Tarotcast

Here we are, in 2018, using the EVERYDAY WITCH TAROT by DEBORAH BLAKE and ELISABETH ALBA, which was published last year. I am very grateful to Deborah and Elisabeth for trusting me with their deck, and I hope I do them and their deck proud. You can find out lots of interesting stuff about them and their works at their websites, links to which can be found on my homepage under their own names

You might also want to see the Publishers page for the Everyday Witch Tarot......

I hope you all enjoy the Everyday Witch Tarot - it is a gorgeous deck, full of witches and cats, and cats and witches, and....... :-)


February 2018

About February 2018

Today is the Festival of Imbolc, at which we give thanks for the Returning Light. We can see a definite change in the length of the days. The first lambs are being born - hence the name of Imbolc, meaning ewe's milk. Have you seen the first snowdrops yet? They too are a harbinger of spring. Why not pick a Tarot card for today? A suggestion is that you could perhaps ask for a card that brings hope for whatever it is you would like the Spring to bring you, and then meditate on that. Blessed Be, Willow

Aries

Temperance

It looks like life is a balancing act right now and you're not so sure that you can keep that going. You're trying to look peaceful and as though you're coping to those around you but if they look close they'll see that you are winking with one eye as though you are saying "only joking". Have you thought about getting some help to maintain an even keel? It might be a good idea as you never know what's going on around you. The cat in this card has pulled down a cupcake - nothing too drastic at the moment but before you know it you could have a carpet full of cupcakes all trodden in! Take action!
Temperance

Taurus

The Lovers

What a lovely scene we see on this card. Two lovers, and two cats with their tails forming a heart. And a wonderful fire all aglow, all in the woods in the dark. This implies the fires of passion, wild and hot. Yet the two lovers appear calm and united. The Lovers don't have to be literal lovers. It could be any close relationship....friends, sisters, parent and child, etc.. but what unites them is a deep, abiding love. Ate you being true to yourself and acknowledging that relationship? If you're not, doing so can improve your life and bring fulfilment. If you're already doing it, keep on and your life will be enhanced.
The Lovers

Gemini

Queen of Wands

You have a strong bond with nature, and it brings you much pleasure and joy. Yet you don't always remember this. Your Air element easily takes you away into your head and this card is here now to bring you back down to earth. It doesn't matter what time of year it is, there's always something in nature for you to connect with and gain nourishment from. If you are feeling a bit depleted, get out - it doesn't have to be far. It could be your garden, or your nearest park, the woods, by running water, and contemplate Gaia who provides for so many of our needs. Feel your feet on the ground. Allow your senses to be stirred, and feel vibrant.
Queen of Wands

Cancer

Ten of Wands

Isn't it about time you put that load down? You've been carrying it for so long that you've almost forgotten that you can stop doing that. If you're not careful folks may start to think that you're making a martyr of yourself - and that's never a good thing! Even your companion the cat is clinging to your back. If you stop and take stock for a moment you will become much more aware of what you're doing. Listen to that inner voice. What is it saying? Time to rest? Time to soak your sore feet in soothing warm water? To massage those weary muscles? Just do it - now.
Ten of Wands

Leo

The Magician

You love this card, all you Leo folk - a person completely in charge of his own destiny, who is making his life 'in his own image'.You have all you need to continue in this vein if you look at the table in front of the Magician. The symbols of all four suits of the Tarot - Swords - thoughts; Wands - motivation; Cups - emotional investment; and Pentacles - physical manifestation. You may have been toying with a new idea of late but then dismissing it. If this is the case then get on and do it. If not, there is for sure a new idea coming your way. Be sure to look out for it and 'ride the wave'.
The Magician

Virgo

The Chariot

Here you are, ready to go, but the only question is 'this way or that way'? Sometimes it's better to make any move than none at all, as at least you'll end up knowing whether you're going the right way or not. Doing that means taking a risk, but in this case it's a risk worth taking. How long have you been pondering what to do, which way to go? If it feels like a long time, then this card is saying board your trust Chariot and get out of there! Adventures await you in the wide world. Even your car is dressed for action :-) Time for you to emerge!
The Chariot

Libra

Nine of Wands

You look exhausted :-( How long have you been engaged in some kind of battle where you have been frequently having to defend yourself? You've managed to do it and you're still standing, and you deserve a big pat on the back. It looks like it's hard to believe that you can relax now - your recent life has made you feel like you shouldn't trust people. Trust in your goddess, your god, the universe, whatever you believe in -- for they will protect you now and allow you to rest awhile. Get your cat out of the tree and cuddle each other - or your partner, friend, whoever, and receive comfort and sustenance. It's okay.
Nine of Wands

Scorpio

Wheel of Fortune

If this is you standing by the Wheel, you look very confident. As though you know that wherever a spin of the Wheel takes you, you know you can cope really well. Even the cat looks unconcerned. So where would you like the Wheel of Fortune to land? What fortune would you like to receive? This particular Wheel of Fortune is offering some amazing gifts - health, hope, love, and lots of other good things. So how do you feel about being the recipient of something wonderful? I have a sneaking suspicion that you don't always find it easy.......as though you are not sure you deserve it? Know one thing - you are a human being and as deserving as the next person to receive goodness from the Universe. It's your turn, so have an open heart and receive.
Wheel of Fortune

Sagittarius

The Hermit

The Hermit in this deck is quite different from a lot of other Hermits. This witch is sitting peacefully, fire alight, cat asleep, overlooked by an owl. She is on her own but in her element and making the most of it. Have you been feeling on your own of late? Have you been able to enjoy it? It's important that you look at your situation with fresh eyes. Are you really alone, or do you have the company, the presence of nature, of spirits, of the goddess/god/universe? So what can you learn from your 'aloneness'? Rather than trying to escape straight away, remain where you are and see what you can learn.
The Hermit

Capricorn

Queen of Swords

Well, this Queen looks like she is very well blessed. She is wearing the most opulent garments,has some huge crystals behind her, has learned scrolls on the table next to her and a somewhat regal-looking car at her feet. So what is she hear to tell you? Are you surrounded by such riches? What things in your life are precious to you? What matters most to you? Do you sometimes forget to appreciate what you have, how blessed you are? It's time to look with fresh eyes at your life and be more aware of your blessings. It doesn't mean you can't want for things, but you will be happier if you see the riches and finery that you have right now, and make the most of them.
Queen of Swords

Aquarius

The Star

Wonderful - you have the Star. I often think of this card as telling people to have what I call 'star mentality'. In other words, when you are thinking, have positive thoughts, see yourself as achieving your dreams. The priestess in this card is channelling her star mentality from the heavens down to earth. She is seeing her dreams manifest on the earthly plane. And you can do the same if you but believe in yourself. What is it that you would love to happen in your life, that you have been yearning for? Look to the heavens, the stars, and bring that energy down to your life. See it happening as you engage in star mentality. From stars in the heavens to manifestation on earth. You can do it.
The Star

Pisces

Two of Swords

This card is often though to be one of the more negative cards in the Tarot but take a close look at it. A witch is blindfolded, yet she has already scored one bullseye, and is just about to throw again. Supported by raven and cat, she has confidence that even in tricky times she can make decisions, even difficult ones, and take a risk. What is your modus operandi in tricky situations? Do you act without thinking? wait and see what happens? think and then do what is in your heart? They will all have different outcomes and it is up to you to do as you will. Which course of action will bring you the best outcome that you can get? Then go with that. You can do it.
Two of Swords