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NOTE: I seem to be having issues with the image gallery this morning, so I cannot include the image. Will try again later…

This card is all about celebration, friendships, and communication.  It indicates social gatherings, parties, and honoring the blessings of social interaction.  Inverted, it could be signifying my recent retreat into self. I’ll have more to say at the bottom of this post.

Here’s what the sources say:

From Learn Tarot.com

feeling exuberant
bursting with energy
being in the flow
celebrating
overflowing with high spirits
feeling on top of the world
dancing and singing
putting yourself out there 
enjoying friendship
getting together with people you like
experiencing camaraderie
extending/receiving hospitality
sharing
finding companions
trusting others
relying on outside help 
valuing community
taking part in a support group
developing a team spirit
working together
uniting with others
forming a group bond
helping each other
discovering a common goal
being neighborly

There are three cards in the tarot that focus on the group – each from a different point of view. For the Hierophant, it’s the formal approach. For the Three of Pentacles it’s teamwork, and for the Three of Cups, it’s emotions. What does it feel like to join with others? What is friendship and community? These are the questions answered by the Three of Cups.

On this card, we see three women dancing together in a circle. Their arms reach out to each other to connect their feelings (Cups). In many settings, women create and nurture the social glue that bonds people together. These dancing women are a symbol of coming together in love. (Of course, these feelings do not only relate to woman.)

In readings, the Three of Cups can signify a friend or the feelings associated with friendship. This card can represent community – the network of support created when we interact with others. It can be any group in which the members feel a bond. When you see the Three of Cups, examine your attachments to the groups in your life from an emotional point of view. Consider reaching out to give or receive help. This card stands for all forms of support, including formal aid such as counseling and other social services.

The women on the Three of Cups also express joy and high spirits. Such feelings are not limited to groups, but can be especially strong there. Celebrations spontaneously arise when people feel connected, loved and secure. The Three of Cups can stand for a mood or experience that makes you feel like dancing and singing.

 

From Aeclectic Tarot:

So at first we had one, indivisible; then it splits into two, mirror images, opposites: two opposing passions, twin emotions, two ideas, two jobs or finances. The next move, of course, is for the two to create a third. Male and female create a child; two corners get a third to form a triangle.

Ruling over the threes is the Empress, of course, whose card is all about creation. The child in the womb, the seed in the ground. So, with the twos, a choice has been made about what use to put this passion, emotion, brainpower, craft. Now we get the first results of that decision, the initial offspring.

Three of Cups

Three maidens with three overflowing cups celebrate. The creation here, springing from the relationship in the two of cups, is happiness, togetherness. Two cups pour into a third and it overflows with love and joy, enough for all. This is a card of parties, weddings, anniversaries, baby showers, birthdays. Any time that families get together and reunite in celebration of something new.

From Solitary Witch: Book of Shadows for the Next Generation by Silver Raven Wolf:

Joining a group of like-minded individuals; emotional celebrations of all kinds; positive group mind; comfort; a happy outcome of an emotional situation; good luck; emotional fulfillment of something long awaited.

And, from Numerology and the Divine Triangle by Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker:

As a temporary  vibration: Abundance, rejoicing, healing. Congratulations are in order. This is a period of rejoicing because the results of your past endeavors are now evident. You have concluded matters successfully and realized your goals. The rewards are yours.

If your pursuits have been professional, you now realize financial increases, promotion, and business expansion. If health has been an issue, healing takes place. Family difficulties smooth out, and you are overwhelmed by success, peace, and extra benefits that you are now enjoying.

This is a restful vibration, so loosen up and enjoy it. Follow your routine or take a vacation, but maintain the status quo. Pushing new ventures and pursuing new avenues is not a part of this cycle. Sit back and relax.

Be careful that your celebration does not degenerate into overindulgence. Too much of the good life can bring on physical discomforts. If you select your partners indiscriminately, relationships can suffer. So eat, drink and be merry in moderation. You have earned it.

Tarot Symbolism: This key depicts the celbration of bounty and good fortune. Three maidens jubilantly toast the happy outcome of their work  – the abundant harvest pictured around them.

