Daily Tarot for May 19, 2014
It looks like our old friend the Ten of Wands will be here with us for a while. This is the third time straight the Ten has turned up. The Two of Swords is also makes an appearance as we saw last Friday. (I’ve had a few readings since Friday as well so it’s not like the deck hasn’t been well shuffled…)
As usual, let’s start by looking at the top row. We have the Two of Swords, the Four of Wands and the Ten of Wands. At first glance this may seem pretty confusing. Very often the Four of Wands is a card about joy and celebration, however, it is also a card about freedom, release and breaking free of bonds. Put it beside the Ten of Wands and you have an oppressive situation from which you wish to break free. Add the Two of Swords, which is about stalemate, or a refusal to look at the truth.
The situation is miserable. Just look at the Five of Cups. Try to keep in mind that while three of the cups are broken and spilled, there are still two cups that are unbroken. They just need to be filled… The Eight of Coins indicates that there is a need for close examination and attention to detail to find a solution. (Just look at this fellow’s face it says… “How am I going to pay for this?”) It’s time to take off the blinders and get down to the nitty gritty.
The Knight of Wands is bold and adventurous, but he can also be reckless and foolhardy. We need to examine the situation carefully to interpret what is really going on when knights appear. Especially this one. So throwing more cards we get the Six of Wands, and the Eight of Swords.
With this combination it looks to me like bold and daring is leaning a bit more towards rash, and overconfident. Refusing to look at the truth (two of swords) has created a situation of entrapment. (As echoed in the Ten of Wands and the Four of Wands). The Eight of Swords is often a situation of your own making. See how the figure is blindfolded again, if she were to remove the blindfold, she would see all of the swords surrounding her and perhaps even use one of them to cut herself free.
It’s going to take some clear, analytical thinking and hard work (King of Swords and three of Pentacles) to get out of this situation. When kings appear in a reading they tell you to act the way they would act. This king is level headed, and analytical. He is also just, and stands for truth. Sometimes of course, court cards actually represent people who embody those qualities. I get the feeling this time this is an actual person. He’s analytical, AND he knows how to make money. (He’s right beside the three of Coins! Look at the master at work!) Two of Wands is about taking a leadership role, it’s about facing the situation head on with a creative new approach.
This leads to the success and contentment we see in the happy home of the Ten of Cups.