SHAMANIC COUNSEL FROM THE GREENWOODS

SHAMANIC COUNSEL FROM THE GREENWOODS

THE GREENWOOD TAROT: Pre-Celtic Shamanism of the Mythic Forest by Mark Ryan & Chesca Potter is an absolutely beautiful and soothing deck. (Sorry I cannot share with you visually The Wheel reading (having some technical difficulties camera to web) but I will share Covid’s message for us on this April Fool’s Day 2020. We begin with The Knight of Wands/FOX; The Time Period is Imbolc through Spring Equinox to Beltane (which is takes us to May) As the Significator it denotes qualities of cunning combined with alertness and curiosity, wisdom and playfulness. I believe these are the qualities we are to embody during this time. THE PRESENT is represented by REINDEER/King of Cups; As a potent symbol of sexual power, the image shows both Male and Female deer in balance, the Present situation is one way to bring the Divine masculine seen int he Patriarchy into balance with The Divine Feminine. This necessary rebalancing has been alluded to by several astrologers for this time in our country’s development. (it could also mean we may be experiencing a “baby-boom” in nine months! (lol).
In the position of SPIRITUAL MEDIATOR we find the card DEATH. “It is time to face the inevitable, …to acknowledge the deepest aspects of your fears and desires. Do not fear change however, because this is a time of purification and realignment.Let the threads of the old slip from your fingers with joyful remembrance and enter this time of withdrawal and renewal with patience and calm” The next positiond represent our CONSCIOUS WILL leading to OUR SOURCE OF POWER; Rev. ACE OF CUPS/WATERS OF LIFE and REVERSED 6 OF CUPS/REUNION;The Universal Soul retains all memory. It is time, should we use it wisely, to reawaken and embrace the Wisdom of the Earth, but this may take time to resolve.THE antlered crowned ANCESTOR rev. tells us we have made a leap into a new cycle. We may be reluctant to embrace change but the Shift has occurred TRUST YOUR INNER VOICE. LISTEN TO YOUR OWN INSTINCTIVE AND INQUISITIVE NATURE. OUR CHALLENGE is the Three of Cups rev./Joy rev. Let us not give in to despair! HEALING stands with The Knight of Cups/SALMON; Self sacrifice and wisdom in the attempt to “come home” may lead to some deaths. But we learn through experience. THE OUTCOME is seen in STOAT/The Page of Wands; STOAT brings us back to the Sovereignty of the Land. Stoats have a fierce hunting instinct and the ability to live underground (sounds like an old Star Trek episode…here’s hoping we humans don’t have to go that far) So,It would seem THE GREENWOOD is agreeing with other Tarot that Covid’s message/purpose is that this expected Shift is offering us an opportunity to rebalance the Sacred Masculine and Divine Feminine and to return to a relationship of balance with Mother Earth and all human beings.