There is a real sense of urgency about today’s cards. The cards are eager to share their prophecy and insight. To reach out and attempt to ease our pain, to guide us away from potential difficulties and challenging times.
While pain and suffering is part of the reality of life, it’s how life works. Crucially, we aren’t simply passive throughout this extraordinary experience. We have more influence and control than we may first think. For what would be the purpose of any divination tool or act of Magic if we were to believe that our future is fixed like the mountains or static like the stars. These two metaphors were chosen carefully, as both are neither static nor still. It’s only through the illusion of the mind that gives us these false perceptions. For everything is in motion, in a state of flux and change. This is the energy of the Two of Pentacles, a card known for its sense of balance, dualism and motion. These are the choices that we all have, to act now as to avoid future suffering, or to ignore those persistent thoughts, nagging and begging for change.
All of us will endure pain in our future, no one can avoid it. We will fall, and we will rise, we will hear the cry’s of new life, encounter ill health and taste the bitter flavour of death on our lips. This is life, how it is, but there is a real message of hope behind this reading. You are being offered a golden opportunity to reassess your life, readjust your direction, embrace the hand of hope while shunning the negative voice of defeat and failure. You must, and you will succeed, this is the whole purpose and point about today’s reading. There is power in choice, choose wisely, embrace hope over fear, life over death, peace over suffering.