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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Knight of Swords

Knight Of Swords

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Rest, but stay vigilant. Keep your eyes on the details, as well as, the entire landscape. A shift in movement is occurring and you need to be aware of those changes. If only to plan your next move for the weekend or coming week.


Additional Insight:

There’s no need to continue fighting, you’ve taken on the latest challenge and won. But that doesn’t mean you can sit back and rest on your laurels. You still need to keep up the effort to move forward and not become stagnate or complacent. Doing so could hand the momentum back to the forces trying to hold you back or cancel out all the ground you’ve gained.

You have earned the right to feel confident. Allow that feeling to bring you a little peace through the rest of the week. But stay ready to pick up your banner again next week. There’s still much to do.

The Raven tells us we’re going through a metamorphosis and change dominates the terrain. But we must continue to look through the fog and see what’s really going on before us. We must attain clarity in our vision. What we see, hear and think may not be the truth or what’s really going on behind the scenes. There’s a difference in what we want to see, what we’re willing to hear and the truth.

Ted Andrews in Animal Speak, says this about the Raven:
The Raven is a symbol of magic, and a harbinger of messages. A keeper of secrets, the Raven can assist us in determining answers to our own “hidden” thoughts. Areas in our lives that we are unwilling to face, or secrets we keep that harm us – the Raven can help expose the truth behind these (often distorted) secrets and wing us back to health and harmony.

For today, don’t go looking for a fight with others. You’ll only end up canceling out all the gains you’ve made thus far in your campaign for peace. Instead, use this time to rest, relax and look within for the real cause of your anger or angst. Being honest with yourself and trusting your inner instincts will serve you well for the rest of the month. Don’t discount those gut feelings. They’ll assist you in rising above the fray and give you the perspective to see what’s really happening around you and show you how to avoid the pitfalls ahead.

Additional Reading

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About The Tarot, history, perspectives, how to read the cards  and more.

We use the Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft, the Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti and the Steampunk Tarot by Aly Fell for our daily drawings. You can learn more about these beautiful decks on Amazon.com. Read more about the Tarot and our Tarot Meditation insights.


© Springwolfs HankoSpringwolf Reflections 2017 Motto:
I go with the flow and accept that all things move in their right time and space.
I am safe and allow joy into my life.

© 2017 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Two of Cups

Two of Cups

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

The prize has been won. Healing can now begin in earnest. But don’t give away your heart just yet. There’s still deception in play that can bring the rug out from underneath your feet. Remove the rose-colored glasses and listen to your instincts.


Additional Insight:

Something isn’t right today and you already feel it. Don’t try to talk yourself into ignore your gut feelings. Just because someone is being nice and trying to make amends, doesn’t mean they’ve changed or they’ve abandoned their plans to cause harm.

It’s ok to want to think the best of people and have a positive compassionate attitude. But it must be balanced with a measure of caution and real honesty from within. Those rose glasses you’re wearing have gotten you into trouble in the past. Why do you think your instincts are less valid than others around you? Stop it! And listen to that gut feeling.

No matter how much you think standing your ground makes you look like a selfish person, that’s just an emotional ploy. Keeping yourself safe is a selfish act. But it’s one that is sometimes necessary. If those involved truly respected you and cared about you, they would stop pushing so hard. That they’re using mind games to attain what they want, instead of respecting your decision says a lot more about their ulterior motives than your character. Don’t let them manipulate you and stay confident in your first gut reactions. No really means NO.

Sometimes the truth hurts. But it’s better to hurt a little bit now, than to hurt a whole lot later on. There could be much better opportunities waiting for you to learn this lesson and get out of this sinking raft you constantly putting yourself in. You don’t have the luxury to be naive any more. Accept the sweetness with grace and gratitude. But don’t give in when you know there’s something not right here.

Additional Reading

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About The Tarot, history, perspectives, how to read the cards  and more.

We use the Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft, the Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti and the Steampunk Tarot by Aly Fell for our daily drawings. You can learn more about these beautiful decks on Amazon.com. Read more about the Tarot and our Tarot Meditation insights.


© Springwolfs HankoSpringwolf Reflections 2017 Motto:
I go with the flow and accept that all things move in their right time and space.
I am safe and allow joy into my life.

© 2017 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Four of Pentacles

4 of Pentacles

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

It’s a day for abundance. Making deals, sharing the wealth and being content that everything is in order. You will need to keep an eye on things. As something is trying to pinch a few pounds from your baskets. So it’s also a good day to remember that not everyone has it as good as you. Be kind and show compassion to those less fortunate.


Additional Insight:

For most people the last number of years have been tough. But many were able to persevere and struggle through the hardships. We’ve lost a lot, but we’ve also gained a great deal in the form of spiritual lessons as well. That often doesn’t help the healing process for all we had to let go of, but somewhere within, we know we’ve moved forward on our path.

The Four of Pentacles lets us know we’ve come full circle and things are improving. We can’t throw caution to the wind. And we do have to be engaged in our future, no longer leaving it to others to determine our fate. There are still those out there, who want to take what we have out of desperation or worse, out of greed. Don’t turn your back and hope everything works out in your favor. Those days are over.

