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This week’s Tarot: 15.04.2019

As we lead up to the Easter weekend, let’s see what we have in store! Please do let me know if these spreads are helpful for you – I really do enjoy doing them.

So let’s get on with this week’s cards.

First, you will need to focus on the cards, and let your intuition guide you to the one which is relevant for you this week.

Here are the three cards. Focus, see which one feels most relevant to you. Further down in the article we will be discussing each card in turn and what it can mean or imply.

There are many tarot spreads available for you to choose from, and many decks nowadays have their own spreads they have created based around their theme.

This deck is simply the Rider Waite deck, which many people will know or have seen. This is a more simplistic set, which is great when you are starting to learn tarot. I started with a highly decorated set, and it was very difficult to start learning with!

So if you have chosen your card, let’s get onto the reveal and what they mean!

This week’s most popular card was extremely close. Just one point separated number one from number three. However, number three was the most popular with the most points.


Number Three

The Lovers, card number 6 in the major arcana

The Lovers – harmony, relationships, love, choices

The Lovers is a card with the base meaning of some kind of connection between people, and communication. This card may appear when you have found your soul mate or a life partner. It’s not only restricted to romantic relationships, however, as this can also signify other relationships like friendship and family. Symbolising raw honesty through the nakedness of the man and woman depicted on the card, this is a time to get back down to the core and be honest with yourself and with others. This can also be read as having found someone you can be your true, naked self around with no shame or misunderstandings.

The direction this card goes can be related to honesty, being true to yourself and situations which may arise, as well as being honest with others. It’s figuring out what you want from a situation or from life in general. It’s a cue to be more authentic and real in situations – you no longer need the mask.

At the very root of the card, this signifies a choice. It could be a choice in your love life, or perhaps a choice as to what you want to be in your career or where to live your life. It’s often a sign that you’re facing a moral dilemma and you must consider all consequences before making a decision or acting.

It can also signify that you are unifying dual forces. Pulling things together in a unified way. So looking at this as a weekly forecast, I would say the best thing to do is to really look at who is closest to you, put your heads together and overcome whatever it is that is challenging you, either individually or as a collective.


Number One

The Queen of Cups Tarot Card from the Rider Waite set

Queen of Cups – emotionally stable, compassionate, intuitive, in tune

The Queen of Cups is a very beautiful card indeed. She’s sitting right next to the sea, and the element of water which is also related to emotions. She has a cup in her hands, but this one is closed compared to many others in the deck which are open or flowing. This shows that she uses her inner wisdom and feelings as judges of situations.

She is connected to her emotions, but as her feet are resting on the shore, she is not overwhelmed by them. She is in control of her feelings and emotions and is very calm and serene.

This week may be a week to embody the queen of cups and use your empathy to listen to what others have to say. There may be someone close to you who needs an ear to listen or even a shoulder to cry on, and it is important that you can offer that to them. Being able to read and understand situations around you is a virtue gifted by this queen. You may well already be a healer or some kind of therapist – or just a great friend who allows people the space to express themselves freely. It also may be a time to listen to your ‘inner voice’ in regards to what is going on in your life.


Number Two

Four of Wands card from the Rider Waite Tarot Set

Four of Wands – joy, harmony, celebration, a homecoming

This is a card with so many positive attributes. It can signify success on something you are working towards, it can be a homecoming of sorts, whether physical or metaphorical, it is a celebration of all that has led to this point.

You may be returning home to the people or places you feel most comfortable with. It could be the completion of a renovation you have done on your home or just the feeling of having found your own habitat – where you thrive and you are doing so well. This card is very much focused on the home environment and taking a pause to see just how far you’ve come.

If you have been working on a project, it may be that you are about to hit a key milestone along the way. If you are almost finished with a project, this can signify that the project was completed successfully. Now is the time for celebration and joy! It is so important that we measure our success and sit back and look at what we have achieved – and this card prompts you to do just that.

Rest after a long project is so important, especially if the whole task is not complete yet! Storming ahead and carrying on after shouldering a large responsibility can be a grave mistake. Recognising our achievements and celebrating with those we love is important and a vital part of human life.


Overall, the energies of this week are focused very much on being in tune with ourselves and our relationships, celebrating our achievements and working together to attain goals. That does not sound like the worst week at all!

Which card were you most drawn to, and how do you feel about it? Let us know!

News & Updates 11.04.19

Every Thursday we scour the internet for news and updates of interest to you! If you run a pagan event, own a pagan shop with events coming up, or something has happened in the pagan scene that you want us to write about, let us know.


