5 November 18: Two of Wands, reversed

Are we on the same page? Not today, unfortunately. After the fired-up, enthusiastic Ace of Wands (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius), which was the original idea or ‘spark,’ we now have  2 and we consider joining up with a like-minded potential ‘partner in crime’ in order to make it happen and to bring this idea into being.

On the upright card, facing left, is a human dressed for travel in flashy blue-leather gloves and a stylish red hat. He holds his sprouting staff in his left hand, and in his right, a globe – this detail always drives me nuts on this card, at first glance it looks like the moon but a closer look and there are faint outlines of unfamiliar continents. This human has some big ideas, and he’s all charged up and ready to conquer new horizons, but he can’t do it alone. In fact, he seems to be in some kind of negotiation with someone. We don’t know who they are, we can only see another beautifully tattooed hand in a blue sleeve extend his or her own staff into the picture from the left, whoever this is is not where Red Hat is from.

Let’s partner up, says the well-dressed-to-travel, excited human in the red hat. He’s really excited about the possibilities here. Can’t wait to get going. Let’s do this.

Reversed, the fact that I can’t make out the continents on the globe bothers me. It’s vague, this ‘plan’, this ‘mission’, if he has one at all. I appreciate your enthusiasm, but exactly how are we getting from point A to point B? Who will be paying for what? How long should it take to get there? I don’t know about this. I’d love nothing more than to be a part of this but realistically we’re lacking a solid, step by step, budgeted, scheduled plan so call me when you’ve got one. It’s a great idea, but…

This partnership isn’t working. Reversed, the enthusiasm and fire is too hot, and there is overconfidence and stubbornness. Upright, I notice that the tattooed hand does not extend his staff to Red Hat, but is holding it back somewhat. I notice Red Hat does the same. Reversed, the two ultimately clash and cross at the top. ‘Dominion’ is the OG name for this card, and the pale orb he contemplates looks like the moon: he’s promising someone the ‘moon’ but what exactly does that mean? By the way, what is on the other side of moon? He doesn’t know, but wants it anyway. He may be watching your mouth move for a few minutes but he’s only pretending to listen,  he already knows what he thinks he wants and what he’s going to do. We can argue all day, but this was supposed to be something fun for the both of us, remember?  That’s all we do anymore is argue.

This looks like some kind of partnership that if not over already probably should be, and probably will be.  If there is talk of a new business partnership, roles and goals need to be clearly defined. If it’s a hot, heavy affair, that’s all it’s meant to be.  Mercury, also associated with this card, comes and goes pretty quick.

Someone is all talk – inspiring talk, passionate talk. But the Devil is, as they say, in the details.




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