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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

Two of Swords, The Wild Unknown Tarot

Two crossed swords below the moon eclipsing the sun. The light is still showing around the ring of the moon, but it is quite a small expansion of light. There is a decision to be made and there has been a long delay in the decision making. Two of Swords indicates you may not have all the information you need to make the right decision. Instead of avoiding, this is a time to make a decision with careful thought and honest intention. Pay attention to what is really in front of you. This approach at this time must be seeing the situation as it is rather than seeing what you would like to see. One must lay all the cards out on the table in order to make the best decision. Any avoidance of the decision to be made will only make it more difficult to choose as deeper confusion will make its way inside.

If one can take an objective standpoint from the situation and address a broad view of the current experience there may appear a better choice for what the next best way to navigate is. However, there may be pieces of information that the card holder is entirely unaware of. This means there is more of the story to unfold before the right decision can even be clear. Whether one has all the pieces of information they need or not, it is important to pay attention to the current experience and to make a decision the best way possible. Although the moon is eclipsing the suns light, there is still light shining through which is indicating one can still make a decision to their capacity of understanding with the information present. With an open heart and pure intentions and motives there will not be a wrong step. If there are more pieces to the puzzle to be revealed, in time they will be and again you have the option to choose and navigate according to the new insight revealed. We are always learning and growing, being hard on oneself will only bring doubt into the being which delays the process of choice.

Sometimes there are times when we have come to a standstill in what to do and simply are not sure how to move. Instead of delaying and avoiding the next step, reach out to someone who can be trusted and objectively point out that which may not be obvious to you. Sometimes where there can be a stagnancy present, it is wise to seek counsel. As we are directly in the experience it can be very difficult to see an element that another can see clear as day. Family members are not the best at this time to ask for guidance unless they can truly be objective. Perhaps a loyal and trustworthy friend, a counselor, or a wise person that can look at the whole picture and tell you what they see. Maybe you don’t take what they say and run with it, but perhaps it can open a whole new world you haven’t seen. Within a very short time complete clarity can be recognized after a quick conversation with another. They see something clearly because they are not personally in the situation. Whether inspired by someone else or not, ultimately the decision must come from your heart.

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Two of Swords invites us to not put any decisions off and not to avoid what must be looked at. Whatever aspect of ones life this may be, it needs your present moment attention. There will be a great burden released when we address what must be looked at more deeply.

Four of Swords, The Wild Unknown Tarot

Four of Swords follows the Three of Swords, which were three bound swords depicting a time of extreme pain and hardship. Four of Swords is the current time of more spaciousness that comes after a time of darkness experienced. This time is for contemplating what has been experienced and looking with compassion towards oneself for the next phase of the journey. One grows tremendously through darkness experienced. Wisdom and strength are discovered when we learn from our path and integrate what we have learned from our individual journey.  When directly experiencing hardship clarity isn’t always prominent when in the center of turmoil. Four of Swords is the aftermath of a hard emotional experience. One becomes more gentle and compassionate towards them self and others after moving through difficult chapters. There is a new learning how to navigate in a way that is in a greater harmony with ourselves in the world. We do not only learn by everything going well constantly. The depth of our character is refined by how we overcome and persevere the lowest of times. The Four of Swords depicts a lamb with a shining sun in the center of her forehead symbolizing a newfound strength through experiences of this human journey. There is a steady focus coming forth at this time, seeing what is no longer in alignment and the way one chooses to move forward.

At this time there is an opportunity to reflect on past experiences and clearly see what no longer works for us and what does. There is an evaluation of the direction of ones path and a clear vision that is aligned with ones heart to move in the direction that is true and not tainted by what friends, family, or society might otherwise say. We can see this as an exciting time that we have learned about ourselves in a way that opens our creative channels for forward movement in an honest direction of ones heart. This understanding blooms flowers in ones life that have not been tainted by what is expected from outside forces.  These answers have come from inside oneself. After each major experience or big change in ones life, we pause and reflect to integrate all we have learned up until now to make the next move as best we can. When we trust our own self to navigate in the most natural way, life is unfolding before us with great ease. When one does not take time to reflect or learn from the past we can continue cycles that are not helpful for our growth and expansion. Hasty decisions can be made that are premature when we do not take time to pause and reflect.

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The lamb is aligned and strong in a silent way. She has contemplated her past movements and sees where she has erred and see where she has prospered. She is now ready for the next phase of her journey and is grounded in her movements. There is a maturing happening that wasn’t necessarily present before. At this time any plans that are made will be easily committed to as the weeds have been acknowledged and pulled out from the roots. Any aspects of life that were once unclear will now be seen in a spacious way that allows problems to be dissolved and new possibilities to fully expand.

The Moon, The Wild Unknown Tarot

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 ~

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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.

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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.

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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.

