Think of a surprising event when a person, team, or animal surmounted an incredible challenge. Illustrate what happened using the cards of your choice.
It starts with The Dark Lord & The Empress. They weave a tale that is not so lovely but necessary for the growth that was to be experienced. I have a real good friend who is represented by The Empress. She is very caring and motherly and likes to nurture and grow. She is connected to that energy. Well The Empress was married to the Dark Lord in which he has his own history that he could not confront. He took his frustrations and anger out on the lovely Empress. This went on for quite a long time. It tore at the Empress. She felt trapped and secluded herself even more. The Dark Lord reveled in this! He enjoyed the short leash he had her on. He enjoyed the torture he forced upon her.
While the Dark Lord is out pretending to be a good boy, the Empress meets The High Priestess. She finds a community to take her in, she bonds with all that The High Priestess brings and the High Priestess learns much from her. They share each others stories, they talk and communicate daily and experience a soul connection. They read the signs and omens together, and through the interaction the Empress starts to shed some of the hold that the Dark Lord has on her. She starts to remember who she really is, to find her inner strength and eventually she knows what she must do. She stands by the flowing waters and she asks for guidance. She holds to her passions, her desires and she is raw/bare to the universe. She knows what she must do yet she looks back upon all the memories and the ties that she has to the Dark Lord. It is not as ‘easy’ as it should be. But again she understands the nature of all things and for her safety and her life she must move. But she is not ready yet.
The Dragon must be Tamed. The Empress must find her inner Strength. The more work that she does on herself, the more she starts to build her confidence the more of a reality she creates for the option of leaving. She finds her strength and learns to embody what it means to be the Dragon in all its meanings.. and she walks out. She leaves. she leaves a lot behind her. She is hurt and in pain, she is struggling with the decisions because of the things she had to leave behind. She is physically drained but she knows that it shall get better.
She starts to Study! To Learn new things, new energies, to channel, to communicate with things that she had only dreamed of if even. She learns more about herself and she takes refuge in her own space. She surrounds herself with the things that she enjoys. She prepares herself for a new journey. And so with that she experiences death. Something happens to shift her reality. She faces a death of the old. She let go of so mean, healed a lot and so the natural process was to in a sense die. And that occurred. She shed her shell of the old self, the old beliefs and patterns.
And so she is reborn! She ascends to the heavens and embodies her warrior spirit! She learns to discern that which is in her highest and best and that which is not. She realizes her full potential, she steps into her power and learns what it means to be from the higher dimensions. She is forever changed and goes from The Empress to The Initiate. She discovers a new realm and how to interact with it. She has new beliefs, new goals and a new way of being!
I just have to say that I am amazed and proud of this person and eternally grateful for the experiences we share together!