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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.

Seven of Swords, The Wild Unknown Tarot

Six swords above the fox, one hidden underneath him. The Fox is known as the trickster. This is a time we are asked to pay extra attention where we may be deceiving ourselves, or someone close to us may be deceiving us. This can be something we may feel, but are not certain about. We are invited to draw on our resources of discernment and increase our awareness of a situation we are currently in. Paying attention to dreams can be very revealing at this time, showing us what we may not be able to see in our waking state. Seven of Swords calls for swift and immediate action on a situation. The power of this card is immediate and invites us to wake uppay attention, and act now. Choices, friendships, relationships, work, and our individual paths are at the forefront of awareness. Is there a need for immediate change or action in any of these areas? Seven of Swords calls to bring out the seventh hidden sword from under the fox. What is being hidden in an area of life and how can we bring the truth of the situation to light?

       There is a great deception in this card. Are these your actions or someones actions close to you? This is the first thing to discern. If the actions that are deceiving are upon yourself this is the time to acknowledge this and reflect on how this has been self inflicting pain upon oneself to change old ways. We have the opportunity to create a different world for ourself when we learn from our mistakes. The deception in this card can also indicate another in your life. Perhaps the actions of this person have gone unnoticed in many ways and they are now being seen by you more clearly. There is an effect with the choices that we make in life and that others close to us make. What is it about the current circumstance that does not align with your values? Whether it is you or another involved there is a choice and conversation that must be made. This situation one is experiencing must be communicated and looked at with complete honesty. This is not a time to run or turn away but bring out everything on the table, either for yourself or within another relationship. Honesty and Transparency will triumph here.

       How have you affected others in your life and how would you like to continue effecting others? This is a time to look at the past and see how you have tread and think how you would like to continue walking your path. The people in your life, are they on board with you or is their value system different than yours? As we grow and learn in life most often relationships fall away that no longer match our values and what we hold as sacred in our heart. If we remain around those who are no longer in alignment then we are not placing honor on our sacred values. We are not living with integrity. Seven of Swords leaves us with big choices because they are life altering on our path. The question is what is not just serving our personal interest, but what feels most honorable and true on a universal scale? When we begin asking questions like this we are no longer thinking about only ourself but about our friends, family, and the world at large. We become an extension of humanity as a whole instead of individual ways of thinking that can be only self serving at times. We must learn from our mistakes and learn from others so we can always be moving forward in a more positive light. If we aren’t learning from what we do and what others do we will become stagnant and stay in one frame of thinking. This can be paralyzing on many levels. We are designed to keep learning, expanding, and growing.

Seven of Swords is as equally about your actions as it could be another relationship in your life. As you honor your path ask if you are being swayed in any way that does not align with your soul path. There are people in life with unconscious intention of how they tread in other peoples lives. As we learn and see our own unconscious patterns we become more aware of others as we have stepped out of our own charades. So the evidence of others manipulation or deception becomes more obvious. Many times these deceptive ways are unconscious in the one doing it, but if we see something. It is our responsibility to speak up and to use our voice. This is how we share with each other and extend the opportunity to learn. We cannot change someone but maybe we can communicate something they do not see. Whether they wish to recognize it or not is up to them. Seven of Wands asks us to be cautious at this time. If you are deceiving yourself and can recognize it, this makes much easier to see and change. If it is in fact a relationship you are in, this will can be more challenging to discern. Our gut instincts are not always correct, but many times are and this is one of those circumstances that it is valid to pay attention to your initial gut response. Also to contemplate the actions, communications, and experiences that have occurred during this time. Sometimes we know an answer already, we just haven’t acted upon the evidence that is already in front of us. 

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       The invitation of the Seven of Swords is swift action. The time is now to pay attention. The statement…The easy road isn’t always the best road comes to mind. Sometimes we have to take the more difficult decision to continue on our journey. From a broader perspective it will serve a higher purpose. If there is not clarity how to navigate the current experience take time to meditate, take time to think and write, whatever helps you see more clearly to assess the current unfolding. Sometimes sharing with someone helps if they will not be biased to the situation and evaluate all sides of the situation. That is hard to find, but an outer perspective can always give a helpful perspective. Sometimes a person outside the experience can see obviousness in what we cannot.

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.

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.

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.

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.