 

Notes: On instinct, I think of Sorscha and Indigo, as they’ve been my two strongest allys in progressing towards my goals.  They are the two who call and check on me if I’ve “gone dark”, gotten ill, or otherwise seem distressed.  On the same token, however, I must remember that while this card has a beautiful and celebratory definition, it also appeared today REVERSED – which means either the energy is just surfacing, has already climaxed and is on its way out, OR, that the opposite of this card’s definition is manifesting.

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This strikes a chord with the last comment I’d made in this morning’s coffee thoughts – that I could feel a portal opening in front of me and things would become clear.  The Moon in Tarot signifies illusion, or moving through a shadow realm.  Things feel more fearful, more emotional, more uncertain. 

Walking through the woods during the day, we can rejoice in their beauty, take in with delight the songs of the birds, play with pine cones, and enjoy the woods for what they are.  But walk through the woods at night? Suddenly you feel like you’ve been sucked into the Blair Witch Project and everything makes you fearful.  Senses are hightened.  We become aware of every sound as if they signify attack, and we’re aleart for any dangers (including those that aren’t real!).  This is the feeling we have when we’re under the influence of The Moon in Tarot.

The fact that this card is inverted today makes me feel as though the energy of this card is waning, moving away… as though sunrise is about to happen.  It’s always darkest before the dawn – and things have been very dark in Wendiland lately – on all counts, every plane, each dimension from romance to work to domestic situations to physical health.  The viel is about to be lifted, though – and I take this card as a sign that it’ll be lifting soon. In the Tarot, the card that comes right after the moon is The Sun!

Here’s what the other sources say:

From LearnTarot.com:

feeling fear
releasing inner demons
feeling a nameless apprehension
suffering from phobias
giving in to the shadow self
lacking courage
being overcome by anxieties 

believing illusions
accepting a false picture
deceiving yourself
having unrealistic ideas
misapprehending the truth
experiencing distortions
chasing after a fantasy 

stimulating the imagination
having vivid dreams or visions
opening to fantasy
plumbing the unconscious
entertaining unusual thoughts
being outlandish and bizarre 

feeling bewildered
losing direction and purpose
having trouble thinking clearly
becoming confused
being easily distracted
feeling disoriented
wandering aimlessly

Sadly, we are usually afraid of the Moon. In readings, this card often stands for fears and anxieties – the ones that come in the darkest part of the night. Card 18 also stands for illusions. It is easy to lose our way in the moonlight. Be careful not to let deceptions and false ideas lead you astray. Sometimes the Moon is a signal that you are lost and wandering aimlessly. You must find your way back to the path and your clarity of purpose.

If you look around the room right now, you will (probably!) see people and objects that are comforting in their familiarity. Everything is exactly as you expect it to be. You know that if you closed your eyes and opened them, the room would be the same. But…have you ever lost the familiar to find, in its place, a world so extraordinary you can’t even grasp it? This is the experience of the Moon.

Most of the time we live in a tiny pocket of normality that we wrap around us like a security blanket. We turn our backs on the mysterious universe that waits outside. From time to time we may sneak a peak with our imagination, or venture out through fantasy or expanded awareness. We can be thrust out there unprepared through drugs, madness or intense experiences such as battle.

The Moon is the light of this realm – the world of shadow and night. Although this place is awesome, it does not have to be frightening. In the right circumstances, the Moon inspires and enchants. It holds out the promise that all you imagine can be yours. The Moon guides you to the unknown so you can allow the unusual into your life.

From AeclecticTarot:

THE MOON

Basic Card Symbols

A full moon (with a crescent within), twin pillars, two dogs/wolves howling, a stream that runs to the ocean, a crayfish emerging out of the water.

Basic Tarot Story

Following the star the Fool travels through the night. The full Moon rises, illuminating for him a watery path. And he begins to feel disoriented, as if walking in his sleep. He passes under the moon, between two pillars ancient and strange. Suddenly, he looks around to find himself in another land entirely. When he was in the presence of the High Priestess, he saw hints of this dark land through the sheer veil draped behind her throne. And later, when he hung from the tree, he felt himself between the physical world and this one. Now, he has at last passed behind the veil. Here are the mysteries he sought, at least, here are the dark mysteries, ones that have to do with the most primal and ancient powers; powers of nature, not of civilization. It is a land poets, artists, musicians and madmen know well, a terrifying, alluring place, with very different rules. Wolves, howling in homage to the moon, run wild across this land, hunting along side maidens with bow and arrows; and creatures from childhood nightmares and fantasies peer from shadows, eyes glowing.

