Originally published on Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.
Artemis (Cards: 4 of Wands, Ace of Cups Runes: Tiwaz, Wyrd)- You may have forgotten, but the things that you desire don’t wholly come from you. We are influenced, like delicate puppets, by things buried in our ancestral past, by events yet to come, and by the tug and pull of other humans in our present lives. Nothing is ever as it seems, and you are never getting the full story. All we have is our integrity and choosing to do what feels right in our hearts. This is more important than ever. Genuine, heart level decisions are going to open gates we didn’t even know existed.
Venus’ influence is mesmerizing. She seduces, unlike Mars who pushes. She whispers for us to put on our coat and step outside into the bright day. In her ingress to Pisces, she becomes even more irresistible than she has been in Aquarius. She broke down your barriers in the waterbearer, and now she is going to flood you with love funneling from the all. You may have some insight to go do something, say something, write something, and at first this may seem silly. What a ridiculous notion, right? But know that your little urges are coming from somewhere… wyrd and fated. We are all in for a pleasant surprise.
The 4 of Wands is a state of celebration. It is receiving something you weren’t expecting. It’s finally seeing the beauty in something when you are least expecting it. When you enter a mundane situation based on a hunch and it turns out to be an exhilarating, inspiring evening, that is the 4 of Wands. Crossed by the Ace of Cups, this could mean that the only thing holding you back is you saying “yes” to your own emotions. What is dearest to your heart is available now, all around you. Remain in your joy, even if something looks like it may be difficult or taxing. Just go with it. It is in the moments of pure joy, duress, pain, and elation that we break through and find true spiritual bliss. Allow yourself to feel and go with your feelings. The Love Goddess of Fortune is urging it. When you do decide to go with the Piscean flow – to follow your heart and trail the ones you love through these dark tunnels – you will be pleasantly surprised to see that fate has been weaving it’s web for some time.