Sunday, 31 May 2015

Theme of the Week w/c: 31/05/15 King of Swords & Knight of Wands

Good evening Moonbeams,

I hope you have all had a good weekend? I was in North Yorkshire yesterday at The Forbidden Corner - it is fabulous, really enjoyed it. I'll be going back without the children to have a proper mooch around. My youngest niece found it a bit scary and so we had to cut it short.

I had a fabulous evening earlier tonight chatting with some other tarotists and discussing favourite decks and cards etc. I am really looking forward to catching up again.

So all in all I am feeling very positive and happy with life. I have shuffled and asked upstairs what glorious things I need to think about this week and would you believe it? More Royals have shown up. Obviously they have heard about my wheels and my good mood and thought they would come and share.

Dominant Energy: King of Swords
As you know, I am not the greatest fan of the swords suite and now I have the King visiting. The King reminds us of leadership. Not the "follow me" kind but the tactical, diplomatic and strategic kind. This King works purely from intellect and doesn't allow emotion in. When someone isn't emotionally invested they can seem cold and distant. They can also change sides and viewpoints depending on which side is of the most value to them. This can make them seem shallow or a bit feckless.

The plus side is that they can see the bigger picture and look at all angles and viewpoints and think things through dispassionately until they can find the correct answer/viewpoint/stance that brings about the best result. They are also in a position to explain and guide others who may be drowning in an emotional whirlpool and who is struggling to find their path.

Action: Knight of Wands
Oh my, the Knight of Wands! The Knight of Wands reminds us of our sense of adventure and our belief in our indestructability. This Knight is easily distracted with whatever is new, now, exciting, glamorous and adventurous but has no continuity or commitment. The knight seems vain and shallow and like the King, doesn't allow emotion to touch him. He doesn't feel deeply and refuses to be tied to anything or anyone.

This can seem exciting for a while but it is ultimately unfulfilling and unfortunately, we are destructible and we do need something to connect to or someone to commit to. We cannot be forever flitting around always looking for the next big thing.

So we have an opportunity to distance ourselves from an issue and look at it dispassionately, to find the core of the issue to be resolved, then what? Do we take the chance to walk away and look for something new altogether? Do we cut our ties and look for a new path with a sense of adventure instead of fear?
The King says, look at the big picture. The Knight says have fun for a while.

What will you do?

Enjoy your week

BB x

Friday, 29 May 2015

300 page views!

I can't believe it, I am so chuffed to have had so many drop by to view & I do hope some of you have been repeat dropper byers. 

Thank you all very much

BB xx

Something for the weekend 29/05/15: Queen of Pentacles and 3 of Wands

Good afternoon Moonbeams,

Yesterday evening, after a very happy and exciting day (upstairs delivered my nice new shiny red car :)) I sat and asked upstairs what we need to be thinking about for the weekend.

This week I have come across a delightful spread that I am going to start using (Thank you very much Face Fiesta). Dominant Energy & Action

I actually have plans for Saturday, I am being "worlds best Aunty" for my 2 nieces and we are going for a play out. The cold and wet weather we have is going to go away for a warmish but DRY Saturday so that is ok.

Back to the cards, upstairs gave me the Queen of Pentacles and the 3 of Wands. Honestly, once the door has opened to Royalty, they just keep turning up! must be my swish new wheels...

Dominant Energy: the Queen of Pentacles reminds us that generosity is a virtue. Generosity, not just to others but also to yourself. Be as kind, caring and nurturing to yourself as you would to others.
Thoughts have power and it is hard to rewire our heads, we do not always think that we are as important as others and sublimate our own needs and wants and desires in order to prioritise others.
In reality, we are the most important person in our own lives and we can treat ourselves as such without compromising what we want to do for others.

This is a heads up for us to do better.  To nourish ourselves body, mind and spirit. The better we are, the better we are for others.

Action: The 3 of Wands reminds us that we are not there yet, wherever there may be. We have set off and so far so good, but now what? Now is the time to think about it, properly. What exactly do we WANT to achieve? Where do we WANT to be? This could mean a complete about turn or an amendment to our original vague idea that got us started in the first place. We have foundations now and this is always a good thing. But, the real work comes now with how and what we are going to do.

This is the moment where we decide on our future. We can't wing this part, we need to actively participate and start the hard work of building on our foundations.

So, we need to look after ourselves better, where do we want to start?

