Good morning and Happy Friday!
I feel like this week had a good deal of intense energy and as we approach the weekend, it may be time to take a look at your priorities - what is really most important in your life?
The King of Wands was one of my absolute favorite cards to create. I am a Leo and because of this - you will find lions in this deck, along with a wolf (for my daughter.) When creating the King of Wands, I wanted to make sure that there would be little doubt for anyone who pulled the card that it represents success, strength, and determination. Even for someone who doesn't know anything about Tarot - my mission was to convey the feeling behind each card's message with a single visual story.
In the past position, the King of Wands brings a strong foundation of success as a result of your efforts. You were able to take an idea and transform it into something meaningful. It was this event in your life that gave you the confidence to expand your horizons.
Whether it was accomplishing something that seemed out of reach at first - yet you powered through using your creative and logical mind to leap over obstacles, or taking on a new role that moved you up the ladder professionally - your ability to think outside the box in regards to problem solving has proved to be a major asset. It is the energy created by the King of Wands that serves as your backbone and if there were setbacks it was because you chose to ignore the situation.
The crows of the Five of Wands love to spar with each other. It's all in good fun however and aside from a few ruffled feathers and bruised egos - no one gets hurt.
With the Five of Wands at the heart of this reading - this denotes a time of dabbling here and there as you try to figure out your next move. As a result of being up in the air so to speak, you may find that you are not focusing on tasks that will help create stability and instead you are spending too much time involved in other people's drama. At the present moment, the Five of Wands comes as a warning - engaging in low vibrational acts such as gossiping or fueling petty arguments will not help you and if anything it slows down the momentum you created with the King of Wands.
Enter the Hermit...
The crow leaves the raucous clamoring of the roost so that it can think. It is in the peaceful setting of the woods that the answers the crow seeks enter its mind. When the crow feels ready, it leaves - far wiser than when it entered.
The Hermit following the Five of Wands suggests taking a break from the drama so that you can reconnect with your higher-self. What have you put on the back burner because you have been too busy helping other people solve their problems?
Although the image depicts a crow in the woods - this can also reflect breaking away from the distraction of life and connecting with yourself in other ways. Perhaps its spent alone at home painting or writing or just cleaning the house. I find cleaning to be very therapeutic (looking around right now - I need some therapy.). I feel the Hermit in this reading is about getting into a space of inspiration and that comes from turning off distractions including your ego and just letting life just unfold...maybe while you are folding the laundry. When we disconnect from the daily distractions - that is when ideas and solutions come into focus. It is from this place that you will reconnect with the powerful energy of the King of Wands.
'Crazy-busy' is a great armor, it's a great way for numbing. What a lot of us do is that we stay so busy, and so out in front of our life, that the truth of how we're feeling and what we really need can't catch up with us." ~ Brene Brown