Daily Angel Oracle Card: Knight Of Wands, from the Tarot Of The Hidden Realm, by Julia Jeffrey and Barbara Moore
Knight Of Wands: “This is the still moment before action. Hidden in the underbrush, this hunter is all but invisible. The angels of his body and the richness of his colouring camouflage him from all but the keenest of eyes. Holding still is the most difficult thing for him to do. A closer look reveals that his every cell is in motion, vibrating with energy so fast that he seems motionless. Humans would assume that, behind intently focused eyes, his mind is moving through thousands of possibilities, assessing and predicting what will happen next, but they would be wrong.
Inspired by primal instinct or perhaps divinely guided intuition, he changes from observer to hunter. In one swift, elegant gesture, an arrow flies through the air, hits its mark, and changes life to death. There is not even time for one last breath. What happens after, the giving of thanks and ritual ceremony of a departed noble soul, takes longer. Hunting, after all, is a complicated dance between prey and predator, between life and death. Sometimes the tempo is fast, and other times, slow and reverent.”
Divinatory Meaning Of This Card: “This Knight is motivated by two things: passion and energy. He likes to act quickly and is able to do so because he his certain of his decisions. This confidence is admirable and made all the stronger because he lives very much in the moment. Without worrying about what has happened or what might happen, he seems to have a disregard for consequences. But he decides based on what feels right in his heart in that moment. He cannot change that by imagining some unpleasant consequences. To change action based on the future is, to him, cowardice. Whatever is right must be done, and it best be done quickly.”*
~ By Julia Jeffrey and Barbara Moore
This is a message of faith in action… it is about moving forward fearlessly, following your heart and using your instinct and intuition to do so. These are powerful tools, and they are much more accurate than relying on our ego driven minds. We humans love to weigh our options, count the “pros and cons” and try to use past experience to project the future outcome. We love to entertain thoughts of worst case scenarios. But right now, that mindset will do nothing but set us back; we will miss our opportunity while we ponder. Why sit on the fence for way too long, wasting precious time?
This is a time for precise action – think Katniss Everdeen and her bow and arrow. When you are using a bow and arrow, you don’t stand there for hours holding the arrow at the ready, debating whether to fire; you find your mark and loose it, knowing that you can trust your aim. You rely on your instincts to show you the most direct path and you follow it.
Get out of your head and into your heart. Yes things are looking grave out there right now, but we are more powerful than ever. Use your power wisely, do not give in to the dark forces that are trying to hold us down through illusions of fear and hatred. Make a difference in each moment. Meet hate with love. Meet fear with love. Meet everyone and everything with love. Wield it like a powerful sword and defeat the darkness with the absolute conviction that Light is much more powerful.
Because it is.