The path the Fool was walking is now a river, and he stands hip-deep in the powerful pull of its salty, moonlit waters. There is, on the nearby shore, a small boat, but it has no rudder, no oar. The Fool realizes he has only two choices. He can lose himself in this desolate, primal land of madness and illusion, howl with the wolves, be hunted down, or he can get into the boat, and trust himself to the river. The moon will be in control either way, but in the boat, his surrender to the powers of the unconscious and the natural world will at least take him somewhere. As the artists and poets and magicians know, inspiration, visions, genius, Moon magic, are the rewards of such surrender. The Fool gets into the boat, and shoves off. As the waters sweep him away, moon beams light his “path” and he feels the Mistress of this dark land gazing down at him with the High Priestess’s approving eyes.

 

Basic Meaning

With Pisces as its ruling sign, the Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. The Querent who gets this card should be warned that they may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if they have any past mental problems, they must be vigilant in taking their medication. They should avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. They can and should trust their intuition.

Thirteen’s Observations

This is the card of that scary, dreamy, secret otherworld where lies the most powerful and dark magic. Primal magic. It is the card that you’d get for Jackson Pollack types, switching between being wild, mean, crazy drunks and creative geniuses. They have wicked mood swings, dark, dark, dark depressions, charming manic modes. They have no inhibitions, don’t even try to behave themselves in polite society, their crazy behavior sometimes inspired, sometimes horribly embarrassing, even unbelievable and even dangerous. But the art, poetry, music they produce….it’s magic. When I get this card, I let the Querent know they’re in for an emotional and mental rollercoaster ride. They can do two things, either wander through this crazy, lunatic landscape howling at the moon (get drunk, wallow in depression, alienate friends and family with wild, antisocial behavior), or get in a boat and go through it purposefully (paint something!).

From Solitary Witch: Book of Shadows for the Next Generation by Silver Raven Wolf:

Intuition; deception; night work; hidden dangers; instinct; struggle for sanity; change; possible confusion; magick; gossip; stuck between a rock and a hard place; self-esteem issues; empathetic. Astrological association: Pisces.

And, from Numerology and the Divine Triangle by Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker:

As a temporary vibration: Caution, dreaming, healing, body care. You must slow down the fast pace of your life. You need to pay more attention to your bodily needs; therefore, exercise outdoors, eat properly and get sufficient sleep.

Your dreams are active now, and any sleeplessness you experience is the product of an extremely vivid imagination. New plans and ideas are forming in your mind. Do not start new projects, but rather allow the ideas to germinate. They will blossom at a later date. Maintain your present status while considering changes, such as new occupation.

Healing forces are working beneath the surface, and your health can improve if you allow periods of quiet conteimplation to calm your mind. Your thoughts have a potent control over your bodily processes now.

Sign documents carefully or not at all, if possible. Be on guard against deception in business and difficulties in personal affairs. Family quarrels and accidents are caused by rashness or carelessness. Travel is not advisable. Mental unsettledness can bring a physical illness. Wars and revolutions are brought on by such vibrations.

You have a unique opportunity to organize your life now. Set your environment in order, clean your house, organize your desk, finish up odds and ends. Such actions will direct your subconscious to set itself in order as well. Then your dreams and visions will express the future direction you should follow.

Tarot Symbolism: Key 18: The Moon. Evolutionary growth and development come under key 18. The keywords are organization and sleep. The function of the Moon is sleep, and during sleep, waste is eliminated and new materials are woven into the body. Consciousness continues while the upper brain cels rest. It is during sleep that our aspirations and efforts are being built into the body cells. What we think and do all day goes on influencing the body while we sleep. Every cell is a center of consciousness, and every cell contains spirit. Astrologically, Pisces, the final sign of the zodiac, rules this key.

