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The Devil, The Wild Unknown Tarot

The Devil The Wild Unknown Tarot

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The Devil comes with ignoring what is present. There are aspects of ones being that wish to be looked at with more attention. Negative habits with Body~exercise/smoking/eating/drinking. Mind~thought patterns spiraling downward into illusion. Spirit~actions which are not honoring the uniqueness of ones individual being. The Devil is pointing to aspects of us that wants to run away from what is presently showing up in our experience. All that is arising in now is nothing to fear or to push away from. The Devil card wants us to acknowledge deep pain within us, to be present with what is and to allow deep subconscious rooted pain or trauma to be seen and held for it to be transmuted into light, to be healed. This card is an omen, a warning to pay attention, to be present with what is, and acknowledge the truth of what is being experienced. Everything can be looked at in a positive light if we choose to see everything as a messenger. The Devil card comes when it is time for big change that will only only lead to a happier and healthier life. We cannot cut off aspects of ourselves we do not wish to see, we must dive deeply into the abyss and create space for the subconscious to rise to the conscious and show us what wishes to be held in loving space. The light aspect of our being gives us the ability to shine the light of our awareness into the dark spaces which need our attention and love. If we cut these parts of ourself it is like cutting off a finger or a hand, it means we are only accepting a fragmented version of the totality. This creates a numbness or dead feeling within the being, sometimes we are unaware that this has happened. As we are open to holding space for our dark aspects we allow the light of awareness to free these forgotten spaces within us. The Devil card comes as a reminder to not ignore, but to pay attention, to wake up, to expand.
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 We each must take full responsibility for our attention and what we are fueling within our being. Time to reflect and notice the reflections around us. How are we feeling? What is the quality of our life? Are there addictions through thought or through material life that must be broken away from, or will they be like a snake that slithers into everyday life and remain there? Now is always the right time to re-navigate and shift what is not serving or draining sweet energy. The Devil card is depicted by a smirking goat lit on fire, but not burning. Reminding us that this darkness can consume us and grow stronger if we ignore it. The power of our own awareness is what can release the bondage that is keeping us imprisoned and small. The Pentacle on the goats forehead is showing the imbalance of the harmony of life. There is too much attention on that which is transient in the world and not enough attention on the spirit. Now is the time to pause and ask where there is deception present? What is harmful within relationship with yourself, others, and all of life that is to be acknowledged and changed? There is nothing that can bind you without your own permission and agreement. We are making contracts with ourself and life in each moment. We have the ability to feed the very demons which harm the spirit or to stop allowing them to grow within us. Now is the time to see what those things are and stop being a victim in our own life. This is a time to step up beyond limitation and allow ourself to shine through limiting thoughts, beliefs, habits, and experiences. This is a time of deep expansion and immense growth if one sees this card comes as a gift instead of something to fear or look away from. What we ignore or look away from only grows in power.
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The Devil can come in when one is hitting rock bottom in some area or aspect of life, maybe even all areas. More often than not when rock bottom is present major life altering changes have the opportunity to completely start a new way of living. The authentic movement of your being is wishing to emerge through these muddy waters. The lotus grows through muddy waters, untouched. What ways are you perceiving your situation that is so lowly and dark that you cannot see a glimpse of light within the chaos? There must be negative thought patterns and beliefs that keeps one in this state of victimhood. What other perspectives can be discovered to see that there is always a possibility in a new direction and that perhaps things are collapsing because many illusions are being confronted? It is something to be celebrated when we can begin to see our illusions and they fall away. Perhaps this collapse is a collapse of an old way of being for a new one to be birthed. It is important to ask, “Where am I driving myself deeper into illusion, where is the light and positive aspect of all that seems to be crumbling?” Your own death and freedom are in your own hands, hard to hear…but no one is saving anyone. Many things can be taken away in the material realm, but the truth of your being will always be free to navigate in new ways. The invitation is to sit with yourself, to be honest and transparent with what is. What changes are being asked to shift toward? We take the time to look at these cords we have attached to ourself and see that they are no longer needed. We can acknowledge their presence and say no thanks, I can unplug you now. There is a big difference between ignoring darkness and acknowledging its presence and unplugging what is no longer serving. Ignoring an aspect of our being will allow it to grow roots inside, deeper and deeper until it strangles from the inside out. This is not a time to avoid anything, but to fully embrace and acknowledge what is felt and seen. And to move from an honest, transparent, and loving space. This is the embodiment of our totality. For those who choose to not look at shadow aspects of self will be forced to look one day. The nature of the cycles of life will eventually bring everything to the surface. Avoidance is only possible for so long until life brings us a mirror we cannot refuse, but look and see what is present.
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Justice, The Wild Unknown Tarot

Justice The Wild Unknown Tarot

Justice. What is being served? What have you been serving to yourself and the world? We are transparent creatures. If we hide from ourselves we close the doors of Justice and Truth. Sometimes we find what we hide can really not remain hidden for long. The rivers of life are always flowing and they do not leave anything within the being untouched. Every dark and light corner will be seen. The Justice Card is looking right at you. A white and black cat with tails intertwined peer into you, seeing what perhaps is time to take a closer look at. The cats reflect the wholeness of you. The light and the dark aspects of life, and of you. If you couldn’t tell already….this card screams pay attention! Something is coming up now that demands all of you. Not just part of you, not just a taste….its all or nothing! This is an exciting time, or at least it has the possibility of being looked at in this light. When Justice is served it means honesty, transparency, and vulnerability with yourself and others. These shifts of honesty, vulnerability, and transparency will shift ones life dramatically. When things feel uncomfortable and unknown the invitation is to be honest with ourselves in the present moment, although we do not always know the answer or solution to a situation. Sometimes we will not know and we can relax in this unknown space as much as we can relax when an answer arises. We cannot rely only on answers in order to be at peace with what is, there will be periods in life when everything is up in the air with no answer to cling to. The opportunity to be honest in the present moment expands infinitely. Lies can be seen in the eyes. One cannot hide. The more honesty becomes our natural way, not something we try and do, we become more aware of subtle workings of dishonesty within ourselves and others. Our discernment becomes refined. We may not always know how the next best way to move is, but we always have the opportunity to be straight with where we are within our being.

 

What is arising now? What situation is begging to be looked at more closely? Attention is everything. Justice asks for looking at all angles and perspectives a situation. Looking from your own perspective and how you truly feel, looking at others perspective and what they are experiencing. The point is not to see in black and white, in the way of you are right and another is wrong. The word of the wise cats on the card is to encompass all light and dark. This is seeing the entirety of the picture and not only one narrow minded point of view. Your ways of being right will be limiting to you now, this card serves the highest good of all, not only your bubble of a universe. Think vast. The call to action is to call in compassion, gentleness, and your own honesty. You cannot dictate how others involved will be and you cannot always know if those involved will be honest. But you can be real with yourself and all involved for your own peace of mind. The sword pointing downward between the cats is symbolic of action, however, because it is not upright it does not necessarily mean victory in the way that you will get what you want from the situation. However, you will get what is appropriate for growth and expansion. Sometimes hard lessons are learned here, but humbling and undeniably perfect as one sees why all must transpire in the way things unfold.

 

The Diamond in the center of the card can be a symbol of many ideas and concepts like anything else. What is felt strongly is the representation of a yoni shaped like a diamond. The birth of being comes from this diamond. As one is alive in this wild, magical circus, can we see how the life which springs from your being is creating worlds upon worlds? The inquiry is to investigate the worlds which one is creating? Pay attention to what is arising within your experience. What are you creating? What does your inner being feel like? Are you hiding or making up stories, actively believing for them to be true? Are you believing deluded stories that are distant from the essence of your being? Justice invites one to return home. Whatever situation, whatever experience, whatever it is that is asking you to take a look more deeply. Time is to open, acknowledge, see, inquire, investigate, with honesty. This will allow you to look at what is instead trying to play with escapism in any way shape or form. Notice if heaviness within your being is present, this heaviness is most often than not associated with a false story being told within your inner experience. Of course the reminder for Justice is that life is not always black and white, but do yourself the service of being present where you are. Be honest. There is a relaxation in your present moment experience that comes with the realness of your transparency. You will feel it immediately as soon as this “confession” takes place. Remember, you are a multidimensional being that is also laughing hysterically on another plane as you stumble and fall. Don’t forget to throw your hands up and fucking laugh! Remember the only thing you can admit is the truth….and its going to emerge anyways, so now is the time.