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~ trust the subtle messages ~

Seven of Cups, The Wild Unknown Tarot

Seven cups, but only one is right side up. The one right side up is balancing on the tip of a cone with many sides indicating different perspectives at play.  It feels as though there are a world of possibilities and in that realm there are many illusions and one possibility that is aligned with truth. In the background of the card are horizontal lines that depict grounded and stable energy associated with choosing the cup that is most in alignment. The alternate perspectives that are depicted on the cone are hinting to be weary as some decisions are imagined illusions, hence the six cups hanging upside down where only one should be chosen. There is a delicate balance when choosing, as some things which are perceivably good choices are not necessarily the most healthy ones. Now is the time to make a move in the direction that you already know is true for you. You have been delaying the obvious choice, the obvious direction. Perfect opportunity to choose what is already engrained in your DNA to choose.

There can be a period in ones life where there are many ideas/visions floating around that there seems to be a struggle of choosing what the hell to do! What is the move? What do I do with all these ideas? How do I start? It can be overwhelming to have such an overactive imagination. Be happy that you do…with mighty visions and creativity now is the time they can be born into reality. First, a choice must be made and action can occur. The power is with you and all is conspiring to help you succeed, but action must be made. What is it you hold dearest in your heart that you are not expressing in life? What are you daydreaming about that has not yet come to be? It may even be a secret you hide from yourself and the world. Or perhaps you have been moving in the direction of your vision, but now it will be blooming quickly into being. You are birthing from a dreamlike, childlike essence that has been marinating. This period has been essential and this magic will not be lost, but now forces are here to bring this essence into physical reality. This is an exciting time as you have either made a choice or are about to choose a direction that is an abundant source for your creativity, love, work, and ideas to come to life. This will be an ongoing streamline of joy, wealth, and abundance within your life that will change forms as you shift and morph throughout life. This work is not separate from your heart. Each step will be accomplished with joy. So if you haven’t chosen yet….today is the day. Time to make drastic changes. With this energy in a very short time you can accomplish what you envision. Its not a race, but when the energy is high…ride that wave.

As you shift from dreaming to action you create a newfound movement in your life. You start seeing tangible results everyday and fall asleep with a full heart. We can often limit ourselves by not acting on our visions and dreams. Are some visions and dreams not feasible? Some may say so…but how the hell did we get a plane to fly? That probably seemed pretty impossible or even crazy at a time, but now we hop on a plane and go to sleep like its no big deal that we are sky rocketing through the air! How we perceive our visions and dreams is everything. Allowing room in day to day life for visions to come to be is crucial. If one is not allowing space everyday for a vision to come to life it is not going anywhere. It remains a dusty dream that floats away like a cloud. When you make a choice and you focus on it everyday that vortex becomes bigger and bigger until you get completely sucked in and completely stop doing what is not aligned with your vision. But the energy must be put towards the vision as much as possible for it to bloom. If not, how can we see the fruits of our labor of love? When we use excuses like there is no time, then of course you will create days where there is no time to do what you feel to do. It’s like exercising, you can either make time for it or not, it’s simply a choice. So remember…make time for what is important. The “time” is already here. But are you pretending you have absolutely no time to do what sets your heart ablaze?

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Seven of Cups can be a reminder not to elude yourself. There are many cups to drink from in this life. Simply put, which one makes you happy and which one is healthy for you? If these two words health and happiness are not associated with the cup you choose then its an automatic toss out. Really take time to feel what wishes to birth itself, what nourishes your soul? Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks should be birthed from you, how the hell would anyone know?! You are the magician in your life. It is only you that can allow your visions and dreams to come forth. It is your magic that is a unique contribution to the world.  This time is exciting to see real and tangible results of what has been hidden within.

The Hanged Man, The Wild Unknown Tarot

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.

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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 pivotal 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Temperance: Moderation in action.::.thought.::.feeling.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Nine of Pentacles, The Wild Unknown Tarot

Four white feathers form a diamond shape with nine pentacles inside. Pentacles represent the material aspects of life. Creativity, work, health, property, the “outer world” of ones inner life. The card depicts horizontal lines in the background, representing a grounded feeling within oneself and how one is moving as life. No separation is experienced now. There is a feeling of abundance and prosperity, not overly indulging, but a deep appreciation for what is. The profundity of the possibility that one is here makes all petty problems seen as dust in the wind. This gratitude overwhelms the being and allows for natural movement in one to flow in accordance with the divine.

.: The divine that is magnificently experienced as you :.

There is a quiet knowing within you that feels the way in which you are moving is the same movement as God moving inside you. This card represents the merging of life as one where all is connecting. You are not living a double life, or if you are, this is coming to an end. Many aspects of you have fallen away, work that could no longer serve your heart. You are aligning more deeply with what feels natural for you. Nine of Pentacles indicates that you have come to a completion of a project and are enjoying the fruits of this labor.  You have enough momentum underway that now you have a unique balance of work and play. There is a confidence here that is unwavering, you know what wishes to move through you in your work and you will continue this way. Although this is an abundant period, you also know there will be low seasons. You are deeply committed to your work and will endure the ebbs and flows. Your reliance is from God/Source and nothing else from this world which can be attained or lost.

This card can also depict that you are working consistently and diligently on a project that will come into full physical form. However, there is still a long stretch to go. You are working with love and discipline, you will surely be fulfilled with this project. There is no way it will fail, this vision that comes from within is the vision God/Spirit has planted inside. You have released all other visions and plans that did not feel one with spirit. There is a deep felt movement of grace at this time. As if the wind is moving you and all of life with more ease than you have ever felt. This is because of your trust in all that is. Perception is everything. As you feel the immense beauty of life, you are always met with this beauty in return.

