“…not just that part of the door you step over. It’s a huge piece of the hero’s journey. That is the point of no return. Once he or she has crossed that threshold, the only way is forward. What is behind will never be the same. It’s a magnificently terrifying moment in a really good story… It’s a big deal and nothing will be the same again.”
It’s a doorway, a decision, a way forward. Or back. An ending, as much as it is a beginning. The Death card personified, in this regard. As I am standing on a threshold – or three – of my own, this idea couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. I’ve expanded the 1-card draw into a 3-card spread, as below.
 What lies behind me
0 The Fool
The leap has already been made; the threshold crossed. Now I’m falling, stuck in the “between” – the liminal space before I hit the ground or catch an updraft or whatever else is to happen on the way. My whole life feels like this though. Drifting…
 What lies before me
10 Wheel of Fortune
Enough already! :D Right before this spread, I used Nisaba’s method of time-telling and was dealt the WoF from the 1JJ as the time-frame for something life-changing that we are considering (and that I had in mind when I dealt this spread). Time. Cycles, seasons. As relates to timing, a Major indicates that there is an ongoing issue that needs to be addressed before the event in question can take place.
We have to turn the Wheel, goat-boy and I; we have to take control to make it happen. The mountain ranges, river and deer are visual cues – this is a pretty accurate representation of the environmental features in the area we want to move to. The harvest (bundle of wheat) though… it makes me think it’s not this year.
There will be blood (sweat and tears) in this future. But what of the 8 “Cups” at the centre of the Wheel? It seems odd that 3 of them are dark and 5 are light. And the black hole sun?
I need a good, long, solid sit down with the Wheel to hash things out. I clearly do. not. get it.
 The Threshold
These cards aren’t fucking around: all Majors.
Justice seems paused. Paused at the threshold. She is the perfect symbol for this position of being balanced between; before. There are options to be weighed and choices to be made, blindly (like the figures on the Wheel), based on trust and instinct. Does she need more information before making a decision? A light shines from above, illuminating the components of the decision-making process. The shape and positioning of the light, combined with the flaming book makes me think of the High Priestess. Again, intuition; the guidance of inner wisdom.
But for now, wait.
 Quint – The Universe
The World dancer is one who has escaped the Wheel and is in harmony with the Universe. Complete freedom at the final threshold. The card also signifies a cycle reaching completion, coming ’round to The Fool again. The end is the beginning – everything is now. The similarity of this to the Wheel is striking, but I think I need to focus on the differences.
This is one of those readings where I can sense what’s going on, I just can’t articulate it properly. The meanings will slowly filter through my brain in their own time.
What I can say is that I am severely impressed with the World Spirit so far. We’re going to be spending a lot of quality time together!