Justice will arise.  Whatever is unfolding, however challenging it may be, it is stretching you. Allow yourself to be a little uncomfortable because you are growing.

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The Star, The Wild Unknown Tarot

The Star The Wild Unknown Tarot

As we look at the night sky we are filled with wonder and the mysteries of life. This feeling naturally awakens our cells to the infinite possibilities of what we can discover and create in this life. If life birthed us and the stars into being, what beauty can be created by our hands? The night sky inspires excitement about our unlimited potential of creation. That which inspires your being to move is the same spark that ignited all of life, the stars, and galaxies to be as they are. The Star is a card that one is connected to and honoring their true self and hearts path. This is the one that is moving in a natural way that is in accordance with the divine. What is mundane, what is the road most travelled, is not attractive to the one who pulls The Star. The wisdom of the stars and the galaxies are ancient. This is the same wisdom which is moving through all beings in this very moment. At this time you will find that those who oppose your way are much less impactful for you now. In fact any opposing forces remind you that you are living in honor with your souls path, the immensity of blessings are with you.

 

There have been many challenges before this card to be pulled in the present position. All of the challenges one has faced until now have created a strength that is unmatched by what one can learn in a book or through another beings story. Your experience is first hand lived by you and these lessons have made you strong. There is immense gratitude and understanding for all that has been experienced and not experienced on your journey. At this time all challenges, blessings, and every experience you have lived thus far will be moving through your spirit as work that will come into the world. Ideas, plans, projects, work, or whatever the focus is at this time will be powerful. You are open to share your essence with those that come into your field while you continue your creative journey. In the past as you were going through challenges more doubt were present about which way to go, what to do, how to be. Now things are flowing in an easy way and there is a natural progression unfolding. The movement of your life is beyond trust, hope, and faith. The Star moves in complete alignment with all of life.

 

There are significant changes happening which are opening you in a way that seemed possible before, but out of reach. Now these changes within your mind, body, spirit, inner/outer experience are fully embodying what you have always intuitively deeply known, but still felt separate from. This is why all can flow with great ease at this time. All doors are wide open now and your intuition can feel where to go and not to go much more swiftly and with less discord than before. The Star comes after stages of limbo, uncertainty, and challenges with a light that breaks through all ancient heaviness that was once held onto.

You are dancing in your brilliance.

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The Empress, The Wild Unknown Tarot

The Empress The Wild Unknown Tarot

The Empress is the earth mother. She is the feminine that nurtures all of life. She is the beauty seen in nature, art that moves you, music which ignites the fire within. She is fertile with child, and she is birthing creativity and expression. She rules the planet venus and pure evidence that Grace exists. The Empress is the reminder of deep nurturing, love, and growth in the masculine and the feminine presence. The Empress card depicts a white tree glowing in the moonlight with a pink and purple energy emitting from the magic within. A crescent moon shines above, the moon is all that is woman. She represents women from all stages of life, reminding us of the soft yet powerful light the feminine carries. There is something in this feminine presence that seems to remove all doubt, fear, lack, and frustration from ones path. This card can either represent yourself, someone else in your life, or attributes that are reminding you to nurture, love, and care for all you create. Allow anything that is impeding you to be seen as a small bump in the road, or nothing at all. The more we allow this feminine presence to naturally bloom and flourish, we are easily guided on our path. Seeing how all is interconnected, one is never somewhere in life conflicting ones path. The Empress reminds us all stages, phases, growth, death and rebirth unfolding and will continue to cycle naturally.

 

The Empress is for man or woman nurturing their creative gifts and abilities, giving the full attention and watching them transform quickly and grow beyond anything imaginable. The Empress encourages this creativity to be developed and for all resources to be explored and utilized. The Empress is the divine mother of creation. All that is birthed, is birthed through her. She has no limits to what creations can be brought forth and there is not end to what can be discovered. The Empress takes the creative energy of a child into a mature adult who has experience on this earth. The empress creates from all she has seen and tells stories through her creations. The Empress is not interested in work that is robotic and mundane. She allows life to course through her, spontaneously and alive, fresh in the moment. The Empress ignites a natural life, one that is born from the earth. She is the ancient grandmother tree that contains all wisdom and skill to create what is felt inside. She is the laughter that bursts when we don’t trust our natural process and think in terms of practicality. Her practicality is different from the mainstream world. Her practical nature comes from the knowing that she is one with all of nature, she is nature itself. She knows what comes through her will always be supported by the divine will. As the trees are supported to grow fully and robustly, she too will be supported in all her hearts natural desire to be.

 

The Empress is grounded in the present plane and simultaneously has access to all other realms. She is traveling in each moment as she is here, she feels/sees how her vibration is traveling through all of time in every moment. The Empress knows that the deep seeds of creation within her have been nurtured deeply. Not only by her own energy on this plane, but the infinite vibration of her expression that travels throughout and beyond time. This immense creative energy cannot fail as it moves, it is the most natural and simple when we allow it to be whatever it wants to be. Is it even up to us? Can a musician not play music? Do they even have a choice? Maybe….but perhaps, food for thought. How can we deny our most intimate natural expression? Does this occur because we feel different or strange, maybe afraid of what others think? All of those are absurd illusions we buy into when we want to believe in our separation from life. This is an intimate part of all of our process. We can try and practically find ways to maneuver out of our naturalness to fit in with a mainstream system. We are free to do so. However, The Empress is the embodiment of full allowance for gifts and magic to flow through her veins. She does not hide who she is. Like the flower that blooms without thinking, this is The Empress. Her natural evolution to embody all of creation without a thought. It simply, must arise from her being.

 

The Empress is the mother of the moon. She opens for you if you share your presence with her. She drinks you inside until you completely merge with her. Her femininity wraps you in her velvet cloak and embraces you and encourages you to deeply follow the secret longings of your heart. She comes to you in the night with a spark of an idea, a fire felt inside, music to be played, places for you to discover within and without. She is the birth of all of life and reminds you of the miraculous nature you are. Anything you wish to create she shows is possible. She encourages one to witness the power of attention put into any creation and the fruits of the work one will discover. This springs from an idea, but can also die as an idea. Only with energy put into action will this birth take the embodiment of life.

The Sun, The Wild Unknown Tarot

The Sun The Wild Unknown Tarot

The Sun is beaming. Reminding us to share our own light. She emanates her radiance from the center to all four corners of the card where the birds continue to carry out the spirit of the sun. The four birds represent the four directions, the elements, and the four suits of the Minor Arcana. Every aspect of this card is blessed and shining with deep reverence for all that is. The spirit of this card is gratitude, grace, full vibrancy, complete trust in life, and oneness with all.

 

There is nothing hidden in The Sun. All is brought to light with radiance and abundance vibrating in every cell of ones being into the far reaches of all the galaxies. The sun is you, filled with a fire that is shining through all obstacles as you continue to do what you love and play with passion. This warm energy that you are moving with is not only nurturing the seeds you are planting, but this energy is also being shared with others as you go. Everything you touch at this time is turning into gold. Why? You aren’t doubting each step you are taking, you embody full fire blazing a unique way in the direction your heart pulls you toward. There is no safety here and this doesn’t seem to sway you or dampen the spirit that you are. Life has really shown you that you can fully trust and do not need to worry. You are taken care of more than you can possibly comprehend now.

