Mother of Swords depicts a wise owl perched atop a sword, peering directly at the cardholder. Horizontal lines in the background symbolize a vast perception through which she is looking from. The Mother of Swords is not swayed by emotional drama. She feels deeply, but is not swayed by the winds of emotions. She has gained maturity through life experience and sees through temporary fleeting feelings. Although she has a stern look on her face that may seem devoid of feeling, she is deeply compassionate. Her compassion remain with what is true and not to baby temporary emotions that arise from herself and others. She knows we are the one who is beyond the transient nature of all things arising and passing. If one comes to her with a problem she will guide this being back to who they are, she will shatter everything that they are not. In this way, she attracts great beings into her life that are willing to look beyond their petty problems to return to their power.
This is a time to take a step back and observe how life is flowing. Is it flowing? Or, are you feeling stuck within your experience? The Mother of Swords is a reminder that you are never stuck, you simply aren’t seeing clearly for the moment. You have infinite tools you need in every moment to realign with what is true. When you see this, you can navigate naturally and effortlessly in life finding solutions instead of problems. Life can only be “working against you” if you think it is. Only one thought separates you from the divine flow of life. Mother of Swords reminds you with the sword of truth to stay in your power and not let the mind full of transient images and words to take you over.
The Mother of Swords encourages one to be direct and honest with themselves and others. She is straight and tells it like it is, no sugar coating. She has grown out of pleasing others in order to be nice. She honors truth completely. Are you being honest with yourself and others? This card is about DIRECT honesty. Are you allowing yourself to be as you are without hindrance? Mother of swords says DROP ALL THE BULLSHIT. This includes feelings, thoughts, and actions that no longer serve you or others. Allow yourself to be in your power without feeling sorry for how you show up. Each one of us has a unique flavor designed to be expressed fully. As each one matures within we leave aside fear that binds us and stand firmly in the truth of pure awareness. Here, all is flowing. This is where the Mother of Swords encourages us to be vigilant.
May we stand fully in our power and may all else fall away~
Eight of Wands depicts a circle of wands touching at the center, with a rainbow lightning bolt striking from the top. This jolt of energy has been waiting to burst forth. A creative project that has been marinating is ready to be reengaged and come to a completion. This card can also be for a new project coming forth with no distractions present. Only focus with passion is felt at this time. There is a balance here with structured action and creative raw ideas that are working simultaneously for a vision to fully bloom. The opportunity of time and creative flow is strong now.
This is not the time to allow doubt or fear creep in.
What is it that has been stirring inside ready to come forth? What project has been within that is now ready to come into being? With all the strong energy surrounding the card there are no excuses or setbacks now to complete this project. Since there is powerful energy within you now, it is wise not to grab onto another great idea to start something new. The original vision that has been brewing has cultivated many pieces of the recipe to be fully cooked now. Allow it to pour out fully with love and focus to see the magic that arises. You know this creative magic inside that has been felt.
Now it’s time to gather resources that you presently have to allow full fruition of this vision to take place.
The only thing that can hinder this progress is doubt. Many beings will allow excuses of not enough resources, money, or time to get in the way of a vision. If you think something is in your way, then the experience of life will reflect your limited belief system. If you know deeply that you have all that you need to complete a vision, life will reflect back to you this way of seeing. Any challenges which arise are only showing you where you hold doubt or fear in your heart. Allow the challenges to come and move through them. This will expand you with more trust in yourself to complete what wishes to move through. Tremendous energy is present now and you may have many ideas, possibly not sure where to begin or where to continue with your vision. Give yourself the time and space to breath and move in your naturalness, this is always moving you in accordance with your heart.
Nothing needs to be rushed and all will occur in divine timing. Trust and give yourself to life to move you in this stream with grace and ease. All power, energy, and resources are on your side.
The High Priestess is pure presence, before light and dark emerge. She knows all is spirit and is not chained by earthly matters. She plays creatively knowing her time on earth is temporary and lives the miracle fully. She allows the mystery to dance wildly as she remains untouched. Guided only by pure intuition and not tainted by mind. Her strength comes from the unending well of love that she knows all beings are made of. She embodies the universe entirely never shunning away anything that arises within her field. She knows all that she experiences is only for truth to be seen and love to be shared. She appears when one is in the fullness of being, no fear is present. All that is seen is a playground of inspiration and love.
A fear that was smaller than a grain of sand had been perceivably over powering the being. It is now finished, dust in the wind. The High Priestess emerges when fear vanishes. What is left is pure inspiration to be, unhindered and free from the binds of the monkey mind. This naturalness leaves a freedom that blooms a wisdom inside that pierces through the veil of illusion. An immense creativity that has always been present within is now bursting forth with no commentary from the mind. The High Priestess moves majestically with the freedom which has always been. She is now witnessing creative expression moving wildly from her. She now sees she had stopped herself from fully exploring. This is a simple freedom that spreads like wildfire in her wake. She is alive and inspired, and all who encounter her will drink this sweet nectar in her wake.
The High Priestess is only interested in being as she is. All else is an imagined illusion. She knows when she rests as she is, the whole world moves in divine perfection. She does not move in anxiety or fear because she knows whatever she does in these states are not original to her nature. She moves with pure intuition and love with all that she does, not moving out of haste. She waits to truly make a move until it is completely clear that spirit wishes her to move in a specific direction. The High Priestess knows that all which occurs can only be the divine moving, therefore she trusts fully, without doubt.
