Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Three of Bows - A combination of Skills and Inner Trust

The Wildwood Tarot, Three of BowsToday’s Card is the Three of Bows from the Wildwood Tarot. The Wanderer is welcomed by a hooded archer. This is a place to reassess where we’ve come from and where we are going. Which path shall we chose? Which path is the right path? From the archer we learn that some choices can’t be rationalized. He has learned to control his bow and arrows by many hours of practicing but in the end, when he is confronted with his aim, he has to focus and let go of his arrow, trusting it will reach its goal. He knows from experience he will be successful; most of the time.
Now we have to be on our way again while trusting and listening to our inner voice which will tell us were to go. I wonder where we are heading? 
The Wildwood Tarot, The Hooded ManAnd then I pulled the Hooded man. Is it the same archer but much older and wiser? How long have we traveled towards this little door in the ancient Oak tree? Are we invited in to repose and regain our strength so we can  receive the wisdom from The Hooded man and his little wren?
So many questions today and so little answers. I like that. Time will provide the right answers and will show us the right direction, if we are only patient enough to wait and quiet enough to listen.
For me both these cards are telling me to slow down and stop hurrying towards whatever is so important that it can't wait. Today is for quieting my mind and about taking stock. If I know where I am coming from it will be much easier to find out where I want to go next.

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  1. I like the wren with the Hermit - one of my favorite birds. Loud and brassy even though its so tiny. Makes me wonder if the Hermit is listening to it or telling is to hush, lol.
    You are so much better at waiting for those answers than I am!

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    1. We don't see a lot of them here. Maybe the Hermit is patient enough to let the little bird twitter. It is the druid totem animal for prophecy. You probable have tot be very attentive (like the Hooded Man) to hear the actual prophecy between the chitchat
      I guess you are more a go-getter than I am. :D

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  2. I too see this hooded man out for an evening stroll through the woods with his lantern, coming upon the wren, all noisy and knowing it all! The hooded man stops long enough to listen, before continuing on his way. :)

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    1. Quite right Sometimes it is good tot pause and listen otherwise you might miss out on some very useful wisdom. :)

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  3. The wren reminds me to show kindness to others, and to be happy within my heart. It is our relationships with others whether they be of the Hermit kind or the critter kind, is what truly brings us the most happiness and fulfillment. Beautiful card combination of this beautiful deck Ellen.

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    1. "No man is an island" Although I identify with the Hermit the most I do love the wren's liveliness and cheer.
      Yes, this deck has been in my drawer far too long! :D

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    2. The little wren is my Celtic totem. Make me feel good!

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  4. That Three of Wands is an interesting one. The guy stands in the centre, with those two dragons on his shirt. Perhaps we don't need to choose one path or the other. In the stillness of our self, we can walk the middle path of silence. Though of course the chattering wren may have other ideas ;)

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    1. I love the idea of choosing the middle path. Who knows if the tree behind the archer also has a little door. And maybe The Hooded man and the little wren are waiting for us to come outside again and talk with them......
      Don;t you just love how we can weave different stories with the same cards?

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    2. Yes, I do love the storyweaving that even a single card can offer - every day a different perspective :)

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  5. I have this deck coming next week to round out my Will Worthington's (not that I'll have all of his but at least the easily accessible ones) and I can't wait to work with it. I bought the app and have been studying the book and the cards.

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    1. You will love it. As you already know it does require some study but that is also the beauty of this deck
      I've bought the app too. It is so handy as a quick reference.:D

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