One black wand burning a bright light within the darkness. Six wands part ways for one flame to burn through all adversity. Seven of Wands reminds us who we are and to allow ourselves fully to express naturally what we love to do. Pure self expression, without shying away. Are we backing down from our power, or are we fueling the fire that keeps us vibrant and alive?
Seven of Wands is showing us when everyone is saying no to our dreams and visions that we must stand firm in truth. The inspiration that comes from our heart is a pure expression of the divine. This creativity shows up in infinite forms. Many times when we are honoring our path there will be many who try to discourage and condemn the process. The Seven of Wands is a reminder to stay with the truth of our heart against all odds and to not waver because of silly opinions. No one has lived as you. You are the only one who can feel deeply the ways in which you wish to move and navigate freely as life. There are times for earth shattering convictions to stand for our naturalness and will not waver for anyone who tries to convince us otherwise. We must remember the ones who judge our path are the ones who maybe aren’t happy with their own. Freedom to be completely natural and do what one loves fully scares many. The freedom to carve a different path is ours to discover and explore. If one judgement or criticism scares us, what does that say about our true inner strength? The Seven of Wands says to deny those who oppose how your heart wishes to move.
How we feel in this very moment is everything. If we are pining for a better tomorrow or better future we will always be putting our life in the hands of an imagined state of joy. When we relax into the moment, not wait for another moment to relax into….we see there is an immediate content and joy here. When this relaxation in now is felt, we start living a miraculous life. What happens here is there is a naturalness in all movement. We stop thinking so hard about what we should do with our life and relax into present moment creativity. This springs forth the most raw and authentic unfolding which doesn’t need to be planned or strategically executed. The stream of life is already flowing. All we have to do is drop in and start swimming. When we are out of this stream of life we are heavy and constricted where no inspiration can flow. The Seven of Wands says burn bright and stay with this power that is felt inside. This light which burns will always guide us. This light is Grace. Grace moves all that is here. This is why we don’t have to worry or be frightened. We can be as we are.
Sometimes we need courage to swim in the stream of our own heart. This stream of our heart is the same as the life that we think is happening around us. It is simply reflecting our heart. We can be discouraged by others words and opinions. But we must remember no one absolutely no one is discouraging us. When we accept what others say about our life it is only our own thoughts, fears, and doubts about ourself that are coming into physical form. Life is showing us what we see and feel within. So if someone is against how we are living and this has a strong impact, it is because we are still holding judgement towards ourself. Other times our freedom threatens the box another judging us has been living in. They try to control us because they themselves feel conflicted. Courage is needed for the beginning leap of faith to do what feels intuitive and natural for us. However, once we see that the struggle, pain, and conflict is only a ghost we see how swimming in this stream becomes fun. As we expand into this trust resistance falls away as we swim.
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? “
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.
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.
We are each here expressing a unique divine unfolding.
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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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.
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.
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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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