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Nine of Pentacles regards health. Perhaps your overall wellbeing and health are overflowing with radiant and abundant energy right now. If that is the case….obviously that is fantastic. Your physical body is vibrant and you feel solid with how you have been treating yourself. The exercise, and food you allow in your body are in agreement with what you need. Nine of Pentacles can also be asking, is there something you would like to stay away from? Is there a habit like smoking or drinking that you have allowed to creep into your life and expand over time? Are you eating foods that deplete your energy? Now you have all the power with you to change things that no longer serve you in this realm. When your body is being taken care of everyday you are naturally moving much lighter and with ease. This time will be of major transformation in the body and also your work environment. Grace is sweeping through your house and bringing a beautiful balance within many layers of your life. Abundance and magic of life is deeply recognized and felt. There is an unending well of a power within that is naturally wiping away all that isn’t working anymore. What was once a struggle for you to change is now seen with clarity and swift changes are being made without much effort.

Wheel of Fortune, The Wild Unknown Tarot

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Mother of Swords, The Wild Unknown Tarot

Mother of Swords depicts a wise owl perched atop a sword, peering directly at the card holder. Horizontal lines in the background symbolize a vast perception through which she is looking from. The Mother of Swords is not swayed by emotional drama. She feels deeply, but is not swayed by the winds of emotions. She has gained maturity through life experience and sees through temporary fleeting feelings. Although she has a stern look on her face that may seem devoid of feeling, she is deeply compassionate. Her compassion remain with what is true and not to baby temporary emotions that arise from herself and others. She knows we are the one who is beyond the transient nature of all things arising and passing. If one comes to her with a problem she will guide this being back to who they are, she will shatter everything that they are not. In this way, she attracts great beings into her life that are willing to look beyond their petty problems to return to their power.

This is a time to take a step back and observe how life is flowing. Is it flowing? Or, are you feeling stuck within your experience? The Mother of Swords is a reminder that you are never stuck, you simply aren’t seeing clearly for the moment. You have infinite tools you need in every moment to realign with what is true. When you see this, you can navigate naturally and effortlessly in life finding solutions instead of problems. Life can only be “working against you” if you think it is. Only one thought separates you from the divine flow of life. Mother of Swords reminds you with the sword of truth to stay in your power and not let the mind full of transient images and words to take you over.

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The Mother of Swords encourages one to be direct and honest with themselves and others. She is straight and tells it like it is, no sugar coating. She has grown out of pleasing others in order to be nice. She honors truth completely. Are you being honest with yourself and others? This card is about direct honesty. Are you allowing yourself to be as you are without hindrance? Mother of swords says, drop all the bullshit. This includes feelings, thoughts, and actions that no longer serve you or others. Allow yourself to be in your power without feeling sorry for how you show up. Each one of us has a unique flavor designed to be expressed fully. As each one matures within we leave aside fear that binds us and stand firmly in the truth of pure awareness. Here, all is flowing. This is where the Mother of Swords encourages us to be vigilant.

Eight of Wands, The Wild Unknown Tarot

Eight of Wands depicts a circle of wands touching at the center, with a rainbow lightning bolt striking from the top. This jolt of energy has been waiting to burst forth. A creative project that has been marinating is ready to be reengaged and come to a completion. This card can also be for a new project coming forth with no distractions present. Only focus with passion is felt at this time. There is a balance here with structured action and creative raw ideas that are working simultaneously for a vision to fully bloom. The opportunity of time and creative flow is strong now.

This is not the time to allow doubt or fear creep in.

What is it that has been stirring inside ready to come forth? What project has been within that is now ready to come into being? With all the strong energy surrounding the card there are no excuses or setbacks now to complete this project. Since there is powerful energy within you now, it is wise not to grab onto another great idea to start something new. The original vision that has been brewing has cultivated many pieces of the recipe to be fully cooked now. Allow it to pour out fully with love and focus to see the magic that arises. You know this creative magic inside that has been felt.

Now it’s time to gather resources that you presently have to allow full fruition of this vision to take place.

The only thing that can hinder this progress is doubt. Many beings will allow excuses of not enough resources, money, or time to get in the way of a vision. If you think something is in your way, then the experience of life will reflect your limited belief system. If you know deeply that you have all that you need to complete a vision, life will reflect back to you this way of seeing. Any challenges which arise are only showing you where you hold doubt or fear in your heart. Allow the challenges to come and move through them. This will expand you with more trust in yourself to complete what wishes to move through. Tremendous energy is present now and you may have many ideas, possibly not sure where to begin or where to continue with your vision. Give yourself the time and space to breath and move in your naturalness, this is always moving you in accordance with your heart.

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Nothing needs to be rushed and all will occur in divine timing. Trust and give yourself to life to move you in this stream with grace and ease. All power, energy, and resources are on your side.

The High Priestess, The Wild Unknown Tarot

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.

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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.

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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

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~

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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.

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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.

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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.

