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The Fool, The Wild Unknown Tarot

The Fool, often misunderstood. Thankfully, The Fool doesn’t give a damn about opinion. He has one foot on a familiar branch and the other taking a step into the Great Unknown. The Fool is not concerned with what is to come or what has been. He lives in the moment and trusts completely. The Fool card is numbered as zero, ever present within the tarot. He has no specific order within the tarot and shows himself as unlimited potential in any direction. He is led by spirit that brought him here. The Fool has come into being to explore and learn without knowing what may come his way, but with full allowance of all that guides him.

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The invitation here is that of trust. Trust what brought us here through all experiences that arise. The Fool is The Wild Unknown. He is innocent and open in each experience. He reminds us to give up our ideas, beliefs, and concepts of what should be, to allow life to be as it is without attaching false stories to what is. The Fool may be innocent in his appearance, but this does not mean he is not wise. He invites us to relax in our present moment freshness that is not tainted by past hurt. The Fool sees each experience as an new opportunity to live and love the sacredness of life in all forms that come. He invites us in unknown realms because he knows all is grace, even when the grace is fierce and painful. His attitude is Yes, allow me to see where I hold any limitation or fear within myself so I may walk in this life free and unhindered by self imposed limitations. He reminds us to not think we know everything and to revel and embrace uncharted territory within and without. If we think we know anything absolutely he reminds us that we block off discovering present moment beauty in the most simple way.

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The Fool asks how do we hinder our own childlike innocence and exploration? Are we doubting ourselves and life as we move, or are we thankful for the miracle present now? As we relax into trusting life we open new doors of infinite possibility. We are not getting caught up in the mundane, but to the magic of life that is constantly inviting us to see in every moment. The Fool is one with the entirety of what is, therefore he does not doubt his experience of being. He invites us to take leaps of faith where there may be fear and to know as all is One we cannot go wrong when we trust in our heart and journey. Each unique embodiment of spirit has the opportunity to express itself fully in this life. The Fool asks if we can walk into our own heart and trust throughout all opposition that may come.

Father of Pentacles, The Wild Unknown Tarot

Father of Pentacles is a regal, male deer. His antlers show the entire spectrum of rainbow colors. He has loved and continues to love the game of material success. For him it is a game, and one he plays with a blazing fire of enthusiasm. His worth does not stem from his material success, but he allows the game of creativity and money to be a joyful pursuit. Deeply, he knows his oneness with the universe is what allows him to play this game. First and foremost he is in alignment with this, then his play with wealth and life is tremendous fun and joyfully light. Energy emanates out from the single pentacle in between his antlers. He is so full of energy he is overflowing with abundance and sharing his internal wisdom, knowledge, and material wealth with all who are wishing to receive. He is abundant in all aspects and finds no use of it unless his wealth is shared among the people.

Father of Pentacles represents an abundant life. He has a secure internal foundation, creative ambition, discipline in his craft, and deep care for others with his guidance, wisdom, and financial support. The Father of Pentacles has the ability to turn all he touches into magic, this is simply how he is. He puts every ounce of his energy into what he does and that is why he does not fail. He has learned that when his heart is fully and absolutely absorbed in what he is doing there is no room for failure. He has failed enough to know that this is true. He joyfully continues on his endeavors with ease and grace. He is an inspiration to all whom he encounters because of the spirit in which he moves, his actions match his words and this makes many flock to him. Those who come across him listen carefully to all which he says because he walks his talk. There is something brewing in this card. Perhaps one has embarked on a business or creative journey and have succeeded. Or, one is currently investing energy into a project and will see the fruits of labor very soon. The Father of Pentacles invites us to allow every vibrating cell of our being into our creations with full joy.

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The Father of Pentacles is asking are you putting every ounce of creative energy into what you wish to focus on? If so, there is nothing more to do. If not, then one must ask why? Why not put every fiber of ones being into what feels true and important? Is it because what is being focused on is not genuinely what one wants to be doing? Perhaps there is something deeper within you that wishes to give birth to creation? This question of why your energy is not invested fully in your endeavor can only be answered by you. There can be infinite amount of excuses we use about why we cannot do something. But all of theses things are simply excuses that keep us in a limited mindset. We are living on a yummy playground with infinite possibilities. The Father of Pentacles is inviting us to check in with our being. Are we jumping into our creative endeavors and projects fully? What about with life? We are already here, yet sometimes we tiptoe around the edges pretending we aren’t already in. We are here! What is the most honest and sincere way that one can continue in a way that is in full alignment with the sincerity of heart? We are the only ones that can listen deeply to the ways that wish to bloom within us.

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.

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.

The Magician, The Wild Unknown Tarot

The Magician is powered by the planet mercury, activating intellect, skill set, and logic. The cheetah is focused and alert, absorbing his surroundings in spirit realms and on the earth he moves upon. He bridges the gap between both worlds. Four suits of the tarot are present, depicting the elements earth, air, fire, & water that are linked to mind, heart, body and soul. The Magician embodies all the elements in the heavenly and earthly realms to bring full power to earth carried from pure spirit. The infinity symbol is depicted on the cheetahs heart showing the interconnectedness of all that is, seen and unseen.

