This week the randomly chosen card is the Six of Wands. In this card a beautiful blue and green butterfly rises Phoenix like from a tangled heap of ‘wands’. This symbolises both literally and metaphorically a quiet, yet beautiful rise from struggle and adversity to freedom, hope and optimism. The butterfly leaves behind the destruction, debris and chaos of the recent past and rises victoriously to meet the future with an overwhelming sense of trust and positivity.
Like the butterfly, we may recently have undergone a painful metamorphosis, which will ultimately make us stronger, both individually and collectively. We have risen up against what felt like overwhelming odds, taking things one step at a time…..onwards and upwards, looking steadily towards a brighter future instead of focusing on the difficulty of the past. After a dark, horrible time, people and places have been transformed. A rebirth has taken place, releasing a fresh new energy and direction. Things are changed forever and we have discovered a new strength and resolve which will pave the way for a brighter future.
Well, what can I say about this card? At first sight it looks like the stuff of horror movies, with it’s discombobulated collection of eyeballs, maggots and jaw bone. When this card comes out it is usually an indication that there is a lot of worrying going on at present. This is the kind of worry that keeps us wide awake at night and seems far worse in the dark than in the light of day. These can be vague fears and worries which gnaw away at us leaving residual anxiety and a sense of vulnerability. Often they are more of an internal product of the mind rather than based on anything real out there in the world, but nevertheless can cause disturbed sleep in the form of insomnia or nightmares and be magnified to frightening proportions. Sometimes problems are over analysed and picked apart causing undue stress and worry. This is the kind of energy which has us embroiled in an overactive imagination which churns out terrifying visions and worst case scenarios.
These deepest, darkest fears can spill over into our everyday lives filling us with a sense of unease and forbodeing. If you are experiencing this kind of unsettling mental unrest at the moment the best thing to do is to try and get a few good nights sleep ( which I know is easier said than done!). If you can manage this it will help to get these rampaging negative thoughts under control and hopefully give you a sense of perspective. Remember with this card that a lot of the fears and worries are likely to be a product of your own mind and don’t necessarily have any basis in reality. Often our imagination can be our own worst enemy, and if we can avoid getting overtired, over stressed and rundown, then this will go a long way towards curbing these negative excesses of the mind.