#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ July 17, 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 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.

These divinatory meanings are for the 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 Prince of Winter ~ Intellectual, Determined, Focused, Impulsive

Happy Friday! Wow, the Prince of Winter moves at the speed of light. Don’t blink or you might miss him.

When this card shows up, you know you’re in for some quick action! This little fairy’s mind moves fast, and he can assess a situation quickly which allows him to get right to work. This is great energy for completing projects that you started but didn’t finish.

Remember, when this fairy’s on a mission, you may as well stand back and let him take charge, because he will, whether or not you want him to! Breathe into this potential and use it to your advantage. This is the time to act quickly and decisively. Be prepared for sudden or unexpected changes.

By drawing this card we know we are also dealing with idealistic, decisive, focused, and determined energy. Expect decisions to become a little impulsive and undiplomatic, which is much of the energy swirling around in U.S. politics at the moment. Keep your eye on what they do and not what they say!

Concerning any of your own projects and aims, my best advice is to pause and reflect before you set any plans into motion. Weigh out all your options. Is this plan as sound as it seems? What are you not seeing? Seek an intellectual solution to your issue.

Additional meanings of this card: Believing strongly in your mission. Fighting for justice. Sudden or unexpected changes. Intellectual solutions to problems.

“Use your Brain” #senryu

solve problems wisely—
trust science, not politics
just put on a mask!

©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. D.L. Finn, Author

    Good card, Colleen:) This card definitely applies. I was up late putting the final touches on a short story to release next week. I missed the day I was shooting for but accepted the next day. It missed another deadline but whirled through to get out.

  2. Stunning, Colleen! My two weeks vacation started today and my plan is to finish two of my big projects during that time. This card is the perfect fit!

  3. Have no fear–I wear my mask! I’ve never trusted politics over science (or politics over common sense, for that matter), and I’m certainly not about to start now.

  4. The summer seems to be moving at the speed of light! Great advice to stay focused and determined and to use the energy to accomplish something. And I like the advice to weigh things carefully so we don’t end up charging in the wrong direction. A timely pick, Colleen. <3

    • Thanks, Diana. I’m always amazed at the wise words from the oracle. There is so much going on in the world as well. We all need to tread carefully. Happy Saturday, my friend. <3

  5. If only common sense were common…
    and politicos would stop tweeting!

  6. Word! I like this reading. Sounds like we’re picking up pace! <3

  7. This guy’s been popular this year – but it’s been a crazy, fast-moving year indeed!

  8. I started my blog last month, and took a pause because I was feeling like I was in a rut. This morning I woke up determined to get back to working on my blog posts. I did, and it’s funny that I ran into this right after! <3

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  10. Thank you Colleen.. It is such great information… 🙂 <3

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