Mother of Pentacles, The Wild Unknown Tarot

The Mother of Pentacles gives a feeling of calm and nurturing. Depicted is a momma dear and her fawn nestled in the comfort and trust. The Mother of Pentacles is resting laying down and simultaneously completely alert with an air of serenity. Earthly colors of pale green and blue behind her are symbolizing her connection to the physical world. The light purple at the bottom of the card symbolizes her connection with spirit and how she moves intuitively in the physical world. She does not worry about her young because she knows that life will always care for her and her young. This relaxation that she feels in life is what allows her to move with great trust and ease. The Mother of Pentacles asks us to embody a relaxation in our life that allows us to move like water. As this relaxation is discovered we feel life is flowing with pure Grace supporting us.

The trust that is felt from this card is clear. Are we trusting life as we walk our path? Do we truly feel we are exactly where we need to be? Is there a feeling that we are in alignment with our heart and life or do we feel we are going against ourself in some way? This is a time to contemplate and ask, am I fooling myself being at this job or place that doesn’t serve my heart? Or am I walking with spirit completely and not looking back? When we truly start swimming in the stream that life always has available for us we see how the other way we were living was a contracted state, there is no leaving this stream. For the ones who are conflicted in how they are living, this is the time to ask why? Is it too scary to do something that makes your heart happy? Are you not allowing the love to flow from you where you see a vision? Are you wondering about your job security and what your family or friends may think? The Mother of Pentacles says trust. Trust your hearts wishes that have been stifled. One will never know how things could be if we don’t take a leap of faith. Can we agree on one thing? It is a miracle that we are here, is it not? If one takes this miracle attitude with each decision made from the heart, we will see how all things are possible. Only a thought of fear creates a separation that impedes us from doing anything. This is paralyzing for any being and it is why we don’t leave old situations for ones that serve the greatest good. At the end of the day we must ask are we siding with fear or are we listening to the calling of our heart? Life supports us when we listen to our heart. Life wreaks havoc when we go against ourselves. Can we see that? Trust. Trust your inner visions and allow them to flow without hinderance.

One pentacle is directly above the mother deers head. Pentacles represents earthly and material aspects of life. There is an illusion that if we follow our heart we won’t have any material security. This is an illusion that can quickly be seen through when we start opening ourselves to our natural hearts expression to unfold. If you believe that you are secure in a job or place now which doesn’t serve the heart you are only opening yourself enough to be secure in that place. When you open yourself to do what you truly wish to do you are allowing yourself to trust in the miracle of life that is far more secure than anything that is going against your heart. If one is suffering and in pain at a place of work how is that secure in anyway? This shows us that we are not caring about our own well being and are putting a financial security above happiness. We must ask ourself what is more important, our joy? Or a false sense of security in a job or situation that doesn’t serve our heart?

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We must be courageous and take a leap of faith with what feels aligned inside.

Ten of Swords, The Wild Unknown Tarot

Ten of Swords is about the embodiment of victimhood and the great release of it. Victimhood is a trap of the mind, which keeps us small in a very weak state of being. We do it to ourselves, nothing in this life can make us become a victim in our own life. There are subtle victimhood stages and ones that can seemingly overtake ones life. The bull depicted has hollow eyes with a sword piercing through both. Nine more swords pierce his body and he is falling into darkness. Just above him there is light emerging, which hints that just as victimhood is seen through the light breaks in revealing the game that was being played. However dark this card may appear we must go through various stages of darkness to see we must not be afraid to inquire into them. Being able to hold darkness within ones hand is far greater than avoiding it. If we fall into victimization and begin contemplating the state we are in, one can see how this pain has been an energetic self stabbing. No one else has created this but oneself. The good news with this is we can remove the swords of pain created and completely heal. Not only we come out of victimization, but we will gain immense wisdom for ourself and others at this time. This victimhood is also a blessing that is so painful we see we have no where to go and no where to escape to. It is a hard reminder, but one that can truly wake us up. Victimhood is not a path that can be recreated when we see the damage it truly causes, but we must walk through it to gain the knowledge we need on our journey. When something is actually understood on a deep level then one will not recreate the same trouble again. It is only when we do not truly understand the self created pain and believe it is coming from outside ourselves that we do not truly learn. When we see that nothing comes from outside in the way one has imagined then there is no one to blame, only to see the creation of illusion was ours. There is great freedom in this.

This card is disturbing to look at. It brings to mind the utter havoc we can wreak in our own life. The “poor me” victimhood that can be embraced when it is only the illusions of the mind believed in. Life itself is beautiful and miraculous even in its ugly and dark states. This is part of the great balance and miracle we find ourselves in. It is only our poor interpretation that causes so much trouble. Ten of Swords asks us to sincerely look at our state of being and feel if we are in our power or are we feeling self defeated. These thoughts of self defeat and victimhood are the snakes of the mind that we feed and keep us in the field of separation instead of our original state of oneness. All which we see “out there” will always be what is seen “in here.” When we truly see there is no separation of outside and inside we begin to move in our original power of wholeness. This card looks like rock bottom, but it is the beginning of no more victimization and blame on others. We see that all is arising as the Self and stop giving power to the beast of fleeting thoughts or emotions. We see through the madness and stay as we are. The wild circus becomes easier to spot and not identify with.

