There is a heaviness in the air as a task or situation that you made a big decision to pursue is becoming more difficult - the question is what are you going to leave in order to lighten the load?
The two crows come together holding the world in balance. For one bird to pull the world over to its side it will need to convince the other bird to relinquish control as it will need the assistance of this bird in order to keep the world from falling.
The foundation for the where you are today comes through as the Two of Wands and with it, you took control of a situation - made the decisions and convinced someone that your way was the best way to proceed. This may have been an internal struggle where your adventurous side won the battle over your cautious side.
With the Two of Wands in the past - you jumped all in with the knowledge that life would never be the same again.
The crow flying high in the air spotted a treasure on the ground and immediately knew without even seeing it up close - it just knew it wanted the bushel of wands. What the crow quickly discovered was although the treasure was even better than what it appeared from way up high in the sky - it was difficult to take possession of and that was probably the reason why it was on the ground in the first place. None-the-less the crow took hold and got the bushel up in the air.
The Ten of Wands indicates that you are struggling with something that you desire - something that you are ready to give your all to achieve however some tasks are too big to manage as a whole. You may be burning the candle at both ends and as a result, burnout is a real possibility. The warning that comes through this morning is not to give up the dream but figure out a way to work smarter not harder to achieve it. By trying to do it all - you may risk getting nothing accomplished as you are pulled down by the weight of each task - also when things become less fun resentment builds and your dream may transform into a source of resentment.
Is there a way to move the "bushel of wands" that doesn't leave you gasping for air?
The crow stares out across the murky water at the moon - searching for an answer as it is feeling despair. Despite working hard - it hasn't achieved the joy that comes from success and although it has accumulated many cups, they are empty.
The Eight of Cups indicates that your current situation may end up with material success - you may feel emotionally drained or that the end will feel less successful because you don't feel emotionally fulfilled.
With the Eight of Cups following the Ten of Wands you are at a time when you can shift how you proceed so that you can create not only a material success but also one that feeds your soul - however, you are the one in control as these two cards bring a warning that the path you are on right now will leave you feeling mentally and physically exhausted unless you analyze your situation and let go of any task or belief that is adding any extra baggage.
This is a time to lighten the load so that you can proceed with ease and that may be dropping expectations, limited beliefs, or any ideas around you being the only one who can manage everything.
If you want your "treasure" you are going to need to let go of something that you have hung on to for too long as it is doing nothing the help - it's only adding more for you to carry.
"It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default." ~ J. K. Rowling
I am going to buy these cards and the calendar. I wish I had run into them sooner I would have bought the original run. I love Crow and Raven and these are so beautiful and full of life.