There is a strong wind blowing and it carries an energy that will spark change.
The crow called out to those ready to move on to rise up from their past, however to progress they must face and release the beliefs that have held them down.
At some point in the past, it might have been years ago, or a few weeks ago - you made a significant decision to alter your life by adopting a new way of approaching a situation. This may have been radically changing how you view your place in the world and as a result, you began to practice a new way of living or took on a new cause that you felt fell in alignment with who you truly are and what you are meant to do in this lifetime. It was the action of this event that laid the groundwork for your current situation.
The crow catches a ride in the tailwind of the fast-moving Eight of Wands. There is excitement in the air as the wands charge forward leading the way to success - and this bird will not be left behind!
At the heart of today's reading is a strong forward-moving energy of the Eight of Wands. Whatever you are working on or towards will get a boost and propelled forward with relative ease during this time. Because everything is moving along swimmingly - you may find yourself questioning the progress or short-term successes - this is not a time to let your fear or doubt put on the brakes. Go with the flow as it is leading you in the right direction..
Watching over your progress and waiting for his turn to jump in is the Emperor.
On his throne, the Emperor crow sits with his head above the clouds so that he can get a clear view of the land. The Emperor is a sturdy and analytical bird - a true leader who commands authority not through weak spined bully-tactics but rather as a result of his ownership of responsibility and high integrity.
The Emperor in the future position will arrive to help channel the energy created by the Eight of Wands so that it can maintain its momentum without fraying or losing focus. You will find that you will be required to step up and take on a larger role as a result of your success - one that will require you to take on the responsibility of ensuring progress continues at a steady pace.
The Emperor brings the message that you are moving in the right direction, and because of this growth, you are going to need to adopt a serious attitude in regards to your situation. Not that it can't be fun as well - balance is important. Soon you will enter a time as a result of your current success when it will be necessary to create a new foundation - one that is solidly constructed so that you can move on and find future successes in the next phase.
"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." E. E. Cummings