|Eight of Swords, King of Wands - Joie De Vivre Tarot|
"Stagnation, weariness, and fear," are the words that I think when I see this Eight of Swords.
Release self limiting thoughts and fears. The ropes binding this soul have no knots and only need to be shrugged off, and the swords are just an illusion of a cage. At any moment, she/I can be free. I have had a host self limiting thoughts and beliefs this past year. I don't think it's exaggerating to say I've been quite debilitated by those thoughts.
"Ride 'em, cowboy!" That's the phrase that comes to mind when I see this King of Wands.
Embrace confidence, self acceptance, and joie de vivre! I see this as not only advice for the new year and new moon, but as a promise that it will happen. I'm already sensing a shift, just today, in my perception and how I look at myself, and therefore how I see the world around me. I'm seeing this reading as confirmation that the shift I'm sensing is a real one that will continue.
The lion in this King of Wands reminds me of the Strength card, which is also a fine thing to embrace in the coming year. Tapping into the strength I already have inside will surely lead to more confidence, less fear, and an exciting time to come.
Finally what needs to be released from my life and from my thinking seems to be breaking lose and falling away leaving room for a more confident, joyful me.
Happy New Year to you! I'm sending all who are reading this the same hope and light I have at this moment.