A new direction. You have no choice now, there nothing left for you wherever you are and you know it. Fear not, this is all part of the Universal Plan.
Death, #13 of the Major Arcana is in the past position today (Scorpio/Uranus/Pluto/Mars) and there’s nothing pleasant about Death, whether death of a person or a way of life. This is a hopeful spread even though at first glance it doesn’t seem to be.
Death carries a white rose in the Morgan-Greer deck, and on the olde-tyme cards he rides a white horse carrying a flag emblazoned with a rather Masonic looking white rose, the symbolism of which is a course of study in itself. In the East, a white rose is a funeral flower. This today could very well be the death of a human, but I’m getting more of the ‘death’ of a phase, a chapter, a time of life, but not necessarily life itself.
The human, at present and in the center of the spread is looking back at the past as if taking one last long look before moving on. The 2 of Wands or Clubs or Rods is of the suit of fire (Mars in Aries/Leo/Sagittarius). This is fresh, but careful, energy. The human holds the world in his hand in the form of a small globe as he contemplates the horizon – where in the world do I go next, he or she seems to be thinking. We have finally ‘let go’. Now what?
The suit of Wands is a very intuitive suit. Think of the wands as antennae; your instinct tells you that your destiny lies somewhere else or with someone else. Or not: the human we see on the 8 of Cups in the future position is very much alone, or at least certainly feels that way (Saturn in Pisces).
Perhaps you have lost someone and you’re ‘haunted’ by past memories. Travel would be good for you. Moving would be great for you. The human on the card in the future position is walking away from an uneven stack of gold cups out into the rather rugged and rocky looking terrain along a shoreline out into the unknown. The next card in the suit would be the 9, or what is called ‘The Wish Card’ in the tarot.
This human may realize they can do or have whatever they want, they just may not know what they want.
This is a tough one – the cards have been weird all month, never mind the meltdown of my electrical panel and the storm ripping off the roof and the satellite dish in the same week! In 15+ years that has never happened. This could be your house dying a slow death no matter how much love you put into it!
I like this for someone who is ‘walking away’ from a lifestyle that could have killed them. Look at all those cups on the 8 in the future position he or she is walking away from: in spite of the even number, they’re all haphazard, uneven and sloppy, as if stacked up by a gang of drunken monkeys.
This is ‘sobering up’.
The human on the 2 of Wands has his hand on one of the long sticks as if to steady himself – and in fact on the future card, has only the 1 walking stick he takes with him on his journey.
Put the past behind you.