#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ April 24, 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 Five of Autumn

Our world continues to revolve through the chaos of the Corona Virus. While our elected officials bicker over whether to stay in quarantine or to reopen our world economies, most of us struggle to understand the implications of making money over saving lives.

I shuffled the cards three times and cut the deck. I then chose the top card. When I turned over this card, I felt the message came directly from the mother goddess, herself.

The Five of Autumn reminds us that when things feel challenging, there’s always a way to receive help—Ask for Divine guidance! Do you see the wise little boy fairy asking for help on the card’s image? Don’t be afraid to consult your gods and goddesses, the angels, or whatever spiritual source you feel comfortable consulting. They are always nearby, ready to hear your requests for assistance.

Be prepared, because help can suddenly appear and provide you with whatever you need. Look for the signs regarding how to proceed next. Remember, magical messages appear at every turn, and at every moment of every day. Ask for the messages to be made clear, so you know how to interpret the messages you receive.

Consider this: If you focus on the negative or the things in your life that make you unhappy, you’re setting yourself on the path for more difficulties to arise, which then become self-fulfilling prophecies. Instead, focus on the positives in your life.

The additional meanings of this card reflect what we all are feeling right now in these trying times. We all feel challenged by money issues, and obviously with all the layoffs this is poor timing for a career change. How many families are facing health concerns? Some of my friends have lost family members to the virus. Some believe they’re all alone when in reality, they are not.

How do we fix this? Shift your attention to what you have now, and what you want to manifest in the future. That way, your powers get used for good.

Cactus roses

The Five of Autumn, #Butterfly #Cinquain

relief
comes to those who
ask for divine advice
when our lives feel most challenging
wise up
when magical messages come
embrace the positive
set forth your fate
flourish

©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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32 Comments

  1. Fantastic, I’ll watch this with great interest. Fairy lore is dear to my heart. Several years ago I posted – https://notestoponder.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/are-fairies-vegetarian/

  2. What a timely message!

  3. Easier said than done sometimes…(k)

  4. thank you, i look forward to these

  5. Such a beautiful timely message! We need to remember that we have a TEAM ready to help if we but ask. Thank you, Colleen! This was truly beautiful.

    • D.L. Finn, Author

      That message is ringing loudly in my ears. The message I keep getting is the only solution is a spiritual one for me, when my frustration in leadership overwhelms. I need to remember to ask for what I need, thanks Colleen:)

    • Thank you, Jan. Asking for help is difficult for many of us. I’m so happy that I have this community of writers. It’s a blessing for sure. <3

  6. “Poor time for career change” – Aaaah! I start a new job soon!

  7. I appreciate this message, Colleen!

  8. Love how you dug out the positive in the message Sis <3

  9. A really nice reading, Colleen. 🙂 love the idea of a fairy tarot deck!

    • It’s a bit more uplifting than regular Tarot. I played with a deck for almost for a year before I started the readings. I wanted to make sure I was getting the messages straight. I understand Angel Tarot is similar. <3

  10. Love the look of this deck, Colleen. Thanks for the uplifting reading!

  11. Great post, thank you! I 😘

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