#Fairy #Tarot Friday—Ten of Autumn, #chōka

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I’ll share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I’ll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading.

The Major Arcana contains 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our lives (marriage, pregnancy, relationship and career changes, and overcoming personal challenges). The Major Arcana cards also represent the different phases from childhood to old age.

Doreen Virtue numbered the Minor Arcana cards to comprise four suits representing different aspects of human life. They number the Minor Arcana cards 1 (Ace) through 10, plus the four court cards (Princess, Prince, Queen, and King). The Minor Arcana reflects the day-to-day aspects of our lives and the people in them. Court cards represent either a situation or a person during a reading.

The Minor Arcana comprises four suits. In traditional Tarot they are; wands, cups, swords, and coins. In Fairy Tarot, the four suits reflect the seasons: Spring for wands, Summer for cups, Winter for swords, and Autumn for coins. In Angel Tarot, the seasons represent the four elements: fire = spring, water = summer, air = winter, and earth = autumn. Consider these elements in relation to the Fairy Tarot, as well.

The divinatory meanings are given for upright cards only—this tarot is not intended for reversed readings.

Once you get to know the fairies, you’ll see they are strong-willed environmentalists. They get perturbed at people who mistrust animals or the earth. Never lie to a fairy. Instead, help them take care of the planet and other living beings. Do your part. Your actions will richly reward you, and the fairies will encourage you in amazing ways.

Today’s Card

Our theme for this week’s Tanka Tuesday challenge was to write on the theme of discovery. The first thing that came to mind was the purity of thought involving self-discovery. My fairy tarot card for the day was the Ten of Autumn (Pentacles or Coins in other tarot decks), which inspired this chōka:

“A Discovery of Success”

cycle completed,
like ships passing in the night
alone, you arrive—
wealthy, but what have you lost?
searching for success
reality settles in,
new assets acquired
you've made it to the top
family matters the most!

©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro

Happy Friday!

#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ December 4, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. I’m in the middle of packing to move cross-country. So much is changing so quickly. I’ll try to stay in touch. Each Friday I wanted to share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I’ll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading.

The Major Arcana contains 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our lives (marriage, pregnancy, relationship and career changes, and overcoming personal challenges). The Major Arcana cards also represent the different phases from childhood to old age.

Doreen Virtue numbered the Minor Arcana cards to comprise four suits representing different aspects of human life. They number the Minor Arcana cards 1 (Ace) through 10, plus the four court cards (Princess, Prince, Queen, and King). The Minor Arcana reflects the day-to-day aspects of our lives and the people in them. Court cards represent either a situation or a person during a reading.

The Minor Arcana comprises four suits. In traditional Tarot they are; wands, cups, swords, and coins. In Fairy Tarot, the four suits reflect the seasons: Spring for wands, Summer for cups, Winter for swords, and Autumn for coins. In Angel Tarot, the seasons represent the four elements: fire = spring, water = summer, air = winter, and earth = autumn. Consider these elements in relation to the Fairy Tarot, as well.

The divinatory meanings are given for upright cards only—this tarot is not intended for reversed readings.

Once you get to know the fairies, you’ll see they are strong-willed environmentalists. They get perturbed at people who mistrust animals or the earth. Never lie to a fairy. Instead, help them take care of the planet and other living beings. Do your part. Your actions will richly reward you, and the fairies will encourage you in amazing ways.

Today’s Card

Today’s card is the Two of Summer. When it’s real, you know it! This relationship is one you can count on. Two hearts become one in a beautiful moment of genuine romance. It’s safe to make a commitment and allow yourself to love and be loved! Let yourself rejoice and revel in these heart-fluttering emotions.

Wow… what a great message. We all need to hear this, especially during the busiest time of the year. This year has been like no other, so try to go with the flow. Reflect on the positives and not the negatives. This too shall pass…

Relationships sometimes go through challenges. This isn’t the time to give up. If your partnership is feeling strained, continue to work on it. Love still lives in the hearts of both individuals. Stay in a place of faith.

Look at the image on this card. The male fairy shows his passion for the female by bringing her to a bed of red roses. A waterfall cascades behind them, showing the power of the emotions between the couple.

Additional meanings of this card: Getting engaged. An equal partnership. Forgiveness and resolving a problem. An unexpected gift. An intimate friendship. Ending a disagreement.

“Love and Be Loved,” #Senryu

unexpected gifts—
shy glances between lovers
two hearts become one

©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro

#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ October 30, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I’ll share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I’ll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading.

