Artist: Anastasia Smith
Temptation, decisions, illusion
Within the sacred pools appear seven apparitions. Our bewildered alien in the foreground is suddenly gifted with a difficult decision. Each pool holds a single choice – a dragon, representing supernatural forces; a tower, a signal of stability and power; a treasured pearl, signifying abundance and wealth; a kelp crown, representing victory or honor; a head, symbolizing a companion for herself; a snake, a totem of wisdom and knowledge; a shrouded figure, representing the need for illumination.
All of the choices are tempting, but beware as looks can be deceiving. Our alien dreamer must begin to turn her dreams into realities and that means figuring out what is real versus illusion and what might be wishful thinking versus dreams that can be built upon in real life. Each of the pools are interconnected, one flowing into the other. This symbolizes how every choice we make (or don’t make) are connected and will impact the rest of our lives
When this card appears in a reading, it is giving you a wake-up call. You’ve got so many options in front of you, so many things on your plate right now that you’ve lost your focus. Consequently you’re stagnating, getting lost in your dream-worlds, fantasies and imagination. Thinking only in terms of “what ifs” rather than taking control and saying “what now?”
It’s time to cut through the chaos, make some choices, and take some decisive actions. Dreams and good intentions are wonderful, in their place, but they’re useless without determination, resolve and hard work to back them up. Achieving your dreams takes effort, not just ideas.
Make a start. Choose one thing at a time, and get it done.
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