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.
The Mother of Pentacles gives a feeling of calm and nurturing. Depicted is a momma dear and her fawn nestled in the comfort and trust. The Mother of Pentacles is resting laying down and simultaneously completely alert with an air of serenity. Earthly colors of pale green and blue behind her are symbolizing her connection to the physical world. The light purple at the bottom of the card symbolizes her connection with spirit and how she moves intuitively in the physical world. She does not worry about her young because she knows that life will always care for her and her young. This relaxation that she feels in life is what allows her to move with great trust and ease. The Mother of Pentacles asks us to embody a relaxation in our life that allows us to move like water. As this relaxation is discovered we feel life is flowing with pure Grace supporting us.
The trust that is felt from this card is clear. Are we trusting life as we walk our path? Do we truly feel we are exactly where we need to be? Is there a feeling that we are in alignment with our heart and life or do we feel we are going against ourself in some way? This is a time to contemplate and ask, am I fooling myself being at this job or place that doesn’t serve my heart? Or am I walking with spirit completely and not looking back? When we truly start swimming in the stream that life always has available for us we see how the other way we were living was a contracted state, there is no leaving this stream. For the ones who are conflicted in how they are living, this is the time to ask why? Is it too scary to do something that makes your heart happy? Are you not allowing the love to flow from you where you see a vision? Are you wondering about your job security and what your family or friends may think? The Mother of Pentacles says trust. Trust your hearts wishes that have been stifled. One will never know how things could be if we don’t take a leap of faith. Can we agree on one thing? It is a miracle that we are here, is it not? If one takes this miracle attitude with each decision made from the heart, we will see how all things are possible. Only a thought of fear creates a separation that impedes us from doing anything. This is paralyzing for any being and it is why we don’t leave old situations for ones that serve the greatest good. At the end of the day we must ask are we siding with fear or are we listening to the calling of our heart? Life supports us when we listen to our heart. Life wreaks havoc when we go against ourselves. Can we see that? Trust. Trust your inner visions and allow them to flow without hinderance.
One pentacle is directly above the mother deers head. Pentacles represents earthly and material aspects of life. There is an illusion that if we follow our heart we won’t have any material security. This is an illusion that can quickly be seen through when we start opening ourselves to our natural hearts expression to unfold. If you believe that you are secure in a job or place now which doesn’t serve the heart you are only opening yourself enough to be secure in that place. When you open yourself to do what you truly wish to do you are allowing yourself to trust in the miracle of life that is far more secure than anything that is going against your heart. If one is suffering and in pain at a place of work how is that secure in anyway? This shows us that we are not caring about our own well being and are putting a financial security above happiness. We must ask ourself what is more important, our joy? Or a false sense of security in a job or situation that doesn’t serve our heart?
We must be courageous and take a leap of faith with what feels aligned inside.
Ten of Swords is about the embodiment of victimhood and the great release of it. Victimhood is a trap of the mind, which keeps us small in a very weak state of being. We do it to ourselves, nothing in this life can make us become a victim in our own life. There are subtle victimhood stages and ones that can seemingly overtake ones life. The bull depicted has hollow eyes with a sword piercing through both. Nine more swords pierce his body and he is falling into darkness. Just above him there is light emerging, which hints that just as victimhood is seen through the light breaks in revealing the game that was being played. However dark this card may appear we must go through various stages of darkness to see we must not be afraid to inquire into them. Being able to hold darkness within ones hand is far greater than avoiding it. If we fall into victimization and begin contemplating the state we are in, one can see how this pain has been an energetic self stabbing. No one else has created this but oneself. The good news with this is we can remove the swords of pain created and completely heal. Not only we come out of victimization, but we will gain immense wisdom for ourself and others at this time. This victimhood is also a blessing that is so painful we see we have no where to go and no where to escape to. It is a hard reminder, but one that can truly wake us up. Victimhood is not a path that can be recreated when we see the damage it truly causes, but we must walk through it to gain the knowledge we need on our journey. When something is actually understood on a deep level then one will not recreate the same trouble again. It is only when we do not truly understand the self created pain and believe it is coming from outside ourselves that we do not truly learn. When we see that nothing comes from outside in the way one has imagined then there is no one to blame, only to see the creation of illusion was ours. There is great freedom in this.
This card is disturbing to look at. It brings to mind the utter havoc we can wreak in our own life. The “poor me” victimhood that can be embraced when it is only the illusions of the mind believed in. Life itself is beautiful and miraculous even in its ugly and dark states. This is part of the great balance and miracle we find ourselves in. It is only our poor interpretation that causes so much trouble. Ten of Swords asks us to sincerely look at our state of being and feel if we are in our power or are we feeling self defeated. These thoughts of self defeat and victimhood are the snakes of the mind that we feed and keep us in the field of separation instead of our original state of oneness. All which we see “out there” will always be what is seen “in here.” When we truly see there is no separation of outside and inside we begin to move in our original power of wholeness. This card looks like rock bottom, but it is the beginning of no more victimization and blame on others. We see that all is arising as the Self and stop giving power to the beast of fleeting thoughts or emotions. We see through the madness and stay as we are. The wild circus becomes easier to spot and not identify with.
The death of victimhood brings about immense space in you. The allowing of spontaneous and joyous expression of you to play as a child and do what sets your heart ablaze. Victimization period is finished and it is seen as one of the most damaging plays one can create. In the divine perfection it is the perfect play for one to rise again and feel unbound and free in ones own kingdom. When the release of this painful victimhood releases and one sees through this self created hell, a freedom arises that can only laugh at its own silly game.
The Owl, perched atop a black sword. Starry night sky glowing behind.
