wild {unknown} friday

  This weeks randomly drawn card is The Hanged Man, which depicts a bat hanging upside down, protectively cocooned by her shawl like wings, and with eyes glowing like red hot coals in the darkness. When this card turns up it is describing a time when we may feel that we are in limbo or suspense. It can be a period of forced withdrawal and retreat, or we may choose to take some time out to rest and let go, in order to regain our strength before launching ourselves back into the world.
One thing is certain however; we will emerge from this phase of our life seeing things very differently, often gaining wisdom or knowledge and a fresh perspective which can yield unexpected rewards when we again join the melee of our regular life. 
The symbolism of the bat used in this card literally flips everything on it’s head, so if you are grappling with a baffling situation try to use this metaphor to see things completely differently to your habitual way of thinking.
If this slow down in your life is enforced rather than chosen it can be frustrating to say the least! Here we have a choice…..either to rail against this time of limbo, being dragged kicking and screaming to a place of surrender and letting go. Or, we could take advantage of the fact that life has slowed down, surrender control, and see what we can learn from looking at everything differently in this topsy turvy world.
Until next week,
Caro Tarot💛

wild {unknown} friday

 The card I drew today from The Wild Unknown is the Six of Cups. This card seems to hark back to a much richer and rosier past. The tangle of multicoloured roots seem to suggest that when we look back with nostalgia, things seem more vibrant and exciting. 
However, when we don our rose tinted specs sometimes we can have a distorted and skewed vision of what came before, making the present seem dull and lack lustre in comparison. Especially if we had a happy and contented early life, it can seem as if some of the shine is being taken off as we age. Nothing seems as fresh or new anymore and we become jaded and cynical. 
However, what we must remember is that all any of us has is the “now”, and if we spend all our time wishing to be transported back to a magical and mythical time of the past, we are in danger of completely missing our present and future. 
Of course it’s great to look back on the happy memories of the past; just not so great if we get trapped there and waste the opportunity to make more awesome memories in the here and now. 

If after careful and realistic consideration you genuinely believe that all your best times are behind you, then it’s time to reintegrate some of the people, places and activities that used to bring you joy! Think about some of your former passions and how you can reincorporate them into your life today. Start making new memories that you can look back on with warm, fuzzy feelings in years to come.

Until next week

Caro Tarot💛

wild {unknown} friday

Today’s card is a truly beautiful one! In The Wild Unknown the image depicts a strong and pure white tree against a pitch black night sky, illuminated only by a crescent moon. The tree is edged with glorious pink, purple and red blossom to represent fertility, femininity and abundance.
The dark night sky suggests the mystery and shadows of the Divine Feminine and alludes to the power of intuition and inner wisdom.
The Empress also has a deep and sensual connection with life and nature, and a strong need for creative self expression and beauty in her life. This is a time to fully explore your world using the five senses: immerse yourself in a sensual maelstrom of soothing and harmonious sounds, delectable tastes and smells, the pure comfort of natural fibres to keep out the Autumn chill, and the awe inspiring sights of the natural world.

wild {unknown} friday

  My immediate thought on drawing the Two of Cups today was “new romance”, so it looks as though it might be an interesting week for some of us! Because the rose stem on the right is placed behind the cup, but crossing the rose on the left, I also think this new romance could possibly be with someone already in the background; someone with whom your path has already crossed, but not necessarily in a romantic way? Exciting stuff!
This simple looking card is resplendent with symbolism. Beginning with the word “rose” itself which can be rearranged to spell “Eros”, the Greek god of love. What could be more fitting? 
The roses themselves are at the bud stage, symbolising a relationship in the very early stages. At this stage in a relationship we are usually reluctant to open up fully, hiding insecurities and vulnerabilities from our prospective partner. However, both roses have leaves which suggests that the fledgling relationship holds promise and will likely flourish and blossom given time and care. Another thing which bodes well for the partnership is that neither rose bud has any thorns, signifying that it is not necessary to fear being hurt by your potential partner. Alternatively it could symbolise love at first sight, with no obstacles or difficulties to stand in the way.
In a relationship that is already well established and happy, the leaning together of the stems could symbolise that you are mutually supportive, and content and comfortable in each other’s presence. If this is the case, then perhaps this card signifies a deeper commitment is on the horizon!