Today’s Card is from the African American Tarot by Lo Scarabeo:
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!