The shellfish coming out of the water represents the lower form of existence. Shaped like a scorpion, it indicates the creative force starting on the path of return, which leads to the mountain of attainment. The narrow path implies that concentration is necessary. It goes up, then down, but always rises higher at the next step. It is meant to show that spiritual unfoldment does not come all at once, but rather progresses gradually.

The dog and wolf are of the same species, but one is wild and the other is domesticated (depicting nature aided by human consciousness). The towers are human handiwork. The thirty-two rays of the Moon iindicate the thirty-two paths on the Tree of Life, and the faling yods represent the decent of the life force from a higher plane into the material world. Many symbols here show that we can change the outward structure of things. They are proof that the same changes may be accomplished within the body through organization and cultivation.

Astrological correspondence: The Sun (and Pisces). The test of Saturn (8) is energized and supported by Mars (1), resulting in full attainment and realization (9, The Sun).

With the combination of the Sun and Pisces, final completion is possible under this number. The Sun, representing true individuality finds its own true identity in key 18, which symbolizes body consciousness. By combining body consciousness and control with realization of one’s self, all things are possible.

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Eight of Wands

Eight of Wands

 

Instinct for this morning is to look at this card and say, “Cut your losses, weed the garden, and invest time and energy in projects with pay offs.”

Eights are symbolic of the Yin/Yang in life… the ability to find balance between light and dark, good and bad, joy and pain. They represent the ability to look at a situation that may appear negative, and extract what positive values there are to be found within it.  If things are good all the time, we lose appreciation for their value.  If things are bad all the time, we lose hope and inspiration.  By finding our footing in the center, we find balance wherein we appreciate the value of what we do have, because we know what it is to not have.

Wands are represented by the element of fire – they are the “spark” of change and trasformation, the first step in mainfestation.  If this card were upright, I’d know that the energies I put out there to get new projects/relationships off the ground were now starting to come back to me… in abundance.  But, because it is inverted, I know that it’s time to let go of certain elements, retain only the things I know are going to prove fruitful for me, and focus my intent and direct my energy consciously and wisely toward those things.

A pruning of the soul, if you will.

This card inverted could signify that I’ve spread myself too thin, that I had too many things going on at once, that my energies have been scattered.  Time to reduce and get back to the basics.

Here’s what the other sources say:

From LearnTarot.com:

ACTIONS

taking quick action
making your move
striking while the iron is hot
declaring yourself openly
putting plans into action
rushing into a new area
moving into high gear
getting caught up in change 
coming to a conclusion
culminating an effort
having all elements come together
closing out an activity
experiencing a grand finale
finding a successful resolution
completing unfinished business 
receiving news
getting an important message
obtaining a needed bit of information
finding the missing puzzle piece
discovering the truth
having a meaningful conversation
learning more
In the film The Ten Commandments, Moses touches his staff to water to set a plague in motion. His staff is the agent of power that initiates events. Moses’ staff reminds me of the wands on this card. They are a symbol of the onset of action and its effects. Before acting, we think, imagine, speculate, talk and dream. This is the realm of air – the sky. Then, finally, we decide to make our move. We bring our ideas down to earth and put them into action.In readings, the Eight of Wands is often a sign that now is the time to declare yourself. All the elements are ready and will work for you as long as you don’t hesitate. The iron is hot – so strike! If events are in motion, they will proceed rapidly. You may feel caught in a whirlwind, but soon the dust will settle, and you see how your plans have fared.The Eight of Wands also stands for the arrival of news or information. You may see or hear something important. The news could show up in a disguised form, so stay alert. Pay attention to everything that comes your way for a while.

And from Aeclectic Tarot:

EIGHTS

Going with the Rider-Waite deck, we’ll relate the Eights to Strength. Eights are about moving, taking action, as Strength is a card of courage and transformation. It’s very easy to let things stay as they are inside yourself or without (though, as the Eights warn, it’s easy but damaging). It is much harder to gather up the willpower and mental strength to make a real change. A scary change. Like the Strength card, it is scary to approach that lion, but you can alter the relationship you have with it.

