Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Intuitive Tuesday -- Four of Wands

Every Tuesday I select one card and give you my interpretation of it. See how it applies to your life. What messages are here for you?

Each Wednesday I choose one reader's comment from Intuitive Tuesday and pull an additional card for more clarity...so check back on Wednesday (tomorrow) to see what cards come up.

Today I pulled a card from my very first deck of Tarot cards, The Aquarian Deck, by David Palladini. I originally used this deck for all of my readings, but about a year ago, I made it into my own personal tarot deck.

You can tell by the photo how "loved" these cards are. They have been with me through a lot of life changes and hold a lot of energy.

The card I pulled today is the Four of Rods (Wands). Interesting because last week I had pulled the Four of Swords. Fours symbolize building a foundation, stabilizing forces, manifestation, etc. Think of a table being balanced by four sturdy legs. This is what the energy of fours represents.

The Four of Wands symbolizes celebration and rest. There is a peaceful, happy feel to this card. It predicts the coming of happiness and the ability to enjoy life. Potential celebrations might include marriages, adoptions, graduations, awards ceremonies, promotions and other important, positive life-changing events. It can also indicate improved family relations and peaceful times in your home.

If things have felt unstable or frustrating lately, the Four of Rods would indicate that things might be getting easier. Thank goodness! Doesn't just knowing this ease the tension in your shoulders that you've been carrying around?

Take a moment right now to take a deep breath. Relax and breathe in the energy of the Four of Wands. Close your eyes and imagine a time in your mind when you felt this way and capture that feeling. With your eyes still closed, surround yourself with this powerful, relaxing and stable feeling.

All is well. Take a deep sigh of relief and know that everything is in perfect order. THIS is the essence of the Four of Wands and, now that you are familiar, once again, with this energy, you can step into it anytime you'd like.

Remember this throughout the day and tap into it anytime you begin to feel stressed or anxious. The Four of Wands energy is all around you. Thank goodness!


Unknown said...

Good timing ..

Kim said...

ahhhhhh - exhaling:) Perfect for card to come up at the end of a Mercury retrograde cycle.

Jennifer Kettlewell said...

As we enter into a change in season it is refreshing to have a feeling of stability.

Funny thing about stability, to me it represents the platform to change and grow.

At least I know I have a moment to catch my breath!

Thanks, Sheri!

Martha@A Sense of Humor is Essential said...

Thank you for confirming what I had observed in my own little corner of the world. There was alot of changes with the boys starting school, adjustment to new routines, work and home responsibilities, etc. and now it seems are in a calm state for hopefully a little while.
Thank you, dear Sheri for your gift of insight. Also for your nice comment, I love being the mother of sons, so true.

excavator said...

Interesting, the string of generative cards you've been pulling, and I've been pulling too.

I've been putting together a jigsaw puzzle I scavenged from my neighbor's "Free Or Best Offer" pile, and I'm continually amazed how all these fragments fit into a unified whole. I'm also amazed how different and alien a fragment out of context can appear. It reminds me of your post a month or so ago about being zoomed in, vs zoomed out.

Mad Hatter said...

I could tell as soon as I saw this card that it would represent my life at the moment. I have been going through 2 creative processes over the past several months - one is TTC through various methods and means and the other is a writing project, another form of conception and creation. What's interesting is that since June the physical conceiving has overshadowed the mental conceiving. I was so preoccupied with one kind of labour, I wasn't interested in the other. When I learned I wasn't pregnant (yet again) just over a week ago, I had to set aside the pee stick and pick up a pen because today I had a very important writing deadline. And much to my delight, I had a breakthrough in the piece I'm working on and both I and my editors were really pleased with what I had produced! I may not have created life in my body yet, but I have created life on paper, and this gives me cause for celebration and also hope that the former is also possible (perhaps even because the latter happened - maybe being freed from one block will allow for flow and freedom from the other???)
Thank you for the chance to reflect on this.

MentorTAZ said...

Celebrations are in the air as my roommate is getting married this weekend outside on a full moon near the Flat Iron mountains west of Boulder, Co.

I too feel the ease of mercury going direct...it was if I had been in a state of contraction for the last 3 weeks. But then last weekend I attended a "singles event" where I had a very visceral connection with a man I hope to be getting to know real soon! Romance is in the air!! (blush)

Lori Lavender Luz said...

This reading feels to me like a giant exhale. Releasing into the stability, letting go of tension and fear.

Also, I have the urge to do some cat-cow poses, flexing my spine from a 4-pointed stance.

Phoebe said...

I hope you are right, because it feels like things are about to go to hell in a handbasket again.

Lavender Luz, you crack me up!

Ailey said...

Well this card is certainly welcome in my life. I did get some good news today about being part of a para-educator substitute pool for my neighborhood school district. At this point I could work every day if I so wished. It helps to have income to build a solid foundation.