There is much potential for a new idea, the only problem is something is holding you back from going all in. This is a time to learn and to find a strong mentor - doing so will result in success.
The King of Wands is a leader, not a boss - that is why he has the respect of all those around him. This crow knows how to pull a team together, and actively keeps all those involved energized and inspired. This bird sees the infinite possibilities the world offers and although he isn't interested in creating new ideas - it is his skill of recognizing the good ones combined with charisma and determination, that drives the idea to its highest potential.
The King of Wands represents a breakthrough in your life, one where you made a shift in a new direction. It may have come as a suggestion from a friend or an opportunity that was in a different area of study that you found intriguing and combined with your natural talent in this area you could easily visualize the next steps for success. If there were any obstacles it wasn't a result of your skills, on the contrary, your skills made each task easier - however, a lack of drive or outside influence would be the thing that set you back. Your ability to do the work is not the problem.
The crow drops a fish to the hungry birds below. It has two - so it isn't going to impact its life too much to share with those in need. However this bird - as generous as he is - isn't a philanthropist, and will want the help returned at some point in the future. Had the crows known when they took the fish that they would, in turn, become beholden to the "generous" crow they may have refused its offer.
At the heart of today's reading is a warning. Something or someone (more likely) is holding you back. Perhaps it is the parent who offered to pay for your college tuition and as a result feel that they have a right to dictate your major or educational path. The Six of Pentacles may be a partner who invested in your business and as a result, has become extra nitpicky over expenses and has you second guessing everything. Between constantly feeling like you are under a microscope, the desire to please the person who helped you, and the stress of staying focused on your dream - it can seem like too much to bear and something will have to give.
Take some time to call upon the energy of the King of Wands to help you during this time as it will help you find a creative solution so that you can get back on track and fulfill the dream you started.
The Crow stands on top of a pile of pentacles that it constructed. This clever bird shows the other crows how they can easily reach the cherries that hang from branches too low to fly to and too weak to stand on.
The Three of Pentacles brings a reassuring message that you have the skills to go after your dream but may need the help of someone who can serve as a mentor. This may mean you need to approach your goal from a different path - if your parents are holding their financial resources over your head to get you to do what they want - you may need to forego school for a hands-on approach by taking on an apprenticeship. Maybe for example instead of culinary school - you find a chef who will mentor you.
This is a time of building your future and to do so you will need the help of a mentor as well as getting out from under the thumb of someone who is holding you back. By the way - that person holding you back may be yourself as well - if you are allowing fear to dictate your every move. Sometimes our worst critic is the one within.
Your success and the foundation you build will be the result of gaining knowledge as well as the ability to let go of the things (or people) who aren't capable of truly assisting you - this is a time to learn and develop your skills so that in the future it will be your turn to become the mentor.
“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.” ~ Lao Tzu