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The death of victimhood brings about immense space in you. The allowing of spontaneous and joyous expression of you to play as a child and do what sets your heart ablaze. Victimization period is finished and it is seen as one of the most damaging plays one can create. In the divine perfection it is the perfect play for one to rise again and feel unbound and free in ones own kingdom. When the release of this painful victimhood releases and one sees through this self created hell, a freedom arises that can only laugh at its own silly game.

Ten of Cups, The Wild Unknown Tarot

Ten of Cups reveals the embodiment of energy which emits from our presence is exactly what will be returned to us. In this moment there is a gratitude within that doesn’t need anything from the outside to fulfill a need within. This card represents the fulfillment and deep gratitude for life that has completely shifted ones experience. When we move with this wholeness we are moving with an ease and grace that is nourishing all of life in its wake. This presence of wholeness is what heals the world, and this inner understanding needs nothing from the world to be in this naturalness. Ten of Cups emits a rainbow light stream that gives and receives equally. A perfect harmony that many seek in the world, but never find. This great peace will only be found when we stop trying to take from the world and are deeply fulfilled within. Pining for anything is pining for that which we already have.

There is a deep intuition that is embracing the flow of life. All that comes through at this time is natural and aligned with the greatest good. Any action that occurs is authentic and doesn’t need to be questioned a million times. We are simply moving with intuition and all things are miraculously opening up. Our hearts are expanding wide and the universe is matching this trust. This is a period of divine expansion. As we have given up ideas of future and past there is no longer anything to cling to. Life has stripped away all that doesn’t serve and there is a deep surrendering that has no where to go but here. As all the walls crumble, we witness the walls were built out of a lack of trust for the miracle life has to show us. We see this miraculousness shattering all illusions which kept us living a mundane life. Now the flowers bloom under our feet and we hear the messages from the universe that were previously missed. This time is not a time of worry, but a time of pure wonderment. Anxiousness for tomorrow is gone and the embrace of the unknown is here.

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When this card is pulled let the only thing one must do is to say thank you. This vibration that is in your heart now is full, you are empty of previous illusion that weighed you down. Say thank you a million times as you move through this life with a clean heart and a willingness to be open. This will clean you out faster than any practice that can be done. Say thank you and know nothing. When we see we are The Wild Unknown itself we can trust in not knowing tomorrow. This is where the miracle unfolds in its majesty. There is no security in planning a future and walking a straight line. Ten of Cups says trust this unfolding and see how your heart only echoes back to you what is inside.

Seven of Wands, The Wild Unknown Tarot

One black wand burning a bright light within the darkness. Six wands part ways for one flame to burn through all adversity. Seven of Wands reminds us who we are and to allow ourselves fully to express naturally what we love to do. Pure self expression, without shying away. Are we backing down from our power, or are we fueling the fire that keeps us vibrant and alive?

Seven of Wands is showing us when everyone is saying no to our dreams and visions that we must stand firm in truth. The inspiration that comes from our heart is a pure expression of the divine. This creativity shows up in infinite forms. Many times when we are honoring our path there will be many who try to discourage and condemn the process. The Seven of Wands is a reminder to stay with the truth of our heart against all odds and to not waver because of silly opinions. No one has lived as you. You are the only one who can feel deeply the ways in which you wish to move and navigate freely as life. There are times for earth shattering convictions to stand for our naturalness and will not waver for anyone who tries to convince us otherwise. We must remember the ones who judge our path are the ones who maybe aren’t happy with their own. Freedom to be completely natural and do what one loves fully scares many. The freedom to carve a different path is ours to discover and explore. If one judgement or criticism scares us, what does that say about our true inner strength? The Seven of Wands says to deny those who oppose how your heart wishes to move.

How we feel in this very moment is everything. If we are pining for a better tomorrow or better future we will always be putting our life in the hands of an imagined state of joy. When we relax into the moment, not wait for another moment to relax into….we see there is an immediate content and joy here. When this relaxation in now is felt, we start living a miraculous life. What happens here is there is a naturalness in all movement. We stop thinking so hard about what we should do with our life and relax into present moment creativity. This springs forth the most raw and authentic unfolding which doesn’t need to be planned or strategically executed. The stream of life is already flowing. All we have to do is drop in and start swimming. When we are out of this stream of life we are heavy and constricted where no inspiration can flow. The Seven of Wands says burn bright and stay with this power that is felt inside. This light which burns will always guide us. This light is Grace. Grace moves all that is here. This is why we don’t have to worry or be frightened. We can be as we are.

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Sometimes we need courage to swim in the stream of our own heart. This stream of our heart is the same as the life that we think is happening around us. It is simply reflecting our heart. We can be discouraged by others words and opinions. But we must remember no one absolutely no one is discouraging us. When we accept what others say about our life it is only our own thoughts, fears, and doubts about ourself that are coming into physical form. Life is showing us what we see and feel within. So if someone is against how we are living and this has a strong impact, it is because we are still holding judgement towards ourself. Other times our freedom threatens the box another judging us has been living in. They try to control us because they themselves feel conflicted. Courage is needed for the beginning leap of faith to do what feels intuitive and natural for us. However, once we see that the struggle, pain, and conflict is only a ghost we see how swimming in this stream becomes fun. As we expand into this trust resistance falls away as we swim.