 

Hopefully, in this moment you are screaming yes to life. The Sun is inviting you to her warmth, to say yes to what lays dormant within that wishes to be expressed. We came in human form not to deny our earthly existence, but to play and enjoy while we are here! What are ways that you are not allowing yourself to play, and what ways do you wish to investigate within yourself and discover? The Sun card says whatever excites you most, put your attention there and allow yourself fully to give yourself to this expression. There is not one soul in the entirety of the universe who can express in the way you can. There is nothing to compete with and nothing to lose. We all are bursting with unique gifts that are just waiting for us to say yes. If you have already said yes, this is deeply felt…you are already doing what you know is in complete accordance with your flavor of being. The Sun Card is full energy. Do not deny this energy now when it is dripping from your sweet skin. Allow yourself to express this creative love and focus this energy in the direction that is most alluring to you.

 

Your life will be flowing with great ease with The Sun Energy. All your endeavors, serious or playful, will be fluid and energized. Everything is unfolding in simplicity. Even as challenges come, there isn’t a mental pressure you add on top of the challenge. This makes for a great flow for all that you are currently involved. Even when chaos comes you are light and can handle what once seemed stressful and erratic. There is an abundance of light emanating from you that has no time for bullshit. You are creative, energized, excited, and feel tremendous joy for life. The Sun, may also be reminding you to soak up the rays outside in nature and allow yourself to get in touch with that warmth and relaxation she freely gives you. Nature is a simple and profound way to get in touch with ones being and to move in life gracefully. Nature has absolutely no resistance to what is and reminds us to keep exploring what we are naturally attracted to.

The Fool, The Wild Unknown Tarot

The Fool The Wild Unknown Tarot

 

The Fool, often misunderstood. Thankfully, The Fool doesn’t give a damn about opinion. He has one foot on a familiar branch and the other taking a step into the Great Unknown. The Fool is not concerned with what is to come or what has been. He lives in the moment and trusts completely. The Fool card is numbered as zero, ever present within the tarot. He has no specific order within the tarot and shows himself as unlimited potential in any direction. He is led by spirit that brought him here. The Fool has come into being to explore and learn without knowing what may come his way, but with full allowance of all that guides him.

 

The invitation here is that of trust. Trust what brought us here through all experiences that arise. The Fool is The Wild Unknown. He is innocent and open in each experience. He reminds us to give up our ideas, beliefs, and concepts of what should be, to allow life to be as it is without attaching false stories to what is. The Fool may be innocent in his appearance, but this does not mean he is not wise. He invites us to relax in our present moment freshness that is not tainted by past hurt. The Fool sees each experience as an new opportunity to live and love the sacredness of life in all forms that come. He invites us in unknown realms because he knows all is grace, even when the grace is fierce and painful. His attitude is Yes, allow me to see where I hold any limitation or fear within myself so I may walk in this life free and unhindered by self imposed limitations. He reminds us to not think we know everything and to revel and embrace uncharted territory within and without. If we think we know anything absolutely he reminds us that we block off discovering present moment beauty in the most simple way.

 

The Fool asks how do we hinder our own childlike innocence and exploration? Are we doubting ourselves and life as we move, or are we thankful for the miracle present now? As we relax into trusting life we open new doors of infinite possibility. We are not getting caught up in the mundane, but to the magic of life that is constantly inviting us to see in every moment. The Fool is one with the entirety of what is, therefore he does not doubt his experience of being. He invites us to take leaps of faith where there may be fear and to know as all is One we cannot go wrong when we trust in our heart and journey. Each unique embodiment of spirit has the opportunity to express itself fully in this life. The Fool asks if we can walk into our own heart and trust throughout all opposition that may come.

Judgement, The Wild Unknown Tarot

Judgement The Wild Unknown Tarot

The white bird spans his wings of light above the darkness. Below him, bats are coming towards his light from the depths of the black abyss. The bird has no judgement for the darkness, he only invites the darkness to come towards the light. This bird embraces all who come from the darkness and the light.

 

Somethings magical occurs when we surrender judgement of ourselves. As we surrender our harsh judgements towards ourselves, judgements towards others also vanish. This leaves a great space within the being. There is a lightness that cannot be matched by anything else. It is the lightness of spirit that is felt because there is no longer empowerment of judgement towards self or “others.” When the judgement card is pulled the invitation is to ask, “Am I being to hard on myself? Am I being too hard on others? How does this make me feel?” There are times when we think being critical or judgmental towards others is helpful, but sometimes this assists in disempowering our brothers and sisters.  The question that is invited is what is more true? Is it the darkness that you may see in someone else or the divinity of them that is the essence of their being? When we focus on the divinity in ourselves instead of criticizing the darkness, it is the divinity that is given space to expand instead of empowering all the problems. The more we tell someone that we believe in them, how much we love and trust them the more we see them bloom, expand, and embrace their beauty. Can we do this for ourselves and others? To allow divinity to dance instead of watching it wither away? Can we notice in ourselves when judgement arises? Are we putting ourselves and other beings down instead of lifting up? We can cultivate healthy judgement by focusing on the good in ourselves and in others. Not to ignore the dark aspects of creation, but to recognize the beauty that is here and see the darkness present is also assisting our expansion. To focus on getting “rid” of the darkness will empower it to rise. As we empower strengths in ourselves and others we will see how quickly a true confidence emerges. A confidence that is not “Oh look at me” but more like “Yes, I can be myself fully.”

 

As we investigate more deeply to see where our judgement comes from what can we find? This judgement is coming with a rejection of what is present. Trying to change or manipulate a situation instead of seeing the inherent lessons in all that is arising. If we see every problem that arises as an opportunity for growth and greater understanding, harsh judgement of self and others will drop away. Opportunity will be seen clear as day where once there was conflict and frustration. Before we go pointing the finger at someone, it’s a good idea to look in the mirror. Find out if what is being judged is actually about the other, or, is it about you? Many times we will find the conflict is coming from our own perspective and the irritation that is felt is a natural alarm system to check in with our way of seeing. We can ask is what I’m seeing truly a defect of another or are they simply mirroring a way that I am viewing myself? Everyone is free to be as they are. As we condemn others in their freedom, we condemn ourself.

 

The Judgement card can come when you are seeing clearly how your actions, words, thoughts, feelings, vibration, and all that you are is constantly determining and shifting the quality of your life. Perhaps at this time a veil has been lifted that you had no idea was present. You are seeing all of life in a very new and fresh way. This could be a time where self judgement has dissolved in a major way and you are seeing the inherent beauty in yourself and all of life. This can cause for your reality to change in very dramatic ways….and very quickly. The veil that has been lifted has put you in complete alignment with your purpose, your passions, your visions, and all is flowing in the most natural way. This happens as perception aligns with your heart and you fall into the arms of the unknown. All of this is happening through Grace. This is not something that one can force to happen. Life will unveil the mysteries as we trust and allow ourselves to be available. This is the majesty and the beauty of the divine unfolding. As we trust, life strips us naked of our false illusions and judgement. We begin to see with the eyes of pure spirit.

