This week could require you to blend together qualities and ingredients in just the right ratio to get the results you are aiming for. Rather like baking a cake, often we need to skilfully add a bit of this and a dash of something else to get the mix just right so that it will rise in the oven. For us this will involve the elements of earth, air, fire and water and how we combine them to get the best results in our lives. Do we need more earthy pragmatism, or a few drops of fiery inspiration in order to bring our mix to life? Of perhaps we need to get our logical, rational head on, or be more compassionate and empathic. By blending different qualities in just the right amounts we can perform alchemy!
What looks like a beautiful white dove hovers at the top of the card, emanating rays of light.Below the dove, black coloured birds or even bats rise up towards the outstretched wings of the almost angelic looking presence.
There is an overwhelming feeling of peace, freedom and redemption contained within this card as the birds appear to emerge from the tangled mass of darkness and heed the call from above.
This week it is time to heed this call in our own lives. The time has come to leave behind the difficulties and disappointments of the past and move forwards towards a more promising and uplifting future.
Anything that is holding you back from making peace with yourself and others can now be gently released into the light. Even if there are regrets and mistakes in your past that you have struggled to let go of, the Judgement card signals that you are forgiven and accepted into the protection and safety of a higher power (whatever this means to you).
Any sense of not deserving or being worthy of freedom, peace of mind and redemption are utterly false. The dove on this card says that everyone is forgiven and free to rise up into this magical place of peace, love and wisdom. The dove makes no judgement and welcomes all comers with the same open arms (wings).
The slate is wiped clean and we are free to break free from the murky recesses of the past and begin again….clean, purified and absolved.
Something ‘out of the blue’ may happen this week…..a curve ball hurtling from left field taking you totally by surprise! When The Tower appears, although it may seem destructive, it is always because something built on shaky foundations needs to be swept aside to make room for new, more fitting circumstances. This can be an outer or inner phenomenon…..whichever, it allows new paradigms and ways of seeing to emerge.
This week you may have an awareness that some aspect of your life is broken beyond repair. Although you have probably tried numerous times to salvage what you can and stick the pieces back together it has now become obvious that this was a futile exercise….you were simply papering over the cracks. Although you know that the time has come to cut your losses and move on, the sense of foreboding and overwhelm you feel when you contemplate this course of action is paralysing you with fear and apprehension. No matter; the decision has been taken now so trust that the Universe will show you one step at a time how to proceed for the highest good of all involved.
Be careful who you get into bed with today (metaphorically speaking or even literally!) as it could lead to you having to make considerable compromises which don’t sit well with how you wish to live your life.
Partnerships formed with the wrong people for the wrong reasons will almost certainly come back to bite you in the future. Don’t allow yourself to form alliances which result in you giving your power away and becoming beholden and dependant on others. You may find that you have allowed someone to ‘hold your feet to the fire’ and that it is almost impossible to claw back this advantage they have over you at a later stage when you realise just what a huge compromise you have been required to make. The Devil can often see you trapped in a situation of your own making, unable to free yourself.
Today you have tremendous support at your disposal. Whether it’s emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual or creative, there is an outpouring of love and help available. In a special relationship it could be that you have found someone who offers all of the above and you are able to reciprocate and support them in your own authentic way too, making for a safe, secure and loving environment in which you can both flourish.
This cosy, comfy nest is surrounded by soft interlaced feathers providing a safe and secure shelter. The horizontal lines in the background look stable and grounded reinforcing the idea of safety. The diamond shape made by the clutch of Pentacles and echoed by the feathers suggests something both valuable and strong….something worth protecting. Today consider what you hold dear and what gives you a sense of security. What does ‘home’ mean to you? Make sure you protect your ‘nest egg’ and ‘feather your nest’ to ensure it is the cosy and welcoming place that you will be proud to call home.