Yesterday I pulled Wheel (Wheel of Fortune) from Chrysalis Tarot for the Card of the Day. The Wheel usually indicates good fortune, and success (depending on the cards around it if used in a spread). It can also indicate ups and downs – a period of instability, or change on the horizon. Another meaning is consequence – and it’s this interpretation that Chrysalis Tarot (in the LWB) highlights. Consequence means result, and can be loosely viewed as Karma or Fate, but a Karma/Fate created by our actions, not foisted on us by something outside. It is an empowered Fate, one we create by our choices. Whatever we choose sets a path that leads towards a particular direction, so we want to be careful what we choose. Having clarity in our choices, then, is of the utmost importance.
I was at first a little puzzled as to what message I should take from The Wheel. Initially, I thought it might be the usual – good fortune up the road, etc, but felt there was more for me, so I thought about it throughout the day. Later, I pulled another card from a different deck – Tarot de St. Croix, (which I'd gotten recently and hadn't worked with much). It was the Seven of Pentacles and shows a figure in leopard skin reaching with both hands towards star-like pentacles in the sky. The brief explanation in its LWB (this deck has some slightly alternative interpretations to the standard) reads “Pause and evaluate your goals before unleashing energy to achieve them.” Bingo – I got the clarity I needed. It pertained to the lack of clarity in goals I was aiming towards with all my study and writing and setting up my consultation service, and meanwhile trying to also create art, always feeling I never had enough time to do everything. I hadn’t been setting priorities or focusing on creating a clear path – or a clear goal. The Wheel is telling me I have the power to manifest what I desire, but I must be clear what it is or I get what I actually don't want and waste a lot of time/energy on the way too! So, I turned back to basics and square one and got down to details. I’m still musing on this today.
Then today there was more. With the previous two cards still visible, I pulled a third card, this time from Vision Quest Tarot and got Ace of Water (Cups). This deck, like Chrysalis, is especially good for providing a spiritual perspective (see my review), and it didn’t disappoint; the card I drew was in perfect harmony with what was on my mind. Cups signify the realm of emotions and the unconscious, and the Ace of Cups usually heralds good news, happiness – anything that brings joy and an open heart. In Vision Quest’s LWB description, it’s all about opening channels to the heart and letting energy flow. Now it just so happens that I’d been planning to go to a yoga class this morning – something I hadn’t done in quite awhile (I used to do yoga regularly, then got some injuries and mostly stopped). I missed the peaceful balance I experience from regular practice – and the harmonious flow of energy. I decided recently that in order to become more attuned to non-physical energies, I needed to do more things to aide relaxation and balance (see my posting below). Yoga is one of those things – and it certainly gets the energy flowing! So another spot-on draw.
So, synchronicity is at work. In yet another development, I’d recently seen a discussion on Facebook and elsewhere about 11:11 and 12:12. I went through a period a few years ago when I frequently found those number when I happened to look at a clock. The period lasted a few months, then inexplicably stopped. It’s started again, however, in the last few days. I find this meaningful since I’ve put my intention on expanding my awareness to synchronicity and a wider reality. I suppose this is a goal in itself and the reappearance of the synchronicity of the numbers seems to be a confirmation it's working. What do you think? Have you had any experiences with these numbers, or any favorite synchronicity experiences you'd like to share? Please share them either in comments, or email me – I'd love to hear them!
I am an intuitive counselor and visionary artist who has studied and worked with Tarot for over 20 years. I am an avid collector of tarot art, as well as a creator. I am the creator of four oracle decks. I also have an extensive collection of tarot art images on Pinterest.com which you can enjoy.