Daughter of Swords, The Wild Unknown Tarot

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The Daughter of Swords pierces through illusion. The owl sees through the game of fear and the strong sense of false identification of self. The daughter of swords can see through illusion and rests in being. If we are identifying ourselves with fear, we willingly give our power to an invisible ghost. Fears that arise within are internal responses that are created by the false self appearing real. These fears that have been nurtured and protected gain strength each time we bow down to their force. We have to ask ourself if we giving our power to fear? Or, are we remaining as the truth of who we are and allowing ourself to move through the arising fear? When we release our control on “how we think things should be,” fear falls away more easily as the light of our being shines through. Daughter of Swords reminds us that we cannot protect what is false, because it is not in accordance to the natural unfolding of life. We are pure spirit and we feel this more prominently when we align with the universe to move through us naturally. The owl is perched on the sword of truth. When this sword is felt in its utter simplicity it cuts through all imagined stories and beliefs.

Although the Owl is perched on top of the sword she is not the protector of it. She simply rests in this space and moves with grace. Daughter of Swords recognizes when pain comes, it is a gift, inviting us to look where the pain is coming from and to feel into this depth fully. Sitting in the silence of our own being we can allow all pain to arise and every other emotion that is asking to be seen. As we give ourself honest space to feel, we are automatically addressing anything within that wishes for recognition. This allows immense healing to take place, as nothing is being ignored or denied. Daughter of Swords is a reminder to look within and not ignore the natural signals of the emotional, mental, physical, or energetic bodies. All of these aspects are working for us to guide us. As we honor ourself and take the time to be with what is arising we are continuously creating a safe and receptive space within ourself to deepen our relationship and connection within.  We are not meant to ignore painful experiences when they arise. The more attuned we are to our own being the more intimately we will know as something arises which needs attention. Whatever is experienced, it is seen that these are old phantoms leaving the body, ready to go as recognition takes place. There is a great allowance for darkness to arise when we see it is simply energy arising and give it permission to be and transform. The play of light and dark are working in harmony to discover new depth within our being. This contrast is essential to being alive, the longer we are here the more gratitude arises for the divine play. If we only had pleasant experiences we would have no depth to our character.  It is when we begin condemning what is happening in our experience that we feel tremendous constriction and pain.  When we remember the play of dark and light are both working to stretch us and allow us to discover, we ebb and flow with greater ease.

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This card is the embodiment of authenticity. The stream of life is asking you to surrender to the highest. This is a natural movement of Grace. The Daughter of Swords asks, “Are you embodying truth, or are you shying away from your natural movements? Life is here to experience the divinity that we are, which means stepping into our highest roles that we all intuitively know and feel within. We do know which way to move and navigate, but are we listening? This divinity encompasses all beings that are here, but it can be scary because many times we realize we have been siding with that which cripples us more than truth of our being. In each moment with each interaction with self, another, at work, walking down the street, in the car, nature, and anywhere we are ~ we are consistently given the opportunity to be in our heart or shy away. There are a multitude of ways which we hide and which we show up for life. Daughter of Swords asks how are you showing up everyday in life, for yourself and all those who you encounter?

The Chariot, The Wild Unknown Tarot

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Mother of Cups, The Wild Unknown Tarot

Mother of Cups, a master of intuition. She knows all before anything is spoken and sees all before anyone understands. Her introspection is natural and unforced, she senses the most subtle energies. The white swan depicted on the card with her wing above a single goblet. There is a black background with white vertical lines and magical colored stars exploding. The swan from the bottom is immersed with the darkness of the unknown. The subconscious and herself are merged as one. What has once been hidden has been brought to light and this is where her magic emerges from, the union of dark and light. The goblet under her wing represents the element of water that coincides with emotions of herself and others. When she goes through hardships she knows how to nurture herself and go beyond struggles. This allows her to be an open space for others to come and rest in her warm embrace. Her emotional maturity assists to be a clear mirror for others allowing them to return to their own power.

The Mother of Cups is not a rational thinker. She taps into the world that can only be felt in energy. She believes what she feels more than what others say and is purely guided by intuition. She trusts herself and the way her heart is naturally moving her. Her sensitivity and openness can draw people into her life for certain periods of time, in short or long bursts. Her hearts expression is trusted because of her own trust in herself. Many find this nurturing to arrive in her embrace when feeling vulnerable. They leave strong and empowered once again because she points them to look within. This allows others to discover themselves because of their willingness to open and sincere looking. She is open for all who cross her path and can investigate quickly and almost immediately the sincerity of those who come her way. There are times when the Mother of Cups can give so freely that she can at times deplete herself, but this is only when she is not strong in her presence. She is so sensitive that she picks up on this immediately and draws back to nurture herself. This is one aspect she must pay attention to so she remains in her full power. As intuitive as she is, she also must remember to care for this sweet energy and psychic abilities.