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The Magician is the creator, the visionary who is bringing his dreams into real time. The life experience and the creative, focused energy the Magician contains is the perfect union to fully bring the hearts desires to life. The dream stage and uncertainty is not present and there is full knowing what steps must be taken in order to bring this dream to fruition. In fact everything is happening quite automatically now as there is conviction within that carries strength, ability, excitement, and pure focus. The Magician is not a victim of circumstance or life but a creative thinker and inventor with a strong action oriented soul. The Magician knows when to use the fire within constructively so it doesn’t burn away and become ash in the wind. The Magician values this primal energy inside that cannot be wasted. He moves with great excitement to be in his natural divinity that effortlessly allows all things to fall in and out of life.

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The Magician is thinking sharply in a way that when arriving at a problem he quickly pulls resources, skills, and intuitive creativity to find a solution. Where at one time he would have given up, he now perseveres through the temporary problems or madness. Whether one is contemplating a specific vision, or is actively working toward the vision, this card is reflecting that as long as your vision is tied into a genuine hearts desire to express, you cannot go wrong. Keep moving forward through any challenges that arise.

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This time is important to not let the vision fade into a distant dream. Now is the time for one pointedness, focus, and attention. Put all of your energy on what you are doing and allow yourself to be fully absorbed in what you are doing. This allows the full embodiment of your heart to move into what you are doing and stops energy given to doubts and fears. The more momentum one gains in expressing the hearts desires the more creatively one taps into moving through challenges. This is a beautiful way to harness all of the abilities and resources one has to accomplish what wants to come forth.

Six of Wands, The Wild Unknown Tarot

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

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

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

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

Father of Swords, The Wild Unknown Tarot

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

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

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

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

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We are each here expressing a unique divine unfolding.

Ace of Pentacles, The Wild Unknown Tarot

Ace of Pentacles is a card filled with vibrant, inspiring energy. Pentacles are associated with the earth element. Ace of Pentacles is connected to the physical realm of material and financial flow in life. It is also recognition of abundance in all aspects of yourself. This can be a new idea arising that can expand into something prosperous both spiritually and financially. A new energy emerges inside you to bring a fresh outlook into your business life and expand on what you already have with this bright energy. This could also be embarking on a different journey entirely that can be more fulfilling in all aspects of your being. Because your energy is fresh and seeing with a clear vision, no matter what you do during this time there is an unending well of positivity that cannot go wrong. Although you may not know in detail what your vision is, you are trusting this clear inner voice guided purely by grace. Whether this is a period of knowing what direction you want to explore business wise or embarking on a new path, you cannot go wrong. All the forces are with you to match the energy you are feeling inside. When you are inspired, creative, and trusting of the natural unfolding, simply nothing can go wrong. Keep trusting, and carry on.

Ace of Pentacles is not only tied to material aspects of your world. When truly tapped into an understanding is known that you are limitless in what you can create. Your being has always been unbound, it is only your limitations that mask your vastness. This card is a reminder that you can play the game in any direction that sets your heart on fire and you will be supported with what sets your heart on fire. Ace of pentacles is full abundance within your life and asks you to take a look on where you are perceiving lack. Are you actually experiencing lack? Or are you simply believing that you do not have enough? When you are tapped into your authentic self you cannot lack anything. The Ace of Pentacles is a reminder that you contain absolutely everything you need. You already have everything you are looking for. If you wish to create something all the power is in you to create what you wish. What would happen instead of pining for what you want if you simply allowed yourself to create it now? Each day you are here you are given the opportunity to create beauty. If you look with eyes of infinite gratitude and compassion for life you will be beyond satisfied with what is here. It will be easy for you to create because you will see you are a powerful creative force naturally. The more you allow yourself to be as you are, in your raw authentic beauty, all forces will arise to create in alignment with this raw authenticity. This is not something separate from you, it is part of your natural movement in life. It is not something special that only certain people have. It is simply a shift from lack and thinking you don’t have enough, to seeing that you have all the tools you need already. Cosmic forces are with you, they can never not be.

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You are drawn to certain forms of creation since you were a child. Take the time to look back at your interests since you were a child. Are there certain things that have stayed with you? Do you only consider them hobbies or are you investing your energy to these things which you love? Sometimes we think we are obligated to keep creating in a way that isn’t entirely fulfilling. What would happen if you knew you were fully supported by all of creation to work and play with what you love most? Wouldn’t it seem easier to move in that direction if you knew that you could and cannot lose anything besides what isn’t serving you? As you move in the direction of what sets your heart on fire you will see that it is much easier than you thought. It is only your fear that holds you back from doing what feels most authentic to you. Parents, friends, or other close people in your life may judge you. I promise you, there will always be someone who judges what you do. When you carve your own path you must be courageous in your faith of what you love. You must drop your judgements within yourself first before you can be okay with anything that anyone may say about you. Remember, it is only you that holds any judgement, whether it comes from yourself or another it is only experienced within you. Continue strong and fearlessly. Know that all forces are with you when you have faith. You are not here to fulfill anyones projections of what they think you should be or what you even think you should be. You are here to be naturally as you are and let all of creation move through you. When you are in alignment with yourself you will not lose anything of importance, only a false dream of how you thought you should be.