The Emperor, The Wild Unknown Tarot

The Emperor The Wild Unknown Tarot

//The Emperor depicts an evergreen tree. Tall, healthy, strong, and deeply rooted in the ground. Standing tall against a pure white background, the sun emitting a concentrated energy of light. Wisdom and experience go hand in hand with The Emperor. He is a strong and steady force that has gained tremendous wisdom through his journey. The Emperor is ruled by Aries fire. Representing strong will, determined action through focus, independent, and intelligent nature. The Emperor represents masculine energy, but does not necessarily come from a male. It is the masculine force that is present within oneself or another close in your journey. The Emperor has a strong passion for life and has energy for pleasant and beautiful experiences as well as the challenges life brings for the expansion and greater understanding. He sees challenges as continuous opportunities for growth and learning//

 

//The Emperor extends his wisdom to those who come to him. He shares wisdom from his own life experience, not what he has heard or read about, but from what he has discovered first hand. He shares wisdom so that others may be able to offer up themselves as he has. The Emperor knows each human being has a gift that shall not die within them, but be passed down to future generations. He brings a sense of grounding to those who meet him. Although they can be going through hard times he reminds them of their own power and guides them to find the answers within themselves. A true emperor does not have those who come to him rely on him, but guides them back to their own source of wisdom which is the same from which his wisdom and guidance arise//

 

//The Emperor has a way of seeing what his heart desires to bring forth in the physical realm and invests energy, passion, and full focus of attention in that direction until the idea that was once a seed fully manifests in his reality. He is not a dreamer, he is fully action oriented. He acknowledges how his dreaming has had its part to play in his experience and honors and respects that time. However, now he is a master at putting what he wants to see into action. Therefore, he is an inspiration for others to turn their dreams into fully coming to life. With each action, no matter how small or large The Emperor knows that a dream will come into full form when the focus is present. He does not make excuses. He simply uses all his resources and tools in order to embody the life he knows can be experienced. The Emperor does not let those who come to him think that what their heart wishes to express cannot be materialized. He knows each one has all the tools they need to express the divinity that wishes to emerge. Those who come his way leave inspired and know that they can do what they have wished. The Emperor is living proof of this. He is full force action//

 

//The Invitation here is to embody the characteristics of The Emperor. Is one walking the path that is felt in the heart, or is avoidance still present? As we make space for what is important in our heart this aspect of our life continues to grow and develop. Something we once thought was impossible we now see is very possible. As we focus our attention on an area of our life, that area of our life will grow the amount of time we invest. The invitation is to start somewhere, if we haven’t already. What would genuinely like to be seen in our life that has been neglected or ignored? You know…those secret dreams waiting to emerge? There is an opportunity now to drink up the energy of The Emperor and know that what wishes to be seen in our life can be experienced. As we begin to see the fruits of our actions we begin to start abandoning that which doesn’t serve our highest good and allow ourselves to keep moving and expanding in the direction that is most natural to us. Are we expanding deep roots into that which we deeply love, or are we still doubting the truth of how we wish to express? The Emperor embodies an internal structure and stability that relies on no outside source other than self. He reminds us to always start from within as we move in this life. We have the internal stability with our connection as divine source that allows us to move in a way that is true and honest with oneself and all of life.

The Hierophant, The Wild Unknown Tarot

the hierophant the wild unknown tarot

The Hierophant is raising the unconscious to the conscious. He signifies bringing ancient universal wisdom and knowledge among fellow humans. The card embodies wisdom, unlocking great potential, right action through experience/understanding, and depth of sincere commitment in all aspects of life. If the Hierophant is not describing yourself it means that guidance is on its way. Something which is out of your sphere of knowing will be presented. The Hierophant is an invitation to go within and seek the answers you need or to seek a guide that could assist you. Right action that is expressed here is not only for the one pulling the card, but right action for everyone the card holder impacts. The invitation is to think on a global scale than only a personal way, which can be limiting and single minded. The Hierophant is a card of the bigger picture, not only the individual one.

 

Is there a battle between your spiritual knowledge and what is right for you? Is there a contradiction that has a missing element? This is a time to delve into what you think is true and reinvestigate beliefs or philosophies that might be outgrown and no longer serving the highest good. The Hierophant is a card to remind us to never stop learning and expanding and questioning what we may think is true. Sometimes as we come to conclusions in life or belief systems we become trapped in false ways of thinking that are no longer relevant in our lives. There is always a more subtle, and deeper depth to discover. These water are infinite. Life is always fresh when we have a childlike wonder that always is open to find out why. The Hierophant asks us to remember our childlike ways of learning so we don’t become stuck in certain ways of thinking/being that make us stagnant in our own lives.

 

The Hierophant card can also show a current or future relationship of a deep spirit based love connection. Someone who you can evolve with and bring the subconscious to light within each of you. This partnership will be the meeting of the divine to express the work that needs to be done through both of you. You are both open to being clear channels for divinity to work through you. There will be an immediate connection upon the meeting of both souls that recognizes the depth of a true connection felt. Each partner will be exposing in the other that which was still hidden inside. Because there is a willingness to be open to each other and to life there will be immense fire that burns through illusions and old karmic wounds. There is a unique potential to unite in sacred consciousness opening yourselves to be gateways for the divine to express itself on earth. If each one can allow the flow of grace, love, and genuine understanding there will be tremendous growth and sacred unity within this partnership.

The World, The Wild Unknown Tarot

the wild unknown tarot The World meaning and interpretation

The World. For myself the drawing looks like an eye. A white inner circle signifying clarity of vision, surrounded by a black abyss with 6 flowers rotating in harmony around the ring. The next layer is one of snake skin, reminding me of the serpent biting its own tail symbolizing infinite wholeness. The outer ring is rainbow colored encompassing the entire spectrum of colors we experience in our lives. There is balance, peace, expansion, and wholeness present. The background shows the light of day and the dark starry night reflecting the embodiment of the shadow and light of our own being. Such depth and beauty of oneself exists not because we deny one or grasp another, but because we see how both light and dark are serving our highest expression of being.

 

This card is a reflection of living fully. To learn, grow, and discover our depth of being is the greatest gift of this life that is revealing itself each glorious day. Through our darkness we are delving deeply into the subconscious abyss of the layers that wish to be recognized and brought into the light. As we continue our infinite journey and delve into the galaxies of our being we become more open to uncovering ourselves through our dark experiences finding that the exposure of these aspects ourself are not to be feared. They can be held and seen as they merge with our light. The World card is signifying a maturing and depth that has come from all that has been experienced and a completion of a cycle that has given birth to a greater understanding of oneself.

 

At this time one is in harmony with seeing/feeling “I’m exactly where I’m suppose to be.” This is a powerful place to move from as we see nothing is a mistake and all that is occurring within the human experience is assisting our learning. One innately feels that he/she is moving in accordance with all of life in all aspects of being. Challenges that come at this time are embraced with more compassion, love, and understanding now and this allows for a graceful, fluid movement in ones journey. There is a deep shedding of doubt and uncertainty as the power of trust is embodied fully at this time. There has been much exploration and discovery that has opened up into a fulfillment of a purposeful forward momentum. A completion of a childlike cycle is coming to a close, keeping the wonder of a child but embodying a deeper and more mature understanding of ones true nature.

 

Genuine passions, interests, gifts, obsessions, are now seen fully and are expressing through ones being more freely than ever before. There is a connection of all those weird interests that one is drawn to and they are all working together in harmony to be nurtured, developed and shared with more than just oneself. There is a deeper understanding here of why we do what we do. We all have gifts that will kill us slowly if we don’t express and share them. Imagine a musician hiding the way his soul sings and plays music? We must express our being and this changes over the course of our lifetime. The World card is a recognition that yes you are using your gifts and they are expanding and being shared more openly and will continue to bloom. The World card comes when we are excited, full, whole, and content with our process while we continue to learn, grow, and expand with all of our experiences.

The Lovers, The Wild Unknown Tarot

the wild unknown tarot The Lovers meaning and interpretation

The Lovers, Two geese flying in harmony with each other while simultaneously on their individual paths. The geese have tremendous instinctive power and navigate long distances with content and bravery. They remind us to harness our intuitive strength while continuing on our journey and mission. Geese remind us to move courageously on our soul path and to not compromise our deepest hearts desire for something lesser. The Lovers know they each have their work to do and must honor and hold in integrity with their own work while merging together. A light blue hue is emanating from above the birds as they fly, giving the feeling of expansive and calm energy. This connection depicted is one of a deep union and signifies a bond on many fundamental layers of being for the two interconnected. The Lovers have the ability to fly in life together overcoming any obstacle that they encounter. Their bond travels deep as it is a divine union. Life brought these two together to assist the awakening of different aspects of each ones being. This relationship evokes each others subconscious, bringing that which must come into light. The sexual bond they share is other worldly. It is not a union for only physical gratification of the earthly realm, but a deep-rooted energetic connection that unites The Lovers beyond the body/mind.