This is a time that cannot be prepared for. A crumbling of who you think you are based on false ideas which have led to actions unaligned with spirit. This can be absolutely terrifying and exciting all at the same time. There is an internal unraveling of stagnant remnants one has given power to. These stagnant energies have been held tightly as an escape to fully allow oneself to bloom into full creative potential that is bursting inside. This time can be a period of extreme discomfort and havoc within oneself as you see it is the end of the road with what is familiar. The Wild Unknown cannot be embraced without a complete breakdown of the familiar.
To taste our own nectar we must leave all that we think we know, we must embrace that which is unseen.
Although one may try to have life in order, one will see that life itself is not something to be grasped in this way.Life cannot be grasped in this way. The more one tries to have order and perfection in ones life the more life will push back until we relax into the unknown. Exciting for some and complete chaos for another. The Tower card is the destruction of false foundations one has built an empire on. This life is only here to expose more love inside and to move in ways which are more true. As this destruction occurs it is the destruction that brings life to the authentic self. It is only grace that causes this hell to burn a fire to all that you are not. This is not a time to fear, but a time to truly celebrate what wishes to break free from false beliefs and actions. Allow this fire to burn all that you are not to make a space inside where love eradicates all fear. Your spirit is being cleansed by Grace.
As this transition occurs many insecurities and fears will arise. Allow all that is arising to be fully felt, allow the energy to arise, so it can leave the body. This is not a time to resist the darkness which arises. It is a time to feel the depth of the darkness which is present so one can fully release it. Our being encompasses all of existence, dark and light cannot be separated. One is not higher than the other for they both are required for us to be here. We could never be thankful for the contrast of the light if we cannot sit with our own darkness. We allow the darkness to move as we are present with it, acknowledging its existence within us and allowing it to move. This is when we allow fear to bubble to the surface and truly allow it to leave. Ignoring this aspect of self only allows it to grow stronger. This card is of Truth. This is the full allowance of honesty with oneself to be free of any bondage that still lingers. Our sense of security can never arise from a false life built for oneself. Anything outside of oneself will never give true security. True security can only be that of Self which needs no external world to validate its existence. One can create many false worlds within ones lifetime that seem to create some form of stability, but until we connect with the core of our nature there will never be a true satisfaction in ones life. As we let go of all we think we know we invite the deepest parts of ourself once hidden to come into being.
Allow all the discomfort of this time to be as it is. Even go as far as inviting it in. This will be strengthening and move the pain and discomfort out to let you be as you are before any false illusions of life were created~
The Mother of Pentacles gives a feeling of calm and nurturing. Depicted is a momma dear and her fawn nestled in the comfort and trust. The Mother of Pentacles is resting laying down and simultaneously completely alert with an air of serenity. Earthly colors of pale green and blue behind her are symbolizing her connection to the physical world. The light purple at the bottom of the card symbolizes her connection with spirit and how she moves intuitively in the physical world. She does not worry about her young because she knows that life will always care for her and her young. This relaxation that she feels in life is what allows her to move with great trust and ease. The Mother of Pentacles asks us to embody a relaxation in our life that allows us to move like water. As this relaxation is discovered we feel life is flowing with pure Grace supporting us.
The trust that is felt from this card is clear. Are we trusting life as we walk our path? Do we truly feel we are exactly where we need to be? Is there a feeling that we are in alignment with our heart and life or do we feel we are going against ourself in some way? This is a time to contemplate and ask, am I fooling myself being at this job or place that doesn’t serve my heart? Or am I walking with spirit completely and not looking back? When we truly start swimming in the stream that life always has available for us we see how the other way we were living was a contracted state, there is no leaving this stream. For the ones who are conflicted in how they are living, this is the time to ask why? Is it too scary to do something that makes your heart happy? Are you not allowing the love to flow from you where you see a vision? Are you wondering about your job security and what your family or friends may think? The Mother of Pentacles says TRUST. TRUST your hearts wishes that have been stifled. One will never know how things could be if we don’t take a leap of faith. Can we agree on one thing? It is a MIRACLE that we are here, is it not? If one takes this miracle attitude with each decision made from the heart, we will see how all things are possible. Only a thought of fear creates a separation that impedes us from doing anything. This is paralyzing for any being and it is why we don’t leave old situations for ones that serve the greatest good. At the end of the day we must ask are we siding with fear or are we listening to the calling of our heart? Life supports us when we listen to our heart. Life wreaks havoc when we go against ourselves. Can we see that? TRUST. TRUST your inner visions and allow them to flow without hinderance.
One pentacle is directly above the mother deers head. Pentacles represents earthly and material aspects of life. There is an illusion that if we follow our heart we won’t have any material security. This is an illusion that can quickly be seen through when we start opening ourselves to our natural hearts expression to unfold. If you BELIEVE that you are secure in a job or place now which doesn’t serve the heart you are only opening yourself enough to be secure in that place. When you open yourself to do what you truly wish to do you are allowing yourself to trust in the miracle of life that is far more secure than anything that is going against your heart. If one is suffering and in pain at a place of work how is that secure in anyway? This shows us that we are not caring about our own well being and are putting a financial security above happiness. We must ask ourself what is more important, our joy? Or a false sense of security in a job or situation that doesn’t serve our heart?
We must be courageous and take a leap of faith with what feels aligned inside~