Five Of Bows – Wildwood Tarot Deck
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I. The Description of Five of Bows Wildwood Tarot
The four unstrung bows lay on the ground as they are offered to the huge drawing of the giant Cerne Abbas, who holds the fifth bow in his hand. Originally an ancient symbol, representing fertility, the Giant here is seen as the one who opens the roads.
II. The Meaning of Five of Bows Wildwood Tarot
Individuals believe they are not completely helpless anymore. Ultimately, individuals will be able to influence the outcome of every event and change perceptions.
III. The interpretation of Five of Bows Wildwood Tarot
The control of any skill, along with the discipline, will energize the process of thinking more decisively and clearly. From there, the arrows of one’s desires and wishes will be shot at fate under a positive impact. The time to create authority by taking initiative has come. By navigating positive, abundant, and important energies, the individual will help the mind become assertive, certain, and then utilize it to develop and change more effectively. This is not only true for an individual but also for society as a whole.
It says that to reach to fate is by choice, not luck. By allowing the molecules to change itself, simmering living forces can be concentrated and restructured to influence every situation in the real world. Self-created energy will help each individual overcome negative self or a career filled with destructive emotions. It also increases the confidence for each person to overcome defects and obstacles in society. Self-generating energy is the key to fulfill our destiny and a feeling of fullness in our hearts through an active and positive attitude towards life.
IV. The guideline of Five of Bows Wildwood Tarot
The four bows are lying on the grassy hillside next to us. Unstrung as they are, we believe we do not have the resources to fire our focus arrows. We see that the fifth bow is held in the hands of Giant Cerne Abbas whose chalky outline dominates the hill on the other side of the valley. The outline of the Giant reminds us of our own strength; his erect phallus reminds us of our inherent potential (for both men and women). In his right hand, he holds a club to show us wood as a weapon in its original form. On his left hand, he carries a bow, not only a weapon but also a sophisticated tool.
The bow may not be completed, but we have the tools and power to make tremendous changes in our lives. What is the purpose of the Giant? Was he created as a reminder of someone in power? Does he serve as a standard of security and kinship for societies beneath his gaze? The Five of Bows Wildwood Tarot requires you to consider the untapped energy in you as an individual and in society. We often shrug our shoulders and say that things can’t be helped; that this is just the way of the world. We turn away and say we don’t have the power to change.
Five of Bows challenge us. Thinking in this way is a denial of our own power and a refusal to change our destiny (personal or social). Gandhi calls on everyone: “be the change we wish to see in the world”. Five of Bows asks: Do we have the courage to stand up and be counted? Are we prepared to accept our own strength and not turn away from it as we usually do?
V. Keywords and extensions of Five of Bows Wildwood Tarot
Fire element, A new perspective, Seeing a problem from a different angle, A break away clears redundant energies, Take a fresh look at a project, Trust the process.