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Mittwoch, 28. August 2013

Let's Celebrate: Four of Wands

“Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people”
Nido Qubein

In the Thoth tarot, Crowley has termed this card "Completion". It's what comes after the enterprise, undertakings, goals and vision that is expressed in the Three of Wands ("Virtue" in the Thoth). So it's time to celebrate first successes, to stop for a moment and look at what you have achieved. It's a moment's rest and peace after working hard towards a goal and it is shelter from troubled times. Time to look back at the Three of Wands, look at what you set out to do and how far you have come. A cycle is completed. 

I find that in tarot I can often see what in learning theory is called the "spiral curriculum" or "spiral approach". Imagine moving upward in a spiral. You pass the same points again and again but every time you do, you have moved up onto a higher level. Here you have just completed one of these laps and can move on to the next higher level of understanding initiated by the Five ("Strife" in the Thoth), which brings in the competition and the challenge. If you don't move on up, you will be going round in circles.

Now it's time to rest for a moment and celebrate your achievements, in learning you would secure and document your results for revision. So it's also a time to consolidate and reinforce so you can weather the storms to come. (Perhaps that's why the card can also stand for weddings or engagements). It's a time to welcome other people and have them partake in what we have achieved and built. 

Time to ask yourself: what have I achieved that I can be proud of? Which achievements in my life should I turn my attention to and secure now? Who or what should I invite into my life to celebrate and share? Which things in my life call for a celebration? What have I learned, what have I completed? What will be the next step so I don't go round in circles?


  1. Liebe Satu,

    ich liebe das Zitat, dass Du an den Anfang gesetzt hast, vielen Dank dafür!
    Ich habe Dich gerade mit meinem Blog verlinkt und wünsche Dir viele Besucher (auch wenn unsere Blogs in unterschiedlichen Welten angesiedelt sind...). Viel Erfolg weiterhin mit deinem schönen Blog, ich schaue immer gerne vorbei.
    Liebe Grüße,

    1. Danke, liebe Ida! Schaue auch immer wieder gerne in deinem Blockhaus vorbei, bekomme dann aber immer ein schlechtes Gewissen, dass es bei mir zu Hause nicht so hübsch und ordentlich aussieht. :-D