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I started my first tarot tag on You Tube today, its called #Billies Poetry Tarot Tag. I’ve come here to write a transcript of the video so anyone who would like a written version, can still play along.

My poetry journal for tarot
Billie’s Tarot Poetry, my first tarot tag.

Hello and Welcome to Billie’s Craft Room

If you like Tarot, Oracle, Poetry, this one is for you. I’m going to blend them together to start my first tarot tag. I’ve been so inspired by the illustarions in, Oak Ash and Thorn tarot deck, that I decided to share the fun in a tag.

The Fox, the hare and the crow

As above so below,

But one forgot, the squirrel comes

To share some wisdom and some fun.

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If you love tarot and this deck,

Love to poem, what the heck,

Grab a journal and a pen

Let this tarot tag, begin.

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Choose a card or maybe three

Step inside it, what do you see?

Journal lots and make it rhyme,,

Then tag me in, so I can find.

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We’ll share the journey and have fun

Poetry Tarot has begun.

#Billies Poetry Tarot

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Ok how about a more detailed version?

  1. Choose a deck you wish to use
  • It can be tarot or oracle. I’m using Oak Ash and Thorn Tarot by Stephannie Burrows

2. Create your space to connect and create

  • I like to use a nice cloth, a journal and a pencil. You can add crystals, in sence, sound, whatever works for you.

3. Choosing a Card

  • Get comfortable, shuffle the cards in your preferred way.
  • Spread the cards out and draw one (or a few).
  • You could choose to look through all the cards face up and pick one that inspires you, that way.

4. Move the other cards out of the way so that you only have the chosen card in view

  • Look at it, what do you see?
  • Note the colours, time of day, time of year
  • Who or what is in the card
  • What are they doing
  • How does any of this make you feel
  • Imagine yourslef stepping into the card with them

5. For me poems just appear when looking at the cards, but try the steps above to promp ideas for you own poems. It doesn’t have to reflect the cards ‘official/traditional meanings’. Just go with what comes up for you at the time and no It doesn’t have to rhyme.

Please add the tag #Billies Poetry Tarot Tag in your VR’s, so we can all find your creations.

I hope you enjoy this tag and most of all, have fun.

Best wishes and thanks for watching, see you soon

Billie

Here is a link to the video I posted about this tag.

#Billies Poetry Tarot Tag [link coming soon, about to upload the video]

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Yesterday the wonderful Oak Ash and thorn Tarot deck arrived, from Three Trees Tarot. Its beautiful images, sparked a poem. Which I’d like to share with you. Stephanie Burrows the deck’s creator, often refers to this deck as OAT, (oak, ash and thorn). I loved that we were called Oatlings in her newsletters. Its always nice to feel like you belong and the tarot/oracle community that is on You Tube is a very nurturing place.

Even if tarot isn’t normally your thing, please read this poem and have a look at these beatiful images, all nature inspired and sure to be balm to your soul in these challenging times for us all. Its a deck you can read intuativly and the images are so detailed, you see more things in them each time you look. Here is the Page of Wands card from Oak Ash and thorn deck, which inspired this poem

This image inspired the poem Song of the Trees by Billie at Billie's Craft Room

Page of Wands card from Oak Ash and Thorn Tarot deck

The Song of the Trees

Tree of wisdom, what do I do?

I’m here to learn and listen to you.

I bring this garland, to this place.

To honour you and your grace.

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Throught many storms and seasons, you

Have battled hard, and strongly grew.

I’m older now, and wiser too.

But here I sit, listening to you.

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For deep within, those sturdy boughs.

Is wisdom deep, yet closely veiled.

I feel the whisper, in my paws.

I feel the tingle, in my claws.

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I listen close, to the earth song.

A mother’s heartbeat, soft, yet strong.

Though you are wise, And you are strong.

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It’s in that heartbeat, we belong. A song that whispers, in your leaves.

That holds us close, and never leaves.

So I sit here, And listen close.

Then share this song, with other folk.

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By Billie from Billie’s Craft Room

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Here are some more images from this beautiful deck created by Stephanie Burrows and artist Adam Oehlers

A selction of cards from Oak Ash and Thorn Tarot deck.

 

Here is the side of the box wrap around from Oak Ash and Thorn Tarot deck, showing the author Stephanie Burrows and the artist name Adam Oehlers.

 

This is the belly band from around the tarot deck Oak Ash and Thorn, showing the front of the band with a hare, a squirrel, a crow, and a fox which are the animals for each suit in this deck.

 

This is the belly band from around the tarot deck Oak Ash and Thorn

This is the belly band from around the tarot deck Oak Ash and Thorn, showing the back of the band with deck information on.

Links

If you would like to learn more about this tarot deck, please visit Stephanie’s website;

Three Trees Tarot, where you can view more images of the deck. From there you can also find her instagram account and read more about  Stephanie Burrows the creator and the artist Adam Oehlers. Its a wonderful deck and has a very autumnul feel, perfect for this time of year. The cardstock is devine, thick and mat so no glare.

I admit I haven’t got as far as doing a reading with it yet, I was just looking through the cards admiring all the beautiful artwork when this poem just came to me and I had to write it down before I forgot it. That’s how my poetry happens, I don’t sit down TO write, words just appear in my head and I have to grab a journal and write them down.

Funny thing is I get to the last verse or too, and its like the juice runs out and I am ‘expected’ to write the last line or verse myself which is often why I keep having bits of my poems that seem a bit disjointed at the end. I left this one to stew overnight and when writing this here today I tweeked the offending verse and perfer the result.

If you are interested in seeing more of this kind of content or enjoyed this post, do let me know in the comments. Please do share this post with anyone you know who might like it.

Best wishes and thanks for reading,

Stay safe 🌈🙏🌈

Billie 🦓

 

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