Hope you all have a lovely and fulfilling weekend

BB x

Monday, 25 May 2015

Theme of the week w/c 25/05/15: King of Cups

Good afternoon Moonbeams,

Hope you have had a smashing Bank Holiday so far? Mine has been fine. I had a lovely afternoon on Saturday sat in a sun trap of a friend’s garden and Sunday saw us enjoying the adventure of who was going to be relegated out of the premiership. Having a miserable Geordie on my hands for the next year was not a prospect I was looking forward to, fortunately they prevailed so I have a giddy Geordie instead.

As there is not much going on now,  have taken the time to ask upstairs what I need to be thinking about for the week ahead and The King of Cups has appeared.

I rarely get cups and even more rare is a King, fortunately I am all clean and tidy.

The King of Cups is a rare fellow and I am a little unsure what to make of him as my theme of the week. Cups embody feelings and emotions and Kings represent the masculine outward energy of their suit. This card can seem a little contradictory or not quite at ease with itself. Why is this? You ask, well Moonbeams, the King is separate from his element. He and his throne are fully on terra firma. He is next to water but unlike his Queen, he doesn’t actually touch it.

To me, this suggests someone with a vast knowledge of his subject but no actual physical experience of it. He reminds me of a councillor or therapist. He can help you understand yourself, help you see what you need to see/learn/forgive/forget etc. but, he hasn’t actually been there himself so doesn’t fully grasp what it is. This isn’t really his fault, no one can possibly experience everything from every perspective.  He can help you grow and move on but doesn’t actually do it himself as he isn’t actually going to dip his toe into the world of feeling and emotion. He is going to remain slightly apart in order to keep control and his perspective intact, after all, how can he help you if he is involved himself?

So, will we be called on to act like the King? Will we be required to distance ourselves in order to give guidance, insight and clarity or will we be required to dip our toes into the swirling seas of emotion and feelings and gain a bit more experience and empathy? Only the week will tell.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

BB x

Friday, 22 May 2015

Something for the long weekend: 3 of Pentacles

Good afternoon Moonbeams,
How are you all? I am well but tired, I seem to have had a busy week with no stopping. Last night was a play out though - if you haven't seen The Barely Methodical Troupe, you must! honestly it was jaw droppingly good.

Apart from an early night tonight, I asked upstairs what do I need to think about/know for the weekend and the 3 of Pentacles flipped out of the deck. Okay then, nothing to worry about here then, always a good sign :D

The 3 of Pentacles reminds us of an initial job well done, Huzzah! But, it is by no means the finished product.

The 3 of Pentacles tells us that we have made a good start and reached the first milestone. This is a cause for celebration but also a cause for reflection. What have we learnt? How do we take it to the next level? What can we do to improve?

It is encouraging to know that we are on the right path and that our hopes and dreams are starting to take shape. It gives us confidence in our abilities and beliefs. Unfortunately, there is a long way to go yet though but have faith, you have made a good start and that can only be a good thing.

Wishing you a smashing 3 day weekend


Sunday, 17 May 2015

Theme of the week w/c 18/05/15: The Moon

Good evening Moonbeams
How are you all? hope you had a good weekend and are all raring to go tomorrow...

Had an odd week last week due to being the only one in work and whilst I love having the place to myself it also meant that I worked late 2 nights, and early Friday morning some poor soul drove their car through our wall and metal railings, fortunately, goddess bless they weren't hurt but they made a bit of a mess and as we are on the main road we have to get it fixed up pretty sharpish. But that is by the by and what with my other commitments I only had Friday night to myself and I was asleep pretty early. Rock n roll all the way me :)

So what will this week bring? it is always an adventure and hopefully it will bring a new car as mine is getting on now and I had best get it put in whilst I am still likely to get a bit for it towards a deposit. My only stipulation is that it isn't white or silver and that is it. Straight forward enough don't you think?

Rambling aside, this week, well, I have drawn The Moon. Very appropriate. Lack of clarity as evidenced by my rambling and a new moon tomorrow.

In general The Moon is a time of confusion and uncertainty. The Moon, is the time of the subconscious and the dream state. This is an important time as the subconscious is the womb where all the possibilities, dreams and hopes gestate before being born as actualities.  But, whilst waiting for our hopes and dreams to take form we are left in the dark. The Moon casts shadows and distorts reality. The plus side is this is only temporary and the night passes and we have the clear light of day to guide us on our way. All our fears get bought out at this time and we make them into monsters, but when the sun shines again we wonder what we were frightened of.