It’s time to get involved and make deals that improve your situation. It’s not going to happen by osmosis. No one is going to unexpectedly hand you anything on a silver platter. If you want something, go ask for it. The worst thing that can happen is someone says “No”.

Even if that happens, you’ll have an opportunity to put forward your case to receive the benefits of the deal you’re trying to make. This is a day where being prepared can make opportunities happen. And if you’re still told “No”, then take it as a sign that it might be time to move on. Your future is in your hands. Don’t waste the opportunity. You’ve worked for this, and you’ve proven your worth. It should be recognized and appreciated.

Additional Reading

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About The Tarot, history, perspectives, how to read the cards  and more.

We use the Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft, the Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti and the Steampunk Tarot by Aly Fell for our daily drawings. You can learn more about these beautiful decks on Amazon.com. Read more about the Tarot and our Tarot Meditation insights.


© Springwolfs HankoSpringwolf Reflections 2017 Motto:
I go with the flow and accept that all things move in their right time and space.
I am safe and allow joy into my life.

© 2017 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Seven of Swords

7 of Swords

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Nurture your spirit with strength and respect for all those around you. Don’t judge a book, person or situation by it’s cover. The truth is on the inside and in the details. Make sure you employ critical thinking when confronted with all situations and you’ll be able to find your way out of the negative actions of the crowd.


Additional Insight:

Swords represent Strength & Weakness, Endurance & Struggle, Respect & Animosity.

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the emotions of the crowd. It can be easy to allow others to manipulate your feelings, especially if it relates to something you’re passionate about. But inflammatory headlines or information designed to solicit knee jerk reactions often don’t tell the truth or purposefully twist facts to attain a specific and often undermining response.

It takes an effort to control and harness your own feelings. To take control of your actions by searching for the truth behind the headline. Some around you today will use inflammatory language or a twisted version of facts to get you on their side. Remember all actions have consequences. So don’t allow yourself to be lead astray so easily. Especially over the next 7 days.

You don’t have to become part of the angst and anxiety being created this morning. Pay attention to what you have going on and what you’re responsible for. You don’t have the autonomy to fix problems created by others. Nor do you have the authority, in some cases. Trying to instill your influence could backfire badly during this week of maneuvering, counter battles and a war that’s been brewing for weeks.

Remember the sword can cut both ways. Focus on the strength of the steel to remain cool. Endure the changes and results of the battle by standing on the side. Still with sword in hand, vigilant and with integrity and respect. The side you’re being called to, may not be the right side of the war. Sometimes you need to take a stand. But this week isn’t one of those times. Not with a lot more information and an investigation into the truth. (See the ‘Reading Today’s Card’ message below).

Additional Reading

Reading Today’s Card
For some reason the Divine Universe gave me the impression to explain today’s card from a practical reading exercise perspective. When ever I see a card from the suit of Swords, I know there’s an issue of struggle or strife involved. Today it wasn’t the sword that stands out in the image, but the faery’s attempt to nurture the blue flower. In the color system I follow, that blue represents a search, someone is searching for something, often the truth, or the facts, especially as it relates to them on a personal level.

The pink in the other flowers tell me that love and compassion are also involved in this situation. These aren’t brown or black flowers, which could represent deceit or an abyss of understanding and knowledge. But pink, a reminder that compassion is more important in this conflict than we might otherwise think.

Still this is a card of Swords. There are little sticking points, small thorns that are trying to hold us in place, keep us from moving away onto our own journey of critical thinking. It could depict nitpicking at old thought patterns or old wounds we though we healed and released.

But there are two very important aspects of this card that deals directly with the faery and there by you as an individual. Look at the wings and arms of the faery. She’s not closed up, her wings are what I’d call in a relaxed position, open and willing to look beyond the physical. Her arms aren’t crossed and closed off. They’re positioned outward, nurturing and trying to help. In addition both are colored in pink, signifying an emotion of compassion, love and respect. And the faery isn’t holding a sword, she’s being nipped and cut by vines trying to hold her back. Interfering with her attempts to nurture.

It’s important, both in the image of the tarot and in life, that we don’t make assumptions by the cover a book. What’s on the outside can cloud or disguise what’s really going on within. That’s true for a book, a story, and especially a person or situation. Just be cautious today and don’t take anything at face value.

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About The Tarot, history, perspectives, how to read the cards  and more.

We use the Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft, the Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti and the Steampunk Tarot by Aly Fell for our daily drawings. You can learn more about these beautiful decks on Amazon.com. Read more about the Tarot and our Tarot Meditation insights.


© Springwolfs HankoSpringwolf Reflections 2017 Motto:
I go with the flow and accept that all things move in their right time and space.
I am safe and allow joy into my life.

© 2017 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Six of Cups

Six of Cups

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

It’s a magikal day, so don’t waste time. Contemplate on the successes you’ve had this year. You’ve accomplished a lot more than you’re giving yourself credit for. Enjoy it. And take a little time to be confident and allow your experience to take control of any bump in the road.