Eight of Wands

Eight wands cut across the sky. The power and energy of eight combined with the energy of wands makes this a card of movement and expansion. There is no fear in the Querent at all! This is the card of a person who, on seeing that lion, says, “Allow me!”, rolls up their sleeves, shoves everyone out of the way, strides up and raps the beast on the nose. “Don’t you try to push me around!” they snap.

A lot of things are going to be happening fast, and the Querent is going to revel in and handle all of them. This will likely include trips – and the Querent will want to drive or fly him/herself, likely. Fast. No need to slow down or be impatient, with this card, you can really move, change, do.

This card also signifies endings. Sooner or later all activities run their course. The eight wands on this card not only symbolize putting events into motion, but also bringing them to a close. They appear to be ending their flight by coming down to earth. If you see the Eight of Wands in a reading, it may be time to conclude whatever you have been doing. Celebrate the past, but prepare to move on to something new.

from Solitary Witch: Book of Shadows for the Next Generation by Silver Raven Wolf:

Messages; communications; Internet surfing and business; e-mails; phone calls; faxes; long-distance travel; hasty action; letters of love and passion; action and excitement; forward pursuit of one’s goals; much can be accomplished if you think before you act.

And here’s a new source: The Divine Triangle by Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker:

Tarot Symbolism: Eight of Wands. Eight live forces move swiftly through the air, unobstructed over open country. All follow the same direction, pointing east toward the light, and aim toward the earth and water. The lower wand is actually touching earth and water to show the blending of the three parts of mind and the four elements. It depicts the integration of the above with the below. The significance of this key is orderly growth, with much cosmic help.

As a temporary vibration: Preparedness, strength, inheritance, recognition, business. This is a period when almost anything can happen; you should be prepared for wahtever comes. The demand is toward more responsibility and discipline; you will need to use your stored energy source. You may be promoted and therefore have to withstand more pressure and more work. The honors bestowed now reflect past efforts.

This is a money vibration, and job advancement usually means an increase in salary. However, inheritances also come under 8, so this is another source of money.

The pressures of this period will affect your health only if you work and worry too much. Allow sufficient time for rest, follow careful eating habits and relegate the demands of the material world to their proper place. Your health can improve through the exciting demands placed upon you; you will never feel more alive. So use the tremendous vitality this period has to offer. Get the job done, whatever the job happens to be.

 

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With the exception of the court cards and some of the major arcana cards, each of the suit cards has numbers on them, ranging from 2-9, with  the ace being 1. Understanding the meaning of the numbers is a major part of interpreting Tarot, at least for me.

I can’t even reference sources here because I don’t remember where I learned some of the information I have, or which parts of it just came intuitively/instinctively.  Other people may have other ways of interpreting the numbers, but here’s what seems to be appropriate and accurate according to my own methods of reading Tarot.

Of course, the suit of the card is as relavent as the number, as is the position of the card in the spread, whether or not the card is reversed, and the other cards that come up in a reading along with it.  However, having learned the suits and their correspondences, understanding the numbers was the next natural step in how I learned to read Tarot.

Twos: The twos signify duality, multiple options, or indecisiveness. It’s about choices and choosing the path that’s right for you.  I’ve also learned that twos indicate that good things are coming to you, but not as soon as you might think or like.  It’s a “waiting” period… as if life is waiting for you to make the right choice so it can deliver its rewards.

Threes: Threes deal in the realm of communication and in group activities – and by group, I mean three or more.  The threes generally encourage a bit more on the social engagements and ironing out any wrinkles you may be experiencing in the way you communicate, or the way you allow (or don’t allow) others to communicate.

Fours: When I look at a four, I see a huge goal post.  The quarrent’s job (the person receiving the reading), is to kick the ball through the goal post.  The foundation is so solid here, and the platform so vast, that you could kick the ball in any direction and/or speed and still make the goal.  The fours signify a solid foundation and plenty of room to accomplish what’s being asked.  This isn’t always clear to the quarrent, of course, such as in the case of the 4 of cups where the quarrent has slipped into a bit of self-pity or self focus, but that’s the beauty of Tarot… realizing that even though things “feel” one way, the deeper truths may reveal something much more positive.

