Good morning, friends! Today’s Daily Deskhenge is pretty simple, at least compared to the last few. Today’s spread is just looking at what is seen (the card on the left) and what is unseen (the card on the right). These things can be both helpful and hurtful; it all depends on how we interact with these energies when we bump into them. Oh, and the deck I’m using is Mary White’s stunning “Mary-El Tarot.” If you Google “zomg,” you’ll find it. (I hyperbolize, but you get what I’m saying. 😉 )
The card on the left, the 5 of Wands, is what is Seen around us. That’s some mighty powerful energy there represented by the flaming lion, and you can see that it’s charging ahead without really looking where it’s going. It lights the darkness around it, so it can be seen as a useful good. But there’s no clarity here, no focus, and very little direction except charging ahead. We have the light we need to see by, but it would be smart (or at least smartER) of us to slow down, watch where we’re going, pay attention to what we’re doing (NO TEXTING/TWEETING/FACEBOOKING/IM’MING WHILE DRIVING, PEOPLE, and if you’re walking, for the love of all that’s holy, put the phone away when you enter a crosswalk). Actually see where you are and what you’re doing. That’s the warning and advice for today. SEE.
The card on the right, the 8 of Swords, is what is Unseen around us. The unseen is one of the meanings of this card, so it’s doubly important and the energy is doubly resonant. There are things you are not seeing, forces at work of which you are not aware, and paths and choices you can take that you are not aware of at the moment. It’s not a bad time to stop and take a breath before moving forward. That doesn’t mean STOP period. It just means stop, think, and THEN move. The gate may look closed in the image, but it’s not locked. You can open it if you try, and it will admit you if you want to enter. There’s also an element of trust to this card. You have to have faith in yourself to deal with the unseen. Believe your feelings and senses, and trust in your thoughts and impressions. Trust what you cannot see. Leap, and the net will appear.