The High Priestess symbolizes mystery and psychic wisdom. She sits still and her expression is both serene and alert. From this perspective, she’s able to access realms others may pass by without considering. She represents the dark and subjectivity.
Enveloped by a dark sky, she asks us to acknowledge the shadows and dark in our lives and simply sit with it all. Before her sits a coloured globe – the only colour that appears on the card. The swirling blues and purples represent spiritual receptivity and intuition. This brings to mind the ethereal energy of dreams, mysteries, and spiritual knowledge. Instead of the energy emanating from an external source and being channeled, the energy is channeled inward and concentrated here.
Sometimes this card appears to remind us to listen to the voice within. Other times, it asks us to look past the obvious to find what’s secret or has been hidden within a given situation. We notice that the High Priestess does not try to hold onto the sphere before her. Her paws are spread around it – suggesting complete confidence in her inner knowing.
The High Priestess knows how to be immersed in dreams, visions, and the world of the psyche without letting them overcome them or trying to control or change her perspective. Her power lies in the opposite of doing – her power lies in simply being.
Until next week, xoxo
The Ten of Cups is all about radiating energy. Looking at this card, we can’t help but feel positive. Creating a full circle, five cups on the top and five on the bottom each send forth beams of light to each other. While these cups are sending light, they’re also receiving light. All the colours of the rainbow are present here – giving us the sense of being whole and complete. Everything is as it should be and we can feel the positive energy – life is good!
The sending and receiving of colours we’re seeing here show us that we get what we give. While it may be great to receive the things we want, it’s also important to send good back out to the world – that includes positive experiences and energy. When we radiate good energy, we create even more beauty in the world.
The ten of cups is letting us know that our goals are being realized right now. The excitement surrounding us is magnetic to others – if only we take the time to share it. When we feel positive about things, we may feel as though colour is radiating outward from us – like we’re shining. When this happens, it’s important to experience these sensations with an open and joyful heart. We can’t doubt the power we have in reflecting the positivity we’re feeling to others around us.
This card also reminds us of the importance of gratitude. It reminds us of times of joy and connection with ourselves, our environment, and the people around us. If we want to continue to receive love, joy, and harmony, we need to start by embodying these qualities within ourselves.
The Pentacles brings our attention to our home, money or career. The Two of Pentacles represents change and balance in our lives within these areas.
Looking at the card, it’s clear that there are many instances of balance appearing. There’s a repetition of duality throughout the card – from the lines that run along the left and right meeting at the centre, to the set of wings and antennae, to the two pentacles floating next to each other bound by the infinity symbol. There’s a clear sense of equilibrium happening and this card is asking us to find our state of balance as we move through changes within the spheres of our home, finances, or careers.
This card points to inevitable change in our lives. Even if we fear the change that’s happening, it needs to happen and it might even be fun. The idea here is to face it with the grace of a newly formed butterfly and understand that we have wings to fly – we just need to embrace our new power in the muddle of the changes that are coming our way.
The Hanged Man represents sacrifice and letting go. Glancing at the card, one might come to the conclusion that he represents an uncomfortable state of suspension – seeing the bat hanging upside down with his wings tucked tightly around him. But when we deconstruct it, The Hanged Man offers a new perspective. He hangs upside down all day and is active at night – he flips everything that is ‘typical’ or considered ‘normal’ on its head. After all, normal is a relative term, isn’t it?
We often talk about letting go but what does that really mean? How do we achieve it? In this case, we’re reminded that we need to remain non-attached. This card implies that there’s a sacrifice or difficult situation coming up that we’ll have to deal with. While we may want to resist it and struggle through, we can take a hint from The Hanged Man and instead, find stillness and a new way of looking at things.
Where can you find stillness in the craziness of the week ahead? Looks like you’ll be stuck in a situation either way – how can you open your eyes to see something differently? The Hanged Man knows now is not the time to fly – but when the time comes, he’ll be ready.
The Hanged Man also seems to know something we don’t. The protection of his wrapped wings and the strong red glow in his eyes suggests he has a secret. He has let go of the ‘normal’ filters of awareness and finds comfort in what may otherwise be uncomfortable.