Today I drew the Eight of Wands, King of Swords and Eight of Swords. I saw the bird in the first card swooping down on the King, upsetting the scales in his hand (shaking up the status quo), and causing his sword to plunge into the spider web of the next card, setting the mouse free. Just in the nick of time.
The King sits erect and strong, as the two Eights correlate with the Major Arcana Strength card. Eights also indicate taking necessary action. There is a feeling here of courageous, strong and swift movement... getting out of a sticky situation and entering freedom. And doing it quickly.
I see freedom and flight in every card here. The birds flying in the background (and the obvious one in the foreground) of the first card, the butterfly in the King of Swords card, and the matching butterfly in the upper corner of the third card (labeling it a Swords card).
The bird in the Eight of Wands also reminded me of the Bird-Flying card I drew for this week's Tea Leaf reading which predicted that news was headed my way.
These cards were very uplifting for me this morning. It reminded me, of course, of the move that I want to make. Last night I did a reading about my progress, as my excitement had begun to wean a bit. I got a very clear message that right now the move is in the ethers, in the stage between thought and manifestation. I was advised of the importance of keeping up my momentum, as it is very critical at this stage to keep the energy flowing in the direction I want things to go. (My Paulina Tarot told me all of this very clearly, in no uncertain terms!)
So in my daily draw today, I see definite movement happening, as a result of my returning to my excitement and keeping the momentum going!
Deck: Tarot of the Animal Lords by Lo Scarabeo