By letting go of a situation that was comfortable to hold on to, yet stagnant - a new path emerges one that may have you bucking the status quo.
The crow slips from the branch, however, its foot is stuck and leaves the bird dangling upside-down. Sure it could freak-out and use a good deal of energy flapping its wings struggling to free itself - getting nowhere and exhausting itself in the process - instead, the bird leans into the position and relaxes. It is from this place that the answer becomes clear as the crow can see exactly how it is stuck and how best to remove its foot from the branches.
The Hanged Man comes through because the path or opportunity that is forming today is a result of letting go of something in the past - one that required you to come to terms with the reality of that situation. This may represent a time when you let go of struggling and took the steps to free yourself from a situation.
The crow stands on the pillar at the dock, looking out across the vast water contemplating new opportunities and expanding its territory. Although the distance it must travel appears great, the bird is confident that the trip will end positively as it has a clear vision of the path to the new land.
At the heart of today's reading is a feeling of optimism over a new project or relationship. You are able to clearly see how you want the future to play out and because of this, the energy that is supporting you at this time is one of expanding your horizons and allowing a new path to blossom as more opportunities will come into view. This is an exciting time of new discoveries and adventures!
This is also a time to be brave and go bold in making decisions.
The two crows hold the world as new beginnings present themselves and with them, decisions need to be made. The birds are in control of their fate and although it may cause a bit of discomfort they have the power to move the world from one side to another as each offers a different destiny.
The Two of Wands indicates that although you are about to embark on a new journey that you are very optimistic about, you will be faced with decisions that will have a direct impact on the success of your situation. To go forward you may need to re-evaluate the goal to determine if you are asking the right questions in order to make the best decision.
Are you moving in the best direction or the comfortable one? Is this a good time to pivot? Now is a time to think about long-term goals, are you setting yourself up for a long-lasting success or one that fills an immediate need?
The Two of Wands isn't about playing it safe - it's about making the tough decision to get uncomfortable in order to spark a real transformative change.
The Two of Wands may also bring a small warning: Goals and success fall into jeopardy when eccentricity is paired with cantankerousness. Going against the grain has its rewards and being a rule breaker will set you apart, however it is important to not loose your light-hearted approach to life in the process. Be your beautiful eccentric self - it is a great strength.
“The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun.” ~Benedict Cumberbatch