The Mother of Cups is also a card of creativity. When we are tapped into the source we were born with we are naturally spontaneous and creative. This is a time to allow all creativity to flow through like water and watch creative endeavors bloom into full fruition. Those visions that come to you now are not merely fleeting ideas, but pure expressions that wish to arise. Have fun with your visions and give them full permission to come into physical reality. You are divine spirit in human form. Allow the feelings of creative vision come into your physical reality and have fun! Those ideas you have are unique to your specific energy and plays an inspiring role for yourself and others.

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The Mother of Cups can also be drawn when something feels stuck within the being. She is a reminder of natural power, pointing you to the space where all is free to express. The feeling of being stuck can come around when one is trying to figure something out instead of relaxing and being in the fullness of here. In this moment is where all beauty emerges, it is here we can fully trust. When we see this, infinite relaxation is expressed inside. Where does any dis-ease stem from? From resisting being here and trying to get somewhere else. What happens when you feel where you are now? You are completely free to move in this life with what resonates in your heart most naturally. If there is any resistance inside it can indicate running away from yourself on some level. We can see in our own life how running away is impossible. When we allow ourselves to be present with ourself we can see the fear, let it be and it release quickly. The longer we avoid or run away the stronger it becomes. When we allow ourselves to fully be where we are, we surrender to life in the most natural way. Not running, not hiding. Any fear that arises can be felt fully without attaching any stories to it. We will see that the mind tries to attach a feeling of fear with a story, but when we stay with the fear and look at it and give it space to be, it melts away. The power of attention to look and be where we are melts all things away which drains energy. This leaves us with infinity to have fun expressing ourself any way we wish. The Mother of Cups is a reminder of the infinity of when you honor your being and are fully here. This awareness that you are will burn everything away and leave you in your natural movement.

Six of Wands, The Wild Unknown Tarot

Six of wands reveals a butterfly flying in a pure, white sky. Below the butterfly there are mangled wands engulfed in darkness and chaos. This time is one of great ease within your being. Creatively you feel inspired and on all aspects of your being you are light and free. Instead of avoiding yourself and obstacles that come as gifts, you embrace your expansiveness and go through the fire without hesitation. Through your experiences you see that the fire you have been through has been a physical manifestation of the minds projections. You now see through this veil and are laughing as you fly above.

The butterfly is a symbol of transformation, she is showing us our limitless freedom that we naturally are. Instead of forcing your way through this life and trying to push life around you are falling into naturalness. When you discover this naturalness of yourself you are not concerned or paranoid about life. You are simply living, enjoying, and allowing life to fully move through you as divinity. You do not feel a separation from the whole and you are experiencing yourself empty of ideas and concepts that held you back before. This leaves you feeling spacious inside with no concern for what will be, you see everything you ever wanted or pined for has always been here with you wherever you go. You have always been walking as the great mystery, now the mystery has taken over you and you can no longer use your mind in the same forceful way you once did. You cannot plan a better life than the one that is already happening.

All that you have experienced in this life, darkness, light and everything in between, you see were all assisting you to embrace the great mystery you are. Your experiences have pushed you to let go of your concern for what the future will hold because you see you have always been guided in the most profound way. You see that all experiences have been unraveling the you that you thought you were. Now to see that the one you thought you were was never really there, but a figment of your imagination believed in. This was a pretending that felt you were separate from your natural movement. The Six of Wands card isn’t trying to keep itself afloat. You are simply flying freely with full grace as you are here. It is easy for you to laugh at yourself and see all the ways you limited yourself being stuck in what you thought you must do. Now you see that your movements and actions are the most natural when you are not forcing anything to happen. There is full trust and support for you when you are living in this naturalness.

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Can you remember when you were trying so hard to “work things out?” Now you see when you allow yourself to move in this life and do what is most natural for you everything becomes a joyful expression. Your work and joy join forces, you are not living under a constant stress and impending doom. The Six of Wands is a celebration of not giving a fuck what anyone says but having full courage to be you….whatever that means. There are plenty of ideas of what “being yourself” is. You know what it feels like when you are in your element, when you are living with joy instead of fear. Big contrast! The deep gratitude or joy you feel -happiness, peace, contentment, serenity, you know when you feel it and that is when you are genuine. This is before you started to constantly judge who you thought you were. No one needs to understand anything about you. The Six of Wands means you have left the entrapments of judgements and fears, showing you to fly, play, and enjoy the ride. You are free of seriousness and are moving playfully as you explore the mystery.

Father of Swords, The Wild Unknown Tarot

The Father of Swords depicts an owl peering directly at the one who draws the card. The owl is perched on a rainbow colored sword. The owl can see in all directions, from unique angels and perspectives. This allows him to see why the world moves as it does and gives him an all knowing wisdom that has revealed immersion in truth. The owl pierces the veil of illusion and draws from truth and understanding. He protects the sword as a symbol of drawing on truth as the world around tests his authenticity. His seeing is clear and he has learned to move fully from this space.

