Welcome to The Willow Tree Retreat
Bring a cuppa, lets sit by the tree n talk crystals and card decks n breathe. I’ve been so excited to start this new blog, I wanted to add way more pages, make it more perfect, before I launched but I just couldn’t wait any longer, so here we are. My dyslexic brain has been like a firework display, full of so many ideas for how I want this site to look and feel and what to share with you all. So get comfy and I’ll tell you more.
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My journey with Oracle & Tarot
My name is Billie, I’m a 40 something and a few years ago I discovered oracle decks. My first deck was Kuan Yin oracle, by the wonderful Alana Fairchild. I never thought I’d get another deck, but I did, and another and another.
To learn more, I took an online class called The Sacred Alone by Susannah Conway, and created my own sacred practice and enjoy creating little sacred spaces around my home. Susannah had other online classes about oracle and tarot; Daily Guidance and Tarot specific; 78 Mirrors.
Tarot was something I never thought I’d be interested in, but I have learnt its not all scary images, there are more deck designs available, than the classic RWS (Rider Weight Smith) decks that you see in films. Those original images didn’t resonate with me at all but I have found many other decks that did, and my collection of those has grown too. Each artist and style bring their own voice and feeling to the deck design, they aren’t all scary skeletons and the death card is about transformation, not that you aren’t gonna make it to the weekend!
There really is a deck for everyone just type your favorite interest or hobby and add the word tarot deck to your search box and you will see what I mean 😉
Lenormand and other divination methods
Next came Lenormand, two card decks, a book, I still have a lot to learn but I’d like to take you along with me on my journey with the cards. Help others to see, that far from something scary and sinister, there are card decks that can offer a lot of comfort kindness and support and encouragement on our journey through life.
I’ll also share other divination methods, like runes and pendulum. I’ll share ways to create sacred spaces and ways I’ve found helpful to slow the fast pace of the world, make it feel softer safer and a bit more possible.
Crystals and more
I adore crystals and will be sharing information about the ones I have, what to look out for and how to choose crystals your own crystals, as well as places to buy. Like a lot of us, the world can sometimes spin too fast, and I fall off. Crystals have made a big difference to my life and they can help you will so much. Lets learn together.
Coming soon to The Willow Tree Retreat
In the coming weeks n months I’ll be adding more pages to this blog with information about my own collections and also publishers, places to buy. Books that have been useful and in time reviews on books & decks.
I’ll share ways to create a sacred place at home or on the go. This isn’t just a ramble but a place to learn and share a moment of stillness, with a cuppa, a willow tree and a lake.
I hope you enjoy your visit and will come back soon, to The Willow Tree Retreat.
Right, I’ll press save n see if the light will work to let me put a picture of my first card deck on this post. Set pages the pages I’ve made back to private, until they have been edited for more content then fingers crossed I can set this blog to public and share it with you all. This blog arriving now has been an example of divine timing, I have had the title for AGES had the idea for longer, then I started to take steps toward it happening and things just fell into place. Sometimes you just have to step out of the way and follow you heart and the wispers of your soul.
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Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon