This is a time that cannot be prepared for. A crumbling of who you think you are based on false ideas which have led to actions unaligned with spirit. This can be absolutely terrifying and exciting all at the same time. There is an internal unraveling of stagnant remnants one has given power to. These stagnant energies have been held tightly as an escape to fully allow oneself to bloom into full creative potential that is bursting inside. This time can be a period of extreme discomfort and havoc within oneself as you see it is the end of the road with what is familiar. The Wild Unknown cannot be embraced without a complete breakdown of the familiar.
To taste our own nectar we must leave all that we think we know, we must embrace that which is unseen.
Although one may try to have life in order, one will see that life itself is not something to be grasped in this way. Life cannot be grasped in this way. The more one tries to have order and perfection in ones life the more life will push back until we relax into the unknown. Exciting for some and complete chaos for another. The Tower card is the destruction of false foundations one has built an empire on. This life is only here to expose more love inside and to move in ways which are more true. As this destruction occurs it is the destruction that brings life to the authentic self. It is only grace that causes this hell to burn a fire to all that you are not. This is not a time to fear, but a time to truly celebrate what wishes to break free from false beliefs and actions. Allow this fire to burn all that you are not to make a space inside where love eradicates all fear. Your spirit is being cleansed by Grace.
As this transition occurs many insecurities and fears will arise. Allow all that is arising to be fully felt, allow the energy to arise, so it can leave the body. This is not a time to resist the darkness which arises. It is a time to feel the depth of the darkness which is present so one can fully release it. Our being encompasses all of existence, dark and light cannot be separated. One is not higher than the other for they both are required for us to be here. We could never be thankful for the contrast of the light if we cannot sit with our own darkness. We allow the darkness to move as we are present with it, acknowledging its existence within us and allowing it to move. This is when we allow fear to bubble to the surface and truly allow it to leave. Ignoring this aspect of self only allows it to grow stronger. This card is of Truth. This is the full allowance of honesty with oneself to be free of any bondage that still lingers. Our sense of security can never arise from a false life built for oneself. Anything outside of oneself will never give true security. True security can only be that of Self which needs no external world to validate its existence. One can create many false worlds within ones lifetime that seem to create some form of stability, but until we connect with the core of our nature there will never be a true satisfaction in ones life. As we let go of all we think we know we invite the deepest parts of ourself once hidden to come into being.
Allow all the discomfort of this time to be as it is. Even go as far as inviting it in. This will be strengthening and move the pain and discomfort out to let you be as you are before any false illusions of life were created.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Nine of Wands depicts a stairwell of wild, unruly wands. The stairwell leads to a crescent moon shining above the top step. The crescent moon connects to new beginnings and turning dreams into reality. These dreams represent the dreams of the heart and divine unfolding. The vertical lines on the card are a sign to keep moving forward as we meet adversity. The obstacles and challenges we face are only refining us to strip away what is no longer needed and to leave us with what is truly in our heart to express.
The moon connects with our intuition. When we follow this subtle guide inside we are naturally aligned with our highest unfolding in this life. We are moving with what is felt, but not necessarily seen. This is jumping into the unknown with full trust when we listen deeply instead of going with the influence of others around us. Our source of intuition is the natural guide that knows exactly as we need to move. When we move against intuition we experience tremendous pain because there is a movement inside that knows we are going against our natural expression. The moon encourages us to listen to the silent one inside. True natural expression comes from this silence, not from projections of the mind. It can feel scary and we can experience many challenges. These challenges will have a different flavor because they come from joy of our natural movement and surrender to the divine. All that is faced will be designed to break down the barriers that keep us feeling limited. Only a deep gratitude and thank you will be left inside as we continue moving forward.
What is brewing inside? Are we backing away from our naturalness of being or do we use the challenges we face to strengthen us and move forward? The vertical lines on the card are asking us to trust and move forward. We may feel drained and tired, at times questioning everything. Allowing rest is helpful, but we cannot give up on the vision inside our heart. We are asked to draw upon strength. The Nine of Wands is showing us our experience won’t always be easy, however, our love and openness for life will support us fully as we live in the truth of our being. When we move as truth we cannot fail. When we move from the minds projections we are bound to fail, this is something we can only say thank you for.
Nine of Wands could also be telling us that we are so close to completing a goal but perhaps getting nervous last minute right before the magic is revealing itself. Remember, all of the energy invested into something doesn’t just dissipate unless we leave it and give up on what we have invested working on. It only vanishes if we turn our attention in another direction. We are always allowed to start fresh and go in a different direction, but we must pause and ask if there is fear of success or failure? Sometimes we like to start over because we feel it is a clean slate, and yes, sometimes this is true. But sometimes we are giving up and will be facing the same challenges no matter which direction we go until we pass through them.
Any challenge we go through is pointing us back to our self. When we move as the self we can go in any direction. If we move as a restricted version of ourself that is formed in the imagined mind we will go on many strange courses, but they will always bring us back to the self because of the deep attraction to move authentically. When we are open to truly living in this way instead of feeding the false imagined self we are already blessed. The course can go all sorts of ways, but as we move authentically we will be moving with a deeper flow within ourself that cannot be denied. We will also know without a doubt when we are not in that space and when identification of mind occurs. The Nine of Wands is revealing we cannot get away from challenges, but to embrace them as we move in this life. The preferences we have in our mind of the way life should or shouldn’t be can often get in the way of what life needs to show us in the moment.
Life has magic in each moment revealing itself when we allow it to unfold in divine perfection. Remember the challenges are all gifts allowing what is false to fall away. Let the Nine of Wands be a reminder to stay true to your heart and to allow yourself to move fully from this space.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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