This morning I am back to the "backer" deck - it called to me.
If you are in need of a serious boost of motivation or if in need of some reassurance that things are going to work out...That is exactly what we have going on this morning!
A positive message comes through in all different ways - even with the Devil and the Ten of Swords - its where they fall that matters - this reading would be very different if the cards came in with the Chariot in the past, the Devil in the present and the future with the Ten of Swords!
The little bird wanted nothing more than to feel protected and secure - and when the big, dashing, crow offered its services the little bird jumped on board with little hesitation. However, it didn't take long for the little bird to discover that in the company of the crow it was less secure and, protection from the unknown world seemed less important - it faced a bigger threat - one that it had become intimately entangled. The call was coming from inside the house.
The Devil sitting there in the past position indicates your ability to recognize destructive behavior in yourself or in others as it is without blinders or rose-colored glasses - no longer are you lured in by disguises or false promises as you learned that lesson - maybe the hard way.
You not only removed yourself from a negative position you also gained the knowledge needed to stop the pattern.
Whether it was through therapy or someone giving you a harsh dose of reality - there was a wake-up call, one that had you seeing your situation as that of being attached to an unhealthy lifestyle, belief, or person and it took this event to really free yourself and gain control back of your life.
The crow slowly dies as it is impaled by ten swords. However, there is a glow on the and a brightness of light that suggests life on the other side of the wall.
At the heart of today's reading is the Ten of Swords bringing the message that you are turning a corner - that there is a light on the other side. When you freed yourself from the clutches of the devil, that set into motion a metamorphosis and similar to how a caterpillar ceases to be a caterpillar so that it can become a butterfly - so will you transform. When you let go of the attachment to remain who you were, you will become who you were meant to be.
The crow on its way to its desired destination found itself caught up in an energy storm. Instead of allowing the turbulence to throw it off course it harnessed the energy and used it to its advantage allowing the swift winds to carry it further and faster than it has ever flown before.
With the Chariot rolling in this indicates that you are in control of your path forward. The energy moving you towards your goal is powerful - its almost palpable and there is a great amount of momentum. By seizing your life you will have the confidence and control to use this energy to reach your goal quickly.
You may have let go of a bad habit or a misguided belief but have you fully committed to letting go of who you were when you held that attachment? Are you ready to hop on the Chariot and take complete control of your life with confidence?
Blargh - I have a lot to think about this morning with this one!
"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." ~Marie Curie