The Major Arcana contains 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our lives (marriage, pregnancy, relationship and career changes, and overcoming personal challenges). The Major Arcana cards also represent the different phases from childhood to old age.

Doreen Virtue numbered the Minor Arcana cards to comprise four suits representing different aspects of human life. They number the Minor Arcana cards 1 (Ace) through 10, plus the four court cards (Princess, Prince, Queen, and King). The Minor Arcana reflects the day-to-day aspects of our lives and the people in them. Court cards represent either a situation or a person during a reading.

The Minor Arcana comprises four suits. In traditional Tarot they are; wands, cups, swords, and coins. In Fairy Tarot, the four suits reflect the seasons: Spring for wands, Summer for cups, Winter for swords, and Autumn for coins. In Angel Tarot, the seasons represent the four elements: fire = spring, water = summer, air = winter, and earth = autumn. Consider these elements in relation to the Fairy Tarot, as well.

The divinatory meanings are given for upright cards only—this tarot is not intended for reversed readings.

Once you get to know the fairies, you’ll see they are strong-willed environmentalists. They get perturbed at people who mistrust animals or the earth. Never lie to a fairy. Instead, help them take care of the planet and other living beings. Do your part. Your actions will richly reward you, and the fairies will encourage you in amazing ways.

Today’s Card: Ace of Winter

Don’t be deterred by challenges along the way. It’s important to communicate clearly and accurately. Amazing new ideas that should be implemented.

The Ace of Winter is the first card in the Winter suit. The message from the card is simple. Don’t be deterred by challenges along the way. You’re on the right path, and your plans are protected and safe. Any difficulties you experience are intended to make you stronger—they aren’t blocks at all.

Trust that the new ideas you have are inspired and worthy of your time and energy. You’re crystal clear on what to do, even if you’re doubting yourself. I know many of us need to hear this message!

Have confidence in your own insights. Communicate in a clear and concise fashion in order to avoid confusion, but be careful not to seem cold in the way you speak your truth!

Look at this fairy… She holds great magic in her hands, but also that of pure crystalline thought floating above her head. Her companion represents the potential strength and courage she will grow into.

Additional meanings of this card: Brilliant new concepts. Overcoming obstacles. Remaining optimistic. Being objective. Noticing and trusting the signs of a positive outcome.

With the election looming and the full blue moon on Samhain, the energy in the cosmos is swirling. Focus your energies on a positive outcome and believe it will happen. Magic is everywhere.

“Look for Magic to Happen,” #Senryu

stay on your right path
focus on the positive—
believe in yourself

©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro

#FAIRY #TAROT #FRIDAY ~ October 9, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I’ll share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I’ll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading.

The Major Arcana contains 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our lives (marriage, pregnancy, relationship and career changes, and overcoming personal challenges). The Major Arcana cards also represent the different phases from childhood to old age.

Doreen Virtue numbered the Minor Arcana cards to comprise four suits representing different aspects of human life. They number the Minor Arcana cards 1 (Ace) through 10, plus the four court cards (Princess, Prince, Queen, and King). The Minor Arcana reflects the day-to-day aspects of our lives and the people in them. Court cards represent either a situation or a person during a reading.

The Minor Arcana comprises four suits. In traditional Tarot they are; wands, cups, swords, and coins. In Fairy Tarot, the four suits reflect the seasons: Spring for wands, Summer for cups, Winter for swords, and Autumn for coins. In Angel Tarot, the seasons represent the four elements: fire = spring, water = summer, air = winter, and earth = autumn. Consider these elements in relation to the Fairy Tarot, as well.

The divinatory meanings are given for upright cards only—this tarot is not intended for reversed readings.

Once you get to know the fairies, you’ll see they are strong-willed environmentalists. They get perturbed at people who mistrust animals or the earth. Never lie to a fairy. Instead, help them take care of the planet and other living beings. Do your part. Your actions will richly reward you, and the fairies will encourage you in amazing ways.

Today’s Card: Seven of Summer

No more procrastinating! Your power comes from making a decision. Confusion that arises from over-analyzing the options.

I’ve not picked up the fairy tarot cards for a few weeks. I felt like so much was out of my control, lately. Sometimes the way to clarity is to just let it all happen, especially when things are out of our control. So, I waited to see what happened next.

Today, I felt the call. I shuffled the cards and asked the universe for the message to share. Someone needs this message…

There are always pros and cons to every decision. The situation you’re in is demanding a choice from you, and procrastination is no longer an option. What you decide involves actions that may benefit you physically, emotionally, financially, intellectually, or spiritually. Recognizing that you always have a choice is a great realization about your personal power.

