Yule Blog Hop – The Joy of Gifting

Yule Blog Hop – The Joy of Gifting

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Welcome to the Yule Tarot Blog Hop!

Our Yule Topic:

Yule, Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Solstice, Winter. Whatever you call this time of year, it is a season of gift giving, gift receiving and sharing with family and friends for a majority of the world. Whether Papa Noel brings you a candy cane or the Winter Witch brings you switches, it’s a time of anticipation. The anticipation of what I might be getting and what I am giving are equal joys for me. To that end, here is a spread for each of us to do.

The Joy Of Gifting

  1. What gift would you give the world if you could?
  2. What gift would you want from the world?
  3. What gift have you gotten that has brought you joy?
  4. What gift have you given that has brought you joy?
  5. What is one last thing you would like to share about this season?

My Reading

Wild Unknown Tarot Reading Yule

  1. What gift would you give the world if you could? – Daughter of Swords – Honesty and Insightfulness – People value my frankness. I have a keen sense of observation. I often wonder if I can be too honest? Sometimes I think I can be. I do value being insightful especially to my Clients and I never dodge the truth when it comes to what the cards have to share.
  2. What gift would you want from the world? – Daughter of Pentacles – Responsible, Kind and Supportive. This is just so spot on. I know that there is risk of sounding all soap boxy. Take a moment to close your eyes and just imagine a world where we were all responsible for our actions, kind to everyone and everything around us and supportive? It gives me chills. I slip a little sometimes and get my bitchy pants on about some things but its just a reminder to take a look at what inside myself make me so reactive about it.
  3. What gift have you gotten that has brought you joy? – Four of Pentacles – Possessions and Control –  It is also interesting for me as Gifts are my number one Love Language. I am so not going to apologise for that. There is nothing wrong with liking gifts and giving them. It is just not getting too possessive and letting the things you own control you. I think I may be a little attached to my Tarot and Oracle deck collection however…
  4. What gift have you given that has brought you joy? – Two of Pentacles – Balance and Change – A lot has changed for me as indicated with this card. The biggest change for me has becoming a mother and leaving my full time ‘Muggle’ job to be on maternity leave. I am not sure how this is something I have given, but maybe it is my time, energy and my body to being a Mum that I have given. I know that it is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me.
  5. What is one last thing you would like to share about this season? – Death – Closure and Transformation – On the night of the re-birth of the Sun  God this is pretty cool. The long nights are about to end and we are going to be moving into a new Calendar year. It is a good reminder for me that I can do anything in 2015 and to leave any of the restrictions I put on myself behind.


Deck Used: The Wild Unknown Tarot

Thank you to Louise and everyone who has participated in this turning of the Wheels’ Tarot Blog Hops. I have really enjoyed every Sabbat with you all sharing our joint love of the Tarot. Many Yule Blessings to you all and to everyone who has been reading these posts.

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Until Next week...

  • Machelle Earley
    Posted at 13:29h, 21 December Reply

    Love the wild unknown deck!! One of my absolute faves!! Death card as the final is very appropo. Love it!!

  • Karen Sealey
    Posted at 17:29h, 21 December Reply

    Interesting post and nice detour over to Love Language. Thanks for sharing.

  • Rootweaver
    Posted at 19:46h, 21 December Reply

    Congrats on becoming a mummy. It surely is the greatest gift you can receive and give. Blessed season.

  • Arwen
    Posted at 08:21h, 22 December Reply

    Ethony, I loved your take on this spread. This is the second blog where Death has made an appearance which I find fascinating!

  • Fiona
    Posted at 10:22h, 22 December Reply

    Beautiful cards. That’s a powerful card to end on! Perfect to forge ahead feeling renewed in the new year! 🙂

  • Deirdre
    Posted at 18:44h, 22 December Reply

    I loved how your gift from the world was possessions and that that really resonates with your love language. What an interesting website, I’m going to have to have my partner take that quiz too 😉 Great insight. And, of course, how fabulous is Death as a last word for the year! Time to make some significant transitions…

  • Alison Cross
    Posted at 04:00h, 23 December Reply

    I love the Wild Unknown Tarot and your post here is just inspiring me to use it more next year! Good luck with the mothering – it’s the hardest job I’ve ever done 😀

    • Ethony
      Posted at 10:05h, 30 December Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  • Chloe
    Posted at 08:45h, 27 December Reply

    Hee hee, you’re not the only one slightly attached to her deck collection 😀 It will be interesting to see what you choose to return to after maternity leave, motherhood can change your perspective in so many ways… 🙂

    • Ethony
      Posted at 10:05h, 30 December Reply

      I am hoping to Work from Home. Tarot reading and classes and workshops. I want to be the one to look after my son if I can and my partner supports it. You are so right it changes a lot. 🙂

  • Olivia
    Posted at 13:09h, 03 January Reply

    Beautiful! Congratulations on motherhood! I agree with you about the Page of Pentacles, all the way….there is so much competition and ire in this world of ours. Your post reminds me that I have yet to acquire this lovely deck!

    • Ethony
      Posted at 15:23h, 04 January Reply

      Thank you Olivia. Enjoy the Wild Unknown Tarot it is stunning.

  • Louise / Priestess Tarot
    Posted at 14:19h, 12 January Reply

    Aww, Ethony, so glad you’ve joined us on the Hops you have and I love your take on the Wild Unknown! I got excited to read your interpretations of this deck, I’ve not used it: Yet 😉

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