 

The Lovers card brings Choice and Action to the forefront. There is a decision coming, or one that has already come into focus. In The Fools card there was no right or wrong answer to be made, the fool was at the beginning of his journey and at childlike stages of learning. The Lovers card is a mature card, one with more understanding and experience than the fool. The decision will change the course of the path for each individual as the decision made within the union effects the relationship as a whole. There is a blessing in disguise with the choice that is made. The decision will make a dramatic shift to ones course and direction. An invitation for meditation, reflection, and contemplation is called for now. Thinking about past actions and reflecting on life until now. It is a perfect opportunity to look at past lessons and how one has learned and matured through experiences. The current time is calling to see what you have really learned. Transparency and honesty with oneself will allow an answer to be seen with greater ease.

 

Examining how we feel and our motivation within the options available can give us more clarity towards the correct choice. The maturity of the card shows the querent is at stage of life where there is enough wisdom and inner resources needed internally to make a clear decision. The Lovers card is not always speaking of two, but also about the union with ourselves. It is allowing the many layers of our being to work in harmony to lead us in the right direction. This card is a stepping up into all the understanding, knowledge, and life experience one has been graced with along the way. As we tune into our natural power and do not murder any aspect of ourself by way of denial, the right choice becomes more visible. This is a time for slowing down and not rushing to come to an answer quickly. Allow The Lovers to be a reminder to allow the love of ones soul purpose to guide the way.

Strength Card, The Wild Unknown Tarot

A Lioness, with a rose gently held in her mouth. On her forehead rests an infinity symbol. A peaceful energy exudes from her presence. This card reminds us to draw on our inner strength that can navigate us through the darkest waters and turn them clear. Our true strength is tested when we are faced with challenges inside ourselves, and with others present in our life. The Strength Card is the embodiment of an unwavering power that can move through all obstacles with patience and calmness that soothes the most ferocious waters. This card represents the human spirit overcoming all obstacles when drawing on this strength we all have within us. As one pulls this card there is a deep maturity that has occurred withins ones life in order for this subtle, yet tremendous power to be present. This strength is not always visible to others and doesn’t need to be. It is a quiet current with immense power underlying its purpose & movement.

 

The Strength Card is a reminder to allow compassion to move one through the obstacles that arise. This is not a time to be forceful with situations unfolding. There are times where we must take deep breaths and take our time before opening the doors of a situation that is occurring in our life. It is wise to dive in when one is drawing from their inner strength with a compassionate heart to discuss a sensitive matter. When we move from this space it is possible to move mountains. Whereas if we move from an overly emotional state we can actually cause more pain to a situation instead of meeting it in a constructive, open, loving, & compassionate way. True strength can be holding space for ourselves or a loved one when going through deep hardship. Strength can be speaking the words that are in our heart as mindfully as we can without lashing out at another. Strength is navigating in ways that are least destructive and most sincere and honest. We can create a safe and loving environment for ourself and for others where trust can grow, allowing that which needs attention to come to the surface.

 

The Lioness has been learning through experience on her journey that her strength is deeply present when she doesn’t feed the negative emotions that arise. She has learned that she has a choice of what she can feed in her life, not only mentally, but on every aspect of her being. Physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, she sees how connected each aspect of her being is and how true strength is discovered when she allows all of these aspects of herself to be fed daily. The Lioness is not waiting for anything to happen to her. She sees she has all the tools she needs within and she moves from this space of fullness. This allows her to be free from victimhood. Her strength is in herself and nothing outside of her.

 

The Strength Card can come during a time where one can be feeling in complete harmony with all of life and persevering through obstacles with great ease. The strength card can also come at a time when you are in the midst of a conflict with yourself or perhaps someone around you is in conflict. This is a time to draw on your internal resources that have deepened in maturity over time. It is a time to take responsibility for yourself and what you are seeing occur in your life. If it is another person going through something this calls for an unwavering patience that creates trust and support between you both. Ultimately, we can only show up for ourselves and others within the the capacity and depth we have reached within ourselves. Life will always be pushing this threshold to expand us into further understanding and depth. We can go so far to reach out to another, but they must be open and willing to meet us for true change to occur. However, we are all unique and learn different lessons at different times. Nothing can be forced. We cannot force each other to learn or see. These things can only take place by individual experience and an openness to discover something more deeply. The Strength card requires a delicate balance within oneself and ones environment to move in a way that empowers life to bloom and uses strength wisely out of compassion and sincere love.

The Hermit, The Wild Unknown Tarot

the wild unknown tarot The Hermit meaning and interpretation

 

The tortoise, quietly sitting with a lantern upon his back. There is nothing in the world for The Hermit, he discovers this and dwells within the place that cannot be named, spoken of, yet gives life to himself and all that is seen and felt within the world. He dwells here, for this is where the essence of all life springs. The Hermit is in a period of incubation. Simply merging with his own source and dwelling in this sweet honey nectar, he cannot describe. He gives value to this time alone and deeply knows he must remain silent and still as life is drowning him into the ocean of his being.

 

The Hermit solitude is not purposeless and those who may try and convince him otherwise must not be engaged with at this time. There is a purpose for this necessary solitude with oneself and honoring and allowing it to be. This period allows our own wisdom to spring forward allowing ourselves to be our own guide, not relying on a guide from the world. The Hermit is listening, feeling, and discovering the depth of his own being. The depth he is discovering feels ancient. As he rests in the vastness of his own being he sees how he has allowed or restricted life. He appreciates the unending beauty that springs forth from his being and the infinite expansion he is intricately woven into. This time in The Hermits life is not necessarily linked with much doing and action as it is a very introspective and contemplative time. However, when action does spring forth whether now or in time it will be right action in accordance to the Hermits unique path. There will be a undeniably natural movement when the time comes for action.

 

Sitting still within ones own being is a beautiful way to discover our divine essence and to move from this space with grace and ease. This essence is beyond what arises within its sphere {thoughts, feelings, ideas, beliefs} yet contains all that is found within. The Hermit has normally experienced tremendous pain before going into the phase of solitude and this pain brings him to question all things. This pain can be thought of as a gift, because this pain will make one question life and how they are moving within this world. As we sit within our vastness and discover our own miraculousness we discover that we do not need anything from the world to fill our lives with. We are discovering the abundance we thought we need from the outside can only be satisfied if we truly feel that this abundance is already here springing from inside ones own being. The Hermit does not go into solitude in hopes of gaining anything besides discovering his own freedom that is his birthright. The Hermits self discovery is an ever expanding journey that has no end. He discovers a deep contentment in himself as he is no longer deeply disturbed by leaving his body. The Hermit discovers the infinite nature of himself and all beings. This allows a deep gratitude to take over his being and allows him to be a true instrument of the divine. The veils of illusion continue falling away and the truth of the divine is all his attention gravitates towards.

The Magician, The Wild Unknown Tarot

the wild unknown tarot The Magician meaning and interpretation

The Magician is powered by the planet mercury, activating intellect, skill set, and logic. The cheetah is focused and alert, absorbing his surroundings in spirit realms and on the earth he moves upon. He bridges the gap between both worlds. Four suits of the tarot are present, depicting the elements earth, air, fire, & water that are linked to mind, heart, body and soul. The Magician embodies all the elements in the heavenly and earthly realms to bring full power to earth carried from pure spirit. The infinity symbol is depicted on the cheetahs heart showing the interconnectedness of all that is, seen and unseen.

 

The Magician is the creator, the visionary who is bringing his dreams into real time. The life experience and the creative, focused energy the Magician contains is the perfect union to fully bring the hearts desires to life. The dream stage and uncertainty is not present and there is full knowing what steps must be taken in order to bring this dream to fruition. In fact everything is happening quite automatically now as there is conviction within that carries strength, ability, excitement, and pure focus. The Magician is not a victim of circumstance or life but a creative thinker and inventor with a strong action oriented soul. The Magician knows when to use the fire within constructively so it doesn’t burn away and become ash in the wind. The Magician values this primal energy inside that cannot be wasted. He moves with great excitement to be in his natural divinity that effortlessly allows all things to fall in and out of life.

