Knight of Wands, Queen of Disks, 8 of Swords, #tarot, Today’s reading

Just because I’m too sore to exercise.

Had a dream last night that “Big Boo“, from OITNB, was the Page of Disks. We’d just watched episode 4 of Season 3, which features that character (along with life flashbacks) prominently.

Followed my reading with a 22-min sit. And now for tanning! #ItsAHardLife

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Card 1, within: Knight of Wands

Last seen June 16 & May 29th in the 2nd position.

Introduction: When the Knight of Wands appears, this is a great time for travel if you can manage to get away. You should be feeling charged up, full of energy, and ready to get things done. Your self-confidence is likely to be increasing and this should help you toward your goals. It is the card of sudden solutions arriving in a flurry of inspiration.

Questions to Answer:

  1. How are you growing and developing? How are you taking risks?
  2. Who is radiating creative or sexual energy in your life?
  3. Who enthusiastically wants to get going on something?

General: Knights are often message bearers, and in the Wands suit, the messages are likely to be positive and related to work or career. Your projects are likely to be/have been more successful than you would have expected or predicted. You have a lot of reasons to feel pride. Savor it.

Keywords: The quest and search for power and energy, the holy flame, though not necessarily with the maturity to use it responsibly. The goal is to transform the holy flame into something constructive rather than destructive. Dark, mysterious, solitary, dramatic, shamanistic, passionate and intense.

Knight of Wands says the dynamic mastery of unlimited creative expression totally inspired from within – freed to powerfully express itself.  You are capable of doing anything – never limit yourself.  Be versatile and adaptable – strive for greater mastery over your mind, heart and body.

Expect someone to present thoughts or ideas which will be advantageous to you – inspiring your creativity and taking you in new directions.  This is the start or finish of an important situation which may require a possible change of residence.  You will feel compelled to make sudden decisions related to the important aspects of your living and working conditions – to move in new directions, to create a new beginning or venture into new fields.  Thoughts are now stirring.  You have the power to influence and transform, to heal – liberate your spirit.  As a channel for the great spirit, you become enlightened and an enlightener – transcend your personal ego.

Eagerness, action, movement, adventure and travel need a grounding influence.  Allied with a sense of purpose and aided by the influence of planning – you can provide the energy and self – confidence necessary for great achievements.  Focus your mind now – concentrate, pay attention to the details if you wish to manifest your desires.  The trials and difficulties will demand vigorous attention – conflict can arise if your plans are not made carefully.  Your mind is positive and alert now, use it constructively.

Card 2, without: Queen of Disks

Last seen June 15th in the 3rd position, June 19, 12, 10 & 8, in the 2nd position, June 7 in the 1st position, May 27th in the 2nd position & many other times.

The Queen of Disks creates a safe physical environment.Keywords: Safety, stability, prosperity, Physical and financial security. When you have been nurtured into a place of happiness or are bettering a person, yourself or a situation, expect the Queen of Pentacles to appear in your Tarot reading.

General: This card can indicate that you will be spending time, money, and energy on your home, getting it to be more comfortable.

Work: You are likely to make great headway now. A woman with dark hair and/or eyes may play a significant role in your working life; if so, know that she is an ally for you.

In the present position, the Queen of Pentacles signals that you are either enjoying a time now of being taken care of or are happily taking care of someone.

Finances: The Queen of Pentacles is an excellent omen when it comes to money. Your prosperity level is very likely to be increasing. Don’t hesitate to spend some of your new-found wealth. Saving is important, but enjoying your life when you have the means to do so is also important. Share what you have when you can.

Card 3, advice: 8 of Swords

Last seen May 25th in the 2nd position.

You are not being held back by direct force, but by your training – this belief in your own helplessness and your blind acceptance of what you have been taught.  The recognition of your ignorance is the first step to true knowledge – without enlightenment you will never be able to say “this is the truth, this is the way things really are”.  Recognize now that nothing prevents you from leaving – you are bound only by your own “illusions”.

Balance your mind – use your creativity/imagination and your logic/reason in equal proportions.  Integrate these opposite poles of consciousness.  Structure your creative visions into meaningful order of thought and action.  See both sides and seek out the common points – bring the opposition together and you will find your genius.

Questions to Answer:

  1. What actions, plans or ideas are being blocked by circumstances beyond your control?
  2. What would you like to do if you could get rid of the obstacles and blocks?
  3. Who or what could assist you to break free?
  4. What benefits do you receive by not acting?
  5. What is interfering with your creative expressions?
  6. Or your ability to communicate?

In the third position: You may be deprived of complete understanding of the immediate situation, but only so that you may look for the greater meaning that lies beneath the obvious.  Wear your blinders with conviction, letting others who offer lead you.  You are far from lost – you seek a direction that ordinary sight cannot provide.

Introduction: When the 8 of Swords appears, you may be holding yourself back because you fear moving into the future, or because you are wary of getting hurt by a new situation, or maybe for no reason at all. Think through what it is that you’re afraid of. The truth of the situations are probably much less frightening than your mind is making it out to be.

General: In general, the 8 tells us that we must be open to defeat in order to ever possibly win. Do not fear the unknown; many blessings reside for you there. Examine your thoughts, speech, and behavior for negativity and know that what you say and do and the choices that you make affect the outcomes in your life. If you need help managing and dealing with your fears, ask for it.

Spirituality: Know that you have the answers that you need inside already. Time spent in quiet and in meditation will be helpful. If you still need direction, ask spirit and the universe for signs and signals. These can be as subtle as repeatedly seeing a phrase or hearing a song. You are not kept down unless you allow yourself to be kept down.

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Author: Boodiba

Artist, Designer

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