and...exhale. Perhaps it was over-committing and adding to your plate another new project, volunteer opportunity, bake sale, etc - whatever it was you could not say no and that left you feeling exhausted the last few weeks. Thankfully there has been an ease in this energy and as the warmer weather arrives for many of us (here in the northern hemisphere) there are opportunities to relax - even for a moment or two, just enough to recharge.
The crow of the Ten of Wands is determined to carry it all, although it is a struggle - this bird can keep the wands in the air while pushing forward. In the past position, the Ten of Wands speaks to taking on too much and feeling overwhelmed as a result.
If you notice that you have a hard time saying no to everyone who asks your help - whether it is volunteering at your kid's school or a family member who needs to move, this card comes as a message to create healthy boundaries.
Helping other fills our souls - no doubt - it is by far one of the quickest ways to get out of a funk and feel good. However, there is too much of a good thing and the moment you start resenting the fact that you are now tasked with making two sheets of lasagna for a charity event (for example) and haven't had time to take a shower two days - that once good feeling is quickly replaced by anger and bitterness - feelings that...lets just say don't feed the soul.
The King of Pentacles is a wise, loving, truly generous crow. This bird brings a calm and secure energy to any situation as it is able to help resolve any issues - especially those concerning resources.
At the heart of today's reading is the inspiring King and with his presence, we are provided an abundance of positive energy as this bird is here to help us find prosperity and personal fulfillment. In addition, you will feel as though you are taking a significant leap forward in your progress. Life will take on a lighter air as you are no longer feeling pulled in all directions. If there were any obstacles or challenges blocking you they will soon move out of your way with relative ease as a result of this nurturing energy. This is a time to bask in all that is available to you as new doors to opportunities will open.
Perhaps it is all the good vibes being created by the King of Pentacles - the Hierophant arrives to help you find your purpose so that you can take the next major step in your life. This energy will present itself as a teacher or mentor, someone who can help you discover your soul-path. This may not necessarily be a spiritual person - for example, it may be a successful restaurateur who takes on an eager apprentice who feels a powerful drive or calling to be a great chef. The Hierophant here is a person who will help us learn the necessary tools to live our dream. The meaning of life for some may come in the form of creating the perfect biscuit.
The overall message I get here is that - when we are overburdened and the emotion of giving transforms to resentment - our energy becomes very low vibrational and as a result, we struggle to move forward. By lightening our load a bit and allowing for life to unravel with ease we open the door so that our creative minds can manifest. It is from this place of contentment that you will find your true passion and as the doors open - those who will help you reach your goals will enter. Have you ever noticed how you randomly meet that person who is willing to help you move to the next level shortly after you commit to your dream? I believe it is because we put the energy out there and in turn, we get a response.
"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." ~ Paulo Coelho