This weeks randomly selected card is the Five of Swords depicting an earth worm which has been severed in two….a disturbing and repulsive image in equal measure.
Because swords represent the mind, thoughts, and conflict, we can see that this card shows the negative consequences which can result when we become embroiled in power struggles and hostility with others. For me, the phrase which immediately springs to mind is that we may have ‘won the battle but lost the war’. This card can depict a situation where we may want to win at all costs, but end up being the loser because we have alienated and angered others leading to isolation and ostracism. It is vital that we pick our battles and don’t become involved in conflicts simply to get our own way, prove we’re right or because we feel challenged or threatened by another person. This card symbolises a complete breakdown in communication leading to the severing of ties and relationships. We can also see that the earth worm has been torn asunder; this is not a clean cut but a jagged and messy wound which will take a long time to heal. This is a deep betrayal driven by spite and pettiness leading to loss and defeat. It seems that in our need to win or be right we have become our own worst enemy and quite literally ‘cut off our nose to spite our face’.
The Five of Swords can also point to self destructive behaviour and thoughts. Instead of cutting and aggressive language and communication being directed at another, perhaps we have turned this on ourselves in a self sabotaging, critical diatribe which leaves us cowed and bludgeoned into submission. Examine your self-talk and choices to see if you are indeed betraying yourself and being your own worst enemy.
The Two of Cups signals the beginning of something new. This has the possible potential to develop into something life changing but for now it is early days so nothing is guaranteed. It can be a new relationship, friendship, reconciliation or creative project. It could even be a new way of thinking or an alternative perspective on life. If allowed to gently unfold in it’s own way, it may evolve into something beautiful.
The Fool shows up when we are about to embark on a new adventure. This will require a leap of faith, and a step into the unknown. We will be called upon to trust that this adventure will take us where we need to go in life, even though to our rational brains what we are contemplating seems risky or even plain reckless.
The energy of The Fool card is all about the pure possibility and potential of the moment. We can stay safe by not stepping off the precipice into the unknown, but that way we will never fully immerse ourselves in all that life has to offer. This card is a call to trust in the Universe to support you….it truly is a step into The Wild Unknown!
This week, use your considerable powers to make manifest something that you desire. You have all the necessary tools at your disposal and the wherewithal to bring everything together to achieve your aim. Your connection between the spiritual and the physical is sharply focused at the moment so go make things happen! As above, so below; as within, so without.
The Son of Wands is a beautiful vibrant card full of aliveness and exuberance. It encourages us to reconnect with our creativity and sense of fun and enthusiasm. As adults we can often forget the importance of our creative spark. With all the pressures of life it can be the first thing to be sidelined and put on the back burner until we have more time….but usually that day never comes! This week would be a great time to carve out a little space for a creative adventure. Maybe you could go and see a local art exhibition, or a live band, or simply a rejuvenating walk in nature? Any of these activities may ignite the spark of inspiration to fire up your creative juices, and provide the impetus to kick start your own creative journey again.
Something new is starting to blossom which has much potential. It is early days though, so whether or not it comes to fruition only time will tell. This could be a new relationship between lovers, friends, or business partners. The more optimistic and upbeat you are, the better the eventual results are likely to be.
The Chariot tells us that we are on the right path. This beautiful white horse reminds us to maintain a balance between the powerful questing and action oriented qualities of the Sun and the receptive, intuitive elements of the Moon. The Pentacle around the horses neck, resting in the area of the heart chakra symbolises that we have all the tools needed at our disposal. It’s time to dedicate ourselves to following our path and always come from the heart….from a place of kindness and authenticity.
This week it is important to collaborate with others to achieve your aims. People bring different things to the party, so utilise the strengths, talents and skills of the people around you to overcome any roadblocks or challenges you come up against. Remember that the synergy within a group can move mountains when focused in a positive direction.
This week’s card is The Hermit, and may mark a time when you just want to withdraw from the world and retreat into your shell. It’s possible that you won’t feel much like engaging with anyone, and may be willing everyone to go away and leave you alone to think and contemplate in peace and quiet. It is a time to meditate, and connect with your own inner guiding light without interruptions. Don’t be afraid to carve out some “me” time this week to get back in touch with your own desires and goals, and make sure that you are on the right path.
The Wands are all about creativity, action and manifestation and as the Father expresses the strongest essence of this energy we would expect the person this card represents to display strong characteristics of a fiery, spontaneous risk taker.
This is a person who is extremely visionary and action oriented. Although very charismatic and powerful, these qualities have the potential to spill over into arrogance and ruthlessness. This person “takes no prisoners” in their drive to get things done and in their ambitions to manifest their ideas into the realm of reality. Anyone that gets in their way can be on the receiving end of their intimidating and sometimes aggressive response and their overbearing demeanour.
These people are the natural born entrepreneurs of this world who like to “strike while the iron is hot”. This spontaneity can sometimes become impulsiveness and can result in making loads of money, but also have the potential to lose a fortune too.
When a person with these qualities puts in an appearance he or she may be showing you where you could bring a bit more drive and measured risk taking into your own life.
By the same token if this is an aspect of your own personality then try and keep it positive and use the fiery, action oriented manifestation of this energy in order to move your projects forward with creativity and aplomb.