Wheel of Fortune – X
Modeled after the wheel of the goddess Fortuna, an engraved wheel sits in a blue sky with gray clouds in each corner. The letters on the wheel “T-A-R-O” and Hebrew letters ” י-ה-ו-ה,”
(usually transliterated as YHWH (Yahweh)). The symbols on the wheel represent the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The four winged creatures in the corners of the card, represent the symbols of the fixed signs of the Zodiac: Leo, Taurus, Aquarius and Scorpio (The Lion, the Ox, the Man and the Eagle). Each creature peruses an open book. A representation of the god the snake-like Typhon descends on the left side and Anubis is seen rising with the wheel on the right. Above the wheel sits a Sphinx-like half-human attired in an Egyptian-style headdress.
Pat Sajak and Vanna White? No. It’s much worse that.
This is the card of roller coaster transformation and reversal of luck. Prepare to have your world rocked – hard. You can’t control what’s happening. So don’t try to fight it. Something completely random has happened and the Spinning Plate music has started. What did I tell you? Pay attention! Don’t try to fight or control it.
You can control how you respond to the madness. When things seem to be spinning out of control, keep your seat belt on and pop some Divine Gravol. Use your head to make the best decisions. Yeah, “find your center’ seems kind of cliché, but it fits here. The center of the wheel has more stability that the edge. You’re still moving… but the ride’s a bit smoother. Find the place where you can plant your feet or hold on and just go with it.
When the monkeys escape in the circus? Its better to have bananas than a whip to get things back in order. And when things are back in place? When the merry-go-round stops? You’ll find that you’re not Monkey Wrangler #32, anymore. You’re the Ringleader.
You’re gonna be a winner – if you keep your head, your cool and your lunch down
The Two of Swords
A blindfolded woman sits on a stone bench, a sword in each hand, arms crossed before her. Clear skies are overhead with the crescent moon overhead. The seas behind her are calm. The island show no activity. Key ideas are being impartial, facing indecision, becoming closed off, identifying conflicting ideas
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Yeah. Mondays. Mercury in retrograde doesn’t help either.
You’re on the fence with some decisions here. Why? Because you don’t want to hurt the feelings of other. You know that’s not going to do you any good either right? Take a step back and look at things rationally. Yes your heart may be up in arms about things, but your head is in charge. Be rational about everything – even your heart issues. Denying how you feel? Ignoring the truth? Trying to convince yourself that ignorance is bliss?
This rut you’re in is not healthy. Time to look rationally at your choice and go for it.You’ve got your life straight so far. You’ve got the routine down so well you can do it blindfolded. You got this. Yeah someone will get cut or hurt – that someone could even yourself. That can’t stop you. You got this!
4 of Wands
I’m liking where this is going!
The Spirit mentioned on this card is Anotchi – the healing protector of the Ashanti in Ghana. Not only a great magician and medicine man, he’s also a kingmaker! He conjured a great cloud in the sky and called forth a golden chair. Anotchi commanded the chair to place itself in front of the man who would be the King of the Ashanti tribe (African Mythology, A to Z By Patricia Ann Lynch, Jeremy Robert, pg 49). The presence of the golden chair ensured good health, success and prosperity of all the Ashanti – as long as the chair was kept safely in the royal palace and no one allowed to sit upon it.
The African American of note on this card is Robert Smalls. Born a slave, he rose from bondage to become a ship’s pilot, sea captain, and politician. Commandeering a Confederate transport ship, the CSS Planter, he freed himself, his crew and their families in 1862 by sailing it to freedom beyond the Federal blockade.
The suit of wands represents air. In this case, the winds of the sea as we sail out to meet our fate. Those winds could also be the stirred up by the magic within ourselves and the Divine as even higher magic is worked.
In your dealings for the next week, watch for the kingmaker! Should this figure appear in your life, graciously accept the magical gift the offer – and follow their instructions to the letter. You can rise up higher that anyone ever believed with hard work and leading by example.
8 of Wands
For a first card, this is pretty awesome!
The orisha/spirit mentioned on this card is Eshu. Some may know him as the infamous Papa Legba. Eshu is not only a messenger for the gods, He looks after travelers as well. As we are riding out a bumpy retrograde of Mercury, those who are traveling may want to petition Eshu for assistance if needed!
The African American of note on this card is James Beckworth. Born a slave of Black, Irish and English nobility descent, his owners set him free after a lengthy battle in courts. Trained as a blacksmith, James led an adventurous life eventually living with a Crow Band of Native Americans, becoming a business man and a professional card player. This card shows James as he stands in the mountains of Sierra, Nevada. he is credited with discovering the Beckworth Pass a low-elevation pass and improved it to become the Beckworth Trail.
The suit of wands represents air. In this case, the breeze as we travel from place to place or the winds in the mountains. This particular card reveals travel, unexpected developments and events as well as travel, speed and messages.
As you travel this week, be careful! Prepare for the unexpected! Your decisions may take you higher than you ever imagined!