The Eight of Wands brings Jason to a calm between storms and his voyage home after fulfilling his quest of the Golden Fleece and fighting his way past the armies of King Aeetes. This gives the eight of Wands the aspect of good fortune and hopeful times after any delays or struggles that have hindered you in the past. Now is a time when anything is possible and new undertakings are well favoured. It is also a time to enjoy peace and rest, and celebrate your recent victories as excitement of one sort or another will inevitably be on the horizon. 🔥
Four of Wands brings Jason at the start of his quest for the Golden Fleece, celebrating the successful construction of the legendary ship Argo with his loyal crew. This brings the Four of Wands the aspect of reaping the rewards for your most recent hard work.
This card also signifies that this success is not the whole of the journey as these current achievements will serve as the foundation for your future adventures as you use them to set sail into the greater unknown in search of bigger and shinier things! 🔥
The Page of Cups manifests as Narcissus, son of a river god and a nymph, who was as renowned for his beauty as he was for the story of getting enchanted by his own reflection the first time he saw it. This brings the Page of Cups the aspect of discovery of new love – either of another person or of oneself. The Page marks a time of emotional healing and the start of moving away from hurt and withdrawal into a new era of love and self-acceptance. He also reminds you of the need for self-care and to be gentle with yourself so that these early steps of healing can be properly nurtured and grow into something stronger that will let you venture back into the world when you are ready. 💧
The Hierophant appears as Chiron, king of the Centaurs, wounded healer, teacher and philosopher; seen here emerging from his cave to impart wisdom and give the sign of ancient blessing with his raised hand. (Of course he could also be a secret rocker popping horns to say hey to a kindred spirit. He’s flexible like that! 😎)
Chiron’s association with knowledge and the mysteries indicates a time of seeking philosophical or spiritual truths. He can also suggest the need to seek counsel or aid from an outside person to help with the comfort and support you need in your current situation, and this aid and truth seeking will allow you to move on from outmoded ways and greet new challenges and adventures with better understanding and more success. 🤟
The Five of Wands puts Jason at the point of battle with the monster guarding the Golden Fleece, giving this card the aspect of struggle and problems that must be overcome before you can progress. The Five of Wands also indicates limitations created by a conflict between ability and aims, where the current practicalities of life are clashing with ideals or plans. It may be necessary to improve skills or recover physical health before current aims can be achieved, and it may also be worthwhile re-examining your plans in case you’ve missed or underestimated something important. 🔥
The Empress brings us Demeter: earth mother, ruler of nature and protector of the young and defenceless. Demeter’s realm governs the orderly cycles of life and nature and growing things, and she can be seen in matters relating to the gestation and birth of new life, and the rites of marriage.
This gives The Empress the earthier side of life – births and marriages could be indicated, but also the birth of creative endeavours or a creative partnership. Either way, there is the need for patience and to nurture things to fruition. 💐🌾
The Six of Wands brings the triumph of Jason, his trophy of the Golden Fleece and the public recognition that comes with successfully completing his quest. As such, the Mythic Six of Wands indicates a time of achievement and public acclaim as work and efforts are finally rewarded. This could manifest as a promotion, a publication, winning a scholarship or gaining a qualification so enjoy the well deserved praise and success and when the cheers die down, don’t be tempted to rest on your laurels, as keeping your rewards and building on your successes will also need attention and work. 🔥🏆