Jul 07 2014
Four of Cups
What are you pouring into your dreams and where does it come from?
Is it from you or a divine source? And does it keep you awake at night or allow you to gently slumber and “see” the answers you seek within your dreams?
There is a suggestion in this card that your life is either half full or half empty and depending on how you perceive your situation or how you tackle your problems that you will arrive at your answer in your own good time and in your own good way.
If there was something you could do to facilitate the process of finding an answer to change your lot in life would you do it?
It’s an interesting question considering that one figure in this card is restlessly awake while the other is not and it is the figure who is sleeping who seems to be acquiring the additional help and assistance s/he needs to tackle his dilemma awake with an answer.
The fact that the benefactor, in Angel form, also seems to share this view in that she stands directly above the sleeping figure while her eyes are on the restless soul caught up in the problems that keeps him so awake only goes to prove that there are answers being given to you and it may be that you need to take some “time out” to “hear” the answers.
Apr 13 2014
Eight of Wands
You may find yourself in the midst of a whirlwind of activity today courtesy of the Eight of Wands. This card is all about action, initiative and movement — getting to point B from point A without a lot of dilly-dallying along the way.
The Eight of Wands (Rods in this deck) often also brings news from afar. It could be a letter, a phone call, a friend request or an invitation. It can also refer to someone delivering news (or you delivering news to another).
This version of the card is full of action. As usual with the Eight of Wands there’s a lot going on. We see the legendary Herla’s Hounds — phantom hounds sent to drag the souls of hapless mortals into the underground.
They surge across the countryside, even knocking down one of the 8 posts on their way. The huntsmen soaring above them are also a part of the legend: note the one turning to dust and dissolving into nothingness.
The Eight of Wands refers to swift movement and progress. It’s action, energy and motion. But the imagery in this card must also remind us to be careful and exercise some discipline as there are potential ramifications to pushing too hard or rushing too fast.
As Wands are tied to the Fire element, we automatically associate cards in this suit with expressive, dynamic and creative energy.