The Prince of Disks and 8 of Wands, Swiftness
There is so much wisdom in the Prince of Disks but there is also a lot of heaviness. This card tells us we have gone through hard times and feel the obstacles with each move.
We are not light and breezy when it comes to making decisions or taking steps forward. We have experienced pain and loss and it informs our behavior.
The Prince of Disks sits on a cumbersome chariot pulled by a large but determined bull. At his back are boulders of different sizes that he feels with each move.
The boulders represent our past and the pain we have experienced. We cannot let go of the times behind us, so there they sit as we carry them along our path.
We could feel depressed by the number of struggles we have gone through and our inability to fully let them go, or we could embrace our past as something that makes us wiser, stronger, and more compassionate.
We do carry heavy burdens that have changed us as people, but these changes make us the people we are today.
The things we have gone through give us special skills and strengths that no one else has. They are unique to us because our experiences are unique to us.
We have grown in our empathy and our perceptions of life. We can feel and see things we couldn’t before. We know how to support people in ways that match what they truly need. We also can see through things that would have tricked us in the past.
Traditionally, the Prince of Disks is slower moving and takes their time to make decisions. They do this in order to think deeply about what is their next step. The pains of their past have given them wisdom and insights. They use this knowledge to think through all the scenarios and what could go wrong.
Through this card, we tend to be smarter in the choices we make. We do not fall for the same mistakes and we put the relationship with ourself first. But we can also fall into a pattern of not making decisions and overthinking everything. Our past can make us too critical and we can feel like inaction is the best choice.
That is where the 8 of Wands is here to support us. You may remember that we pulled this card last week as well, so the blessings of this energy are continuing to expand.
The 8 of Wands or Swiftness, is a card that removes obstacles and propels things forward with incredible ease.
Similar to a quartz crystal, this card is all about amplifying the vibrations that are already present while bringing an added clarity.
When partnered with the Prince of Disks, the 8 of Wands will support the wisdom of the Prince while removing the heavy and slow-moving energy.
We will feel our past and make more thoughtful and informed decisions, but we will not be bogged down by our overthinking. We will operate from a place of love rather than fear. We will not forget what we have gone through, but we will move forward with more openness.
What a gift these two cards are together. May you feel motivated to use their energy this week to make wise and loving decisions.
Mantra for the week: My past has made me strong and smart, my heart lets go of fear. Doors open all around me and the blessings of life appear.