Have you ever just had one of those days (or months...) where you just thought - something has to give! I mean how many directions can you be pulled in at one time before snapping? Well, hold on, stay strong - there is a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of a bright beaming star!
The crow saw a delightful treasure as it was flying around looking for food and decided to go after it. From the sky, the bundle looked small and manageable to the bird and as it got closer the bird got more and more excited about its new find - that was until it was actually in reach and the bundle closeup was not as manageable as the crow perceived from the sky. However, the crow was committed and grabbed the bushel of wands it attempted to fly.
In the past position, the Ten of Wands indicates a project or situation that you were excited about and jumped all in without much thought has transformed into something much greater and less manageable than you could have expected. However, you feel committed to this situation and although struggling with it you continue to slog forward. With the Ten of Wands comes the feeling of being over-extended and stressed out because of trying to take on too many tasks at one time. If there is one bright side to this it is that you are able to appreciate how strong you are!
The crow bathes in bright positive energy that comes showering down from the star.
At the heart of today's reading is a bucket full of positivity that is being poured over your situation. Although your workload will stay the same for a little while, how you approach the matter will feel lighter and more at ease. The energy around this time will allow you resist any negative messages that may try to creep into your mind and because of this, you will focus your attention on the areas that will best move your situation in a positive direction. Mindset is everything when dealing with stressful times. It can be so easy to fall into that bottomless pit of a negative spiral trap - but not now. Even when faced with an obstacle that might have irked you in the past, with the Star is lighting the way and you will approach it from a place of wanting to learn more to overcome the problem instead of crumbling in frustration because of it.
It is because you are in a place of feeling good and projecting an inner-confidence as a result of the Star that you send the signal to the Universe that you're receptive to new opportunities. With the Star in the present position - you will find that something is going to give - that you will have an opportunity to make a giant leap forward. This will feel like an "A-Ha" moment - as an idea or new situation will come into your vision that will help you ease your burden.
The crow stands on top of a cliff, holding its position. It worked hard to get there and will be damned if some other bird is going to just swoop on up and take it away.
With the Seven of Wands in the future position, this indicates that not everyone is going to be on board with your new idea and you may need to do some defending of your position. The good news is that because the Star energy is bright - it spreads over across this reading and although there will be few points of contention you may bicker over - positivity will win out and the arguments will not be significant enough to create an impact. At the end of the day, you will hold your ground as it is your rightful place to stand.
The key to this reading is to welcome the energy of the Star as it will be the source of the energy needed to overcome any burdens or challenges so that you can reach that transformative moment of clarity.
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity." ~ Louis Pasteur