The Archer – Wildwood Tarot Deck

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I. The position of The Archer Wildwood Tarot on the Wheel of the Year

The Archer is located on the spring equinox, March 21. The time this card represents is sunrise. The Archer belongs to the Air element, bringing creative energy and inspiration. This Wildwood Tarot card makes meaning: the dawn of new life is beginning and a bumper season is coming.

II. The Description of The Archer Wildwood Tarot

The Archer is pulling long, large archery and preparing to release the bowstring. The archery is the design of Meara Heath, with the arrow tail made from feathers on the right-wing of the goose and the arrowhead is flint. The gaze of the Archer is very focused and steady. It seemed, her vision was beyond the tip of the arrow and towards the wide sky. She held the tension of the bowstring and the elasticity of the bow firmly and easily.

The Archer Wildwood wears a simple talisman, present quietly but confidently and intentionally. The two giant hounds beside her are metaphorical images for the messages of strength she holds within her.

Description of The Archer Wildwood Tarot
Description of The Archer Wildwood Tarot

III. The Meaning of The Archer Wildwood Tarot

Bows and arrows are extremely important objects in the early history of human beings. It was used as a foraging and defense tool, so it couldn’t be disregarded. That is why, perhaps, it becomes a solemn symbol. The act of pulling the bowstring and releasing the arrow is sometimes seen as a solemn ceremony with a special meaning. For many, the bow and arrow are valuable as a powerful object that connects them to the past. Through it, they can connect with The Archer, learn ancient life-related experiences and deaths, and train their patience.

The Celts used to engrave many spells written on their arrows. The Sioux Indians also painted many geometric symbols on their medicinal arrows. Arrows hold many special spiritual meanings. This is the first evidence that from the very beginning, the use of bows and arrows was seen as a way of communicating and expressing the will of man. More specifically, pulling the bowstring is a metaphor for a potential release of the energy of the forest. Drawing on the bow is seen as a way to control and convey that energy. And finally, intentionally shooting an arrow is a means of sending The Archer’s will through space to her target.

Like spells and curses released into space by hunters or wizards, we become one with the ancient life and become The Archer. We tremble in ideas and longings. And then, we can achieve our goals through intense concentration, developing imagination and wisdom expertly and effectively.

The key to an accurate and smooth one-shot: that the shooter must be in a steady and relaxed mood, both physically and mentally. As hunters in the forest, we need to be patient and clever, moving quickly to follow our prey. Finally, when the target is within range, the arrow is released carefully and decisively, bringing a part of our will and soul to defeat the prey.

IV. The guideline of The Archer Wildwood Tarot

The dawn of new expeditions, hidden in the cosmic conditions, waiting for you to raise your imaginary bow and release the creative arrow. This is a time to take risks and commit to exciting hunting trips, with the prey embodying a new life; a new, better relationship with life; or the fulfillment of your ambition. Take some time to gather the necessary tools and reassure yourself. Check back on the goals you want to achieve. Outline why and how you do it. Then, nurture your abilities by using a combination of all the talent, knowledge, and cleverness you possess. Stretch the bright yellow bow with the arrow of desire. You should take a deep breath and keep calm because this is the time for your soul to fly high.

V. Keywords and extensions of The Archer Wildwood Tarot

The brilliant arrow of wisdom, Goddess Artemis, The Spirit of The Hooded Man, Orion constellation; Awareness, inspiration, and imagination; Meet the great wisdom.

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