 

The Magician is thinking sharply in a way that when arriving at a problem he quickly pulls resources, skills, and intuitive creativity to find a solution. Where at one time he would have given up, he now perseveres through the temporary problems or madness. Whether one is contemplating a specific vision, or is actively working toward the vision, this card is reflecting that as long as your vision is tied into a genuine hearts desire to express, you cannot go wrong. Keep moving forward through any challenges that arise.

 

This time is important to not let the vision fade into a distant dream. Now is the time for one pointedness, focus, and attention. Put all of your energy on what you are doing and allow yourself to be fully absorbed in what you are doing. This allows the full embodiment of your heart to move into what you are doing and stops energy given to doubts and fears. The more momentum one gains in expressing the hearts desires the more creatively one taps into moving through challenges. This is a beautiful way to harness all of the abilities and resources one has to accomplish what wants to come forth.

The Moon, The Wild Unknown Tarot

the wild unknown tarot the moon

We must pay attention to the subtle messages. The moonlight only shows us part of what we see. We must uncover the rest by paying attention to the subtle details that arise within~

The Moon, represents dark aspects of self. Our subconscious plays a vital role in our life. Now is the time to sit with and reflect the subtle, inner workings of our self. If one does not acknowledge what is present, what remains will surely be bubbling to the surface now. Deep seeds of bondage that have been ignored or forgotten will surely be grabbing ones attention to wake up. Allow these disturbances to come to the surface, this will give allowance to see the darkness within and opens us to looking at the whole picture instead of fragmented parts of the whole. We cannot learn from our experiences if we have forgotten the lessons they have delivered. Time to meditate, contemplate, and give full allowance for any emotions that must be acknowledged. There is information in this time one spends in contemplation to uncover what may have been overlooked. When we take time to be with ourselves, we touch the subtle vibrations within us that have been trying to speak with us.

 

The moon reminds us that things are not always as they appear to be. The light of the moon is much more subtle than the light of the sun which allows us to see all that is before us. The moonlight only shines on part of what is before us. This is a time to be especially sensitive to messages coming through dreams, and the way one feels from moment to moment at this time. Subtleties are everything now. Each day we have the opportunity to truly feel ourselves and our environment. Let us ask the questions, is this good for me? Does this feel right? These questions allow us to live and breath in alignment with what feels attuned to our hearts vibration. When we grow and change it doesn’t mean the people around us do, sometimes we outgrow those we love. We are intuitive beings and The Moon card is one that speaks to pay attention to how we are feeling and to not overlook what is arising for us now. Time for big clearing and drastic changes.

 

This is a time that one is fully in The Wild Unknown. This path is not for everyone yet it is something we cannot actually get away from. We are all in the Wild Unknown together. When The Moon is pulled it means that you are drawing on your own life experience and intuition as your greatest teacher now because there is nothing else to rely on. You are taking others peoples opinions very lightly because you know deeply only you can move according to how spirit is moving you. Any fear or doubt at this time will do you no good, at this time you must tune into your spirit fully and let this guide you. In the past you have looked in other directions for guidance, but now you know that it is only connection with Spirit that can move you now. Listen carefully to what spirit brings through you at this time. Allow yourself to move without fear and know that Grace is fully on your side. Be with yourself and feel yourself. This is what is needed for clear navigation. Listen to the subtleties that are arising and be cautious of outer input at this time. This is an opportunity for a diving deeper into The Wild Unknown.

trust the subtle messages ~

The Hanged Man, The Wild Unknown Tarot

the wild unknown tarot the hanged man meaning and interpretation

The Hanged Man depicts a bat hanging from a branch. He wrapped himself within his wings and peers directly at the card reader with red, gleaming eyes….uhhh kinda creepy right? Something mysterious…a secret perhaps? Something is being held within, being protected instead of let go. Bats swooping into our lives indicate death of egocentric aspects of self, major transitions, sensitivity to seeing the unseen, and releasing major burdens that have been carried for ages. The bat hangs in the dark, however, this darkness fades into the light. As we move beyond limitation and darkness we expand into the greatness we already are. Our light was simply covered up by imagined illusion.

 

The Hanged Man can represent your own suspension in life. What are you “hanging” onto that is in the dark? What aspects of you are being perceived now that are ready to be let go of and take flight? This is how the bat flies, he must let go of the branch in order to gain momentum and fly. He cannot fly from pushing off the ground. This card might be about your darkness or perhaps someone close to you carrying a burden. The extremely heightened sensitivity a bat carries is the same as your own highly sensitive nature. You are sensitive within yourself and all of life because of your natural introspective nature. You feel life with invisible feelers, so a little whacky to some, but very normal for you. Whether or not this darkness is yours or someone close to you it is something that needs to be brought to the surface. This is an ancient wound that is present and this is a pivitol moment for change. You may either ignore and let it fester, providing a swamp-like and unenergized environment….or this old burden can be faced. Because of your sensitivity, if this imbalance is in you it will be released during this period. You can smell the putrid air of this and it must go. If this is regarding another being in your life, your sensitivity will be a catalyst assisting this damaging force to exit the body. Sometimes it can be our extreme sensitivity and seeing the unseen which gives permission to others to face what has been put off. The more aspects of darkness we have faced in ourselves the greater space we become to hold space as others go through hardship. It is a fire within that burns all delusion because it is seen as illusory. You see the most subtle darkness or hesitations within yourself, which in turn helps you see this in others and gives space for life to reveal the light that is already present.

 

Do not protect your fears or those of anyone else. When we protect our fears we are giving them more fuel to survive.  This is a dishonest way to live with oneself and highly self destructive. However, there will always be times when we don’t realize we are protecting something that is harming us. Thankfully, the bat is the symbol of a highly intuitive and wise one. So at this time you do have the full capacity to see all you need in order to shed some old skin. All is happening organically and in the natural unfolding of life. Life is always showing us what we need to see when we remain open to the mystery. We don’t know what will be, but when we remain open…the magic is swiftly and organically a guiding light. She shows us and we move in accordance with the natural flow.  The magic is hardwired in our system. In our blood, our tears, our joy….its in everything. The magic flows organically when we remain open to the unknown.

 

The hanged man tells us to go into the night. To feel the night air and the secrets that seem to be hidden in the quiet times of the night. Look at the moon, gaze at the stars. How do you feel when you do this? Does it change your perspective? Do you feel a Oneness with all that is? The Hanged man asks you to shift your perspective and ask where are you putting your energy? Ask yourself this sincerely. In all aspects of your life, where are you planting seeds? Is it at a job you hate? Or is it on a creative endeavor you love? Are you spending time with friends that ignite your fire? Or are you spending time with those who doubt your every move? Do not be afraid to distance yourself from the doubters and the nay sayers. Our life shifts radically when we allow those who support and love us to be in our sphere and when we simply leave those who don’t.

 

May our perception be clear and bright. May all seeming difficulties turn into mighty opportunities of growth. May all beings express their creativity and light in this world.

Temperance, The Wild Unknown Tarot

the wild unknown temperance meaning and interpretation

Temperance: Moderation in action, thought, or feeling.

The Temperance card depicts a Heron with a wing extended out. Water droplets fall from her, merging with the fire below. The water is not putting out the fire. They are somehow in delicate harmony with each other. The background of the card is black/white horizontal stripes that symbolize a  grounded  and balanced energy. This card is a newfound balance within ones life instead of jumping to extremes. The Temperance card is in Sagittarius, a teacher of truth, passion, patience, and all that is beautiful.

There  were aspects of your being that have been in conflict with each other. In regards to your work, passions, and finding  balance  within your lifestyle. Somehow, wanting to blend what you are passionate about with your work and into your lifestyle. Now is a time that you have already found the balance or are discovering how to create this within your life. At one time you had no idea how it would be, now you see it is not only possible, but you are truly beginning or already living the life that you thought was only imaginary. As one strips away more of what is not in alignment with the heart, life responds to you celebrating in your strength to be with what is true. This is where the  magic  happens. Life is constantly responding to what is held within you and how you are moving as life. It is a constant mirror showing you different flavors and aspects of yourself.

