This is the 2018 Libra Forecast done using the Wee Folk Toracles deck. If you prefer, you can listen to this forecast on my YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/pNc-I_wOnMg If you want to check out the Wee Folk Toracles deck for yourself, go to my website at www.landofweefolk.com
Your first card, Libra, shows a Wee Folk that you might expect to see in something like a Star Wars movie. Underneath his hooded cape, he has a very broad forehead, large dark eyes, and pointed ears, then his face slims down until it is just a small pointed chin. His nose can be seen too and a small line for his mouth just above his chin. The blade of grass that is lit up by the sun could almost be a light saber but, of course, this is an illusion. It truly is just a blade of grass. This being appears to be very serious as he looks directly at you. It is obvious that he feels what he has to say is extremely important to you which is why he is making direct eye contact. Let's flip the card over and find out who he is and what he has to say to you.
His name is Tau and his subject matter is "The Guide". He says: "You may believe that your life is unfolding in a series of random events that you have no control over. This is an absolute fallacy. You have guides, like me, available to you at all times, but to hear our suggestions and words of wisdom, you must open your mind. We come to you in dreams and answer your questions through songs, conversations, movies, and so on. Signs and symbols are how we communicate. You need only to open your eyes to "hear" us."
Tau is indicating, Libra, that perhaps, in 2017, you felt quite alone and that your life just wasn't going according to plan. This aloneness is an illusion, just like the grass blade light saber. You have guides and/or angels (whichever is your preference) to call upon any time. Their job is to help you on your life path - especially your main guide who has been with you since birth. Oftentimes these guides will give you nudges, trying to get your attention, so that you can see the path you are meant to take. If you don't "see" or "feel" or "hear" these nudges, then you feel as though you have no help in making any decisions. It is unfortunate that the guides cannot just set up a huge flashing neon sign that suggests you should do this or you should do that. This is not the way it works. They are working from "behind the veil", so to speak, which means their ways of reaching you are limited to your dreams and whatever is around you that they can make use of such as the radio. You need to open up your mind to the possibilities and allow yourself to "notice" the signs that are given to you, but to receive a sign, you need to ask for guidance. Once you do, a sign is forthcoming quite quickly. The question now is, will you notice?
Your second card, Libra, is quite dark. In fact, it is the darkest card in your four card layout, though the last card runs a close second. Dark does not necessarily mean bad or negative. It can mean something unseen or something hidden as well or it can be just the opposite of light. In this card, a child can be seen. He is wearing a conical witch's hat and a robe that appears to be too big for him. His shoes, what we can see of them under the overly large robe, appear to big for him too. It is obvious that this little one wants to stay hidden. Though his face is not clear, we can see that he is facing Tau (in the first card) which means that he is quite interested in Tau's message to you. Let's flip this card and see who he is.
His name is Palow and his subject matter is "The Tolerant". He says: "Long ago, intolerance for a person with unusual ideas brought about horrifying consequences or hysterical panic. Remember Matthew Hopkins - the Witch Hunter and/or the Salem Witch Trials. Intolerance comes from fear which, in turn, comes from lack of knowledge. It is not a thing of the past, though it should be. Those who are tolerant of the differences in others are evolving spiritually. The tolerant understand that accepting others for who they are means accepting themselves as we are all 'one'."
Palow, though a child, is quite wise, Libra. It seems that you may have had some kind of unconventional gift as a child and that it has been, for some reason, necessary to hide. Perhaps you were able to see spirits as many children can, but your gift was stronger than most. Perhaps you've had a secret longing to practice Wicca, but have not followed your wanting due to being afraid that others might not understand or accept your decision. Whatever this is, it came to you in childhood and has been in your mind for a long time, shelved when you are too busy to notice, but then it comes back to the surface. The fact that Palow is paying such close attention to Tau's message says that this "talent" or "desire" is a part of your life's path and your guides have been trying to encourage you to follow that talent or desire. If you have noticed their urgings, you have not acknowledged them, so you have that feeling of "aloneness". Perhaps it is time for you to "come out of the dark" and to find that path you are meant to be on.