The Father of Swords is a reminder to look at all angles and to listen to what people say with an openness, but to ultimately stay firm with what is true. This owl represents great strength and wisdom that emanates from experiences we specifically go through to stand in truth more firmly. The fierce look that the owl carries is one that comes with his experiences of flying all different directions and now he is firmly planted on his sword. This sword is his clear seeing that has come from first flying in many directions that didn’t work before but have taught him innumerable valuable lessons. Now he listens to his connection with source. The Father of Swords is a reminder to not waver because of judgements others may have, but to continue flying in a way that feels true at our core. The owl is a reminder to throw everything away that does not connect with natural expression and to not give attention to doubts and fears. The owl is solid as he moves through the world not because of a stubborn nature that may be seen, but because he is wise enough to see the only way for him to be free is to stay true to what is naturally emerging from his connection to all that is.

The Father of Swords has an understanding of his emotions and the emotions of others and does not get swayed by them. His emotions have become purified coming from source instead of erratic emotions. This is why the owl can see straight through a situation or experience and see the heart of the matter. This allows him to move confidently in the direction that feels true without doubting the movements that are made. He is refined in a way that gives him the deep understanding of a wise sage. Because he is not easily effected by his emotions or thoughts he can be a great teacher for many, but does not seek to teach. He only expresses what is true and those who wish to show up, he welcomes. Although he looks extremely direct and fierce he has a deep understanding of the layers that many beings get trapped into. His experiences in life have helped him empathize with these aspects of self without getting entangled into them. He may represent our own self or another in our life. Each card pulled can either represent yourself or another that is close to you. Either way it is representing an aspect of yourself.

As we reflect on what we are experiencing now, the owl energy is a direct reminder to allow ourself fully to be as we are. We know what we have experienced and what we have learned. There is no reason to be so easily swayed by how others may or may not perceive how we live. Each one of us can feel when we are living in alignment with our heart. No one needs to understand our strangeness. Allowing the release inside to be as we are and to not explain oneself is a great release. The moment that is dropped a great space is revealed inside that leaves so much room to have fun and play in this life the way that feels good to YOU. Allow others to have their judgements, concerns, opinions, and advice about our life. The Father of Swords card says to stay firm in what is true in our heart. Most everything someone says about another that is judgmental is simply a judgement towards themselves. Once a judgement is held on to is because it is accepted by you. No one forces a feeling on another, it can only be engaged with by you and you alone. As we follow our own path there will be many who don’t understand what the hell we are doing simply because they are not following their own unique path.

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We are each here expressing a unique divine unfolding.

Daughter of Wands, The Wild Unknown Tarot

She moves with artistic grace and ease, a free spirit at her core, moving to her own music. She listens deeply to her intuition and she gives herself full permission to move in that direction with full power. She doesn’t see limitation, only creative expression that divinely expresses itself in each moment. She is not bound by past and not scared of future. She moves with a quiet confidence that knows she is always exactly where she needs to be. She trusts wherever life takes her and whatever expression that arises. She is not concerned with time, she recognizes her timelessness. She sees through the game of life and sees this as a magical opportunity to play and enjoy. She is not concerned with where her movements lead her because she is not concerned with outcome. She knows the outcome is in the simple pleasure of creating right now, in this moment. The Daughter of Wands is depicted in the shape of an infinity sign, with a blooming wand that is gently being held by her. The background she rests on is black and white, encompassing all light and dark aspects of existence. She does not long for only positive feelings and she does not resist when darkness comes her way. She allows all to play as she sees this vastness that allows her to go beyond light and dark. She is infinite.

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This may be my favorite card…definitely one of them<3 This card represents everything that is living fully here and now without longing for what is not present. The serpent represents moving intuitively with the power that is our natural birthright. Daughter of Wands is certainly not caught up in living a mundane ordinary life. She carves her own way because she knows there is no other way. Her mentality is, “I either walk my own path, or I die settling for some sort of ordinary existence.” She is tapped into an unending source of creativity that seems to flow from no where. She is light hearted and sees and creates magic everywhere she goes.

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This can be a time in your life where you are creating, inspired, and feel activated and alive. There is nothing that is holding you back and you can see clearly that it was only ever you that was holding yourself back from doing what you love. Now you have let go of what is not serving you, you cannot go in another direction besides as your heart naturally desires. You are now walking the path that you always felt inside you wanted, but weren’t quite ready to embark on. You see now that all that you resisted before was only fear holding you back from the wild unknown of pure heart. You are embracing this mystery and joyfully excited to wake up each day to see what happens. You feel connected to your work. It is not forced, it is emerging effortlessly as a flower blooms from a seed. You are one with your natural self, relaxed, at ease, and embracing and exploring this magical life.

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If any doubt begins to arise at this time while you are in such an alive spirit, know that it is only a thought stream drifting by. Your power does not need to be leeched or deterred by one petty thought of doubt. Cast it away and know that it is not a part of your path right now. Trust fully in what emerges and don’t look back. Sometimes people can feel a dream or aspiration is just a hobby or something that shouldn’t be something they focus on full time. This isn’t true at all. Remember, you create your own limitations. If you fall into doubt you will reflect that in your physical reality. Stay as you are in authentic, natural movement which is free, unhindered, and naturally expressive. You are here to be your natural, unique expression of who you are. Fully allow this beauty.