Now, realize that this also means that you are responsible for the outcome of your choices. The moment to choose has arrived!

You could make a list of every alternative and test it, or you could seek the answer through prayer, or by speaking to your god, (or gods, or goddesses). The message is: The time to choose is now! Just do it!

Daydreaming or meditation is a great way to get an insight into a challenging situation—or it can be a way to avoid taking action. Make sure your imaginings serve a productive and positive purpose. Make a plan to put your dreams into action, one step at a time, and follow through.

The Seven of Summer shows a fairy who allows the sunlight to shine through a prism, onto a bed of white roses. White roses signify that his intentions are pure, but the prism (rainbow) shows there are many possibilities.

Significance of rainbow imagery

Additional meanings of this card: wishful thinking, needing to regain focus. Over analyzing, too many choices. Receiving guidance to detox.

Just Breathe, #Senryu

rainbow prisms sparkle
embrace your secret power
always choose wisely

©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro

#FAIRY #TAROT #FRIDAY: September 4, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I’ll share a card from either the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, or from the Inspirational Visions Oracle deck by Judy Mastrangelo. As usual, I’ll share a bit of poetic inspiration to go along with the card.

This week, we’re using the Inspirational Visions Oracle deck.

Oracle cards are an ancient and traditional way to connect with your inner soul. They’re based upon Pythagorean numerology, which instructs that numbers and images all vibrate in a precise, mathematical way. You can’t make a mistake using oracle cards because they act within the Law of Attraction. This is because your questions (or those of the person you’re doing the reading for) will always attract the ideal cards as answers. Each one you select will match the vibration of the question.

Here’s how I did it: First I cleared the deck. I held the cards in one hand and swept my other hand over them as I thought about the cards being cleared. Afterwards, I shuffled the cards to transfer my energy to them.

After shuffling, I closed my eyes and cleared my mind, asking for any messages from the oracle (universe). I like to fan the cards out, or to lay them out on the table with my hands hovering above them. That way, I can feel the vibrations from the cards. I let my intuition direct me to choose a card from the deck. Next I consulted the guidebook that accompanied the deck.

Each card has a special meaning in the guidebook, and you can find insight and suggestions to help you find keys to your own personal development. This knowledge is the oracle source of your own inner spirit.

Today’s card: “Create Your Fantasy”

Feel the magic! Just breathe in deep for a moment and imagine a world filled with everything you love, where even your secret wishes have been fulfilled. In this world, you can imagine amazing creatures, such as angels, unicorns, elves, and fairies. While you’re there, pretend you have a magical wand. Use this wand like a paintbrush and create rainbows and castles in the air. Talk to the plants, animals, and trees in this world. Seek their advice for it comes from an ancient source.

I’ve drawn this card so you can create your world… make it your fantasy place, whatever it might look like to you. Let your mind take you to this special place whenever you are hunting for inspiration. No more writer’s block!

What do you see?

Visit this magical place whenever you want. This is the place where creative inspiration pours from your soul. Now, start creating!

Create Your Fantasy, #tanka

create your own world
where inspiration cascades
in a stream of thoughts
paint a picture in your mind
to uplift you on dark days

©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro

If you believe it, you can achieve it!

#FAIRY #TAROT #FRIDAY ~ August 14, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I’ll share a card I’ve drawn from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I’ll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading.

I drew this card on Thursday, for Friday as Freyja had an early morning vet appointment.

The Major Arcana contains 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our lives (marriage, pregnancy, relationship and career changes, and overcoming personal challenges). The Major Arcana cards also represent the different phases from childhood to old age.

Doreen Virtue numbered the Minor Arcana cards to comprise four suits representing different aspects of human life. They number the Minor Arcana cards 1 (Ace) through 10, plus the four court cards (Princess, Prince, Queen, and King). The Minor Arcana reflects the day-to-day aspects of our lives and the people in them. Court cards represent either a situation or a person during a reading.

The Minor Arcana comprises four suits. In traditional Tarot they are; wands, cups, swords, and coins. In Fairy Tarot, the four suits reflect the seasons: Spring for wands, Summer for cups, Winter for swords, and Autumn for coins. In Angel Tarot, the seasons represent the four elements: fire = spring, water = summer, air = winter, and earth = autumn. Consider these elements in relation to the Fairy Tarot, as well.