Your third card, Libra, is also a child, but not a human child. This one is a child leaf. It is easy to see her textured head, eyes, and tiny nose. She is also holding onto a berry with one paw. As with Tau in the first card, she is looking directly at you which means that her message is specifically important to you. The way she is clutching the berry gives the impression that it is either one of her favorite things or that she is afraid of dropping it. Her one squinted eye gives the impression that she is winking at you too. Let's flip this card over and see what her message is to you.
Her name is Coral and her subject matter is "The Seedling". She says: "Every living creature begins from a seed. Upon birth, the seed becomes a seedling. A seedling cannot remain a seedling forever. That seedling must grow and perhaps, eventually, produce more seedlings to continue growth of the species. But, to understand the seedlings you produce, you must retain some of the seedling within yourself. In other words, you must remember the child you once were and allow that child to come forth in understanding and love. An adult who does not remember their inner child will cease to blossom. Remember how to play!"
Coral's message, Libra, is a confirmation to Palow's message. Having two children cards in a four card layout is a large indication that this "hidden" something is from your childhood and has been hidden away since that time. You clutch it tightly, but refuse to release your grip and let it out in the open for fear of being unaccepted. Coral is encouraging you to remember what it "felt" like in childhood when you first realized you had a special gift or talent and before anyone encouraged you to hide it away. She is encouraging you to "play" with this gift (her "berry" could be taken for a child's ball as well), not just clutch it tightly to your heart. The "wink" she seems to be giving you seems to be sharing that she understands what it is like to be "different" - she's on your side. Explore your gift and give it the understanding and love that you would have given it as a child when you first discovered it. If you do this, it will grow and you will love how this makes you feel. It won't matter what others think because you will be exploring something you've missed a great deal and will love how this feels.
Your last card, Libra, is also dark and the man within it is difficult to see. If the photo is unclear to you, this card holds a man dressed in an outfit similar to Robin Hood - same kind of hat, pants and boots. He has a beard and is quite concentrated on some sticks that he is holding. Perhaps he is attempting to make a fire by rubbing two sticks together. He is either squatted down or sitting on something that can't be seen. It is obvious that he is comfortable in the outdoors too. He has his back to the other three cards in your layout, but this does not mean that he is dismissing their messages. He must feel as though you understand their messages because he is looking to the right, doing what he needs to do to move forward. Let's flip this card and see what his message to you is saying.
His name is Deacon and his subject matter is "The Survivalist". He says: "You may feel that the world is in peril and you must prepare for what is to come. By all means, follow this path if this is what your heart dictates, but not if fear is your motivation. Getting back to the basics and living more simply in a more natural way is the call of your heart and soul. You know how as you have done it in other lifetimes. Study herbs, discover natural foods, learn to dowse for fresh water, but do not live in fear. Enjoy yourself and, perhaps, teach others your skills. You may have a calling."
Deacon's message, Libra, is a powerful one. Just as Palow was a dark card, Deacon is also a dark card. This is confirmation that your special gift is being hidden, but it also connects them telling you that whatever this special gift or talent is, it has to do with something considered unconventional, but of nature. Of nature means absolutely natural to you AND aligned with the Laws of Nature. Dressed as Robin Hood is unique too as Robin Hood did something that no one else had the "guts" to do. He stole from the rich and gave to the poor. Of course, Deacon's message is not telling you to do this, but he is telling you to follow your heart and to study whatever your unconventional gift is because, since the world is such a crazy place, you will have a great deal to offer others who are in need. Rub those two sticks together and get that fire going!
So, Libra, the gist of your 2018 forecast is telling you to open up to your guides and their help as you discover that childhood talent or gift. Bring it out into the open. Play with it, nurture it, and allow it to grow without worrying about what others might think of you. Then, when you are ready, offer it to the world in whatever way feels most natural to you. Do not stay hidden any longer, Libra. The world needs you. Happy New Year, Libra!