What a lovely spread this morning - for anyone who needs a boost during a time of uncertainty I hope you allow the energy of these cards to do their magic. There is strength in knowing and accepting yourself - imperfections and all because it enables us to focus less on the end destination but rather the journey through life itself.
The crow soars through the air breaking through the walls that once confined its wings and held it down. It is from this place that the bird discovers its abilities and now in the air has moved into a new life - one that is clearly defined.
The Ace of Swords represents a defining moment in your life when you broke free from a way of thinking or doing something so that you could go in a new direction - one that opened a door to a new way of being. There is a distinct before and after here where you can look back and pinpoint the shift. It was from this place that you gained control of your destiny and found your wings. How you live your life today is a result of this period.
Perhaps after being overlooked or bored in a job that wasn't utilizing your skills - you quit and as a result are now in your dream job. Maybe you dumped a partner who didn't appreciate you and shortly discovered the love of your life. Whatever the circumstances - you are way better off today because you broke free.
The Wheel of Fortune is in constant motion and serves as a reminder that time stands still for no man - or crow for that matter. With the good comes the bad and vice versa. Of course, those who are in tune with the wheel - those who don't get bogged down by the small things, who see each turn as an opportunity to grow will find that the wheel offers an incredible journey. How bumpy the ride is up to the individual.
The energy that is being transmitted by the Wheel of Fortune is at the heart of today's reading and is one of knowing yourself completely so much so that you can feel the wheel shift. An example of this would be the feeling that you get in your gut when you aren't giving a situation - one that you care deeply for your full potential. You are able to make decisions with a greater understanding of the outcome or direction as a result of your self-awareness.
The crow boldly stands on the lion's head. He is a charismatic leader, a doer, a take charge kind of bird and although he isn't the one to come up with the ideas - he is the one that ensures that they reach success through creative thinking and problem-solving.
Supporting you during this time is the King of Wands as he brings to you a fiery energy - one that will get you up and motivated to go after a goal. This will be the force that will help you course correct when you get that feeling that you aren't giving a situation your all and ensure that each task is completed with perfection.
The King of Wands will help you take each challenge in stride as you will have a clear vision of your goal - the small stuff, the little things that distract you or bring you down will seem meaningless and the decisions you make will be made with a bigger picture in mind.
I see these cards as a reminder to enjoy life - all of it. To break free from that which holds us down so that we can find our purpose. It's about accepting ourselves as not perfect and embracing the differences of others - as it is what connects us.
"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Robert Brault