There is something that is preventing a transition or holding you back from taking a new path - one that will enable you to create the life you wish to lead.
The crow calls out to those on the other side who are ready to cross over into a new life. This is a decision that requires permanence and because of this - something needs to be left behind or let go. The clouds have parted as obstacles that we once covered are now revealed making them easier to navigate.
The crow of judgement sits in the past position indicating that at some point in your past you made a decision that fell in alignment with a destined path - one that once solidified, going back would be difficult if not impossible for you will forever be changed by this choice. An example may be getting married - although yes divorce is possible, you will never go back to a time when you were "never married." and the marriage itself for better or for worse had a significant impact on your life today.
The Judgement card may also point to a time in your past when you changed your personal belief system - perhaps you left the organized religion of your parent's choice because you felt it didn't connect with your beliefs - or joined a group that had a distinct philosophy, one that you subscribed to with total conviction.
The crow balances itself on Two Swords - it knows a wrong move would lead to an injury and the bird doesn't want to risk getting hurt. Of course, if the bird removed the blindfold - it would see that most of the perceived danger resides in its mind.
At the heart of today's reading is the Two of Swords and a misguided belief that is holding back your progress or fully committing to your transition. Perhaps the new path happened "too easily" and your skeptical mind is searching for a catch? Maybe someone told you that in order to be successful you will need to make a significant sacrifice.
Here are just a few limiting beliefs that will stop your dream dead in its tracks:
"Why would anyone listen to me?"
"If it is easy and fun - then that's not really working and people will think I am lazy - or getting away with something."
"Working means going to a job - even if I hate it because that's how real people earn a living."
"Who do I think I am - people will think I am egotistical or over-confident if I try to start my own business"
"I am not smart enough"
"I don't connect well with others"
"My apartment is a mess - who would ever want to be in a relationship with me"
My god, I could go on and on and on! But you get the point. We fill our heads with so many misguided ideas and allow the fear that others project upon on us to infiltrate our subconscious. Much like a blind-fold, our view of who we are and what we can accomplish is blocked.
I battle these limiting beliefs daily - right now as I am writing this there is a battle between what my parents (and others) who live a "fear-based" life have filled my head with and the words of those who I admire - the ones who took chances - for the most part the ideas of the brave win the influence game. I think the key is to find more positive beliefs that connect with you personally to change the balance. If needed write the positive beliefs on post its and put them where you will see them daily.
The message from the Two of Swords is to examine what beliefs are blinding - you have a potential, you just need to be able to see it.
The crow sits on the pentacles where it has a clear view of the landscape. The flowers that are blooming below represent a new beginning - one that has the potential to create a vibrant life.
The Ace of Pentacles brings a powerful boost of magic and supports your transition. You will feel the ability to create your future as the negative or fear-based beliefs of the Two of Swords that held back your decision making will be released. The energy supporting at this time is one that will enable you to gain a clear vision of your goal and because of this, planting the seeds of intention will allow for opportunities to grow and blossom.
"Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” ~Mary Kay Ash