The divinatory meanings are given for upright cards only—this tarot is not intended for reversed readings.

Once you get to know the fairies, you’ll see they are strong-willed environmentalists. They get perturbed at people who mistrust animals or the earth. Never lie to a fairy. Instead, help them take care of the planet and other living beings. Do your part. Your actions will richly reward you, and the fairies will encourage you in amazing ways.

Today’s Card: The Princess of Spring – Optimistic, Enthusiastic, Creative, Energetic

It’s time to go after your dreams! Do something that expands your horizons. Let your creativity take flight.

How exciting to select the Princess of Spring! This little princess wants to do it all. There’s no experience she doesn’t want to have; no creative endeavor she won’t experiment with. Painting, singing, dancing, acting, tarot card reading… she wants to try it all!

It’s Friday! Did you wake up feeling this positive energy? Don’t you want to get up and do something? Guess what? The best thing about the Princess of Spring card is the optimism she brings to your life. It’s contagious and if you spend some time with her, you’ll find your metaphorical glass going from “half-full” to my cup runneth over!

The energy from the princess is enthusiastic and creative. If you’ve felt uninspired lately, the childlike exuberance for life that you’ve been missing will now return. Take advantage of this time and create a masterpiece.

Focus your attention on the natural synergies as they pertain to achieving results and gaining abundance. Stay focused!

Be like the princess… she’s an eager volunteer and anyone would be lucky to have her on the team. Just remember, with all this energy swirling around you, it’s difficult to concentrate and stay focused. This princess energy distracts us with each new opportunity we find. It’s possible that we will want to wander off before we finish the task at hand.

Additional Meanings of this Card: Doing something that expands your horizons. Taking a lighthearted approach. Exploring what fascinates you. Being fearless. Staying focused.

Creative Energy Abounds

Gogyohka (s/l/s/l/l syllable count)

sanguine energy
creativity abounds
expand your sphere
make courageous choices 
balance your abundance

©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro

I’ve also written this Gogyohka for my poetry challenge, where we had to find synonyms for the words circled and squared. I used “sphere” for circled, and “balance” for squared. I would say it was a lucky draw of the cards! ❤

#FAIRY #TAROT #FRIDAY ~ August 7, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I’ll share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I’ll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading.

The Major Arcana contains 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our lives (marriage, pregnancy, relationship and career changes, and overcoming personal challenges). The Major Arcana cards also represent the different phases from childhood to old age.

Doreen Virtue numbered the Minor Arcana cards to comprise four suits representing different aspects of human life. They number the Minor Arcana cards 1 (Ace) through 10, plus the four court cards (Princess, Prince, Queen, and King). The Minor Arcana reflects the day-to-day aspects of our lives and the people in them. Court cards represent either a situation or a person during a reading.

The Minor Arcana comprises four suits. In traditional Tarot they are; wands, cups, swords, and coins. In Fairy Tarot, the four suits reflect the seasons: Spring for wands, Summer for cups, Winter for swords, and Autumn for coins. In Angel Tarot, the seasons represent the four elements: fire = spring, water = summer, air = winter, and earth = autumn. Consider these elements in relation to the Fairy Tarot, as well.

The divinatory meanings are given for upright cards only—this tarot is not intended for reversed readings.

Once you get to know the fairies, you’ll see they are strong-willed environmentalists. They get perturbed at people who mistrust animals or the earth. Never lie to a fairy. Instead, help them take care of the planet and other living beings. Do your part. Your actions will richly reward you, and the fairies will encourage you in amazing ways.

Today’s Card: Queen of Autumn

What a perfect card for a Friday. Consider this Queen to be like a fairy god-mother. She cares about everyone and can’t wait to swoop in to save the day! She is generous and giving, and loves to make dreams come true. She adores luxurious and beautiful things. She could spin straw into gold if you asked her… and she’d love to try!

The Queen of Autumn’s family means the world to her. She also can run a small company and a large household without so much as breaking a sweat! The Queen also has an eye for decorating. Her motto is “Form and function, dearie. Form and function.”

Guess what? The Queen’s tastes are expensive (very expensive)! Thank goodness she’s discerning—and picky! Fortunately, she’s good with money because she spends it like crazy. By the way, the Queen marries well. Does the Queen remind you of anyone in your family?

In this card, the Queen sits on her throne. She may appear inactive, but magic swirls around her! The rabbit by her side symbolizes the prosperity and creativity at her command. READ: Rabbit Symbolism & Meaning

Since the Queen embodies the tradition of family, this card represents a woman skillful in the management of finances who possesses a practical nature.

