Today I drew the Seven of Swords and Nine of Wands. It looks to me like the fella in the Nine of Wands is burning up in flames. He's much too close to the sun, and he's about to be consumed by the fire. The raven in the Seven of Swords card is in control, as he has the sun dangling on a chain from his beak. Is he an unlikely hero about to save this guy from his fiery doom, flying away with the sun, creating a safer distance from the man? Or will he keep the sun where it is, torturing the poor guy slowly? Yet another option would be to drop the sun on the man, ending both his misery and any potential future joy in one quick instant.
Well, the first impression that I got when I turned these cards over was that the raven looked as though he was there to rescue the man. The man is looking up. He sees the raven and knows his fate lies with the bird's intentions. He stands strong, ready for whatever may come. But he has made it this far, and hopes for the best.
The feeling that I get from these cards is that there may be help on the way for me, from an unlikely source. There will be relief to something that I have toiled long and hard through. Now is not the time to give up. Assistance is just around the corner. However, it would be wise for me to consider what this "raven" might expect from me, if anything, in return for the favor.
Deck: Archeon Tarot