Fives: When I look at a five, I see a little tiny stick figure with a big, round belly, and a cap over the top.  The skinny stick figure represents, to me, a form of spiritual anorexia or spiritual dehydration.  The big round belly signifies attempts to fill that hunger with outside sources or material objects – thinking those things will make us happy.  The cap over the top of the five shows that the quarrent (person receiving the reading) has closed themselves off to higher knowledge, greater power, or Universal Wisdom.  Fives tell us that we need to stop trying to fill our inner void with outer influences and get back in touch with our spiritual selves.  We need soul food when we see the fives.

Sixes:  When I look at a six, I see a round circle and an arm extending beyond that circle.  The circle, to me, represents the physical realm, the earthly plane, or, to put it more simply, the world.  The arm extending beyond that circle is the quarrent’s ability to reach beyond the obvious, beyond the illusions of restrictions in this realm, and tap into a more universal “magick”.  Sixes, in one manner of speaking, represent pulling the self up by the bootstraps, using a strength and energy obtained from the heavens.

Sevens: The sevens remind me a bit of the fives, but in a more elevated or evolved position.  When I see a seven, I see a stick figure (like I did in the fives), and the cap over the top (also as with fives), but the sevens have learned not to try to fill the spiritual void with outside influences or material objects.  The sevens understand that what they need is soul food, and they’re looking for that higher wisdom.  If I could summarize the sevens in two words, I’d describe them as “spiritual reflection”.  They realize that what they’ve been doing has not been spiritually gratifying and they’re looking for their own higher purpose.

Eights: Eights are magickal… they encompass everything positive and negative, light and dark, good and bad.  When we see the eights, we begin to realize that we can take what seems like a bad situation and extract something good from it.  I call these kinds of experiences beautiful gifts wrapped in ugly paper.  It’s the “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade” number.  Eights represent power, transformation, and the quarrent’s ability to transform using the power and knowledge they’ve gained from their experiences so far. Eights are the “ah ha!” number.  They represent the trigger for the solution to the problem.

Nines: Nines represent the end of one cycle, and the preparation to begin a new cycle.  The way I often describe nines is like reading the final chapter of a book.  You’ve not finished the book all the way yet, haven’t come to the “conclusion” – but you’re incredibly close.  Because you’re not finished reading the book in hand, you’re not quite ready to begin a new one… but because you’re so close to the end of this book, you’re aware that you’ll be beginning a new one soon.  It’s the paradox of ending and beginning at the same time… wrapping up loose ends, finishing up what needs to be finished so you can begin anew.

 

Again, some people may have other understandings of the numbers in Tarot, and I’m sure that as I continue to study and learn, I’ll be adapting some of my own understandings.  I just felt it was time to put my current understanding in tangible form.  And by all means, if you have information or knowledge you can share, I’m completely open to discussion.  Whether you agree or disagree with my understanding, I welcome feedback.

 

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The User Name:

Autumn Sunrise is a name that came to me several years ago when I was working on a spiritual journey writing workshop. One of the assignments in the course was to give our Divine Spirit, our True Selves, a name other than the one we’d been given at birth. It was a task of self discovery, of getting to know oneself on a deeper and very personal level. Being that Autumn is my favorite season because of its bursting colors and crisp scents, representing a peaceful time of change, it felt “right”. Sunrise is my favorite time of day, even though I don’t see it often. It represents new beginnings, the coming of the Sun, fresh energy, warmth, and bright light. I put the two together and came up with the spiritual identity of Autumn Sunrise.

The Blog Name:

The Blog is called The Road Home: Divine Truths of Autumn Sunrise because unlike blogs of my past wherein I focused on metaphysical subjects or promoted my professional writing self, this blog is being born out of an earnest desire to reconnect with myself, to know myself on deeper levels, to discover my own divine truths. I feel I’ve been a bit lost, and these writings are my personal map… the markers that guide me on the road home.

The Given Name:

In daily life, and professionally, I’m known as Wendi Friend. I’m including my real name in addition to my user name because this blog, unlike others I’ve hosted, is designed to encompass all of the pieces and parts of me… the mother, daughter, sister, employee, writer, mystic, and whatever else pops up. I’m bringing together all the aspects of Self.

