 of Swords (Reversed)
(keywords: resolution, forgiveness, understanding, reunion): Today is a good day to work on setting boundaries. You know that there are things in this world that you just can’t stand and someone is trying to push you to do them. If this is about that new relationship, know that they will need to know your boundaries as well. Don’t worry if you fight a little or quarrel a bit; you’re bound to get back on that horse!

Page of Swords (Upright)
(keywords: thoughtfulness, clarity, curious, restless): This is the time to do something fun for yourself. Have you considered possibly trying a new style? You might want to do that today. Have fun! Life is about having fun and you can’t always be working (or playing)! You should take things in moderation but why not challenge yourself a little bit today? Go ahead! You deserve it.

Lots of Love.
Entie Vyvyan

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Weekday Forecast 3.29-4.2.2021

Crow Tarot by MJ Cullinane

Greetings and Salutations my little Tarot Tots!

Today is another fun day of reading tarot for you and I. Another day to see what the week has in store. Shall we begin?

Page of Wands (Upright)- (Keywords- Ideas, Creativity, Vibrancy): Monday is going to be an interesting day. There’s a lot of chance for today to be a good day. Yesterday was the full moon so there should be some positive energy left over a little bit. Please be aware that we are in a waning moon phase though so things are starting to diminish, energy-wise. Use it wisely.

9 of Cups (Upright)- (Keywords- Positivity, fulfillment, grateful): It is a positive day today. We are looking into a time of a lot of emotional intrigue. We’re moving into the time of Aries astrologically. There is a lot of emotion that is pent up in the universe right now. If you are having an issue with relationships right now, have no fear. There could be some fighting with your inner circle during this time so feel free to seek other people out.

2 if Cups (Reversed)- (Keywords- Negotiation, partnership, confident): As a kind of relationship sense of things this week being lacking, it is possible that one should really be looking inward on this day. Today, you will see that you are lacking in the confidence you need to stand up for yourself. Feel that you are having issues and possibly should look into doing some shadow work, should you be fit at this time.

6 of Pentacles (Upright)- (Keywords- Generosity, compassion, charitable): Today is a good day to go back to working on relationships with other people, or just working on ourselves. We must be giving to the people around us but self care is important, too. Always remember that. I have started trying to be kinder to myself these days but it can be hard to remember.

Ace of Cups (Upright)- (Keywords- intuition, opportunity, positive relationships): Fridays are always great days to spend having a good time. Hopefully, you are dealing with the world’s new ways of doing things just fine. It’s good to see everyone using the opportunity to get the vaccine and go out into the world again (masked up, safely).

Please be safe this week. I love you kiddos.
-Ent Vyvyan Wormwood

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Temporary Hiatus Explanation

Greetings Tarot Tots.

It is my sad heart to explain my hiatus as of late. I have been having some serious health issues as of late and will be needing to continue my hiatus for at least another week until I after I will have a procedure done. I am unsure as of when the results of the procedure will allow me to know how much longer the hiatus will be so please keep your eyes peeled for updates.

I will try to at least keep doing some of my content as it tends to help distract me from the things that are affecting me negatively. My health is very poor so I am in a constant battle with this. Please bare with me while I try to get myself back on track.

Much love.

-Entie Vyvyan

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Weekday Forecast 3.1-3.5.2021

The Nightmare Before Christmas Tarot by Minerva Siegal and Abigail Larson

Greetings and salutations my little Tarot Tots! It’s another weekly forecast! I’m a little behind but I”m still here! Let’s go!

Queen of Candles (Upright. Keywords- independence, confidence, invigoration): Today is a day of living life to its fullest. There is something interesting about it being a Monday and being just so get up and go. There’s things to be done and you are going to get up and do them. Plan for the week to be a busy one and hopefully it won’t let you down.

4 of Potions (Reversal. Keywords- introspection, decisions, intuition): A lot of deep thoughts today. If it’s time to think you need, it’s time to think you will get. Today will be busy of course, but there will be some time in it for you to think things over. Are things not going the same with life that you want them to? You should check and recheck your priorities and see where they lie. Maybe someone who is in your life will start giving you hell as well. It’s time to consider the relationship with them to see if it really serves you.

7 The Chariot (Upright. Keywords- commitment, goals, determination): Today is the day that those goals you checked on yesterday need to start working. I feel that this morning will be the start of new things for you. You can change your life and what you have going on. It’s not hard. It just seems like it is because the things worth doing are always the hard ones. Take some time today to meditate and kind of go over your goals and commitments and see if they really do serve you.

7 of Candles (Reversal. Keywords- competition, self-confidence, capabilities): Actions speak louder than words, as always. It’s nice to see things are kind of starting to work out. You could do with some sort of competition in your life to keep you going. Now that competition is not something you need to have with someone else. Perhaps you want to give yourself something to keep you going? It’s going to be difficult but it’s nice to know that even now you can really set a good pace.

8 Strength (Upright. Keywords- bravery, courage, compassion, leadership): It takes a lot of gumption to get through this week. You’ll be happy to know that you are going to come out on top. It’s nice to see sometimes that you have the compassion to lead yourself into better pastures I suppose. As long as you know that the goals you started this week are the right ones, you should be fine. Let the stars tell you that your ideals are along the right side of the track.

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Weekend Forecast 2.26-2.28.21

Ethereal Visions Tarot Deck by Matt Hughes

Greetings to you, my Tarot Tots!

It’s nice to see you all again! This week kind of rolled in like a thunderstorm, didn’t it? I know we were having some issues this past week so let’s take a peek at what sort of thing the weekend has in store for us. This weekend we are using the Ethereal Visions Tarot deck by Matt Hughes. The artwork is very art nouveau with gold foil on it to give it a bit of a shimmer.

