Five of Wands
A fertile and concentrated male energy or drive that needs to be grounded in intent. Raw spiritual power or life-force that can be built up or focused to good effect.
An active power that is hard to hold in balance, tendency to anger; when misused by any gender, this becomes power over others.
Five of Stones
The inner strength and courage to protect yourself and survive the challenges of life. This may mean a withdrawal from trauma to focus emotional power.
… watching lightning strike the home, the emotional centre.
Temporary withdrawal, looking on, unsure of how best to handle the situation.
This inactivity initially taken as self-protection, can become over-passivity.
Six of Stones
Selfish or foolish overuse of non-sustainable resources. Implies a situation of imbalance in work or business that is damaging yourself or the environment.
This card is the opposite of Harvest.
An exploitation of the earth’s resources… the poor are exploited for the benefit of the rich.
A feeling of being trapped in a system of greed. A need to question the purpose of your work, and your part in the whole.
Waters of Life
Ace of Cups
The waters of life retain the ancient wisdom ready for reawakening. The moonlit pool of the universal soul retains all memory, ready to renew the inspired quest.
…one receives new inspiration from ancestral wisdom.
The ice of winter melts with a renewal of inspiration, and one is emotionally awakened. Sensuality returns.
Seven of Stones
After physical or emotional sickness a time of inner rest and rejuvenation is required. Patient and peaceful healing comes from a spiritual source. Wholeness after wounding.
You are receiving healing, and need to reunite your re-energised ‘astral’ or spirit body with your physical body.
Time to reawaken and ground oneself, using your visionary experience in a creative way in normal life.
Nine of Wands
When nearing the heart of a sacred quest, motivation and integrity of human desires are challenged. Ancient wisdom demands the seeker be humble and forgiving.
Approach a sacred place or a sensitive person with consideration and honour. Respect the need for privacy.
Ensure your own boundaries are protected, respect the value of your own space.