Let’s get the obvious out-of-the-way first. I’ve just go to say it. Especially since yesterday was the x-tian doomsday or judgment day or “left behind” day, I can’t ignore the obvious. The card I pulled yesterday, ‘judgment day’ was The Fool. And here we are the day after and look what card shows up the day after the day before—it’s the 3 of Wands!
I suppose if there was any “left behind” card of the deck, this would be it; but the archetypal motif of this card relates to Sun in Aries energy. The essence of the individual (Sun) is starting a new cycle of life (Aries).
And the human figure on most 3 of Wands cards seems to be looking off at those ships in the distance. Did the ships just drop him off there on the shore and are on their way back out to sea… going off in the distance?
Or is the figure on the card the card waiting for the ships to come into shore toward him? Personally, most times it feels like those ships are going out to sea, not coming in.
You know what? I just paused my writing here because I heard an email come in (my program gives a little sound when an email arrives). Sometimes I ignore the sound or have it shut off, but for some reason I took a peek, ending up on my twitter page where I came across this quote.
It’s perfect for what I wanted to say next. “ShareAwakening” tweeted, “We have it in our power to begin the world over again.–Thomas Paine”.
That’s it, isn’t it? Sometimes we want to go back and can’t and are too hung up on that dream of escape that we can’t seem to go forward either. Whether we’re waiting for the ships to come in or lamenting because we think we missed the boat—either way, it’s always in our power and our own best interests to start anew.
That’s the description which is so much like Aries energy and remember the Aries Sun relates to 3 of Wands—same archetype. Our life or lives (plural-reincarnation) are represented in the wheel of the zodiac, the circle, the never-ending spiral.
So here’s the deal. Aries is the first house representing new beginnings but on the zodiac wheel, any energy (planets) that are there (1st house) have just left the 12th house of endings, culmination or completion.
The 12th house is the end of the cycle and all houses that came before it are contained within it—so it is like “All That Is”, representing that reunion with the Source.
Anything in the 1st house, which is Aries, is at the start of the new cycle; yet, so alive are the memories of the recent previous—represented by the 12th house which is always next to the 1st in the circle of the spiral.
So the longing to go back to is present, yet the need to strike out on a new phase is an equally strong urge. That embodies the divination message for today and for each of us we could ask where this is occurring in our own individual life right now.
It’s a pretty interesting card to be drawn the day after doomsday. Endings and new beginnings at the same time! Are those ships in the picture on the tarot card coming in or going out? I’d imagine that a number of x-tians who believed that they were leaving all the rest of us behind yesterday and who are still here this morning don’t know for sure if they’re coming or going either. They may epitomize the image on the card which is human who has outgrown his circumstances.
Although it may seem like a contradiction, I’m going to write it anyway…
Today’s message is this. Avoid becoming discouraged about any recent disappointment– it’s the beginning of the continuation!
It’s a new cycle within the continuing cycle; a spiral that goes upward but remains in the same place.
Pause to assimilate the lesson and then move forward.
It’s time to stop wasting time dreaming and to start doing.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life! (Always!)
Spiral onward and upward! And as that TV beer commercial guy says, “Stay thirsty my friends.”
PS– today’s tarot card image reminds me of the ending of the Movie trilogy, Lord of the Rings, Return of the King and that song that accompanied the scene “Into the West”, Journey’s End. I created a web page on it. Here’s the LINK … the page has the music loaded on it. Take a peek if you have time and enjoy the music!