//The Daughter of Swords pierces through illusion. The owl sees through the game of fear and the strong sense of false identification of self. The daughter of swords can see through illusion and rests in being. If we are identifying ourselves with fear, we willingly give our power to an invisible ghost. Fears that arise within are internal responses that are created by the false self appearing real. These fears that have been nurtured and protected gain strength each time we bow down to their force. We have to ask ourself if we giving our power to fear? Or, are we remaining as the truth of who we are and allowing ourself to move through the arising fear? When we release our control on “how we think things should be,” fear falls away more easily as the light of our being shines through. Daughter of Swords reminds us that we cannot protect what is false, because it is not in accordance to the natural unfolding of life. We are pure spirit and we feel this more prominently when we align with the universe to move through us naturally. The owl is perched on the sword of truth. When this sword is felt in its utter simplicity it cuts through all imagined stories and beliefs//
//Although the Owl is perched on top of the sword she is not the protector of it. She simply rests in this space and moves with grace. Daughter of Swords recognizes when pain comes, it is a gift, inviting us to look where the pain is coming from and to feel into this depth fully. Sitting in the silence of our own being we can allow all pain to arise and every other emotion that is asking to be seen. As we give ourself honest space to feel, we are automatically addressing anything within that wishes for recognition. This allows immense healing to take place, as nothing is being ignored or denied. Daughter of Swords is a reminder to look within and not ignore the natural signals of the emotional, mental, physical, or energetic bodies. All of these aspects are working for us to guide us. As we honor ourself and take the time to be with what is arising we are continuously creating a safe and receptive space within ourself to deepen our relationship and connection within. We are not meant to ignore painful experiences when they arise. The more attuned we are to our own being the more intimately we will know as something arises which needs attention. Whatever is experienced, it is seen that these are old phantoms leaving the body, ready to go as recognition takes place. There is a great allowance for darkness to arise when we see it is simply energy arising and give it permission to be and transform. The play of light and dark are working in harmony to discover new depth within our being. This contrast is essential to being alive, the longer we are here the more gratitude arises for the divine play. If we only had pleasant experiences we would have no depth to our character. It is when we begin condemning what is happening in our experience that we feel tremendous constriction and pain. When we remember the play of dark and light are both working to stretch us and allow us to discover, we ebb and flow with greater ease//
//This card is the embodiment of authenticity. The stream of life is asking you to surrender to the highest. This is a natural movement of Grace. The Daughter of Swords asks, “Are you embodying truth, or are you shying away from your natural movements? Life is here to experience the divinity that we are, which means stepping into our highest roles that we all intuitively know and feel within. We do know which way to move and navigate, but are we listening? This divinity encompasses all beings that are here, but it can be scary because many times we realize we have been siding with that which cripples us more than truth of our being. In each moment with each interaction with self, another, at work, walking down the street, in the car, nature, and anywhere we are ~ we are consistently given the opportunity to be in our heart or shy away. There are a multitude of ways which we hide and which we show up for life. Daughter of Swords asks how are you showing up everyday in life, for yourself and all those who you encounter? “
Six of wands reveals a butterfly flying in a pure, white sky. Below the butterfly there are mangled wands engulfed in darkness and chaos. This time is one of great ease within your being. Creatively you feel inspired and on all aspects of your being you are light and free. Instead of avoiding yourself and obstacles that come as gifts, you embrace your expansiveness and go through the fire without hesitation. Through your experiences you see that the fire you have been through has been a physical manifestation of the minds projections. You now see through this veil and are laughing as you fly above.
The butterfly is a symbol of transformation, she is showing us our limitless freedom that we naturally are. Instead of forcing your way through this life and trying to push life around you are falling into naturalness. When you discover this naturalness of yourself you are not concerned or paranoid about life. You are simply living, enjoying, and allowing life to fully move through you as divinity. You do not feel a separation from the whole and you are experiencing yourself empty of ideas and concepts that held you back before. This leaves you feeling spacious inside with no concern for what will be, you see everything you ever wanted or pined for has always been here with you wherever you go. You have always been walking as the great mystery, now the mystery has taken over you and you can no longer use your mind in the same forceful way you once did. You cannot plan a better life than the one that is already happening.
All that you have experienced in this life, darkness, light and everything in between, you see were all assisting you to embrace the great mystery you are. Your experiences have pushed you to let go of your concern for what the future will hold because you see you have always been guided in the most profound way. You see that all experiences have been unraveling the you that you thought you were. Now to see that the one you thought you were was never really there, but a figment of your imagination believed in. This was a pretending that felt you were separate from your natural movement. The Six of Wands card isn’t trying to keep itself afloat. You are simply flying freely with full grace as you are here. It is easy for you to laugh at yourself and see all the ways you limited yourself being stuck in what you thought you must do. Now you see that your movements and actions are the most natural when you are not forcing anything to happen. There is full trust and support for you when you are living in this naturalness.
Can you remember when you were trying so hard to “work things out?” Now you see when you allow yourself to move in this life and do what is most natural for you everything becomes a joyful expression. Your work and joy join forces, you are not living under a constant stress and impending doom. The Six of Wands is a celebration of not giving a fuck what anyone says but having full courage to be you….whatever that means. There are plenty of ideas of what “being yourself” is. You know what it feels like when you are in your element, when you are living with joy instead of fear. Big contrast! The deep gratitude or joy you feel -happiness, peace, contentment, serenity, you know when you feel it and that is when you are genuine. This is before you started to constantly judge who you thought you were. No one needs to understand anything about you. The Six of Wands means you have left the entrapments of judgements and fears, showing you to fly, play, and enjoy the ride. You are free of seriousness and are moving playfully as you explore the mystery.
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.
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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