|10 - the Wheel
Cycles and seasons
You have the opportunity to embrace the change that is imminent. One
part of a cycle is becoming another. What is passing away in your life
right now, and what is coming into being? Where do you stand right now
on the Wheel? Can you see that what is happening does not happen in
isolation, but is part of a pattern? Sometimes the change that is
coming is obvious and striking. More often, it creeps up on us when our
attention has been elsewhere — the trees are suddenly bare and we
didn't even notice when the first leaves began to fall. So this card
also challenges us to be mindful. Keep track of the cycles of the sun
and moon, which mirror our own inner cycles. If things seem chaotic and
disorderly in your life, focus on the still point of the turning wheel.
Remember that with prayer and the magic of sustained focus, all things
|2 - the High Priestess
Dreams, voices and visions
You are being challenged to develop non-linear, non-rational ways of
knowing. It is time to go within. Pay close attention to your dreams,
as they may carry potent messages for you. Let your intuition flow.
Listen for the subtext in the words of others; hear the words they don't
speak out loud. Watch for synchronicities and omens in your everyday
life. Study the "dark arts" of divination — reading the cards,
astrology, scrying, interpreting dreams. Listen for voices in the wind,
look for patterns in the clouds. Meditate. Study the language of symbol
and myth. At the dark of the moon, or when your wise blood flows, listen
to the still small voice within. It is Her voice, and it speaks of
mysteries, secrets, and truth.
|4 - the Builder
Structure, boundaries, foundation
Resolution comes with making decisions through intellectual reasoning,
rather than your emotions or intuition. You may ask yourself: "What am
I building? Are the foundations of my life based on strong structures?
Are my boundaries clear and well tended?" You are ready to take
responsibility for a project where you have authority over others, and
where your leadership skills can shine. What kind of a leader are you?
Do you lead by example or by dominating? Are you secure enough in your
own abilities that you can share power with others? Do you take into
account the longterm consequences of the decisions that you make? You
may also exemplify the Good Father who loves, guides and protects his
children — and gives them the security of clear boundaries by
disciplining them when necessary.