Prince of Wands, Four of Cups, The World
“Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives.” ~William Throsby Bridges
The Four of cups speaks to me of a feeling of disenchantment, disappointment and an unfulfilled longing. Things always look different when we get a little distance from them, and a new perspective is usually beneficial, but distance can also change the view so much that the details can no longer be discerned. And, let’s face it, it’s the details that matter.
The Prince of Wands pays attention to detail, but he’s easily distracted and loses interest quickly. His energy must be harnessed and used in spurts or he burns out. The cards suggest a call to action, there has been enough daydreaming and wishful thinking. This week’s Oracle Guidance addresses the issue of seeing situations/people/etc., as they really are rather than what we think we want to see (that would include ourselves too). In this case, you may have to get closer to the situation to see the details for a better understanding. The Prince is pro-active and suggests we should be too.
The World card is about fulfillment. Liberation. Success. Change for the better. Ability to lighten the lives of others. The aspect that stands out to me the most in this World card are the four seasons shown. Starting in the upper right corner looks like Spring to me, and widdershins to the top left side, Summer, Fall in the lower left, Winter in the lower right. The Faery herself acts as a visual line, vertically and horizontally, dividing each season. If we take this a step farther and say the past is to her left and the future is to the right, we can see how we might use this as a time table. (ooops got off on a bit of a tangent there)
Ok, where was I? Everyone can become disenchanted in and with their lives from time to time, and although I don’t like to admit it, that includes me as well. They key is to find how to change this, to become enchanted once again. How to be pro-active and change your circumstances (just changing your mind or point of view can make the difference) to create the fulfilling life you want. And, as the quote above suggests, transitions are in order. Look to the time table above, the cycles of nature and the seasons to give you an idea of a time frame you are working with. Now, get busy!