Have you ever made a wish and then by some miracle it started to manifest right before your eyes - however, as your wish unfolded it became clear that success was going to require a whole lot more work than you expected and you had to work your butt off to make it happen?
AS someone who is experiencing the joy of seeing a dream come into reality this very moment - I can attest that I LOVE every minute of putting my head down and chipping away at my list of tasks. Although it may seem slow or daunting at times - every day I make sure that I put my heart into what I am doing and progress forward. And...today's cards brings the message - that is what it is going to take for you to see your wish fulfilled. Ideas only go so far - the rest is hard work.
The crow of the Seven of Swords doesn't get away with everything, however, it does get away with something - leaving those behind feeling a bit confused and hurt.
With the Seven of Swords in the past position, this indicates a period of time when you felt the sting of betrayal or a break up of a relationship. It is because of the events that occurred during this time that you have found your independence and may have developed a bit more resilience. You may have had to learn how to make due with less or rebuild your life as a result of someone else's actions. Your strength and determination for creating a better future can be linked directly back to this time of loss and uncertainty.
The wand acts as a trail marker and reveals a new path to a distant city. There is a sense of promise in the air as the crow perches itself on the wand to rest.
At the heart of the matter is the Ace of Wands and the desire to take on something new. This may mean quitting the job that leaves you wanting to smash your head into your monitor every morning. Perhaps you are an artist or inventor, maybe you have an idea for something that would greatly help new mothers - but it would require you to take a class or spend extra time at night developing it.
The Ace of Wands here is all about creating your own path, about following your creative desires and breaking away from situations that don't feed your soul. This energy is working in your favor right now as there will be opportunities to get on the path to manifesting your dream - it is the time to call upon that independent spirit that was the byproduct of the Seven of Swords.
The crow of the Eight of Pentacles is dedicated and driven to create the perfect pentacle and with each one she finishes she becomes better at her craft.
Your new beginning will get a kick start - even before your dream fully gets off the ground. You may still be trying to figure out the best exit strategy for transitioning out from the old and into the new. You may still be at your job, waiting for the perfect moment to quit - or still trying to figure out the details as there are many components that need to come together. Time and ideas wait for no man or woman and you will find your wish is granted - however it comes with a price. It is going to be bigger and more intense that you would have liked to start off with.
An example of this may be - at the last minute being invited to do a craft fair based on a sample design - and within weeks you need to pull together a collection of work that will fill a booth. Or a small catering event you agreed to as a way to get your feet wet, turns out to be on par with the royal wedding. This baptismal by fire will not only show you what you can do under pressure, it will make all future obstacles pale in comparison and as a result, success will come more naturally. This opportunity will, in the end, result in a wish fulfilled.
"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work." ~ Steven King