This period for you is about balance, you have not been in sync with this harmony for some time. This is when there are no extreme attitudes, but consistent growth and change within you because you have been willing to look at what no longer works. There are times when we can stop expanding because there is a thought that thinks one is finished and has all the answers. This is a deathly stagnancy that creates dormancy and decay within the being. Its like sitting in a swamp thinking that somehow you will get clean. This card is the end of such thought. This balance depicts that you are walking gracefully, slowly, and with much vigilance on your path. This is opening up aspects of you that are delighted to emerge.

You are happy on your journey. You are moving with grace and ease in a direction that is gaining more momentum as you have clarity in yourself. You see how your work and projects were only on hold because of your own doing. Now you can continue your work at the pace you are going, only now the momentum is in a flow that hadn’t been ignited until now. You have made the decision that yes, this is what you would like to see in yourself and the magic of this vision will come to be. Your life experience, creative expression, and energized hard work is bringing everything together. Because you are at peace internally, it is now reflecting in all you do. Your loving patience for what you are working on is one of the biggest blessings on your side. When others are in a hurry to finish, you are joyously paying attention to the details. Far from completion, but the difference is you are enjoying the journey. As you see you are one with all that is and do not need a project to complete you  later. Because you see this, you know all the power is with you already.

Allow all to evolve in harmony with nature. You can choose to rush or not. The work you do can be done with great joy and ease, or stress and conflict. You choose how to focus your energy.

Wheel of Fortune, The Wild Unknown Tarot

The Wild Unknown Tarot Wheel of Fortune Meaning and Interpretation

The Wheel of fortune looks quite chaotic in this scene, but if we look closer we can see that this wild web is weaved with a greater harmony. A rainbow colored stream of light is gracing all the madness perceived. Perched atop a branch is an owl peering a the card holder. She is a reminder of the awareness we are. The wise owl sits perched within the unknown realm of the dark night. The sun beams at the bottom of the card depicting the necessary aspects of light and dark we must experience.

 

The Owl sees and feels all of life in the mysterious night. The unknown does not frighten her.  She trusts, flying through the darkness with unwavering gratitude. The night is not something to be shunned away or frightened of. The dark of the unknown is stepping into the vastness of our inmost being. It is not only the light which we want, it is the complete acceptance of all that arises within our being. This owl is the awareness that you are, seeing everything that is occurring. She sees all which is in physical reality and also feels the subtle energies at play. This one sees and feels the dance of life from a pure and neutral space. This is our original source of seeing beyond the minds comments and feelings. The owl is a reminder to trust this one. The one that is beyond what is fleeting in this life. She says, stay here. Stay here. and when you keep seeing that which is false, those things will naturally fall to the way side because your heart is merged here, as truth.

 

This globe the wise one is perched on seems to be a mad mess of chaotic splendor. The owl seems to be unaffected with all that is occurring. She is simply present with what is happening. There is a feeling that the chaos is happening in some kind of perfect harmony. As if everything that is happening is necessary. Do we see this in our own life? Can we connect the dots as we look at our life and see where we are now? Can we see how the crazy ups, downs, and all arounds have only stripped us away of illusion and false identity? Can we see how all our experiences are only for the greater good leaving us with a clean spirit? Can we see how the darkness and the light play out in our lives are not higher or lower than each other but equally crucial to experience in this human form? Do we see how our authentic openness to life brings exactly what we need to evolve past our limitations? All is occurring divinely in the chaotic traffic of life. Can we see how lifes wheel of fortune is not in the things we acquire or accomplish in the physical realm, but the self that is ever present within us? This is the unchanging awareness that we all are. This is the true gold of our fortune. To discover our infinite nature that is indestructible. As we rest in this magnificent space all of life is unfolding in divine perfection. It doesn’t matter how ugly or pretty it looks on the “outside” you and only you know what you are experiencing. This is the only one that matters and this is what the Wheel of Fortune is showing you. As you stay here in truth, all is unfolding in perfection. Trust completely.

 

Lets be honest. Are we dipping are toes into The Wild Unknown? What does this serve? Who does this serve. This serves the limited version of who you think you are, thats it. It is not the entirety of your being. Your being is already in the water….the limitation comes in when you believe the BS your mind has to say. Yes you heard me you are already in. So those thoughts that say “You aren’t there yet, and you need to do this, this, and this first.” Not true. You are already free you just gotta start dancing. The Wheel of Fortune is revealing that as wild, crazy, painful, happy, solemn, or whatever is happening all is revealing more beauty and more love within you. So those toes that you think are dipping in? Can you see how you are already in, already here? And those toes you thought were only grazing in The Wild Unknown have already been gobbled up and swallowed whole? Here you are.

The High Priestess, The Wild Unknown Tarot

the wild unknown tarot the high priestess meaning and interpretation

The High Priestess is pure presence, before light and dark emerge. She knows all is spirit and is not chained by earthly matters. She plays creatively knowing her time on earth is temporary and lives the miracle fully. She allows the mystery to dance wildly as she remains untouched. Guided only by pure intuition and not tainted by mind. Her strength comes from the unending well of love that she knows all beings are made of. She embodies the universe entirely never shunning away anything that arises within her field. She knows all that she experiences is only for truth to be seen and love to be shared. She appears when one is in the fullness of being, no fear is present. All that is seen is a playground of inspiration and love.

A fear that was smaller than a grain of sand had been perceivably over powering the being. It is now finished, dust in the wind. The High Priestess emerges when fear vanishes. What is left is pure inspiration to be, unhindered and free from the binds of the monkey mind. This naturalness leaves a freedom that blooms a wisdom inside that pierces through the veil of illusion. An immense creativity that has always been present within is now bursting forth with no commentary from the mind. The High Priestess moves majestically with the freedom which has always been. She is now witnessing creative expression moving wildly from her. She now sees she had stopped herself from fully exploring. This is a simple freedom that spreads like wildfire in her wake. She is alive and inspired, and all who encounter her will drink this sweet nectar in her wake.

The High Priestess is only interested in being as she is. All else is an imagined illusion.  She knows when she rests as she is, the whole world moves in divine perfection. She does not move in anxiety or fear because she knows whatever she does in these states are not original to her nature. She moves with pure intuition and love with all that she does, not moving out of haste. She waits to truly make a move until it is completely clear that spirit wishes her to move in a specific direction. The High Priestess knows that all which occurs can only be the divine moving, therefore she trusts fully, without doubt.

The Tower, The Wild Unknown Tarot

the wild unknown tarot the tower meaning and interpretation

This is a time that cannot be prepared for. A crumbling of who you think you are based on false ideas which have led to actions unaligned with spirit. This can be absolutely terrifying and exciting all at the same time. There is an internal unraveling of stagnant remnants one has given power to. These stagnant energies have been held tightly as an escape to fully allow oneself to bloom into full creative potential that is bursting inside. This time can be a period of extreme discomfort and havoc within oneself as you see it is the end of the road with what is familiar. The Wild Unknown cannot be embraced without a complete breakdown of the familiar.

To taste our own nectar we must leave all that we think we know, we must embrace that which is unseen.

 

Although one may try to have life in order, one will see that life itself is not something to be grasped in this way. Life cannot be grasped in this way. The more one tries to have order and perfection in ones life the more life will push back until we relax into the unknown. Exciting for some and complete chaos for another. The Tower card is the destruction of false foundations one has built an empire on. This life is only here to expose more love inside and to move in ways which are more true. As this destruction occurs it is the destruction that brings life to the authentic self. It is only grace that causes this hell to burn a fire to all that you are not. This is not a time to fear, but a time to truly celebrate what wishes to break free from false beliefs and actions. Allow this fire to burn all that you are not to make a space inside where love eradicates all fear. Your spirit is being cleansed by Grace.

