3 Card Spread- Don’t walk away!

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The World The Eight of Wands The Magician

Look at these cards. What do they say to you? If I were getting my fortune told and saw these cards, I wouldn’t walk away from the table. If I had this scenario presented while pondering a choice, I’d go for it. It is a favorable outcome despite the battle, which you win. You are victorious by keeping and protecting your high ground, literally and figuratively, in your speech and actions. Don’t fall for the mudslinging or insults. As it was wisely said, “if they go low, you go high.” (EZM)

Background

The World

The World (XXI) is the 21st trump or Major Arcana card in the tarot deck. It is the final card of the Major Arcana or tarot trump sequence. WikipediaDepiction: A naked woman hovers or dances above the earth holding a staff in each hand, surrounded by a green wreath, being watched by various creatures.Meaning: The World represents an ending to a cycle of life, a pause in life before the next big cycle beginning with the fool. It is an indicator of a major and inexorable change, of tectonic breadth.Upright card (keywords): Achievement, Fulfillment, Possibilities, Successful conclusionsReversed card (keywords): Delayed success, Failed plans, Lack of completion, StagnationElementEarthRuling planetSaturnPrevious cardJudgement.

According to A.E. Waite’s Pictorial Key to the Tarot, the World card carries several divinatory associations:[2]

21.THE WORLD—Assured success, recompense, voyage, route, emigration, flight, change of place. Reversed: Inertia, fixity, stagnation, permanence.

The World represents an ending to a cycle of life, a pause in life before the next big cycle beginning with the fool.[3] The figure is male and female, above and below, suspended between the heavens and the earth. It is completeness. It is also said to represent cosmic consciousness; the potential of perfect union with the One Power of the universe.[4] It tells us full happiness is to also give back to the world: sharing what we have learned or gained.

According to Robert M. Place in his book The Tarot,[5] the four beasts on the World card represent the fourfold structure of the physical world—which frames the sacred center of the world, a place where the divine can manifest. Sophia, meaning Prudence or Wisdom (the dancing woman in the center), is spirit or the sacred center, the fifth element. Prudence is the fourth of the Cardinal virtues in the Tarot.[5] The lady in the center is a symbol of the goal of mystical seekers. In some older decks, this central figure is Christ, whereas in others it is Hermes. Whenever it comes up, this card represents what is truly desired.[6]

What’s up with now?

Ready for battle

The Seven of Wands defender stands ready for battle. It is about defending the footing gained. It is the ability to cultivate the struggles at hand into a stronger position. He stands alone against a multitude, but perseveres. It is he alone who maintains the fight and is not beaten.

The Seven of Wands has a similar in meaning to the Five of Wands; both cards indicate struggles after the initial fulfillment and satisfaction of an event. The Seven of Wands however is different as it is is about the struggle that you need to go through to maintain your position, rather than to attain it. This is about the difficulties we face to continue to have success. You should be ready for the competition to you defend your title, and to prove yourself. Others are going to desire the same results that you do, so you need to stay ahead of the them.

There will be challenges to the success of your project or venture from an outside source. You must remain dedicated to your desires, and with a clear purpose and effort, you will overcome them.

Upright 7 of Wands Tarot Love Meaning

You may have to set boundaries when this card comes up in a love tarot reading, even though it may create some uncomfortable situations. If you’re with a partner, you may find yourself in a situation where you must fight for your relationship. There may be objections from other parties; family, other suitors, friends that oppose the two of you being together. You may have to put in a lot of effort to make the partnership last, despite many external things in your environment working against the two of you. Despite all these factors, you may be filled with confidence that this is the right thing to do. Hold on to this feeling, it will help keep you energized when the going gets tough.

Career Meaning – Upright 7 of Wands

In general, the upright seven of wands signifies challenges and perseverance. If the seven of wands appears here, these ideas apply to your work life. Though they might sound a bit frightening, this card doesn’t need to be negative. When upright, this card indicates that you are capable of solving (though perhaps caught off guard by) the issues you are about to face. Others may be attacking you, or envious of your position at work. Embrace your inner confidence and proceed without fear. Challenges either to your position or to your morals can be particularly common now. Fortunately, you have the strength to push past any fears or concerns and successfully stand up for both yourself and your beliefs.

Finances Meaning – Upright 7 of Wands

The seven of wands in this position and orientation relates to success in long term investments. This can mean that you are profiting off of previous efforts and/or will in the future. You likely are demonstrating financial foresight at this time. Though your position is currently stable, you are conscientious of how fleeting this stability can be and are taking steps to protect your earnings. This financial planning can be in the form of starting a retirement fund, buying a house, or otherwise starting to save more. Regardless of what form your investments take, these choices will serve you well in the future (as they may have previously). The seven of wands is also associated with the jealousy of others; so, do not be surprised if you find people coveting your financial success.

The Outcome

The Magician

THE MAGICIAN DESCRIPTION

We number the Magician card One–the number of new beginnings and opportunities–and associates with the planet of Mercury. He stands with one arm stretched upwards towards the Universe, and the other pointing down to the earth. His positioning represents his connection between the spiritual realms and the material realms. The Magician uses this relationship to create and manifest his goals in the physical realm. He is the conduit that converts energy into matter. The Magician’s robe is white, symbolising purity, and his cloak is red, representing worldly experience and knowledge.

On the table in front of him are the four symbols of the Tarot suits – a cup, pentacle, sword and wand – each symbolising one of the four elements–water, earth, air and fire. It is also a sign that he has all the tools (and elements) he needs to manifest his intentions into being. Above his head is the infinity symbol, and around his waist is a snake biting its own tail – both of which signal that he has access to unlimited potential. And in the foreground is an array of foliage and flowers, symbolising the blossoming and fruition of his ideas and aspirations.

The Magician (I), also known as The Magus or The Juggler, is the first trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. It is used in game playing as well as in divination. In divination it is considered by some to succeed The Fool card, often numbered 0. 

Meaning: When the Magician appears in a spread, it points to the talents, capabilities and resources at the querent’s disposal to succeed. The message is to tap into one’s full potential rather than holding back, especially when there is a need to transform something.

Upright card (keywords): Determined, Dexterity, Resourceful, Skilled, Strong powerful man

Reversed card (keywords): Communication blocks, Confusion, Deceit, Ill intentions, Lack of energy

ElementAir Ruling

planetMercury

According to Lionnet, when the Magician appears in a spread, it points to the talents, capabilities and resources at the querent‘s disposal. Depending on the card’s placement in relation to other cards, the message is to tap into one’s full potential rather than holding back, especially when there is a need to transform something. There are choices and directions to take. Guidance can arrive through one’s own intuition or in the form of someone who brings about change or transformation.[9]

According to A. E. Waite‘s Pictorial Key To The Tarot,[10] the Magician card is associated with:

Skill, diplomacy, address, subtlety, pain, loss, disaster, snares of enemies; self-confidence, will; [it signifies] the Querent, if male. Reversed: Physician, mental disease, disgrace, disquiet.

Waite writes that this card signifies the divine motive in man.[11]

This set of cards is a positive spread. I’d say it represents life. We are born with a bunch of talents. It’s up to us to become skilled as magicians. (EZM)

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