The elements of air and water are connected through the dragonfly. With the creative and emotional power of water and the energy of air, dreams can become reality. But, they need to be in sync in order to manifest your desires. This card symbolizes both a blessing and a curse. It can be too easy to get lost in a fantasy world with the unfocused energy this card can indicate, but it can also guide you to clarity.
This week try to harness all of your great ideas by writing them down. Then try to see which ideas are realistic and can be achieved, and which may need to be put on hold for now. If you find yourself daydreaming this week, remember to come back from it to see what is in front of you. You cannot stay in a daydream state if you want to manifest that which is achievable now.
Message from the Dragonfly:
“As we dance and buzz in the air, the sun catches our sparkling, iridescent surface and just like that we have your attention. Before long we have you in a trance-like state, dreaming away about all that has been and could be. You are so transfixed by our small bodies that time stands still and you totally get lost in the moment. Then, just like the snap of someone’s fingers, it’s all over and you are left to center, focus, and bring yourself and your dreams back down to earth.”
This week’s card is The Devil / Bobcat from Animal Totem Tarot.
The card depicts a bobcat on a path, he has a rabbit in front of him that he has begun to feast on. He is unapologetic, and ready to defend his actions (and his food) from anyone who tries to stop him. There are two traps, one on either side of the bobcat, and both have been triggered it appears, as they are closed. There are chains attached to the traps, but it is not clear where they lead to.
Watch out this week for that which may be controlling you, holding you back. Own up to who you are, and not what you should be under constraints. This realization can be freeing, but remember you are responsible for your thoughts and actions. Accept accountability for the choices you make.
If you come across any business opportunities this week, carefully read the fine print to be sure that you will benefit in the long term and not be trapped in something that could cause pain or loss.
The Seven of Wands depicts a skunk in a garden. It appears that the skunk has been eating from the garden as there are partially eaten leaves and vegetables around. Some have been dug out of the ground. There are seven wands pointing straight at the skunk, but the skunk seems unafraid, holding ground. The tail is pointed up as if ready to strike, or spray.
The Seven of Wands appears to ask us to reflect on whether we are ready to defend ourselves, our needs, or what we have created. This week you may not be under attack physically, however you may need to counter your limiting beliefs, or defend yourself against those who doubt you. You may have some doubts yourself, but realize that you have it within you to stand your ground, and you are able to defend yourself.
Message from the Skunk:
“I am not really much of a fighter. Truly, I prefer to be left to my own devices and treat the world around me with as much respect and honor as possible. But sometimes I have to stand up for myself and I am not afraid to do so. It is, however, the very last resort, as I do give a preemptive warning of what is to come if things don’t calm down.”