When I was younger, I hated the name Wendi. It didn’t feel like it fit. It didn’t feel “pretty”. As I aged, the name grew on me, especially as I began looking up the origin, meanings, and history of names, as well as the meaning of numbers as they pertain to names. So what’s in a name?

The first definition that hit home with me was that the name Wendi, of Slavic origin, translates to “Wanderer“. It seems fitting as I’ve not yet rooted myself in any place, person, or thing. I skip from project to project, flutter from one residence to another, bounce between jobs, and generally “wander” through the school of life.

This second definition listed below is relevent due to its connection with Peter Pan. Of the many “pet-names” I’ve been given, Wendi Lady is among the most common. The fact that I have on ongoing love affair with Tinker Bell (as well as all blessed entities from the Otherworld), tickles people pink when they connect my name to the characters of Peter Pan. In fact, those I currently work with have taken to calling me Tink. Furthermore, my current last name, garnered through a marriage that ended in divorce, is Friend. Considering that the name Wendi was a spin-off of the word friend (as mentioned below) makes my current name even more interesting.

This second definition, however, also connects my name to Gwendolyn, which is interesting due to the fact that my middle name is Lynn.

WENDI

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English (Modern)

Pronounced: WEN-dee

Variant of WENDYProbably first used in J. M. Barrie’s play ‘Peter Pan’ in 1904. It was from the nickname fwendy “friend”, given to the author by a young friend. However, there is some evidence that the name may have been used prior to the play, in which case it could be related to the Welsh name GWENDOLEN or other names beginning with element gwen meaning “white, fair, blessed”.(Source)

Names and Numbers:

Some beliefs suggest that the numbers of our name are significant in our creation, that a number can indicate a certain personality or life path. Unfamiliar with names and numbers? Here’s a chart that’ll get you started.

My first name equates to the number 28. Reduce that to a single digit by adding the two numbers together. Add the 2 and the 8 together for the number 10. 1 and 0 equal 1, so the number assigned to my first name is 1.

My middle name adds up to 20, which we again reduce to a single number, 2.

My last name at birth also adds up to 20, which is then reduced to 2.

1 + 2 + 2 = 5

My names number is 5. (Incidently, there are 5 letters in my first name!)

What does that mean? According to the chart provided, 5 is adventurous, mercurial, and sensual.

But that’s a rather basic description and I crave more, so I found a secondary source. According to PaulSadowski.com, I am described as follows:

There are 14 letters in your name.
Those 14 letters total to 68
There are 3 vowels and 11 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:

English Female Literary; a created name that first appeared in James Banie’s Peter Pan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your number is: 5

 

 

The characteristics of #5 are: Expansiveness, visionary, adventure, the constructive use of freedom.

The expression or destiny for #5:
The number 5 Expression endows with the wonderful characteristic of multi-talents and versatility. You can do so many things well. The tone of the number 5 is constructive freedom, and in your drive to attain this freedom, you will likely be the master of adaptability and change. You are good at presenting ideas and knowing how to approach people to get what you want. Naturally, this gives you an edge in any sort of selling game and spells easy success when it comes to working with people in most jobs. Your popularity may lead you toward some form of entertainment or amusement. Whatever you do, you are clever, analytical, and a very quick thinker.

If there is too much of the 5 energy in your makeup, you may express some the negative attitudes of the number. Your restless and impatient attitude may keep you from staying with any project for too long. Sometimes you can be rather erratic and scatter yourself and your energies. You have a hard time keeping regular office hours and maintaining any sort of a routine. You tend to react strongly if you sense that your freedom of speech or action is being impaired or restricted in any way. As clever as you are, you may have a tendency to make the same mistakes over and over again because much of your response is glib reaction rather that thoughtful application. You are in a continuous state of flux brought by constantly changing interests.

Your Soul Urge number is: 5

A Soul Urge number of 5 means:
The 5 soul urge or motivation would like to follow a life of freedom, excitement, adventure and unexpected happening. The idea of travel and freedom to roam intrigues you. You are very much the adventurer at heart. Not particularly concerned about your future or about getting ahead, you can seem superficial and unmotivated.

