A: The Emerging SHE (The Lens we are looking through)
Reversed Three of Wands
Reversed 4 of Wands
Reversed The Chariot
Reversed Two of Swords
Upright 10 of Swords
We begin our reading with the beautiful card ~ The Emerging SHE.
Some of the symbolism shows Courage, Nurturing, Leadership and Strength.
The artist is Marlie Avant and her message that goes with the card is equally as beautiful:
The Emerging SHE
"If you pulled this card today, perhaps it is time you embrace your highest potential.
The Emerging SHE within you is awakening and forging a new path for you, empowering your greatest strengths, your heart’s cherished dreams, and your deeply sourced, intrinsic wisdom.
SHE beckons you to turn your attention inward and feel the ebb and flow of her inhale and exhale.
Feel the warmth of the fire in her belly, the blood pulsing through her veins.
SHE is very much alive and offers you the love that has always been yours to receive.
SHE wants you to know you are not alone. SHE and her lioness heart are always with you, for SHE and you are one.
Hold your head high, knowing you are no less than the star-stuff of creation, which has magically danced and spun itself throughout eternity.
Walk proudly into your destiny."
As we go into the rest of the reading...remember that we are looking through the lens of her energy.
The first card of the Cross of Truth reading is one we have seen many times before ~ The Three of Wands Reversed.
When reversed this card talks about doubt, inability to put energy into planning, and lack of direction.
You can see the disharmony between the two. Our True Essence is one of Confidence and Empowerment. While we might not always know exactly which direction to go...we surrender and trust or we get stuck in doubt and fear.
The second card is Four of Wands also Reversed.
It shows insecurity and feeling unworthy.
Okay so not warm and fuzzy cards so far...but again look through the lens of The Emerging SHE. There is something awakening and forging a new path for you. Your Inner Wisdom is coming forth in a powerful and natural way. Your job is to fully align with that.
One of the keys to do that will be Nurturing your self and also nurturing your dreams.
The helpful energy card is The Chariot Reversed.
The message when reversed is about:
- Doubt about direction.
- Inability to harness energy to move forward.
- Stalled by a lack of support.
- Low drive.
- "Falling off the wagon".
How is this helpful? Remember that awareness builds consciousness. When you take the time to tune in and see what feels off or restrictive...you can begin to make necessary adjustments.
Nurturing comes up again because if you are running on empty you simply won't have the energy to move forward.
Are you leaking energy? Are you just empty?
It can be important to know which one you feel is more relevant to you. And if you were wondering...yes it can be both.
The Obstacle Card is: Two of Swords Reversed
Here we are going to look at the Shadow of this card which is: Chronic Self -Doubt and Procrastination.
Before we move to the final card I want you to think about this. We are all at different points on our journey as individuals but we have more in common than might first meet the eye.
We are all here to live out the fullest expression of our True Essence. For some that will be expressed through having a business, a career, by being an artist, a caregiver, a volunteer etc., but the bottom line is you are fully expressing your True Essence in a way that you are called to, a way that you are passionate about.
When you doubt yourself or don't feel worthy to be the expression of your true self...you are out of harmony and it doesn't feel good.
Being that full expression comes before Doing something. You can't really be your Full Expression if you are completely depleted.
Ready for the Final card?
It is the Ten of Swords.
The image on the card is a bit scary!
I don't know about you but that isn't super inviting!
It symbolizes defeat, a feeling of being depressed, pinned down, attacked, betrayed, hitting rock bottom..
It also talks about learning through failure.
The good thing about hitting rock bottom is there is no way but up...right?
Notice the deer in the background of the image...deer represent:
- Ability to move through life and obstacles with grace
- Being in touch with inner child, innocence
- Being sensitive and intuitive
- Vigilance, ability to change directions quickly
- Magical ability to regenerate, being in touch with life’s mysteries
It is the ending of the old and the beginning of the new.
It's time to ask yourself some serious questions and spend time in reflection, in whatever way that looks like for you.
Are you happy with where you are in your life?
Is something exciting calling you that you are too fearful or too depleted to take action on?
Are you procrastinating on making a decision? And if so is it because you are afraid of something? Or does it truly serve you to wait for more insight?
Are you open to hearing the answer from the Universe or are you afraid of what you might hear?
What other questions have been coming up for you?
Are you ready and willing to look at them now?
Where are you being called to embrace your highest potential?
In our reading we see cards in the suit of Wands which is the Fire Element...the action realm, and two cards in the suit of Swords which is the Air Element...the mental realm.
Let's look at these two Elements and ask for any additional insight:
Fire ~ Letting Go
What do you need to Let Go of?
Air ~ Vibration
Are you aware of your overall vibration?
On a scale of 1- 10 with 10 being the highest...where do feel your baseline frequency is at?
Is there anything you can do it raise that vibration into a more positive and life affirming range?
My wish for us all...that we embrace The Emerging SHE within us <3
And for the men in here...I know you know this is talking about your Feminine nature.
In a Nutshell: You can embrace your Highest Potential by Letting Go of what no longer serves you and raising your consciousness vibration.
Card Decks Used:
1. Priestesses of the New Earth (our collaborative deck) You can find out more about the artists of this deck here:
2. The Gilded Tarot Deck by Ciro Marchetti
3. Elemental Forces of Creation by Lisa Michaels
Jill Marie Chesrow