How you proceed is up to you - if you wish to stay put and coast along for a little while there isn't any friction to get in the way, however, if you want to kick it into gear and take life to a whole new level there is a supportive energy building but in the end whether or not you use it is your choice.
The crow flew into the deep dark wood to escape from the chatter of the city. It needed the alone time to think about the future in an environment that would allow its mind wander - uninterrupted. In this quiet place, the crow was able to connect with and seek guidance from its higher-self where it found wisdom and a path to a more fulfilling future.
The Hermit sitting in the past position today points to a period in your life when you took a break from your hectic schedule to reconnect with your higher-self - the intention being to discover your path. During this time you discovered something that connected on a deeper more emotional level and serves as a compass of sorts directing your movement through life.
The crow knowing that not every day was going to be sunny and warm invested the time and the effort to ensure that her nest was secure and comfortable for her family to grow.
The energy at the present moment is one of feeling secure in your position. You are in a comfortable place and if you wanted to relax for a little while - the work you have done in the past will enable you to stay put in comfort. The Seven of Pentacles puts your life in your hands as you are the one who crafts your future. If you know that with a little extra effort your life could improve or you would feel more emotionally satisfied if your situation evolved - the message at the heart of today's reading is where you want to go is up to you.
For example, perhaps you are in a relationship and it is going great - you both are good friends and you are in that comfortable place of dating. The Seven of Pentacles here indicates that nothing is going to rock the boat - however, if you want to move your relationship to a new level of commitment then you will need to be the person who starts the conversation.
Or in regards to work - if you want to move up the ladder, you will need to be the one who steps up to create the opportunity - in doing so the energy building is one that supports your efforts.
The two birds find their strength from a shared heart as communication flows between them effortlessly as they are connected by deep karmic history that spans several lifetimes.
The Two of Cups coming in to support the Seven of Pentacles creates a lovely picture if your current relationship is at a plateau and you would like it to become more serious- as this indicates a soulmate relationship one that when the two of you come together you are stronger than when you are apart.
The Two of Cups brings a positive message and if you are contemplating whether or not to move up and away from your current situation - in doing so you will feel stronger and more in tune with your soul purpose. Although you may be happy where you are or comfortable in your current position - there is something drawing you as if you are connected.
When you do connect with the source of the energy tied to the Two of Cups that is where you will find a new level of strength and harmony.
"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being." ~ Carl Jung