SHIREEN are releasing the music video for their song So Human of You on 12.04.2019. It has taken a little longer than they anticipated, but they are extremely proud to share this new video. We are very much looking forward to seeing it!

You can see their previous video for UMAI by clicking here. Their very first music video was for their song Unmarked. You can also find that by clicking here.


Vikingecenter Fyrkat begins their new season from the 18th to 22nd April. There are many events over the days, including seeing how old bronze casting worked, and hear all about the myths and truths surrounding the Viking age jewellery, as well as hearing about the local finds in the area. You can find more via their Facebook event here, or head over to their website here.



As well as the new season, the Vikingecenter Fyrkat have their Viking market a little later this year. July 6-7th is the Viking market based in Hobro, North Jutland. You can find the event for that by clicking here.


Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic is a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London. This exhibition aims to break down and look at various aspects of magic – from performance magic to the more supernatural kind – and how different factors can influence our perception. Entry is free, and the exhibition runs from 11th April until 15th September 2019.
Find out more about the exhibition and also the Wellcome Collection by clicking here.


STRANGE ENCOUNTERS: THE HORSE IN BRITISH FOLKLORE is an upcoming workshop talking about everything related to the horse in British folklore. The workshops are a combination of folklore, storytelling and creating small silver talismans, exploring and respecting the traditions of the islands of Britain and their place in the landscape.

This workshop is on Saturday 25th May from 10am – 4.30pm at the Museum of Witchcraft & Magic in Cornwall. You can find out more about the event by clicking here.


Remember, if you run a pagan event, own a pagan shop with events coming up, or something has happened in the pagan scene that you want us to write about, let us know!

Celestial Workings: Saturn

Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun and is the furthest planet we can see from Earth with the naked eye. It is most commonly recognised by its fantastic ring system, which was discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610. Saturn is said to have 62 confirmed moons, four of which are called Titan, Enceladus, Iapetus and Rhea. Titan and Rhea are the largest, and Enceladus is said to have a vast ocean beneath its icy surface.

The time it takes to orbit the sun is 10,756 days or 29.5 years. Don’t expect to live very long or well if Saturn was going to be your holiday destination of choice- its surface is minus 139 degrees Celsius. The planet is also not completely circular- its polar diameter is 90% of its equatorial diameter, because of its low density and fast rotation. It has the second shortest day of any of our solar system’s planets, and turns on its axis once every 10 hours and 34 minutes which is a very short day indeed! The planet itself is made mostly of Hydrogen, and as you get deeper into the planet it gets denser and eventually becomes metallic. The innermost core is hot, like you may have seen from our own planet.

It was first recorded in the 8th century by the Assyrians. It is named for the Roman God, Saturnus and was known to the Greeks as Cronus or Kronus. Cronus was the ruling Titan who came to power by castrating his father, Uranus or Ouranos. His name means ‘sky’ or ‘heavens’ and his consort was Gaia, which means earth. It is said that Ouranos fathered 12 sons and 6 daughters. He locked away the eldest two, the giant Kyklopes and Hekatonkheires inside the belly of the earth. Gaia suffered immense pain from this and persuaded her Titan sons to rebel. Four of these sons were set as sentinels at the four corners of the world, ready to grasp their father as he descended to lie upon the earth. The fifth- Cronus- took his position at the centre, and armed with an adamantine sickle, castrated Ouranos while his brothers held him firm. The sky-god’s blood fell and drenched the earth, producing the avenging Erinyes (also known as ‘Furies’) and the Gigantes (Giants).

Cronus’ wife was Rhea (one of the moons of the planet Saturn) and their offspring were the Olympians. To ensure his safety as a ruler, Cronus ate each of his own children as they were born. This worked until Rhea, becoming unhappy about the loss of her children (completely understandable), tricked Cronus into swallowing a rock instead of Zeus, their son. When he grew up, Zeus revolted against Cronus and the other Titans. He defeated them and banished them to Tartarus in the underworld.
However, Cronus escaped to Italy, where he ruled as Saturn. His ruling time was said to be a golden age on the earth, which was honoured by the Saturnalia feast. Not only this, but a festival was held in Athens, honouring Cronus. It was called ‘Kronia’ and it took place on the 12th day of the month Hekatombaion.

The name Cronus, Kronus, etc can be translated to mean ‘time’; think of ‘chronological’ or a ‘chronology’. All of these refer to something being altered or arranged by time. Cronus was especially regarded when looking at the destructive and all-devouring aspects of time.

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