The DruidCraft Revisited

A Renewed Look at an Old Friend by Disa Wylde

While rummaging through my divination chest, my eyes rest upon a familiar red drawstring pouch. The varied shades of red are reminiscent of the red maple tree as its colors sprout forth at the first signs of autumn. I open the pouch and shake out the large cards with the simple brown backs. My long time friend, the DruidCraft emerges. Its white borders are left intact only due to my fear of forever changing such a perfect deck. Oh how I have missed you.  There were others before you, but their messages I could not hear.  You were the first deck that spoke to me in a language I could understand.  You provided the foundation from which communication with all other decks was made possible.  What messages have you for me today?

I pull the deep purple spread cloth out of the bag and lay it on top of the divination chest. I instinctively begin shuffling as questions form in my mind. What do you see as the purpose of our separation?   As I shuffle the large, untrimmed cards side to side one card is resisting my efforts to slide it back into the deck.  I turn it over and find that it is the Ten of Wands, reversed.  Ah, yes. It would appear that I was in need of transformation.  I was to turn the burden of learning the Tarot into something that was not a burden at all.  How fitting. A feeling of warmth comes over me and I cannot help smiling as my old friend speaks to me so clearly once again.  I can effortlessly decipher its messages.  I begin shuffling once again.  Was my purpose fulfilled, I wonder.  Two cards drop to the floor. I pick them up and place them next to each other.  The two of Wands I position to the right of the first card.  Yes, I have learned to walk through the doorway between one deck and another. I have found the value of reading with multiple decks.   I definitely had the urge to explore, to grow and to attempt to gain additional experience, though I had everything I needed right here with you.  The third card, which I placed to the right of the Two of Wands, is the Six of Cups.  Oh, how well you know me, my dear, DruidCraft.  I longed to hear your familiar voice as I shuffled and experimented with other decks.  The feelings of nostalgia you always bring remind me that you are my one true friend among the wealth of other decks in my collection. You are always there to tell me what I need to hear, rather than what I want to hear.

In the past, I cast you aside as I continued my quest for hidden knowledge, but alas, there is no knowledge in other decks that I could not have gained from working with you and you alone.  The tarot journey is a long and fulfilling one, and my journey among others has not been in vain. I have found the comfort of an old friend in you.  I may not have recognized your value had I not ventured out into the vast world of Tarot. Your earthy colors and honorable characters bring me a feeling of truth and justice that resonates deeply within my soul.  With a steaming cup of strawberry tea sweetened with a bit of honey and my beloved DruidCraft, I am enveloped in the comfort of the presence of a treasured friend.  A friend who is dependable, trustworthy, and above all else, accepting of my need to grow and develop.

~The End~

D~

2015 Tarot update

It’s been a long time since I posted anything here so I’m just writing an update.¬† Tarot is still very much a part of my life. I even conducted a workshop called “An Introduction to Tarot”.¬† It was to help dispel myths and misconceptions about the Tarot and also to provide the basics to people who wanted to learn to read for themselves or others. I actually think I might enjoy teaching the Tarot more than doing readings.

I’m still a Volunteer Reader at the American Tarot Association’s Free Reading Network.¬† We give one card readings via email.

I still have my own Tarot Site. ¬†¬† I post a Free “TarotScope” there around the beginning of each month.¬† It’s just a fun little, short 2 card reading based on the Astrological Sun Signs for that month. People seem to like it so, check it out sometime if you’re interested. Also you can sign my guest book on the site if you want to let me know you were there.

Anyway, those who know me know I can talk Tarot all day and all night and never grow tired of it. If you have any questions about the Tarot in general, feel free to post them in the comments and we’ll have a running dialogue.

If you’d like a reading, please go to one of the links posted above.

A good resource for learning the Tarot or looking at images of cards is Aeclectic Tarot.

D~

Seeing the card before you see it

Well, I’ve done over 30 one card readings for the ATA website now. Last month, the darndest thing happened.TWICE. I read the question, began shuffling and received the impression of a specific card in my mind. I continued to shuffle while focusing on the question, cut the cards, drew the card- and there it was! The card whos impression I got in my mind was the actual card I drew for the reading.

Today, something similar. I read the question, began shuffling, noticed a certain card on the bottom of the stack and thought¬† “that¬† card would be a pretty good answer to this question”. ¬† I continued to shuffle while thinking of the question, cut the cards, drew a card, and there it was! The same card I had noticed on the bottom of the stack.

So which came first, the chicken or the egg? Did I see the card before I saw it, or did the card come out because I thought of it? Hmmmm…

Oh, The February TarotScopes are up on my website now. Anyone want to have a look? TarotScopes

 

D~

What’s up with Tarot?

A little free time had me wandering around this “Space” and I realized there aren’t any entries listed in the Tarot category. The Horror! Tarot is such a big part of my life so you’d think I had tons of entries about it. (Actually, it’s scattered throughout the site). So here’s a little blurb about all my current Tarot related activities.

I’ve been¬† a volunteer reader at Tarot for Life for quite some time now. I love that site and all the people in it. If you’re a member there you can request readings once you’ve been a member for a while. If you’re a reader, it may be something you want to look into. It’s very well run and I have a lot of fun doing it. There is isn’t a huge volume of reading requests so it’s good if you are a reader and like to do some once in a while without getting overwhelmed.

Last month I also became a volunteer reader at the American Tarot Association’s Free Reading Network. We give one card readings to the general public, meaning you don’t have to be a member to request readings. If you’re a reader, you may want to look into this, too. I felt like I had kind of a slow start getting everything set up, but once I got going I had a request every single day I asked for one. You can decide how many you’ll take in a day and I’ve always had the number I’ve asked for, so it’s great that you can decide how many readings you want to do.

At the end of September I set up my own little Reading website. I’m having fun learning new things and putting them up on the site.(I need to learn how to put Tarot Spreads on it.)¬† One of my favorite things to do is the TarotScopes. I just finished putting¬† them up today for the month of December. No one’s really seen the site but friends and family so far, it’s funny to me when they tell me that one of the TarotScopes was accurate for them. Last month my daughter said, “Mommy, if that thing is right then I’m into the college I applied to!” Well, low and behold the little skeptic got in! I reminded her of what she said, too. ūüôā

You can find links to all these places on either side of the “Blog”, if you’re interested.

Happy Taroting…

D~