#Fairy #Tarot #Friday, February 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 consists of 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.

The Minor Arcana consists of four suits representing different aspects of human life. The Minor Arcana cards are numbered 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 consists of 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 also.

The divinatory meanings are for upright cards only—this tarot is not intended for reversed card 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 Three of Winter (or the Three of Swords), as part of the Minor Arcana, represents events in our eveyday lives. When we select this card, it is a message, telling us it’s time to gather our courage and face our past disappointments. We need to let healing take place. Are you ready to accept that it’s time to move on?

There is a good chance the pain you feel is caused by or the result of conflict, perhaps because of a disrupted partnership or friendship. This pain represents a new beginning, but you must deal with your feelings honestly to overcome this pain.

Reach out to others for comfort and love. Seek the advice from your gods, goddesses, and the fey. Ask them to help you understand the meaning of the situation you find yourself in. Ask them to help you find the strength to move forward.

Open your heart to the feelings of compassion and forgiveness, and to the wisdom from others who’ve already gone through what you are feeling right now.

Don’t shut out people who reach out to help you. Instead, work through your sadness. Open your heart to healing the pain tearing you apart right now.

In this card image, our three fairy friends stand before the Hawthorne tree. The Celtic meaning of the hawthorn tree deals with balance and duality. The Hawthorne is historically a symbol of fertility associated with the female goddess aspects (mother, maiden, crone). This all makes sense, as February 1st/2nd was Imbolc, the time we celebrate the goddess Brigit who represents the triple goddess. She is here now, hearing our pleas for help.

The number three signifies your past, present, and future. You control your destiny. Let go so that you can live.

Additional meaning of this card suggests that it is time to forgive yourself and others. Release past hurt and heal misunderstandings. Remember, you will grow stronger from facing challenging situations head on. Be there for a friend in need.

Three of Winter, #Traditional Senryu

face your past failures—
forgive others and yourself,
break free from the pain.

©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro

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Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on wordcraftpoetry.com. Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at carrotranch.com. Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com.
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  1. A most beautiful card and a wonderful message. We all need this healing right now. <3

  2. Colleen, what a beautiful card and a thoughtful message. Thank you. Hugs Xx <3

  3. Very beautiful <3 Thank you so much.

  4. What a beautiful card and message! It is timely for a lot of situations in life. And we are now coming up on a full moon and what a great time to let go! Thank you, Colleen!

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