The Five of Wands: Strife
The stability of the fours is being shaken by a powerful active force called Strife. The word Strife tends to carry clouds of discomfort to our thought processes; However, this isn't as bad as it sounds. For energy to stay an active force, it must keep moving---when we get complacent and satisfied in our stability--well, energy must transform to continue moving. So the Authority in your life (The Divine in you) starts moving things around in your life to get you moving! The bell is rung, its now time to change things! The accompanying states of confusion, frustration and anxiety are all states of abundant energy that is being held back by complacency and unwillingness to move forward. This causes Strife to "come to Grand Mother's house" as a wolf in disguise to stimulate you to act. Astrologically this card is Saturn in Leo, Saturn is the planet of discipline, of knowing your limits and boundaries. Saturn reminds us to do things step-by-step---but do them you must! Leo is dynamic creative power that wants limitless expression and will not be held back. You can see that this is a paradigm for confusion, anxiety and angst if you resist taking those necessary steps for motion in you life. Baby steps, work but only if you take them! This is not a time to live in your dreams----you now must act! The yellow background of this card is active energy, the grey lotus represent creative thought unable to bloom ( The Alchemical leaded consciousness) because of anxiety and confusion, the Phoenix headed wand represents the triumph of rising from your own angst to greater heights of creation . The winged Eye of Horus is the all seeing eye of creation and the snakes beneath it represent regenerative force which is what happens when we release anxiety to the motion of creative self. All in all this card states that the Divine thinks you're good enough for the job of expanding and liberating life and wants you back in motion. Repose is over---time to get back on your feet and move forward. So if this card is thrown, in the next 5 weeks or 5 months, the opportunity for releasing anxiety or frustration to creative self is to be utilized. Any frustration with either Leo people or in the month of Leo or with your own creativity should be solved within this time. Creative thought and action are required! Many of us have inherited anxiety, or patterns of angst from our parents and or family life----now is the time to break these patterns in your self. Just remember, blame will not help you here, nor is it a viable motion, so forget blame and correct the error you see in your patterns of motion. Evolution demands we correct the errant emotional patterns of our past to move forward as a successful "I AM ME" in the eternal NOW! For more information about the cards, or for a live-in-person Tarot reading both on-line or in your home, call Eli @ 253-241-0129 or Email <email@example.com>. Thank you for your interest and comments. May you live long and prosper!