Another reason this is important is that tomorrow is a New Moon and this is a good time for starting new projects, endeavours and taking opportunities. BUT be clear in your intentions as, because the universe likes a chuckle, we are also about to have a Mercury retrograde. Mercury retrograde is the universes way of telling us, we don't have it together. In short, this is a time when communication can and does break down. Internet connections, tenuous at best, get down right contrary. Make sure you go overboard on backing up your computers. Ensure all written documents are clear and succinct, in these times, the simpler the better. If you have to do anything complicated or really important, make sure you leave lots of extra time to work on it.

So take care everyone and if you are not sure how something will be taken, don't say or write it unless you are able to make sure it is in the right context and don't react straight away to anything you see or hear, remember it is Mercury. Think, does this person mean harm and if they generally don't, chances are they don't mean any this time it is Mercury keeping us all on our toes.


Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Emotional spring cleaning...

Good afternoon chums,
I have had so many ideas and conversations and scenarios playing out in my head this week that I am getting a little lost with what I should be thinking about and what is imaginary. I believe daydreams and fantasies are essential but my brain is getting swamped and when that happens nothing swirls or flows so is wasted energy.

I have sat and shuffled the cards as I find that very relaxing, especially if I am not wanting anything out of it. I don't always want answers or insights or sign posts, sometimes I just want to shuffle.
Sometimes upstairs wants me to have an answer or insight or will point the way...

Long story short, the 8 of Cups was a jumper.

I gather from this that upstairs wants me to have an emotional de-clutter or spring clean of all the old emotional conditioning and thinking and re-acting and throw away what no longer serves.

The 8 of Cups reminds us that sometimes we just have to say Enough is Enough and draw the line. Hoping and praying and just always holding on in the extremely unlikely off chance that it will come good isn't the answer. It holds you back and stops you from moving on to what will help or guide you.

This is very hard. No one likes to be seen as a quitter and so we will hold on to something or someone for far far far too long, even when everyone else around you believes you should have given up by now.

The 8 of Cups asks us to genuinely let it go. Sever all ties, put it in the bin, burn it, whatever, but make sure it is a complete parting of the ways. Putting a condition on that if you let go for a while but expect to claim it again or not truly let go won't work.  Also letting go with the hope in your heart that it will return to you is also not helping, as you are keeping the attachment going, albeit subtly.

The 8 of Cups might as well be a big pair of scissors or scythe or guillotine... Once you have severed all ties fully, emotionally, physically and mentally you open yourself up to new experiences, thoughts and feelings.

The ultimate message of this card is that once you take the leap to let go, with no more thoughts of what ifs and maybe's, then the good stuff can come in, the new and improved but you need to make room for it first.


Sunday, 10 May 2015

Theme of the week w/c 11/05/15

Good evening chums,

I finally have a bit of time so I sat down, shuffled the cards and asked upstairs what I need to know or think about this week and I was given the 8 of Swords. Humph.

I am not a big fan of the Swords in general and the 8 isn't much fun... But, they are of merit and are obviously required for balance. I am well aware that you can't live life purely in the spirit of emotion or creativity but you need the intellect and the ability to look at life from a detached viewpoint occasionally. I do appreciate its clean lines in matters of ethics though, I suppose I just don't like the Swords so much when it relates to me.

The 8 of Swords, reminds us that no matter how tied or restricted we are, how lost and confused by life in general or by something in particular, there is a way out. Eventually.

Most of our problems are self inflicted to varying degrees, something we didn't do eventually catches up with us, something we said comes back to bite us on the arse and sometimes these things snowball.

The Swords are about the intellect so use the Swords energy to help find a solution. Clear your mind of clutter. Ignore the myriad of imaginary problems that our mind is throwing our way based on what if's, maybe's and "well it could happen" (no aliens or zombies :) honestly).

Find the real root of the issue, my favourite saying so far this year is "you have to see it to heal it". What is the actual problem? can you fix it yourself? Will you apologise if that is required? admit you messed up somewhere along the line?

Of course, it may not be in your power to fix it alone. ASK for help, honestly it's not the end of the world to ask someone to help you. We all need help, and think to yourself, how often have you been genuinely pleased to help someone? it's rarely a chore so give someone the pleasure of being able to help you if they can.

Have a good week


Tuesday, 5 May 2015

A Rune to ruminate on

Whilst indulging in some procrastination, I decided to draw on The Norns for a bit of guidance. I drew the rune Thurisaz. Thurisaz is not a rune to be taken lightly.

The power of Thurisaz is one that works best when there is an emotional need but it is chaotic and is just as likely to rebound out of control, bouncing off all the walls and no one sure where it will land or who it will hit.

It is related to Thor so it has all the qualities of strength and protection but it is also a rune of traditional women’s “problems”. This is apt as I am currently enduring a moon cycle with my usual bad grace… but, moving on.

