Amber Fox Apothecary
This month, lovely Womyn’s Wysdom Readers, I will be utilizing a new deck that I’ve just completely fallen in love with called the Wild Wood Tarot. It’s powerful messages and gorgeous imagery are some of the most meaningful I’ve ever encountered, and I feel a very strong connection to these cards. I do hope that comes through in this months readings and I sincerely hope that you enjoy! <3
Aries: Seven of Stones/Healing- Now is a time for healing, and one of the best ways to heal emotionally and physically is through self-care and forgiveness. Forgiveness of yourself and others. Often we hold onto painful situations, thinking they keep us connected to the persons lost, when really what we need to do is forgive them and ourselves and let go. Dedicate time, each day, to pamper and love yourself. Take a walk and sing to the trees. Cry if you need to, but don’t hold onto people and situations that no longer serve you. Don’t feed things that you no longer need; that no longer deserve your attentions. Take care of you! Heal
Taurus: Page of Bows/Stoat- According to the Wildwood Tarot, “the Stoat has strong mystical links to the sovereignty of the land”, and this is often how you are seen Taurus. As a powerful emissary for truth, you have a gift for cutting straight to the heart of the matter. You are a free spirit, with an air of mystery, whose abilities are to be accepted and honoured at this time. This may at times be a struggle for you, as you long to be seen and appreciated, yet greatly value your privacy and anonymity. This card may also bode of strange tidings, or the appearance of a stranger. Be on the look out.
Gemini: Two of Vessels/Attraction- You are being drawn to someone or something right now that is pulling you strongly. Trust your instincts. Listen to your gut. There is a complex biological reason why we are attracted to, or repulsed by, someone, and those urges are just as important now as they were millennia ago. Find out why. There’s most likely something to be learned there.
Cancer: Nine of Vessels/Generosity- Lately I’ve been reading nothing but the Little House on the Prairie Books, and I just LOVE them! What I love most about this series, other than the simplicity of the lifestyle, compared to our own, is that the “hero’s”, or the main characters in these books, are really virtuous people. And even though I wouldn’t call myself a Christian, as are said characters, the virtues are the same that I seek to embody myself. The reason I bring this up, Cancer, is because your card is about giving, without expecting anything in return, which can be really hard for some of us to do. You’ve gotten to the abundant place you are in your life because others have helped you along the way. And now it’s appropriate for you to give freely of your own time and energy, and give back to those who need it. Treat people with kindness and goodness, and with love in your heart, and you will be giving back to the universal well of karmic abundance, assuring there’s enough for the rest of us to access it when we need it.
Leo: Five of Vessels/Ecstasy- Now is a time to participate in the wild ecstasy of life! This can be through music, love, dance, meditation, art, play, connecting to nature, or some other form of spiritual or physical exertion during which you feel your soul connecting with the oneness of the Universal Force. This is a necessary way to nourish and replenish the soul, and often overlooked in our culture, and very essential for you at this time Leo. Be ecstatic!
Virgo: Ten of Arrows/Instruction- Now is an excellent time to look to your elders for some instruction. So much knowledge is lost these days, as the gap between the generations grows ever wider, and we become engulfed more and more in technology. Take a break from the techno-loop and engulf yourself in the ways of our ancestors. Discover who those ancestors are and/or reconnect with and elder in your family, make connections with those in your community that have been around a little longer and may know a little more than you. There is much to be gained in the wisdom of the ages.
Libra: Ace of Stones/The Foundation of Life- Now is the perfect time to manifest that which you’ve always wished and hoped for into something quite real and tangible. It will take some effort and focus on your part, but it will be so worth it in the end because you will have your dreams manifest! And how freakin’ cool is that??
Scorpio: Queen of Vessels/Salmon- Well known for their extreme efforts to continue the existence of their species, the Salmon is considered quite sacred in many Shamanistic cultures. It may feel like you’re swimming upstream at this time, but your self-sacrifice will not go unrewarded. Your efforts have been noticed and you will be paid handsomely in joy, recovery and wisdom.
Sagittarius: The Wheel- Many believe that our fate is predestined and out of our hands, but there are others who believe that in learning to recognize the patterns we can take our own fate in a real and responsible way, being careful not to upset the balance, to keep the wheels of fate from turning and upsetting all we’ve worked to accomplish. Change is imminent, and a change is occurring now. How you choose to deal with that change is what’s important here. Be at peace with and take control of what’s happening, and you can make a difference in how this change affects you.
Capricorn: Five of Bows/Empowerment- Empowerment is what happens when you have learned to stand up to adversity with a sense of control over how it affects you. You can do this by channelling primal, fertile and protective energies and use them to overcome negative feelings towards yourself or destructive emotional addictions. Be proactive and take a more hands-on approach to shaping your own life.
Aquarius: Page of Stones/Lynx- You may be starting out on a new path. Be careful to observe the effects you are having on all those around you as you go. If you feel your energies getting out of control or having a negative impact, stop and examine how you can move forward with a more healthy approach. Now is a time to put much fore-thought in all that you do. If things aren’t going as you may have wanted, it may be because you didn’t do this from the beginning. By doing it now, you can restore the balance. Lynx is also known as a fierce protector of her young, so protective energies may be needed at this time as well.
Pisces: King of Vessels/Heron- You are driven by a strong sense of right and wrong, truth and justice. Your strength of character often serves to guide and carry all those around you. You may also have the gift of psychic perception and to act as a guide for those passing between the worlds. Because of all of this, you may often appear too rigid or unapproachable. It is okay to relax sometimes.