So let’s begin:

Page of Cups (reversal)
(keywords- immaturity, insecurity, apathy, impulsiveness): After this week of trying and the zany tribulations that you have gone through, you are beginning to see the issues that are the main problem you have been meaning to deal with. The people or person you are dealing with, or even your self, has been a bit immature this week, and you are out to set things right. Hopefully this weekend we will see a change of heart of the situation and things will get better.

BETWEEN FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Tonight is the moon in Virgo, a great time for us all. Please be aware that this is a time of change, but is also a good time for things to be brought to light. A moon in Virgo is what is known as a Virgin Moon, and she wants us to “Let Shit Go” (see Cosmopolitan article there). There are better things for us to do during this moon, so check out the link and see if you have something you need to work on specifically.

VI Lovers (reversal)
(keywords- separation, imbalance, conflict, disconnection): This is one of the peaks of the week. As this card is a major arcana, one can assume that this has a much bigger part to play in the weeks events. You may be losing something important to you, but know that there are more things out there that you can look forward to. So many people are out there in this world, you cannot be pegged down by just something so utterly simple.

8 of Wands (upright)
(keywords- action, balance, change, productivity): At least Sunday seems like it will be a calm down for you. Things will be much simpler today then they have been for you. It’s something of a wonder to understand how you could have not blown some kind of gasket the past week. At least Sunday’s are easy and chill. You will have a good day today for sure, one that is productive and able to allow you to get the most work done.

Alrighty. That’s all I can see for you tonight. Please Enjoy this forecast, maybe tell me what you think about the Cosmo article I linked. I thought it was kind of cute.

-Entie Vyvyan

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Weekday Reading 2.22-2.26.2021

Greetings Tarot Tots!

It’s time for another Weekday Reading! I hope you are as excited as I am.

I decided to use The Romantic Tarot today. No real good reason. I just felt like it would be a fun thing to read with this week’s reading.

8 of Swords (Upright)-
(keyword- imprisonment): Monday is going to start up in a sort of melancholic kind of mood. You’re definitely not feeling your best. You feel like the walls are kind of closing in on you after a weekend of freedom from responsibility. Or at least that is what it feels like. Perhaps you are just suffering “a case of the Mondays” like some people say. This week is definitely not staring off great.

6 of Swords (Upright)
– (keyword- passage): There is a relationship in your life that isn’t doing well for you. It’s important for you to rid yourself of this relationship. It could be a passing thing or just something you don’t really consider much of one; they could even be someone that you just see on occasion and not often. It’s important to keep yourself sane by getting rid of relationships that don’t help you along. Time to break some ties.

Knave of Pentacles (Reversed)
– (keyword- courage): Today is important in that you have the potential to fill up this space that you had with that relationship that you got rid of yesterday. You have all the reason in the world to be a little nervous. But, today is going to be a good day if you so choose it. Get excited and get ready, it’s time to see what the world has in store for you.

9 The Hermit (Upright)
– (keyword- concentration): Well, it’s important to have time to yourself these days. So definitely don’t take this time for granted. You have been distracted and all shook up. It could be that you’re thinking of your old relationships. You need to go over the things you do have in your life and then hurry it up because although you have things you let go, there are new things that you are supposed to get INTO your life. Let’s see all that new potential coming in and greet it.

5 the Hierophant (Upright)
– (keyword- self-control): The Hierophant can mean that you are looking for more friendships in your life. Different ones perhaps, than the ones that you have in your life right now. You could be feeling pretty lonely, but you aren’t. There are people around you who care for you that you may be overlooking. Take some time to look at those people during this time. If you find yourself missing people, why not look online? Sometimes there are groups of people with interests that you have online that you could connect with. There are always different ways to connect with people these days.

Now, if you want to connect to ME, please feel free to find me in most social media under the name VyvyanWormwood.

I’ll be around.
-Vyvyan Wormwood

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Monday Motivation

Greetings Tarot Tots. Let’s chat!

Today’s Monday card from the Mystic Monday’s Deck by Grace Duong

Today was the day for Motivation! Monday Motivation that is. Today’s card is the Queen of Cups, a being of intuition, caring, and compassion. They are out to help you in whatever way they can, however they can. This may represent you, this may represent someone in your life. They will bring you what you need during this time of Mercury Retrograde. Understanding will do us all some good at this point in time.

In other news, I recently joined OBOD (The Oder of Bards, Ovates, and Druids)! I am happy to announce that I am now a Bard officially. If you know me personally, you know that this amuses the hell out of me. And I can’t really discuss my lessons and such but I can discuss other things like holidays and how they pertain to me, personally.

Recently, I celebrated Imbolc with my husband, Batsz. Batsz and I are enjoying waiting for Spring to come, but right now we are going through Second Winter. We live in Oklahoma so there are three Winters, in my mind. You have your regular Winter, which doesn’t always give you snow. Hell, none of them guarantee you any snow. This year we are on Second Winter and it has brought us over a foot of snow where we live. It’s white, beautiful bullshit, delivered from my matron goddess, Skadi.

Only recently have I started working with Skadi and she has shown me some of her ways. I have become more confident under her watchful eyes and now she is bringing me this snow to celebrate. I took it as a sign to work on my blog and tarot business today. Tomorrow, I will work on some other things related to this and hopefully I will become more successful.

I have made a few changes and hooked up with some other people online to bring you even more content, but we will see how far those things go.

Anyway, Entie Vyvyan Loves you.
-Vyvyan Wormwood, The Mind Behind the Darkest Designs and the Wormwood Oracle