When we see the Eight of Wands in a tarot reading it is a sign that we can take our foot off the gas, sit back and let what we have set in motion come to its natural conclusion. We have been busy the last few weeks, not unusual at the start of a new year where the days and months are laid before us like an open diary, their pages just waiting to be filled. Our hopes and dreams for the year are fresh in our mind and we have been working hard to turn them in to reality, to make this year our best year yet. Those plans will come to fruition in the weeks ahead, but this week it is time to just let what will happen, happen. At this moment in time we can rest and just be.
How do I know this? The second tarot card drawn for this week is The High Priestess. The High Priestess can be a contradictory card to draw for she has hidden depths but urges us to look at life simply. To trust our intuition, to just go with what feels right. In this tarot reading she reminds us that we cannot control life, life controls us. We can influence it to a huge extent but what will be, will be. This week we are being told that for the moment we have done all we can, we now just need to let life unfold in the way that it is meant to.
And it will, in the way that we want it to if we let the Universe help us in its own time. We should not try and force events, for that way leads us to disappointment. The third tarot card drawn this week is the Three of Wands, another action card but one that tells us that the change we are working for will come over the long term and not the immediate future. This may not be what we want to hear, we may well want, and need, results now, but we should take heart that that which is built over time lasts longer than that which is rushed.
Reassurance comes from the final card, the King of Cups. The King of Cups sits calmly and serenely on his sturdy stone base, unconcerned at the choppy, destructive sea that swirls around him. If we want our dreams to not only be fulfilled but to manifest themselves in to a reality that will last us a lifetime we will be prepared to wait. That is all the tarot is asking us to do this week. To let the actions that we have taken so far reward us in their own good time.