For those of us who have been working on a project for quite some time and feel as though it is a never ending journey- this spread comes with a strong message of a successful completion, however at a cost. But, even so - it is important to take loving care of ourselves and our emotions. It's the best way to heal wounds.
The crow in the laurel wreath danced in victory as a long and arduous project has been completed and as a result opened a door to unlimited possibilities. The four symbols of the fixed signs represent each season and the passage of time. It was a long journey, and thankfully it is not only over but also successful, however it came at a price.
The Five of Swords arrives with the message that although the battle may be over the crow may suffer a loss as a result. It could be a friendship that fell apart during the journey. Or what he lost is his kind spirit only to replace it with one that is ruthless and egotistical in order to find victory. Being on top may have it's advantages, but it can be lonely there. The Queen of Pentacles arrives to provide loving support and to offer a reminder that love can heal all wounds.
It's easy to get caught up in our own wants and desires, overlooking those who have helped along the way. This spread comes to me as a reminder to stay humble, stay true to who you really are, through good times and bad because we want the relationships with those we love to be able to endure both. The Queen of Pentacles is such an important card here, because she brings a soulful message that the most important relationship we must maintain is the loving one we have with ourselves. There is no battle worth losing that...