I did a reading for my husband this morning using the Deviant Moon and the “Can of Worms” spread. Here is how it worked out. You can find the spread used, below in the previous post.
BBB’s Can of Worms – What do I need to change and shape to achieve my goals?
Ace of Pentacles. This Ace is a fierce Dragon which holds a large beautiful Pentacle in his hands. The book describes this Ace as; Perfection, Balance of material and spiritual realms. Having the will to succeed. Bob is a perfectionist with any project he undertakes. Especially when it’s a job or project that he is working on for someone else. He has the skills, knowledge, drive, talents, at his fingertips to succeed, so what is holding him back? Doubt. That small nagging self-doubt and lack of confidence that he can successfully reach his goals. He has to believe in himself and his abilities and stop beating himself up when he feels he has not done as well as he believe he should have.
Outer Influences found in The Chariot. (negative) Not feeling like he is in control of his life and decisions that need to me made. As long as there is that self-doubt, there is no definite direction to travel. A fear of failure in venturing out, keeps The Chariot from moving, which is what it is designed for.
How to remedy this. Death. A total change is called for. A complete metamorphosis. Usually painful and always scary, a new way of thinking and looking at yourself and the world around you is needed. How can this be accomplished? The next card is the High Priestess and offers further advice on how to make this remedy happen. The High Priestess is traditionally about knowledge, wisdom, and intuition. Tapping into and trusting your instincts. This I feel calls into play some of the aspects of the Ace of Pentacles in regards to the Balance between the spiritual and the material. You can’t have one without the other.
The Eight of Wands Rx gives the advice here that these changes will not happen overnight. It is a process and will take time. Rushing the process will not bring the results that you are seeking. Along with this card I am wondering if the High Priestess is also a person that can give advice and guidance to Bob in his metamorphosis.
Escape. The Moon card in this deck speaks to dark influences, trickery, illusion, subconscious control. Fooling yourself? Subconscious sabotage. Being a puppet rather than the puppeteer. This is IMO definitely an Escape situation. You should let this worm escape because if it hangs around at all, the doubt can creep back in taking away your control of being the puppeteer.