VIII of Wands – Quick Action, Conclusion, News
Taking quick action, declaring self openly, striking while iron is hot
Culminating an effort, having all elements come together, finding a successful resolution
Before acting, we think, imagine, speculate, talk and dream. This is the realm of air – the sky. Then, finally, we decide to make our move. We bring our ideas down to earth and put them into action. Strike while iron hot. News could come in disguised form so be on lookout. Celebrate past, be prepared to move onto something new.
Past, present, future
Past – ace of Pentacles: Working with physical, becoming involved with nature, working on phys health, having real-world contact, drawing to you what you need, increasing assets, using common sense, tools at hand, operating from a known position,
having a support system – Foundation building
Present – Ace of Wands: Opening to greater possibilities, conceiving a dream, coming up with a solution. Sustaining optimism. Believing in self, knowing things will work out. Going beyond my limits. Going for it. – Seed of bold enthusiasm has been planted in my life. Look for the path that will excite me. Time of passion and beginning. Trust own creative potential, and there will be no limit.
Future – The Hanged Man: Having an emotional release, ending the struggle, accepting God’s will. Upending the old order. Pausing to reflect. Taking time to just be. Putting others firsts.
Main lesson – we win by surrendering. We can “move forward” by standing still. By suspending time, we can have all the time in the world.
When we most want to force our will on someone, that is when we should release. When we most want to have our own way, that is when we should sacrifice.
When we most want to act, that is when we should wait. The irony is that by making these contradictory moves, we find what we are looking for.