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.
Happy Fairy Tarot Friday! Do you remember last week we celebrated our accomplishments by rejoicing in our successes from dedication and self discipline with the Chariot card?
Well, this week, it seems logical that we would find ourselves at the place where we need to protect those accomplishments. The Nine of Spring reminds us that as our hard work pays off and we have more to show for our efforts, it’s imperative that we look after the fruits of our labors.
We all know the energy in the universe can be intense with all the happenings in our world. Between the Corona Virus pandemic and people losing jobs because of the virus, we also have an awakening of human rights awareness (or lack thereof) resonating around the world. Here in America we’ve got our hands full.
My advice is every morning as you begin your day, ask your god(s), the angels, and even the fairies to protect you from negative people and energies. Try to see both sides of a situation with compassion and intelligence. I know you’re up to the task!
This card also shines a light on the environmentalists and those who love all the plants and animals provided to us by the mother goddess (Mother Earth).
The Nine of Spring reminds us to stand up for important causes, such as protecting wildlife, the oceans, and our food sources.
Notice the beautiful fairy who stands in defense of the newly blossoming daffodils in her garden. Joined by her ladybug friends, she shows unity with nature in her cause.
Additional meanings of this card: Protect what you’ve created. Prepare for challenges that lie ahead. Having a strong immune system. Keeping your resolve.
stay aware— look for challenges wear a mask!
©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.