This person could come to your aid in some financial matter. It is likely that her advice will be spot-on regarding better money management. The advice you receive will help you create abundant prosperity, so listen carefully. #Fairy #Tarot #Friday

Be practical in your decisions and how you proceed with the advice you’ve received. Pay attention to the messages from the universe. Look for signs signaling that you are on the right path.

Additional meanings of this card: The ability to make anything more beautiful. The ability to be sensible. A love of gardening. A wonderful parent.

“The Queen of Autumn” #Senryu

practical magic
appears unexpectedly
make your dreams come true

©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro

#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ July 31, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I’ll share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I’ll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading.

The Major Arcana contains 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our lives (marriage, pregnancy, relationship and career changes, and overcoming personal challenges). The Major Arcana cards also represent the different phases from childhood to old age.

Doreen Virtue numbered the Minor Arcana cards to comprise four suits representing different aspects of human life. They number the Minor Arcana cards 1 (Ace) through 10, plus the four court cards (Princess, Prince, Queen, and King). The Minor Arcana reflects the day-to-day aspects of our lives and the people in them. Court cards represent either a situation or a person during a reading.

The Minor Arcana comprises four suits. In traditional Tarot they are; wands, cups, swords, and coins. In Fairy Tarot, the four suits reflect the seasons: Spring for wands, Summer for cups, Winter for swords, and Autumn for coins. In Angel Tarot, the seasons represent the four elements: fire = spring, water = summer, air = winter, and earth = autumn. Consider these elements in relation to the Fairy Tarot, as well.

The divinatory meanings are given for upright cards only—this tarot is not intended for reversed readings.

Once you get to know the fairies, you’ll see they are strong-willed environmentalists. They get perturbed at people who mistrust animals or the earth. Never lie to a fairy. Instead, help them take care of the planet and other living beings. Do your part. Your actions will richly reward you, and the fairies will encourage you in amazing ways.

Today’s Card: Six of Autumn

The prosperous fairy in this card shares her wealth with those around her. Her kindness is admirable, so long as she is giving wisely.

“Look for an unexpected inflow of money. Don’t forget to share the success you’re blessed with. As you give to those in need, the universe gives back to you tenfold.” #Fairy #Tarot #Friday

Remember, giving doesn’t have to be in the form of money. Many people desire your time, more than anything else. Even in the days of social distancing, we can connect via social media with family and friends. Don’t forget to call your mother or father. They need to hear your voice.

Have you considered volunteering? Perhaps you have some rare insights to share with others? How about offering instruction in something you’re good at? The blogging world is full of opportunity!

However, be wise in your giving. It’s important to know that the organization you’re supporting is reputable and doing honest, good work. Do your research. Ask your god(s), the angels, or the fairies to deliver clear messages about which associations you can trust.

Meaning of Number 6

“The number 6 is a symbol of completeness. Number 6 symbolizes beauty and high ideals. It is a perfect number. The Pythagoreans acknowledged number 6 to be the first perfect number…”

Read more on: mysticalnumbers.com

Additional meanings of this card: Balance between giving and receiving. Providing what is truly needed. Sharing the wealth. Tithing. Money for college or continuing education.

Image by bertvthul from Pixabay

“Only Cause Good Trouble,” A Crapsey Cinquain

Dedicated to the memory of Congressman John Lewis

good deeds
return tenfold
only cause good trouble
share your gifts wisely with others
karma

©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro

Morgan Freeman reads John Lewis’ last words:

#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ July 17, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I’ll share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I’ll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading.

The Major Arcana contains 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our lives (marriage, pregnancy, relationship and career changes, and overcoming personal challenges). The Major Arcana cards also represent the different phases from childhood to old age.

Doreen Virtue numbered the Minor Arcana cards to comprise four suits representing unique aspects of human life. They number the Minor Arcana cards 1 (Ace) through 10, plus the four court cards (Princess, Prince, Queen, and King). The Minor Arcana reflects the day-to-day aspects of our lives and the people in them. Court cards represent either a situation or a person during a reading.

The Minor Arcana comprises four suits. In traditional Tarot they are; wands, cups, swords, and coins. In Fairy Tarot, the four suits reflect the seasons: Spring for wands, Summer for cups, Winter for swords, and Autumn for coins. In Angel Tarot, the seasons represent the four elements: fire = spring, water = summer, air = winter, and earth = autumn. Consider these elements in relation to the Fairy Tarot, as well.