 

As this transition occurs many insecurities and fears will arise. Allow all that is arising to be fully felt, allow the energy to arise, so it can leave the body. This is not a time to resist the darkness which arises. It is a time to feel the depth of the darkness which is present so one can fully release it. Our being encompasses all of existence, dark and light cannot be separated. One is not higher than the other for they both are required for us to be here. We could never be thankful for the contrast of the light if we cannot sit with our own darkness. We allow the darkness to move as we are present with it, acknowledging its existence within us and allowing it to move. This is when we allow fear to bubble to the surface and truly allow it to leave. Ignoring this aspect of self only allows it to grow stronger. This card is of Truth. This is the full allowance of honesty with oneself to be free of any bondage that still lingers. Our sense of security can never arise from a false life built for oneself. Anything outside of oneself will never give true security. True security can only be that of Self which needs no external world to validate its existence. One can create many false worlds within ones lifetime that seem to create some form of stability, but until we connect with the core of our nature there will never be a true satisfaction in ones life. As we let go of all we think we know we invite the deepest parts of ourself once hidden to come into being.

 

Allow all the discomfort of this time to be as it is. Even go as far as inviting it in. This will be strengthening and move the pain and discomfort out to let you be as you are before any false illusions of life were created.

The Chariot, The Wild Unknown Tarot

the wild unknown the chariot meaning and interpretation

.The Chariot.

Clarity. Full Power. Forge Forward. High Momentum. All Forces Align. Strength. Confidence. Vision.

The luminous, white horse, staring peering directly at you. Crescent moon on the third eye, pentacle around the neck, and the sun beaming in the background shining light on all aspects of being. The horse is a wild and free creature, intuitive and strong. The white horse signifies what feels good from a deeply intuitive source of wisdom, and to move with full power from this space. The crescent moon on the forehead is showing the strength of following intuition and connecting with this guide through all phases of darkness and light in ones life. Surrendering to the wild unknown. The Chariot is only lead by this most intimate and authentic and natural guide. She does not listen to those who only navigate from the mind because it is known the mind can only take one so far before the spirit yearns to break beyond this limited reality. Logic is useful for practical process, but only by way of surrender to the intuitive movement can one embrace a more full expansion of light. The white horse is a reminder to take the leap felt in order to do what is in alignment with totality of being. The doors will open as alignment refines itself within your being. Any feelings of stagnancy hold back energy that wishes to move forth. We are free to move in this life in a way that corresponds with our intuitive nature, as we learn to allow we begin to see the fruits. Sometimes we may leave an old life to honor the genuine knowing of our next cycle. This leap of knowing and faith can be extremely terrifying, but we must ask what is more terrifying? Surely, delaying our own movement. Are we not still here, living and breathing? The Chariot is the deep knowing it is imperative to make a move take a risk. When we give ourselves full permission to do what is right from our own well of wisdom we will continue to develop this strength. No matter how many times we doubt, become discouraged, or grow weak, the Chariot is the energy that will always not only rise again but forge a unique and authentic path with a renewed strength and deeper wisdom.

 

The pentacle around the neck of the Chariot is a symbol of wealth and prosperity on all levels. Sometimes it is mistaken for only material wealth. Emotional, spiritual, physical, financial, and all aspects of self are part of this wealth. The Chariot  is looking directly at you, the card holder. It is time, right now, to stop delaying that which you love. There is a perceived risk that seems scary, but when you listen to marinate in your own presence and move in the direction felt, you will see how supported you are. The only fear has been a single thought in your mind about all the ways which things could go wrong. You will see when you side with what is true to your heart that you are supported in the most miraculous  and other worldly ways. The horse is wild and free tell to evoke our own expression of meaning and freedom within our life. Intuition is the guide which draws from realms we cannot always comprehend and explain, but it is the mystery of this guidance system that leads us away from fear and into the heart center of all galaxies. Whether we choose to delay or not the fire will continue to grow inside. When we accept what is authentic for us to move, energetically primarily, the fire will blaze wildly.

 

The Chariot requires boldness. To not back down and put off what makes you happy. This card encourages you to forget what others tell you and trust your own inner guide fully. Stand on your own two feet. Be brave. Have faith in your life experiences and see how blessed and miraculous life is. When fear drops away the magic is incredible and unstoppable. As you walk the flowers bloom. You cry and your tears refresh all that no longer serves you. You begin to dance in your life with grace through all experiences that arise before you. There is not one big thing that one needs to wait for, the big thing is happening in each moment. Trust fully and keep riding through the galaxy.

Death Card, The Wild Unknown Tarot

the wild unknown death card meaning and interpretation
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     Walking down the street in Stockholm, Sweden, I came across a baby bird that had fallen from a tree. It was fragile and injured. I was unsure if I should touch or move it, but decided to pick it up from the middle of the walkway. I turned around and walked down the street running into someone I had met the day before at his restaurant. He was outside and met me on the corner of the street as I was walking toward him with the bird cupped gently in my hands. It was so perfect the way he met me as I walked toward him. He took the bird from me naturally and said he will do his best to care for it.
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     The next day I went to go visit the restaurant owner and asked him how the bird was doing. He said he put it back on the grass near where I had found it. He said “It isn’t there anymore, mother nature took care of it” I felt a little sad, but knew that his words were completely true. Whatever happened to the bird was out of my control. Although I don’t know what happened to the little one, I do feel it probably died. This reminded me that we cannot stop death of any sort. Physical or spiritual. We are dying in every moment and all of these innumerable deaths are simply making room for new life to be birthed.
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     A few days after I found the bird, I pulled the Death Card. The Death Card is a black and white card with a dead bird skeleton being the only part remaining. Each card pulled represents a uniqueness to each one who pulls a card, but there are common threads that weave through each experience that we can all relate to. In our unique experiences we still go through many of the same lessons as humans.
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     The Death Card signifies an irrefutable authority of complete endings. The endings of false mental constructs that can no longer sustain themselves because of lack of truth. The endings of chapters within our lives that we can no longer sustain because there is no energy that wishes to go the same route any longer. The energies in the body, mind, and spirit that no longer can take up space within the being because they were of no service to the greater good and must fall away. The death card demolishes completely what can no longer be sustained because we have completely outgrown a phase that was only an opening to the vastness of our being.
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     Death on every layer can feel very scary, to some, extremely exciting. When we can feel what is no longer working in our life, sometimes out of self preservation and security we try to hang on to these ways of being. However, death is a force that sweeps through our entire system and wipes clean what is no longer working. Our life may seem like a completely chaotic mess during the time we pull this card. It could also be a subtle energetic death that we can feel at the core of our being. Whatever kind of death we are experiencing, it will be felt intensely. Although, we could feel like we are going crazy and we just can’t seem to pull ourselves together. The death card is a reminder that one doesn’t need to try and hold anything together. Life is swiftly taking care of our being and this death one is experiencing is only a death that comes from a deep love that we are and the entire universe is.
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    The Death Card is a blessing. It is an exciting time that could appear to be…well….a giant shit show. It is so much more than that. It is a breakdown of the false and an emerging of what is true. I have learned to be more gentle with myself. Going through intense experiences or subtle energetic movements can call for a gentleness towards oneself. It is easy to judge ourself when undergoing transformation, but we can remember this is only the serpent mind that is trying to attract the attention to the wrong space. Nothing is wrong with undergoing difficulty, hardship, or change. It is necessary for undergoing massive transformations. When we judge ourselves for what we are experiencing we are only serving the mind that is feeding off of our delusions. We can trust that each experience that comes our way is all for greater understanding and for truth to reveal itself. We do not need to be so particular about what experiences we have and only try and navigate and want experiences that seem pleasurable. All that comes can be moved through gracefully when we see the divinity in all. When we see all that comes as a gift we will not be afraid to walk through the fire.
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     In my experience allowing myself to feel the feels fully and be gentle with myself is incredibly helpful. Along with saying thank you to life for everything it brings. The Death Card represents the completeness of The Wild Unknown and the death and rebirth in each moment.
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