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.
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.
comes to those who
ask for divine advice
when our lives feel most challenging
when magical messages come
embrace the positive
set forth your fate
©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro
“What makes you a poet is a gift for language, an ability to see into the heart of things, and an ability to deal with important unconscious material. When all these things come together, you’re a poet.”
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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 Tanka Tuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, tanka prose, renga, solo-renga, haibun, cinquain, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger’s hexastich, Abhanga, and diatelle poetry. Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, and in “Hedgerow, a journal of small poems,” and in various other online publications. She’s won numerous awards from participating in the Carrot Ranch Rodeo, a yearly 99-word flash fiction contest sponsored by carrotranch.com, an online writing community. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for Carrot Ranch. Colleen has published 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. Colleen Chesebro’s poetry blog is called Word Craft – Prose & Poetry at https://wordcraftpoetry.com/ Her author blog is found at https://colleenchesebro.com where you will find her poetry and short stories.