There is a loving and comforting energy rising to the surface - one that will either have you feeling "mothered" in a good way, OR it is you who is extending a much-needed line of support to someone else. However, with comfort can come restriction and a warning that it can be a slippery slope from mother to smother.
The crows come together to hold the world and its infinite possibilities - each bird brings with it an important element one that is very distinct from the other and if they choose to make a bold move, although still in balance - the world could shift from one position to the other. The branch the crows rest on is blooming - representing new opportunities and growth in the future.
The Two of Wands reflects a time of decisive action - you had a vision for how your life should look and when an opportunity presented itself - you took a risk and a leap out of your comfort zone. This bold move changed the course of your life and there was no going back. Your current circumstances are connected to this time and the "go big or go home" decision.
The Queen of Pentacles offers abundance and freedom from scarcity. Naturally radiant her energy creates a warm loving light wherever she travels and it is her mission to extend comfort to those in need. This nurturing mother figure arrives when a feeling of security is needed and uses her power to create new pathways for financial success.
At the heart of today's reading is the lovely Queen of Pentacles. It is her energy that is coming to assist you at the moment - or it is you that has the power to manifest this energy to assist someone in need.
Who the Queen is or how she manifests in your life is something that will be unique to you. If you have been feeling low or fearful lately due to the stress that comes from insecurity or financial obstacles she will enter as someone who will offer assistance without judgment - as she is kind and supportive.
If your life is moving along brilliantly and you have barely a care in the world when it comes to financial resources you may experience this energy as an overwhelming desire to help others in need.
Either way, this is a very supportive energy - one that brings people together to create better lives through compassion and empathy.
With wands setting up the reading - the Queen may indicate that you will find financial security via a creative path or that is will be your creativity that will serve as a form of comfort to others.
The crow clutches its pentacles for fear they may be taken away or that it will somehow lose them. Because of this fear, the bird has all but lost its mobility and can no longer fly. Yes it has achieved some element of wealth - but it is not assisting him - in fact it is only holding him down.
The Four of Pentacles is bringing the warning that there is a risk of a block is being set up - one that may have you clinging to something that no longer serves you or is restricting your progress.
This may indicate that you have become too dependent on the help offered by someone and the fear of losing this support has you clinging to them even if they no longer are as helpful as they once were and because of this you risk closing yourself off to other alternatives.
If you are the one offering assistance to someone else - the Four of Pentacles may indicate that you have become a bit overbearing or smothering in your role - as you have created restrictions or conditions for your support and because of this you risk ruining your relationship as well as stifling their ability to grow.
The Four of Pentacles isn't fixed or set in stone - this card came through this morning just as a reminder to not become too rigid or clingy as that will restrict or dull the Queen's power and the positive energy flow she brings to your current situation.
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." ~ Dalai Lama