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.
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 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?
We must be courageous and take a leap of faith with what feels aligned inside.
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.
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.
The Owl, perched atop a black sword. Starry night sky glowing behind.
//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//
//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? “
Clarity. Full Power. Forge Forward. High Momentum. All Forces Align. Strength. Confidence. Vision.
The luminous, white horse, staring peering directly at you. Crescent moon on the third eye, pentacle around the neck, and the sun beaming in the background shining light on all aspects of being. The horse is a wild and free creature, intuitive and strong. The white horse signifies what feels good from a deeply intuitive source of wisdom, and to move with full power from this space. The crescent moon on the forehead is showing the strength of following intuition and connecting with this guide through all phases of darkness and light in ones life. Surrendering to the wild unknown. The Chariot is only lead by this most intimate and authentic and natural guide. She does not listen to those who only navigate from the mind because it is known the mind can only take one so far before the spirit yearns to break beyond this limited reality. Logic is useful for practical process, but only by way of surrender to the intuitive movement can one embrace a more full expansion of light. The white horse is a reminder to take the leap felt in order to do what is in alignment with totality of being. The doors will open as alignment refines itself within your being. Any feelings of stagnancy hold back energy that wishes to move forth. We are free to move in this life in a way that corresponds with our intuitive nature, as we learn to allow we begin to see the fruits. Sometimes we may leave an old life to honor the genuine knowing of our next cycle. This leap of knowing and faith can be extremely terrifying, but we must ask what is more terrifying? Surely, delaying our own movement. Are we not still here, living and breathing? The Chariot is the deep knowing it is imperative to make a move take a risk. When we give ourselves full permission to do what is right from our own well of wisdom we will continue to develop this strength. No matter how many times we doubt, become discouraged, or grow weak, the Chariot is the energy that will always not only rise again but forge a unique and authentic path with a renewed strength and deeper wisdom.
The pentacle around the neck of the Chariot is a symbol of wealth and prosperity on all levels. Sometimes it is mistaken for only material wealth. Emotional, spiritual, physical, financial, and all aspects of self are part of this wealth. The Chariot is looking directly at you, the card holder. It is time, right now, to stop delaying that which you love. There is a perceived risk that seems scary, but when you listen to marinate in your own presence and move in the direction felt, you will see how supported you are. The only fear has been a single thought in your mind about all the ways which things could go wrong. You will see when you side with what is true to your heart that you are supported in the most miraculous and other worldly ways. The horse is wild and free tell to evoke our own expression of meaning and freedom within our life. Intuition is the guide which draws from realms we cannot always comprehend and explain, but it is the mystery of this guidance system that leads us away from fear and into the heart center of all galaxies. Whether we choose to delay or not the fire will continue to grow inside. When we accept what is authentic for us to move, energetically primarily, the fire will blaze wildly.
The Chariot requires boldness. To not back down and put off what makes you happy. This card encourages you to forget what others tell you and trust your own inner guide fully. Stand on your own two feet. Be brave. Have faith in your life experiences and see how blessed and miraculous life is. When fear drops away the magic is incredible and unstoppable. As you walk the flowers bloom. You cry and your tears refresh all that no longer serves you. You begin to dance in your life with grace through all experiences that arise before you. There is not one big thing that one needs to wait for, the big thing is happening in each moment. Trust fully and keep riding through the galaxy.
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.
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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Son of Wands depicts a snake wrapping itself around a wand that is standing straight and tall. Bursting from the top of the wand are lines emanating from a center point that is expanding in all directions with full power energy. Son of Wands card carries a feeling of confidence, strength, and incredible power. This card is showing a pursuit of an idea that is emerging into fruition. This card depicts that nothing will get in the way of the pursuit of this endeavor and there is juicy passion of this pursuit that is burning inside. It cannot help but bring itself into the physical realm. There is nothing to contain this energy.
This card can depict an ambitious nature that is willing to walk through any fire to fulfill the dreams burning bright within the heart. The snake is wrapped around the wand protecting this vision. Ready to strike swiftly when anyone tries to put down this dream or tries to limit the vision in any way. The snake protects this endeavor from all those who try and bring him down because he knows the vision is the same expression as his heart and it must emerge fully. His heart and the vision cannot be separated. The Son of Wands card is a time when energy is at an all time high of authentic expression and the direction is clear. Doubts will come, but they are swiftly dropped away to continue the infinite passion that is arising.
Many misunderstand the one going through this period of focus and dedication expressing this creation into the manifest world. Many will question and test the strength and commitment to what you know you must do. These people will only strengthen your love for what is true and to continue more vibrant than ever as you keep dancing your dream. There is such enthusiasm and drive during this time that momentum is high. The snake thinks little of consequences of such big leaps of faith. The snake doesn’t care or even think about consequences, only keeps moving forward and striking when necessary at those who wish to doubt his vision. Consequences of some hasty actions may occur as this movement is only directed at one goal leaving no room for other options. These consequences may feel painful, but will only be huge catalysts for learning and tremendous growth as they are experienced.
From the outsiders viewpoint, looking at the Son of Wands life appears confident and simultaneously reckless as he pursues his dreams. Only because the snake moves forward so swiftly and at times abruptly, he never thinks of what could go wrong. There is a trust within that no one understands except the snake himself that is moving forward. This energy is powerful and the one experiencing it will feel the effects to be overwhelming the entire being. This energy of creation must come into being. This time can also be one of life changes that are quickly rearranging everything in your life. Instead of resisting how life is rearranging itself give it full power of attention and watch how this one pointed energy allows all of life reorganize itself with tremendous ease.
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