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.
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.
Hello, my faery friends. Happy Friday! Today, I’ve chosen the Prince of Winter who moves with swiftness of a flash of light! Look in the left-hand corner of the photo. After I snapped this photo, I noticed the light reflection from my lamp. I took this as another sign that our faery friend wanted us to pay attention!
The Prince of Winter is a change card. The last time he appeared in one of my readings was on January 31, 2020. This was the day the United Kingdom formally withdrew from the European Union (Brexit). So, look for some earth shattering events on the horizon.
As a court card from the Minor Arcana, it represents either a situation or a person. On a personal level, this fairy prince asks us to prepare for a big change that we’ve been waiting a long while to happen. This could be the moment in your life when everything aligns at the right time and place as the universe offers you the chance to move forward on your path and welcome your destiny. Don’t let this moment slip away!
This little prince’s mind moves at warp speed, which means we’ve got to be ready for the change he brings when it happens. Carpe diem!
In more general terms, our world is changing at an exponential rate because of the coronavirus’ advancement around the world. What we once thought of as normal is long gone. Yet, many countries are loosening their rules about wearing masks and social distancing.
Perhaps this little faery is warning us to be more assertive and direct by asking ourselves the hard questions. He might suggest that it’s time to take a direct approach while being quick-witted and intellectual—we need to use our intelligence to determine if it’s safe to go without masks and practice social distancing.
Maybe we should slow down and reflect on what we know to be the truth. Trust the scientists and not the politicians. Do what is safe for you and your family.
Are you a risk taker like the Prince of Winter? Remember to take care because he is idealistic, decisive, focused, and determined. At that same time, he’s also impulsive and undiplomatic. He loves the thrill of the ride, but is he watching where he is going? He could set himself up for a fall, and that could be disastrous.
Does this sound like anyone you know?
The additional meaning of this card are: Believing strongly in your mission, fighting for justice. Experiencing sudden or unexpected changes. Intellectual solutions to problems.
focus on your truth
the gifts the universe grants
©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro
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Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Poet who loves crafting paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre flash fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative 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, and shadorma poetry. Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, and in “Hedgerow, a journal of small poems.” She’s won numerous awards from participating in the Carrot Ranch Rodeo, a yearly flash fiction contest sponsored by carrotranch.com. In 2020, she won first place in the Carrot Ranch Folk Tale or Fable category, with her story called “Why Wolf Howls at the Moon.” Colleen is a Sister of the Fey, where she pursues a pagan path through her writing. When she is not writing, she is reading. She also loves gardening and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art.