Winged Spirit Tarot

Weekly Card Equinox Spread

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It’s one of the two times of the year when light and dark are in balance, so let’s look at a spread for the Equinox.

You’ve already seen that you can get a lot just from a single card.  And you’ve been exploring combining cards, as well, so you’ve already got most of the tools you need for this spread.

We’re adding the idea of “position”.  There are three of them in this spread: one for the dark, one for the light, and one for what brings them into balance in your life.

 So, what’s the dark?  It’s any of the stuff you don’t see going on.  It could be behind the scenes in your life.  It could be the stuff in your subconscious.  It could be things you don’t know about (yet).  We’ll put that card on the left.

And the light?  That’s the opposite stuff . . .  what you know about, what you’re conscious of.  That card’s on the right in the spread.

The centre card is your action or attitude card, the thing you can do or be to bring balance into your life.

We’ve got 3 cards that we haven’t encountered yet, so we’re going to go to the cheat sheet for help.

5 of Wands is adjustment and challenge to your values, lifestyle or goals.  8 of Pentacles is organization and evaluation of your material world, health and finances.  Knight of Wands is adventurous, forceful energy applied to your values, lifestyle or goals.

Now we plug the meanings in to their positions.  Being in the dark about 5 of Wands could mean you’ve got some inner conflicts.   You’d like to be more energy efficient, but you’d rather put your limited means toward some much-needed entertainment than spend the money to upgrade your old refrigerator.  It could also mean that there are some obstacles to your goals that you don’t know about.  You could find that the hall you were counting on for your benefit for the Homeless Shelter has been rented out for the High School Prom.

The stuff you already know about, the 8 of Pentacles, is about working hard at your true calling.  You’ve been clearing your way by making sure that everything is working in the long term.  You’ve been getting enough sleep to take care of your health.  You’re in a job that uses your abilities and rewards you for what you do.  You’ve been keeping an eye on the roof to make sure you don’t need to budget a replacement unexpectedly.

You can already see that your Dark and Light positions can help you to focus your energies and make useful choices.  The central Balance card gives you an even more pointed focus for your time and energy.  Knight of Wands goes after what he believes in with great enthusiasm.  He’s never afraid to adventure into a new pathway if it will align with his values and lead to his goals.  He can lead you to new solutions to the “conservation or recreation” dilemma, and to the best investment to cover the eventual roof replacement.   His enthusiastic energy is the one you want to draw on as you go looking for another venue for your benefit or as you apply yourself to your rewarding job position.

We’ve got lots of energy in this spread around our values, lifestyle and goals applied to the practicalities of our lives, our material world, health, and finances.  Knight of Wands is letting us know that we want the work we do in the world to be in alignment with those values and goals, finding ways to resolve or bypass the conflicts and obstacles.

Enjoy the adventure that will bring your values and your daily life into balance!



Weekly Card 7 of Swords

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Winged Spirit Tarot

Oh, it’s so hard to write about 7 of Swords.   I’d like to tell you about them, but I need to keep my ideas guarded.  Maybe I’ll tell you some half-truths . . . .

Now that, right up there ^, that was 7 of Swords.

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Rider Waite Smith Tarot

7 of Swords says that the current state can’t be maintained but that there’s too much misinformation to make any concrete decisions.  The only thing for sure is that, if you continue the way you’ve been going, you’ll run up against some major roadblocks.

7 of Swords can be difficult, in that you can’t be sure who to trust – even yourself!   The advice is often to think before you speak and to speak about what you intend to do before you do it.  The problem is, you’re not sure who’s listening or what they intend to do with the information you share.

It’s best to keep your cards close to your vest.  Collect information, taking it all with a grain of salt.  See if you can find the indirect route to your goals.

Check your own trustworthiness regarding others:  Are you taking ideas from someone else, rather than using your own?  Can you live with that?

The very positive outcome from 7 of Swords is that it heralds the Sword of Truth.  A breakthrough in your thinking, especially in your spiritual awareness.

If you’re planning something, you’ve only got something that will be partially successful at this stage.  If you can wait for that mental breakthrough before you roll out your plans, you’ll have something much more sturdy to offer.

Picture a few of the tarot cards we’ve looked at at a high stakes poker game.  7 of Swords is amoung  XIX The Sun3 of Wands, Page of Pentacles  and 10 of Swords.  Who’s doing what?  And who’s likely to come out a winner?

Keep your Poker face this week!

Weekly Card 8 of Wands

 Winged Spirit Tarot
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Rider Waite Smith Tarot

Out of the way!  We’re coming through!!

And we’re moving fast, to boot.

8 of Wands is the movement card.

Whatever is in process is moving quickly now.  Obstacles get swept aside as it moves.  And that includes you, if you don’t stay out of your own way.

It’s important to remember purpose when 8 of Wands appears.  Your purpose — your vision, your goal — has the support of the universal flow.   Any and all of the details pertaining to your purpose will be up for attention; if you get caught up in them, instead of keeping focus on the point of the details, you’ll find yourself tumbling arse over tea kettle in the strong currents.

Since 8 of Wands is in motion, travel can be connected.  Sometimes it’s the metaphoric creative journey with its secret insights, other times it’s literal, geographical travel, with all the whirlwind spontaneity and sense of adventure that comes with fiery Wands.

What would you say about a combination of 8 of Wands with 8 of Swords?  What about 8 of Wands with XIX Sun?

Connect 8 of Wands with some of your favourite cards to see what high-spirited motion lends to them.

You’re in service to spirit this week: enjoy the ride!

The beautiful card at the top of the post is from the Winged Spirit Tarot by David Sexton.


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