Simply from a visual perspective, I love how the colors work together in this spread. From the optimistic gold tones of the Lovers to the cool blues of Death and ending with the warm comforting pink tones of the Queen of Pentacles - even without knowing a single thing about tarot - the colors reveal a story.
Although they come from different places indicated by the Sun and the Moon, the crows unite and drink from the same heart - by joining forces not only are they nourished, they are also stronger.
In the past position, the Lovers serves as a foundation based on love and partnership. This may have been what was modeled for you as a child and as a result, your beliefs around what a family looks like reflects this upbringing. This may point to a long-time love or a relationship that created a stable life - a time when you felt secure in knowing that together you could get through anything. It was this experience that instilled a sense of hope and optimism for the future - one that you carry with you today.
The crow releases its spirit from a body that can no longer fly. Into the air, the bird soars as the heavy shell that once contained its dreams lays still.
The Death card in this position brings the message that in order to move forward you are going to have to let go of some baggage.
At the heart of today's reading is something that is preventing you from moving forward that needs to be released. This strong and transformation supporting energy is here to help you at this time by identifying these progress stoppers whether it is a belief, a job, or a relationship.
This is a time to get back to basics - cut back any overgrowth that may be taking up too many resources and preventing that thing, your desire from reaching its full potential.
Sitting on her throne the Queen of Pentacles is a regal bird who has a heart as big as her bulging wallet. She is the quintessential mother - ensuring that her family does not merely "survive" but instead thrive. She is one bird who enjoys the finer things in life!
Supporting the transformation created by Death, the Queen of Pentacles brings the message that luck and prosperity are waiting for you - that is of course when you are ready to greet the Queen. You will find that any hardship or difficulties in the present will move through and become memories as your life shifts into a place of harmony and financial security.
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need." ~ Tao Te Ch
p.s. In case you missed it - there is good news on the deck! I am able to print a limited number independently prior to US Games Systems and because of this - the deck will be released September-October (instead of late December) - however, quantities are limited and once they go - that's it and then it will be available through US Games Systems. You can check out the campaign at https://igg.me/at/crowtarot/x/17661790