As I am not suffering from any deeper womens problems, or, in need of Thor’s more manly characteristics; I feel Thurisaz is talking of my subconscious. In this aspect, Thurisaz can relate to your shadow, specifically, a shadow in your subconscious. We are aware of the benefit of assimilating your shadow aspects into your whole and I hoped I had already bought my shadows home.

I am guessing not though. What Thurisaz is telling me, is that I have a blockage in my creative subconscious. I know this. I know what I want to be creating and doing and living, but I am not there. I am teetering on the edge but I don’t know how to proceed. I feel lost and that I am floundering around without an anchor and when I think about it I want to cry with frustration. Part of this frustration is that I strongly suspect that I am sabotaging myself. I am scared. I really am.

I am unhappy and my comfort zone is wrong. I know I am in the wrong place, I have to leave where I am and set up shop in a new place. My points of reference are not doing me any favours and I need new ones.

I can move jobs at the drop of a hat. I can move house, no problem. I can travel to new countries and feel perfectly fine but putting myself out into the world to do what I want to do, to promote myself and sell myself and I panic and struggle.


I am surprised at how much of that I have been able to express here, as the saying goes, you have to see it to heal it. Hopefully now I have acknowledged my problem and opened my failings up, I may gain some insight into how I can take the final stages to my new life.





Monday, 4 May 2015

Theme of the Week: w/c 05/05/15

Good evening all,

Well the lovely bank holiday weekend is drawing to a close and so it is back to the week tomorrow.

My theme for the week is The Star. I like the Star a lot, it is one of my favourite cards in the deck.
The Star is all about hopes and dreams and I feel it is vital to have hopes and dreams, it shows you are engaging with the world as you have something to aim for. The world is not just passing you by.

Of course hopes and dreams don't just happen by themselves, you have to take part too. You have to put the effort in to transform your dreams into realities, they will not manifest all by themselves no matter how much time you devote to your day dreams.

This is where it gets tricky. This is where The Star lets you down - it doesn't offer any help or advice. It is not concrete in any form, at best it is a peg to hang your dreams on until you want to take them down and work on them.

I have a number of dreams all hung up nicely waiting for me to pull my finger out. I take one down and polish it up a bit every now and then and then quickly put it back before it breaks or I get jammy finger prints all over it. That is the downside to The Star, it isn't dynamic, it helps you to dream but you have to take your own responsibility for moving them on.


Friday, 1 May 2015

In which I thought I was Clairaudient, but wasn't...

Well it's Beltane eve and I was meditating and then reading some oracle cards. Incense wafting around, candles flickering gently, background music... You know the drill. All is good.

Suddenly, I hear a mans voice say "good bye". I'm stunned!!! YIPPEEEE finally a breakthrough! I am clairaudient!! Whoop whoop.

Then my brain joins in (bloody killjoy), why would my first words from Spirit be goodbye? Surely it would be hello or some other form of greeting i.e. all hail, well met, hallelujah or from certain ladies of my family (goddess bless them) what are we drinking?

As I say, brain is whirring away now and so I go to my phone which is plugged into a thingy and playing music. It's a drumming & chanting album, but the chanting is more sounds rather than words as its a shamanistic album and I press replay on the current track and there sure enough 1/3 of the way through the track, clear as day "good bye".

I must have played that track 5 times to make sure... It's the only clear English words in the entire album!!! Been chuckling for about an hour and I feel such a twit.

Obviously Spirit having a bit of a chuckle at my expense and why not?

Why not indeed? In the cold light of day I have drawn a card to help clarify last nights adventure as trying to be more aware and mindful of Spirit.

The Six of Swords was given to me.

Swords: Air, cold hard intellect, ethical thinking & principles.

The Six of Swords reminds us that some clarity and insight into our situation can help us to come to terms with our experience. With understanding comes some peace.

This doesn't really help me out. I was generally already at peace and my mind already looks for the wires and tricks behind the magic. For a water sign I am scarily pragmatic and practical, in fact most of the time I think everyone really messed up my birth recording as I am sure I am the least Piscean Pisces that anyone is ever going to meet.

Maybe it was just a chuckle. The good bye is so out of place on the album, how did it get released with such an obvious mistake on it? I just happened to hear it this time because I was sat quietly is probably why I have missed it before, plus, I don't listen to it very often as it isn't that relaxing really. And finally, Spirit found an opportunity to keep me grounded.

But, sometimes it would be nice to have the magic...

Beltane Blessings all