Perhaps perfect for this weekend or summer vacation - the path to getting back into the groove is through play and reconnecting with your inner-child.
The crow sits on the pentacle, eyeing the perfect world around her. This bird brings to life that which she can see in her mind's eye. Above the clouds - there is no haze to block her vision. The daffodils that sprout up below signify that she has the power to create a new beginning, one that is abundant in positive experiences and resources.
Although in the past position today, the Ace of Pentacles is a strong energy and it travels with us throughout each phase of this reading. As a child, this energy flowed more readily and regardless of the financial situation of the adults around us - the feeling of scarcity was not stronger than the feeling of hope and abundance. The blocks to this energy tend to come later in life when we create them by developing limiting beliefs whether on our own or as a result of those who have influence in shaping our opinions.
The crow of the Two of Swords stands solidly on the swords. She is unwilling to remove the mask either out of fear of seeing the situation for what it is - or out of sheer denial and prefers to stay put as if it was normal to stand blindfolded stuck between two swords - nothing to see here you birds, I like it here - really its a very comfortable position... really I am fine - - its just a cramp, it will go away.
At the heart of today's reading is something that you are not willing to see for what it is - or are firmly rooted in the stance that you have no control over the situation and it is what it is. Perhaps it is out of fear or an unwillingness to see the situation - whatever the reason if you don't address it - you will find yourself stuck.
The Two of Swords brings the message that the positive energy flow and abundance that comes from the Ace of Pentacles is being blocked. Whether you don't want to face a reality or a situation that difficult or requires more effort than you are mentally capable of offering - over time you will find that the comfort that comes from inaction will shift to discomfort and eventually the issue will need to be addressed. This may mean letting go of a belief that has served as a safety blanket - one that keeps you "stuck" in a career or relationship. Perhaps to get ahead at the company you work for - you would need to go back to school or take on tasks that you hate (for example moving into sales...) and sure you can stay where you are - however it is not where you could be. Where you end up by getting a little uncomfortable for a bit will prove to be so much better in the long run.
The crow flies back to its old stomping grounds - back to its childhood home. It is here that the bird reconnects with its youthful spirit - the one that would take her flying into the air with delight - the part of herself that had fewer worries as her parents were there to ensure her safety.
To help you regain your confidence and to feel a sense of freedom (something we all too easily lose as adults) the Six of Cups brings this bit of advice for today: Enjoy yourself - recapture that feeling of being a kid for just a little while and allow the healing energy that comes from being completely at ease soak in and nurture your spirit. This short vacation will enable you to recharge as well as get you into a mindset that is open to new possibilities. You will find when you allow yourself to lose some of that rigidity that comes with adulthood and let loose - that blindfold will slip off and because of that fresh ideas will come into view. Fear will be replaced by hope and eager anticipation - and blocks will dissolve.
When we allow ourselves to connect with our inner-child that is when we are most in tune with our spirit. We came in to being to learn and to grow - to evolve from our last incarnation and the best way to do that is through the powerful energy that comes to us when we play.
"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." Ralph Waldo Emerson