Additional Insight:

Euphoria is in the air today. Don’t let it slip by with being blue. Make the choice to be happy and feel blessed. Your garden is in bloom, and you can take a little time to rest and relax. Look into your crystal ball and let your mind wander in dream and vision. Even if it’s only for 5 minutes. The only one putting stress and strain on your day, is you.

When you’re calm, work on the tasks you have on your plate. But don’t let deadlines rush you into anxiety again. You’ll get more done by being calm and allowing yourself to think about the here and now. If you’re constantly worried about tomorrow, you’ll divert your attention from what needs to be done today.

Live in the moment.
Worrying about tomorrow diverts your attention from today.
~ Springwolf 11/2012

This weekend, give yourself permission to disconnect. Shut down the thinking and obsessing. It’s not doing you any good. Turn off the phone, put your feet up, or take a walk in the woods. Enjoy the weather, no matter what it is. Even a walk in the rain can be vitally refreshing when you allow your senses to become one with nature. Listen to the new falling snow or take in the warm rays of the sun. Where ever you are, get outside and let Mother Nature work her magik in harmony with you.

Additional Reading

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About The Tarot, history, perspectives, how to read the cards  and more.

We use the Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft, the Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti and the Steampunk Tarot by Aly Fell for our daily drawings. You can learn more about these beautiful decks on Amazon.com. Read more about the Tarot and our Tarot Meditation insights.


© Springwolfs HankoSpringwolf Reflections 2017 Motto:
I go with the flow and accept that all things move in their right time and space.
I am safe and allow joy into my life.

© 2017 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Seven of Pentacles

Seven of Pentacles

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Abundance is all around you. Stop focusing on the lack and see the blessings that are right in front of you. Financial abundance is helpful and necessary to some degree. But it means nothing if you have no one to share it with. Make sure you give quality time to what really matters in your life.


Additional Insight:

It’s hard struggling from day to day and it can drag you down into a cloud of negativity. No one likes to be the person who has to always say “No”, when someone else asks for something. The burden is on the person who takes care of the books. If that’s not you, count your blessings that you’re not the one everyone else gets angry with.

Abundance comes in many forms within the Divine Universe. Be Mindful of what you’re creating within your domain. Love, family, friends, health, along with those material necessities are just as important as the financial abundance many focus on. Remember how we think creates our day and draws the same thoughts into our lives. If you focus on lack, that’s all you will find in your day. Time to change your thinking.

Find time to be at peace and appreciate what you have around you. it’s not about the quantity, it’s about the quality. Spend quality time with family and friends. Even a simple 5 minute conversation with someone you care about might make them feel better about their day. And that could come back into your day as well. Be the change you want to see in the world. Come on..you can try at least.

Additional Reading

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About The Tarot, history, perspectives, how to read the cards  and more.

We use the Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft, the Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti and the Steampunk Tarot by Aly Fell for our daily drawings. You can learn more about these beautiful decks on Amazon.com. Read more about the Tarot and our Tarot Meditation insights.


© Springwolfs HankoSpringwolf Reflections 2017 Motto:
I go with the flow and accept that all things move in their right time and space.
I am safe and allow joy into my life.

© 2017 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Eight of Swords – Inverted

Eight of Swords - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft1`

You may feel tied up in the details, but don’t worry. They’re not the sticking points that will limit your options or choices. Trust in your experience and knowledge. You’ll be able to spread your wings by the afternoon and overcome the obstacles that are in the way.


Additional Insight:

Swords are a sign of Confidence and Strength, or struggle and animosity. Keep your frustrations in check today as you work through the problems that present themselves. There maybe a lot of little problems, or one big thorn in your side. But you have what it takes to handle it all and come out smelling like a rose.

Like the past few days, there’s a lot of tension in the air and it’s spreading around you. You don’t need to add to it by allowing your emotions to get the best of you. Take everything in stride and keep your reactions in check. Even that sigh of frustration could set someone off in a negative way, with the roof caving in on you.

Stick to your plan and keep your focus on what YOU need to do. Search for the answers to issues on your own first. You have the Library of Alexandria at your finger tips (the internet). Spend time looking up what you’re facing and check out a few reliable sources. You’ll resolve the issues and impress those around you.

By evening, you’ll feel pride in what you’ve been able to do and get done. So take some time to relax and have quality time with your family and friends, even if it’s just the 4 legged family kind. Relax. This week is providing us all with challenges we’d rather not have to deal with. Just remember, the negativity belongs to someone else’s life. Do your best not to get dragged into their mess. You’ve already been through your major trials and tribulations. No need to take 5 steps back and deal with the problems of others. You can’t save them, just let it go.

Additional Reading

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About The Tarot, history, perspectives, how to read the cards  and more.

We use the Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft, the Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti and the Steampunk Tarot by Aly Fell for our daily drawings. You can learn more about these beautiful decks on Amazon.com. Read more about the Tarot and our Tarot Meditation insights.


© Springwolfs HankoSpringwolf Reflections 2017 Motto:
I go with the flow and accept that all things move in their right time and space.
I am safe and allow joy into my life.

© 2017 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.