In a positive sense, the energies of the number 5 make you very adaptable and versatile. You have a natural resourcefulness and enthusiasm that may mark you as a progressive with a good mind and active imagination. You seem to have a natural inclination to be a pace-setter. You are attracted to the unusual and the fast paced.

You may be overly restless and impatient at times. You may dislike the routine work that you are engaged in, and tend to jump from activity to activity, without ever finishing anything. You may have difficulty with responsibility. You don’t want to be tied down to a relationship, and it may be hard to commit to one person.

Your Inner Dream number is: 9

An Inner Dream number of 9 means:
You dream of being creative, intellectual, and universal; the selfless humanitarian. You understand the needy and what to help them. You would love to be a person people count on for support and advice.

And now just for fun (or is it?), let’s see what my self-given Spirit Name translates to in numbers:

You entered: Autumn Sunrise

There are 13 letters in your name.
Those 13 letters total to 51
There are 6 vowels and 7 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:

English Female Born in the fall; The fall season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your number is: 6

 

 

The characteristics of #6 are: Responsibility, protection, nurturing, community, balance, sympathy.

The expression or destiny for #6:
The number 6 Expression provides you a truly outstanding sense of responsibility, love, and balance. The 6 is helpful and ever conscientious, making you quite capable of rectifying and balancing any sort of inharmonious situation. You are a person very much inclined to give help and comfort to those in need. You have a natural penchant for working with the old, the young, the sick, or the underprivileged. Although you may have considerable creative and artistic talents, the chances are that you will devote yourself to an occupation that shows concern for the betterment of the community.

The positive side of the number 6 suggests that you are very loving, friendly, and appreciative of others. You have a depth of understanding that produces much sympathetic, kindness, and generosity. The qualities of the 6 make the finest and most concerned parent and one often deeply involved in domestic activities. Openness and honesty is apparent in your approach to all relationships.

If there is an excess of the number 6 in your makeup, you may exhibit some of the negative traits associated with this number. There may be a tendency for you to be too exacting and demanding of yourself. In this regard, you may at times sacrifice yourself (or your loved ones) for the welfare of others. In some cases, the over zealous 6 has difficulty distinguishing helping from interfering. You may have difficulty expressing your own individuality, because of involvement with responsibilities and causes. Like all with the Expression of the number 6, it’s quite likely that you worry much too much.

Your Soul Urge number is: 6

A Soul Urge number of 6 means:
With a number 6 Soul Urge, you would like to be appreciated for your ability to handle responsibility. Your home and family are likely to be a strong focus for you, perhaps the strongest focus of your life. Friendship, love, and affection are high on your list of priorities for a happy life. You have a lot of diplomatic tendencies in your makeup, as you a able to rectify and balance situations with an innate skill. You like working with people rather than by yourself. It is extremely important for you to have harmony in your environment at all times.

The positive side of the 6 Soul Urge produces a huge capacity for responsibility; you are always there and ready to assume more than your share of the load. If you possess positive 6 Soul Urges and express them, you are known for your generosity, understanding and deep sympathetic attitude. Strong 6 energy is very giving of love, affection, and emotional support. You may have the inclination to teach or serve your community in other idealistic ways. You have natural abilities to help people. You are also likely to have artistic and creative leanings.

If you have an over-supply of 6 energy in your makeup, you may express some of the negative traits common to this number. With such a strong sympathetic attitude, it is easy to become too emotional. Sometimes the desires to render help can be over done, and it can become interfering and an attitude that is too protective, rather than helpful. The person with too much 6 energy often finds that people tend to take advantage of this very giving spirit. You may tend to repress your own needs so that you can cater to the demands from others. At times, there may be a tendency in this, for becoming over-loaded with such demands, and as a result become resentful.

Your Inner Dream number is: 9

An Inner Dream number of 9 means:
You dream of being creative, intellectual, and universal; the selfless humanitarian. You understand the needy and what to help them. You would love to be a person people count on for support and advice.

Interestingly enough, the Inner Dream reamins the same… and how true it is!

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