8 January 2018: The Bodacious Bodach (Reversed)

Good morning,

Today I am feeling flat right now. I don’t know if it is because I battled to sleep last night, or if it is something more. So this morning I didn’t have a specific question for the Faery Oracle, it was more a general thought of what I need to know right now.

Without referring to the manual, there are two things that have struck me:

Firstly, the Bodach is a faery challenger and secondly a snippet of a Terry Pratchett novel, where one of the characters is described as being very good at get in the way of their own happiness. So, for me I think here I need to just paying attention to him being ready to spring to remind myself to actually not get in my own way.

From the manual:

Actually, the Bodach is one of the brownies, who mostly are helpful little spirits around the house. Every little once in a while, his essential brownie nature breaks through and he does truly helpful things.When he doe this, reward him — or whoever it is in your life who normally gets it wrong and just this once has got it right. Gratitude and praise are in order. Maybe he’ll even get it right next time, too.

We are in the process of organizing the house, moving things around and letting go of things that are clutter rather than adding value to our lives (considering the fact that our house has stuff from my parents, and even some things from my grandparent’s this is a mammoth task), and I think it might be worth remembering the Bodach’s brownie nature here and not getting caught up in worst case scenarios and actually welcoming help.

Love and tiredness,
Trisha

10 September: The Bodacious Bodach (Reversed)

Good morning,

Today’s faery card is confusing. It is Mr. Bodach who is all about meddling and things going a bit wrong. The reversed card suggests that this is not occurring. In fact, the entire reversed starter reading says:

Actually, the Bodach is one of the brownies, who mostly are helpful little spirits around the house. Every little once in a while, his essential brownie nature breaks through and he does truly helpful things. When he does this, reward him — or whoever it is is in your life who normally gets it wrong and just this once has got it right. Gratitude and praise are in order. Maybe he’ll even get it right next time, too.

The thing is I have no idea who the card could be referring to, unless it is me and that opens up a whole different level of confusion and fear and ambivalence.

In a fit of confusion I have just drawn an additional card: The Singer of Transfiguration which is also reversed (I made sure that my deck was not upside down now). And the Singer of Transfiguration even in the reversed position signifies is a jackpot. I suspect that the card was referring to me and I don’t know how I feel about it. I don’t think of myself as a meddler, but then do any of the meddlers? Perhaps this card is pointing at me to be mindful and make sure that I don’t fall into a pattern of co-dependent enabling.

Love and caution,
Trisha

9 March 2015: The Bodacious Bodach

Hello,

I have been slack in posting and in drawing a faery card for that matter.  And in all honesty, I have been getting in the way of my own happiness at the moment. I know what I need to be doing I have just not been doing it.

The Bodacious Bodach is all about cleaning up one’s own mess and minding your own business. This weekend while I was messing about on Facebook I saw the video of a little girl reciting the Tae Kwon Do student’s creed. And it struck me that the first few line:

I will develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that will reduce my mental growth or my physical health.
are very good words to try and live by. The thing is the Bodacious Bodach is very good at pointing out the things that will reduce mental growth and blowing things out of proportion. The challenge is to keep focused and organize the things that should be organized.

Love and getting back up again,
Trisha

4 September 2013: Asking for Guidance

There are only so many times you can hear a question before you start thinking about your answer. So, in response to the universe’s rather persistent question about:

What do I plan to do with my one wild and precious life?

I unpacked my Faeries Oracle and drew several cards:

First up was Sylvanius, one of the Faery Guides and Guardians, telling me that whatever I do, I should in accordance with my absolute truth, and that I am free to live without any of my masks, that I can do what I am meant to be as I am. In essence, he reminded me to be me, as hard as I could be.

Next up, were the Friends, reminding me that I am not alone, that there is love and support all around me.  And that, the people who love me, love me as I am and do not want me to become a cookie cut conformist.

Then came the Bodacious Bodach, warning me that I may be getting in the way of my own happiness.

Finally, I drew one of the Faeries with whom I have a special connection, Epona’s Wild Daughter.  Dorcha’s presence tells me that I cannot go forward until I have faced something holding me back.  I suspect that the something has the flavour of fear around it.  Finally, finally, I just drew another card and out popped Ekstasis, speaking of motivation and singing my song. The song that only I can sing.

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