The Wheel of fortune looks quite chaotic in this scene, but if we look closer we can see that this wild web is weaved with a greater harmony. A rainbow colored stream of light is gracing all the madness perceived. Perched atop a branch is an owl peering a the card holder. She is a reminder of the awareness we are. The wise owl sits perched within the unknown realm of the dark night. The sun beams at the bottom of the card depicting the necessary aspects of light and dark we must experience.
The Owl sees and feels all of life in the mysterious night. The unknown does not frighten her. She trusts, flying through the darkness with unwavering gratitude. The night is not something to be shunned away or frightened of. The dark of the unknown is stepping into the vastness of our inmost being. It is not only the light which we want, it is the complete acceptance of all that arises within our being. This owl is the awareness that you are, seeing everything that is occurring. She sees all which is in physical reality and also feels the subtle energies at play. This one sees and feels the dance of life from a pure and neutral space. This is our original source of seeing beyond the minds comments and feelings. The owl is a reminder to trust this one. The one that is beyond what is fleeting in this life. She says, stay here. Stay here. and when you keep seeing that which is false, those things will naturally fall to the way side because your heart is merged here, as truth.
This globe the wise one is perched on seems to be a mad mess of chaotic splendor. The owl seems to be unaffected with all that is occurring. She is simply present with what is happening. There is a feeling that the chaos is happening in some kind of perfect harmony. As if everything that is happening is necessary. Do we see this in our own life? Can we connect the dots as we look at our life and see where we are now? Can we see how the crazy ups, downs, and all arounds have only stripped us away of illusion and false identity? Can we see how all our experiences are only for the greater good leaving us with a clean spirit? Can we see how the darkness and the light play out in our lives are not higher or lower than each other but equally crucial to experience in this human form? Do we see how our authentic openness to life brings exactly what we need to evolve past our limitations? All is occurring divinely in the chaotic traffic of life. Can we see how lifes wheel of fortune is not in the things we acquire or accomplish in the physical realm, but the self that is ever present within us? This is the unchanging awareness that we all are. This is the true gold of our fortune. To discover our infinite nature that is indestructible. As we rest in this magnificent space all of life is unfolding in divine perfection. It doesn’t matter how ugly or pretty it looks on the “outside” you and only you know what you are experiencing. This is the only one that matters and this is what the Wheel of Fortune is showing you. As you stay here in truth, all is unfolding in perfection. Trust completely.
Lets be honest. Are we dipping are toes into The Wild Unknown? What does this serve? Who does this serve. This serves the limited version of who you think you are, thats it. It is not the entirety of your being. Your being is already in the water….the limitation comes in when you believe the BS your mind has to say. Yes you heard me you are already in. So those thoughts that say “You aren’t there yet, and you need to do this, this, and this first.” Not true. You are already free you just gotta start dancing. The Wheel of Fortune is revealing that as wild, crazy, painful, happy, solemn, or whatever is happening all is revealing more beauty and more love within you. So those toes that you think are dipping in? Can you see how you are already in, already here? And those toes you thought were only grazing in The Wild Unknown have already been gobbled up and swallowed whole? Here you are.
Mother of Swords depicts a wise owl perched atop a sword, peering directly at the cardholder. Horizontal lines in the background symbolize a vast perception through which she is looking from. The Mother of Swords is not swayed by emotional drama. She feels deeply, but is not swayed by the winds of emotions. She has gained maturity through life experience and sees through temporary fleeting feelings. Although she has a stern look on her face that may seem devoid of feeling, she is deeply compassionate. Her compassion remain with what is true and not to baby temporary emotions that arise from herself and others. She knows we are the one who is beyond the transient nature of all things arising and passing. If one comes to her with a problem she will guide this being back to who they are, she will shatter everything that they are not. In this way, she attracts great beings into her life that are willing to look beyond their petty problems to return to their power.
This is a time to take a step back and observe how life is flowing. Is it flowing? Or, are you feeling stuck within your experience? The Mother of Swords is a reminder that you are never stuck, you simply aren’t seeing clearly for the moment. You have infinite tools you need in every moment to realign with what is true. When you see this, you can navigate naturally and effortlessly in life finding solutions instead of problems. Life can only be “working against you” if you think it is. Only one thought separates you from the divine flow of life. Mother of Swords reminds you with the sword of truth to stay in your power and not let the mind full of transient images and words to take you over.
The Mother of Swords encourages one to be direct and honest with themselves and others. She is straight and tells it like it is, no sugar coating. She has grown out of pleasing others in order to be nice. She honors truth completely. Are you being honest with yourself and others? This card is about direct honesty. Are you allowing yourself to be as you are without hindrance? Mother of swords says, drop all the bullshit. This includes feelings, thoughts, and actions that no longer serve you or others. Allow yourself to be in your power without feeling sorry for how you show up. Each one of us has a unique flavor designed to be expressed fully. As each one matures within we leave aside fear that binds us and stand firmly in the truth of pure awareness. Here, all is flowing. This is where the Mother of Swords encourages us to be vigilant.
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.
Ten of Cups reveals the embodiment of energy which emits from our presence is exactly what will be returned to us. In this moment there is a gratitude within that doesn’t need anything from the outside to fulfill a need within. This card represents the fulfillment and deep gratitude for life that has completely shifted ones experience. When we move with this wholeness we are moving with an ease and grace that is nourishing all of life in its wake. This presence of wholeness is what heals the world, and this inner understanding needs nothing from the world to be in this naturalness. Ten of Cups emits a rainbow light stream that gives and receives equally. A perfect harmony that many seek in the world, but never find. This great peace will only be found when we stop trying to take from the world and are deeply fulfilled within. Pining for anything is pining for that which we already have.
There is a deep intuition that is embracing the flow of life. All that comes through at this time is natural and aligned with the greatest good. Any action that occurs is authentic and doesn’t need to be questioned a million times. We are simply moving with intuition and all things are miraculously opening up. Our hearts are expanding wide and the universe is matching this trust. This is a period of divine expansion. As we have given up ideas of future and past there is no longer anything to cling to. Life has stripped away all that doesn’t serve and there is a deep surrendering that has no where to go but here. As all the walls crumble, we witness the walls were built out of a lack of trust for the miracle life has to show us. We see this miraculousness shattering all illusions which kept us living a mundane life. Now the flowers bloom under our feet and we hear the messages from the universe that were previously missed. This time is not a time of worry, but a time of pure wonderment. Anxiousness for tomorrow is gone and the embrace of the unknown is here.
When this card is pulled let the only thing one must do is to say thank you. This vibration that is in your heart now is full, you are empty of previous illusion that weighed you down. Say thank you a million times as you move through this life with a clean heart and a willingness to be open. This will clean you out faster than any practice that can be done. Say thank you and know nothing. When we see we are The Wild Unknown itself we can trust in not knowing tomorrow. This is where the miracle unfolds in its majesty. There is no security in planning a future and walking a straight line. Ten of Cups says trust this unfolding and see how your heart only echoes back to you what is inside.