It may be time to ignite a fire, light a spark - get motivated, take life by the horns! The time for quiet contemplation is over - action is needed and you may need to get crafty. However, balance will be required. Although you will need to conjure up that part of you that goes after a dream with reckless abandonment to get the ball rolling, in the end, it will be your kindness and true generosity that will lead to success.
The city crow tired of all the distractions that made concentrating on a single thought for even a minute all but impossible - retreated into the woods for a period of peace and quiet. On a tree, as the snow fell gently to the ground the crow discovered its true self, it was able to understand its role and its connection to nature.
Setting up the foundation for today's reading is the Hermit indicating that you needed and took a break maybe from work, the kids, dealing with aging parents or just life. We all need to get away every now and then to find our center and to reconnect with our higher-self. It is during this time alone finding clarity is a whole lot easier.
After experiencing a difficult period such as a separation or losing a job - taking time to honor your inner-hermit can prove to be vital as it enables you to grow from the experience and it is the wisdom gained during this period that will offer support as you move forward.
The only problem with the Hermit is that in today's reading it may indicate that you are getting a little too comfortable in this place of solitude and in the end you may be creating a period of stagnation or closing yourself off from those who need you.
The devil is a charming bird with a sharp clear vision for what it wants and how to get it. This bird views challenges and obstacles as games - he delights in them because where others are restricted by social norms or decorum he just goes for it letting the chips fall where they land. For the Devil sees only a direct line between him and his prey and nothing is going to get in his way.
At the center or today's reading is the potent energy of the Devil and although this may point to an addiction - that addiction may be to inaction. With the Hermit starting us off - you may be spending too much alone time, or using the need for quiet contemplation as a means to escape responsibilities or not working towards reaching a goal.
Take some time to examine if there has been a lack of motivation or eagerness regarding your current situation or a goal you want to achieve. Are you are putting in the bare minimum because it is easier than finding a solution to a current problem?
With the Devil energy at the center, the message here is that it is time to add some fire to your situation. Embrace the charming devil within - that part of you that has a zest for life. Be clever, be creative and be unapologetic when it comes to going after what you want. If you want to be a baker - be the best damn baker you can be and do it with a flare that sets you apart. If you want to be a teacher - be the one that inspires students through any and every means necessary - the kind of teacher that will create a strong positive change for a generation of kids.
The message of the Devil: Be passionate about what you do and others will feed that energy as they too will become passionate about what you do.
The warm intuitive motherly crow sits on the beach listening as the ways bring a calmness to the surroundings. With a bounty of food at her disposal, she is generous with her resources and offers not only sustenance but also emotional love and support.
The Queen of Cups comes forward this morning to help you keep the Devil energy in check. This energy creates compassion and the ability to feel empathy and when it combines with the Devil energy not only will you be able to cleverly resolve challenges you will do so in a way that takes into account the feelings of others so that everyone involved feels appreciated and invested in your success.
"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." ~ Nelson Mandela
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In it you will learn:
- How to use various spreads including the Crow and the Way to Flight spreads to extract your story and the valuable life lessons held within the cards
- The important role that symbols and color play within the Crow Tarot to communicate messages and provide guidance
- How to use the cards to solidify intentions for manifesting and spellcasting
- How the cards work together and how their energies combine to bring messages to the surface
- How to use the Tarot as your personal coach for daily development