Posted in Decks, Monday Musings, Tarot Reading, Tarot Tuesdays, Tips, weekend thoughts

In The Beginning

Hi there nibblings. I hope we’re doing well today.

I wanted to kind of talk about something that has been on my mind a little bit lately. That thing being my beginnings in both the Craft and of Tarot and Divination work. When I was about ten years old, my parents took my brother and myself to an out of doors swap meet. It was summer time and it was very hot. There were tents and tables and things set out in the noon-day sun.

We came up to a table and I could just tell from how I felt that this was a table I wanted to look around a bit more and explore. I remember there being lots of tiny knick-knacks set up all over the table and a few shelves that had been stood up as well along the wall of a van that the stuff had come out of.

I made my way to the back of one of the tables off to the opposite side of where my brother was going. It was fun to shop with my brother, but he never wanted to look at the things that I wanted to do look at. Of course, we had some similarities but that was another story for another time.

I saw the strangest thing. It looked like a pack of cards of some sort. Mind you I didn’t have much information on this particular pack of cards. I thought perhaps that they were cards for magic tricks. Little did I know what this pack of whimsically painted cards held for me. My mother noticed me handling it an offered to buy it for me as a birthday gift. I was ten, why not get me something interesting?

My mother explained to me that these were tarot cards. She told me that they were something not everyone was into. And those who were into them often hid the fact where we lived, in the super fun toothbrush of North America, also known as Oklahoma. She told me that there was what was called a Bible Belt and that we were the shiny belt buckle of the Bible Belt.

I promised her I would be careful and we purchased the cards and that was one of the highlights of the day.

When we got home, I opened the pack of cards up and looked through all the art work on them. This is what I wanted to do. I loved it already. I knew. I knew right away. I swore that this would be the one thing I would do for the rest of my life.

The deck was called the Tarot of the Spirit. You can find more information on it at this link here. The deck was created in 1992 by Joyce Eakins. It was purely magical. I connected with the elements of the cards and the feel.

Many years later, on my senior trip to Six Flags Over Texas, I had my cards with me in my backpack. I hadn’t really thought much about what was happening or going on that day. We went through a water roller coaster and my cards ended up getting soaking wet and ruined. This was a might blow. By this time, I had bought other decks… But I still loved this one. I went to the internet and bought the cards from US Games (I think they were selling on eBay at the time or something, that part was a little bit vague) and replaced my beloved deck.

During that time period, it was told to us that we had to have our first deck given to us. And my mother had given me my first tarot deck. This does not mean that this has aged well. It has come to many people’s attention that you can choose a deck for yourself for your first one. The only reason I would suggest to wait is if you’re truly a sentimental type like I am (Cancer in so many signs!).

But yeah, I have had two incarnations of the deck, my original water-ruined one (which I believe may even still be around here somewhere, I am not one hundred percent sure) and the one that I use now for most every reading I do.

Bless you US Games for what you have given to me. Bless you for changing my life. Who knew that swap meets were something so life-altering?

-Vyvyan Wormwood

Posted in moon phase, Tips, weekend forecast

Weekend Forecast 3-10 to 3-12

Greetings and salutations my friends!

FULL MOON THIS WEEKEND- 3-12-2017

It’s time for another weekend forecast. I drew these cards and instantly knew something good was going to happen this weekend. I decided to use my new Cat Tarot card set again because I’m in love with the artwork since I’m such a crazy cat lady. I’m excited to bring them forth to you. So let’s get started!

Friday 3-10-2017:
10 of Wands (Sissicat): Looks like there will be some things going on that you will have to prove to others (but mostly yourself) that you are someone who goes along with the things that they believe in. Fight for what you believe is right. But don’t do so much fighting this time as you need to show that you can carry it on your shoulders softly. Your values are important and you need to show that you can hold them with grace.

Saturday 3-11-2017:
9 of Wands (Cat Mulder): You will be finding the truth out behind things today. What you shouldered yesterday will show up again today, but this time it will be in a way that shows you who or what (or something) is on your side. The truth it out there. (lol)

Sunday 3-12-2017:
Knight of Wands (Freddy Mercatry): Today is the final day of this conflict. You will be shown the way to transcend whatever problems and expectations people have of you and that you have of you. All of it. You will rise above all of these things and come out the victor, even if it wasn’t something that was really competitive.

I hope that this is something that will help you out this weekend. I know that it came to me across the table or within the cards and it sounded like just the trick for this weekend. You will all be amazing. Rise above all the things that you have against you.

It’s going to be amazing weekend. Please note that the full moon will be on the 12th so this will be an amazing time to work up some magic or hoobajoob or whatever you want to do. It’s going to be amazing.

Be Well.
-Vyvyan Wormwood

 

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THAT DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME IS THIS WEEKEND AS WELL. BE PREPARED TO SET YOUR LOCKS AHEAD AN HOUR. SPRING FORWARD MY FRIENDS.

Posted in Tips

10 Quick Tips About Tarot

Hi there beautifuls! I have many tips about Tarot, so I wanted to share some of the things that I have learned over the years. I’ve been reading since I was ten years old, and now I am currently twenty nine years old. I am sure there are things that you will recognize as familiar, but I am hoping some of these tips are different for you and very interesting. Enjoy!

1.
If one believes in animism, a deck has it’s own spirit. People have told me that it is more of the energy from the deck that is a spirit. I’m very much with them on both thoughts. I like to believe that they should be treated as one treats a beloved friend or family member when working with the tarot (or any other thing really).

2. Crystals, gems, minerals, etc. are very important when working with the tarot. You can use the crystals to clear or charge the deck with various energy or remove energy, like a sponge even!

3. Yes or No questions are a fun thing to do. I do this by shuffling the deck and pulling a card out from a random place in the deck that “feels” right. Then, I will set it in front of me. If it is upright, it’s a yes. If it is reversed, it is a no. Either way, you read the card as information on that yes or no as well. For example, if I was doing a yes or no, and I pulled the tower card in reverse, it would be no but it would also mean that there was something very destructive going on. It’s up to how you read it.

4. You don’t have to exactly memorize the tarot cards. You can read by judging the symbolism on the card itself. This is called intuitive reading, which is how I do most of my readings.

5. An oracle card can be read (one or however many you feel necessary) after or during a tarot reading as something like a “moral of the story” card. These tend to pull the reading together properly and you can see things more clearly. I use this method with most of my spreads.

6. Music can help get you in the mood when reading. I suggest finding something inspirational. I have some belly dancing music I like to play while I read because it has a good beat and I get the proper “feeling” for it.

7. Most people say that you should turn off electronics while you do tarot reading (or divination of any kind, really). This is very much true. You don’t have to always, but it really helps keep you from being distracted and for that energy to seep into your reading and taint it a bit.

8. Something to condiser when reading intuitively is that each deck has different images. Usually there are common themes that run an undercurrent through every deck, but there are symbols on the cards, like colours or objects and such, that can be interpreted differently.

9. When getting a deck, try to get one that calls to you. If you get a good gut feeling about it, try it out. I will post my way to “train” a deck one of these days for people to try out.

10. Trying the same question with a deck can typically mess with the reading. Say I was asking that yes or no question again. If I asked it over and over to the same deck, the reading would soon become tainted. Even if you try it with different decks, you will get some very strange readings. The energy knows you are trying to get a certain answer and you will only get that answer. So maybe asking questions in a variety of different ways, or asking something that pertains to the original question but elaborates on it would help a lot more.

So that’s my quick tips. I hope you enjoyed. I had fun writing it. If you have questions, feel free to ask! I love to hear from my viewers!

Lots of love,
-Vyvyan Wormwood