The wise and insightful Kathy Hughes, from Turtlephoenix, has been kind enough to introduce our own cartomancer, Lily Wight to the Oracle Of Shadows & Light.
This enchanting fortune-telling deck, comparable to The Tarot, was devised by Lucy Cavendish and Jasmine Beckett-Griffith.
Kathy (KH) drew a four card Hidden & Revealed Spread for Lily (LW) and you can see the results below…
Position 1. What Is Hidden? ~ Ghost Of The Pumpkin Patch
KH: This little girl is your inner child. She is asking you to count your blessings. I have the feeling that when you are overwhelmed you forget your inner resources; your impeccable aesthetic sense, your childlike sense of wonder and play and, in low self-esteem moments, you forget your purity and kindness.
LW: The mournful expression on the ghost girl’s face perfectly captures my tendency to put myself last on my list of priorities. The modern world is demanding and complex so it’s easy to feel lost, small and insignificant. Your compliments have helped me to feel better already! I need to take better care of my inner child.
KH: She also wants to remind you that you don’t exist in a vacant field. If you did you wouldn’t be so busy. You have loved ones to delegate tasks to.
LW: The Ghost is insubstantial; not really present. This card has touched on the difficulties of feeling morose and disconnected.
Position 2. What Is Revealed? ~ Carnivorous Greenhouse
LW: Another hostile environment!
KH: You are an extremely curious person who wants to drown in awesome, beautiful things.
LW: Oh yes, I think my blog reflects that, but those particular “lilies” look dangerous.
KH: You have trouble saying “no”, because you are a kind, loving person who wants to nurture everyone.
LW: I sometimes get called “Mama” at work because I try to look after everyone. Those plants look likely to bite the hand that feeds! I went to the library recently to look for a book about learning to say “no”, but I didn’t take it out because I thought I’d be too busy to read it ~ that’s sadly ironic.
KH: If your own sanity and health don’t convince you to give yourself a break and learn to say “no” maybe this will: if you spread yourself too thin you can’t give your loved ones or interests the attention they deserve.
LW: I need to weed out the plants that are likely to bite. Perhaps I’ll go back for that book after all.
Position 3. Why Am I Drawing This To Myself? ~ The Angel Of Time
LW: The background looks like the background of my blog.
KH: I look at The Angel Of Time’s eyes and I see a woman who likes a challenge.
LW: If I’m the Pumpkin Patch Ghost on the inside then this is who I would like to be on the outside. I feel at my strongest when I’m free to write and work on my creative endeavours, but the card says I’m working too hard.
KH: You like to study everything and get to know everyone. You want to make time your bitch (pardon my language)!
LW: You’ve got me. I’m a control freak. I come from an academic background. It defines me more than anything else.
Position 4. What Should I Do Now? ~ Angel De Los Muertos
LW: Now that is synchronicity! Dia De Los Muertos (the Mexican Day Of The Dead/All Souls’ Day) is my birthday. I already feel this card is telling me to simply be true to myself.
KH: When I see the Angel De Los Muertos in this spread I see her as the opposite of the Ghost Of The Pumpkin Patch. They are very helpful to each other. Angel De Los Muertos is warm and extroverted and Ghost Of The Pumpkin Patch is cool, introspective and shy. They balance each other. If you take time to be introspective, to sit and do nothing, or take a long walk, or do some quiet yoga, colours will be more vibrant to you, textures warmer.
LW: There is a very consistent and specific message in this spread. I try to do too much and end up feeling lost and misused so life is a constant struggle for balance. The cards evolve to show me at my best and suggest I could actually achieve more by taking on a little less.
KH: You’ll be better able to separate the gems from the beans in terms of how you want to spend your time and enjoy your active times more because you will know yourself better.
LW: Separate the gems from the beans – I love that. Thank you so much, Kathy.
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NEXT WEEK ~ Tarot Masterclass With Kathy Hughes & Lily Wight #2