There is a strong supportive energy assisting with transitions during this time as a bridge between inner-reflection and outer action is at the heart of today's reading.
While in the woods, alone - away from all the noise and distractions of the city the crow found space mentally and physically to explore. It was from this place of solitude that a connection with a higher-self formed and because of this - the crow gained a greater understanding of who the creature beneath the feathers really is. The knowledge gained during this time was profound - it was transformative and as a result, when it left the woods - it flew home a much stronger and wiser bird.
The benefits of taking some alone time will pay off or have paid off if you have already emerged from the "woods." Solitude allows for answers and ideas to enter that too often get jumbled or blocked out by the noise of everyday life. For some, the goals that you had when entering this time of introspection are replaced as you discover a greater path to pursue - one that falls into alignment with your soul-purpose.
Maybe you went in looking for answers in regards to a career in medicine but then realized that deep down you have the heart of an artist.
Despite feeling all a flutter on the inside as excitement, anxiety, and stress merge together to create a cocktail that would rattle almost any bird's nerves - the crow of Temperance contains herself and completes the task of pouring the water with a calm, steady, and confident precision so as not to create even the slightest splash. Her patience and skill for finding balance will, in the end, pay off as it will enable her to adapt with ease during times of change.
At the heart of today's reading is the ability to be patient, and adaptable during a time of transition. Perhaps on the inside, you are biting at the bit to get started on that new idea or path. That feeling of sheer enthusiasm that comes from starting fresh can be intoxicating - however, if the time is not right - you risk burning out fast or experiencing a big headache. The energy of Temperance is here today to help you find balance and patience so that you can regulate your speed and proceed in a way that will set you up for long-term success.
The crow stands confidently on the lion's head with an unrivaled confidence - this bird knows what needs to be done and has the ability to create and execute the perfect plan. He is a natural-born leader with a clear vision and the passion to ensure success, and because of this -it the crow who steps in as king of the jungle.
Supporting the energy of Temperance is the King of Wands, and together they set up the perfect environment for completing a goal. Their energy combined does not create a mere flash in the pan event - no these two come together to support you in creating a long-term path one that will take time, vision, and persistence. You are being set up with an opportunity to get in alignment with your soul-purpose and that feeling that comes when everything is right in the world. Of course, the responsibility to do the work is on you - and the King of Wands is ready to make sure that you have the strength and stamina to get the job done.
"In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth." Patti Smith