Today's Card is Dreamer Eight ( Eight of Swords) and Maker Four (Four of Pentacles) from the Tarot of the Sidhe by Emily Carding.
Carla from Rowan Tarot wrote this morning about how she felt when she would draw a card like this as her card of the day. Well clearly I can sympathize now. The Eight of Swords been my nemesis tarot card for a very long time and now it has found its way back into my life as Dreamer Eight - Web of Mirrors. This card is all about being trapped in your own limiting beliefs and being unable to see reality. This is often caused by fear of letting go the illusion of control. The figure in the card is a spider like Sidhe who has woven her own web of self sabotaging thoughts. Thread by thread, thought by thought, she has imprisoned herself more and more.
The only way out is for her to become aware that this entangling situation is of her own doing:
“Yeah, as long as we know we’re trapped, we still have a chance to escape ” (S. Grant)
Then I asked what would be a helping attitude for me to face reality. And I got the Maker Four- The greedy Tree. This what not what I had expected at all but this is what I got, so there was bound to be a message for me in there somewhere: Besides being greedy this card is also about protecting what is precious to you. So today this card is all about protecting my self-worth, my time, my health and about feeling grounded by taking care of my physical me. Doing something is for me personally the best way to unravel those cobwebs in my mind
“For when we weave a web of thoughts
Of “ifs” and “shoulds” and “coulds” and “oughts”
And fears of what the others seem
We make a prison of our dream”