I turn to the tarot this morning to ask a practical question about planting three (3) Hydrangea bushes. They are very small now and should go into the ground soon. I’ve been debating about putting them in large pots versus planting them in the ground around the circle driveway. My daughter and grandson are coming in three days and can help me dig the hole in the sometimes rocky ground. It is on my mind today about how to proceed about these Hydrangea’s. Can the Tarot help us with such practical, mundane life issues? Let’s see!
Ha! Well, it’s interesting because I drew the THREE OF WANDS (sometimes called RODS). This sort of let me know right from the get-go of looking at the card that I’m tuned into the right issue based on numerology if nothing else. The 3 WANDS clearly relate to the 3 plants (Hydrangea bushes) in question! Its meaning also includes planning ahead and using foresight.
In the picture on the Connolly Tarot Card there are green leafs growing on the 3 wands (no flowers) but on the Hanson Deck we see flowers budding on the end of the wands.
Anyway, this card is one that typically announces that help is available – “Someone is willing to give you assistance”. This is clearly represented by the person in the boat with his hand on his heart who seems to be conveying advice.
I will be going to a garden nursery today and will seek the advice of an experienced gardener there about the soil and while I know to get peat moss for the bottom of the hole that I must dig, I’m not sure about the soil. That (soil information) is practical guidance and information I will seek from someone willing to help.
In the Hanson Tarot Card as it is with many other decks, we see the person waiting for the ships in the distance coming in while the man on the shore waits. I think that I should wait for the help of my grandson and daughter—after all what’s a few more days? I need to gather some local advice about the soil and get some supplies—peat moss, wood chips, some sort of border/boundary material to keep the grass out and then the right bag of potting soil if there is such a thing. All that comes first.
There’s also the Moon sign to think about—when to plant things based on where the Moon is@! I know it’s not good to plant during the FULL or the NEW Moon—currently, it’s neither. The Moon is waxing and 38% toward FULL so this seems to be OK as far as the cycle goes… energy is building, not dying or waning.
Yet, I found this on google, “When you plant in an AIR sign, the Moon’s influence is channelled into the blossom growth. Plant all flowers and flowering plants.” Yeah, maybe I should go ahead and put them in the ground today. Hydrangea are flowering plants! They should get into the ground before dark today because around 7 pm (EDT) the Moon moves into Cancer. If you plant stuff like melons, grapes or high water fruit plants or lettuce and watercress, cabbage or spinach and stuff like that, when the Moon is in the water sign Cancer, it’s recommended. I do have a concern about that area getting too much water as it is!
I totally better get going! Using foresight and planning, I’ve considered the Moon sign and getting some advice by someone who is willing to give me assistance (a local gardener at the nursery in town). While it wouldn’t be the end of the world to wait until my daughter and grandson arrive and plant while the Moon is in Cancer, just drawing this card and stopping to remember the Moon cycle planting methods had been helpful. I’m planting today! I want those plants to FLOWER and if planting when the Moon is in Gemini will help that—I won’t wait! Like I said, better get going! Opps, I just realized one other connection—3 hydrangeas, 3 of wands and Gemini (where the Moon is today) rules the 3rd house in astrology!