Sometimes the universe does not make stillness and self-care an option. For me this came in the form of a serious enough medical condition that I required surgery.

Needless to say, I had never wanted clarity more than then and here I was in the hospital, literally hours from surgery and no tarot or even oracle cards. I also had a ‘Scope to write for Siobhan’s Mirror and again no cards.

What is a tarot reader to do?

Well it’s 2016, and you better believe there’s an app for that.

I even found a deck that’s been on my mind for a while, Tarot of Trees by Dana Driscoll, the app by The Fool’s Dog. [I’ll place links later when I’m not so distracted by pain]

I first drew for the ‘Scope, (Libras look out for that as Pisces is almost upon us) spread and then after the surgery I drew for myself. I wanted to know what I was supposed to pay attention to.


Let me tell you, these cards came through and told me exactly what’s what.

In story board form,  Ten of Wands told me where I was at and what led keep there. Page of Cups told me what I need, rest and refreshment and a serious refill. Ace of Pentacles talking directly to my body saying that this is the sure way to be at full health which will in turn ensure material full health.


I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect this level of connection with an app. Maybe it’s the deck I used and my love and intuitive understanding of its tree subjects. For $3.99 I have zero complaints, and moreover I’m definitely ordering the physical deck.

I encourage you to try this out-of maybe as a lark, maybe to try a deck before you commit to buy, maybe just because you’re away from your deck and need some guidance.

Go for it and let me know what you think or how it went?

MORE: If you’re looking for the LWB explanation, this app wonderfully gives it to you.  Below is the copy of the text compiled for me:

The Past
Ten of Wands (Reversed)

The Ten of Wands is a card about being burdened and overextended. This card appears when you attempt to do too much, are unable to say “no”, and are taking on more work than you can handle. It also can represent the inability to relax, or being the person dumped upon repeatedly or the one left to clean up the mess. Cut back, lighten your own load, and let others help you. Life will be an uphill struggle for a while, do your best to maintain your strength.

The Present
Page of Cups (Upright)

The Page of Cups is about intimacy, love, emotions, and intuition. Pages send messages. Show your feelings, respond to love, and let your heart be your guide. Learn to love each other and love yourself—forgive, and reach out to others. This card may also be about developing and acting upon your own intuitions and encourages you to trust your heart and your inner voice. If paired with the Page of Wands, this may refer to making children. This card may represent a child, a romantic, or someone who is in touch with their own feelings or intuitions.

The Future
Ace of Pentacles (Upright)

This card represents possibilities concerning fortune, prosperity, and wealth. While success and wealth are likely in your future, they are not going to materialize out of thin air. Hard work and determination are your means to attain success. It is about being practical: work with your strengths, use your common sense, and be realistic about your goals. It is also about trust and security – you can put your faith and trust in your support system, feel protected, and know that you are standing on a firm base. This is a good time to begin projects or enact new plans.