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The Devil, The Wild Unknown Tarot

The Devil The Wild Unknown Tarot

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

Justice The Wild Unknown Tarot

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

 

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

 

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

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

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The Sun, The Wild Unknown Tarot

The Sun The Wild Unknown Tarot

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

 

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

 

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

 

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