These divinatory meanings are for the upright cards only—this tarot is not intended for reversed readings.

Once you get to know the fairies, you’ll see they are strong-willed environmentalists. They get perturbed at people who mistrust animals or the earth. Never lie to a fairy. Instead, help them take care of the planet and other living beings. Do your part. Your actions will richly reward you, and the fairies will encourage you in amazing ways.

Today’s Card: The Prince of Winter ~ Intellectual, Determined, Focused, Impulsive

Happy Friday! Wow, the Prince of Winter moves at the speed of light. Don’t blink or you might miss him.

When this card shows up, you know you’re in for some quick action! This little fairy’s mind moves fast, and he can assess a situation quickly which allows him to get right to work. This is great energy for completing projects that you started but didn’t finish.

Remember, when this fairy’s on a mission, you may as well stand back and let him take charge, because he will, whether or not you want him to! Breathe into this potential and use it to your advantage. This is the time to act quickly and decisively. Be prepared for sudden or unexpected changes.

By drawing this card we know we are also dealing with idealistic, decisive, focused, and determined energy. Expect decisions to become a little impulsive and undiplomatic, which is much of the energy swirling around in U.S. politics at the moment. Keep your eye on what they do and not what they say!

Concerning any of your own projects and aims, my best advice is to pause and reflect before you set any plans into motion. Weigh out all your options. Is this plan as sound as it seems? What are you not seeing? Seek an intellectual solution to your issue.

Additional meanings of this card: Believing strongly in your mission. Fighting for justice. Sudden or unexpected changes. Intellectual solutions to problems.

“Use your Brain” #senryu

solve problems wisely—
trust science, not politics
just put on a mask!

©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro

#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ July 10, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I’ll share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I’ll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading.

The Major Arcana contains 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our lives (marriage, pregnancy, relationship and career changes, and overcoming personal challenges). The Major Arcana cards also represent the different phases from childhood to old age.

Doreen Virtue numbered the Minor Arcana cards to comprise four suits representing different aspects of human life. They number the Minor Arcana cards 1 (Ace) through 10, plus the four court cards (Princess, Prince, Queen, and King). The Minor Arcana reflects the day-to-day aspects of our lives and the people in them. Court cards represent either a situation or a person during a reading.

The Minor Arcana comprises four suits. In traditional Tarot they are; wands, cups, swords, and coins. In Fairy Tarot, the four suits reflect the seasons: Spring for wands, Summer for cups, Winter for swords, and Autumn for coins. In Angel Tarot, the seasons represent the four elements: fire = spring, water = summer, air = winter, and earth = autumn. Consider these elements in relation to the Fairy Tarot, as well.

The divinatory meanings are given for upright cards only—this tarot is not intended for reversed readings.

Once you get to know the fairies, you’ll see they are strong-willed environmentalists. They get perturbed at people who mistrust animals or the earth. Never lie to a fairy. Instead, help them take care of the planet and other living beings. Do your part. Your actions will richly reward you, and the fairies will encourage you in amazing ways.

Today’s Card ~ The Nine of Spring

Happy Fairy Tarot Friday! Do you remember last week we celebrated our accomplishments by rejoicing in our successes from dedication and self discipline with the Chariot card?

Well, this week, it seems logical that we would find ourselves at the place where we need to protect those accomplishments. The Nine of Spring reminds us that as our hard work pays off and we have more to show for our efforts, it’s imperative that we look after the fruits of our labors.

We all know the energy in the universe can be intense with all the happenings in our world. Between the Corona Virus pandemic and people losing jobs because of the virus, we also have an awakening of human rights awareness (or lack thereof) resonating around the world. Here in America we’ve got our hands full.

My advice is every morning as you begin your day, ask your god(s), the angels, and even the fairies to protect you from negative people and energies. Try to see both sides of a situation with compassion and intelligence. I know you’re up to the task!

This card also shines a light on the environmentalists and those who love all the plants and animals provided to us by the mother goddess (Mother Earth).

The Nine of Spring reminds us to stand up for important causes, such as protecting wildlife, the oceans, and our food sources.

Notice the beautiful fairy who stands in defense of the newly blossoming daffodils in her garden. Joined by her ladybug friends, she shows unity with nature in her cause.

Additional meanings of this card: Protect what you’ve created. Prepare for challenges that lie ahead. Having a strong immune system. Keeping your resolve.

Protect the Fruits of Your Labors

stay aware—
look for challenges
wear a mask!

©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro