Crook and Flail is a fixed sign. It indicates a stabilising effect. The condition it refers to doesn’t necessarily need to change.
In ancient Egyptian times, the Crook and Flail were emblems of the Pharaoh’s authority and a hint of that energy is retained by this card. It carries the same implication wherever it appears – from the smallest private social group to the largest corporation. This card talks about leadership, authority, and the self-discipline required to achieve both of them.
If the Crook and Flail card appears for your relationship, usually it’s because we are talking about some sort of leadership or authority issue. It’s a very ‘grown-up’ energy in that there’s not much room for fun with this card. Just a ‘knuckle down, get it done’ kind of vibe.
If you have chosen the Crook and Flail to represent your relationship, then it’s likely that at least some of the energy described above it evidenced there. It might be very serious, rather than light-hearted. Even if one or the other of you doesn’t ‘feel’ as if you are a leader, circumstances often appear to conspire to make you one – like it or not. Alternatively, you might have a power struggle on your hands, just between the two of you.
It’s possible that it’s time for either you or your partner to step up and take your place in the world. It also implies authority within the home, club, or team and its appearance refers to worldly status. Is it time that one or both of you set more boundaries?
Choosing the Crook and Flail for your relationship today is an indicator that you might need to start putting your own needs before the needs of the people around you – especially if you are going to be able to help them. Put your own oxygen masks on first. That way you can help from your best selves – rather than a depleted version.
Alternatively, if your other half is telling you that they are fed up with being told what to do, or if you’ve grown tired of being bossed around, it’s possible that you might benefit from looking more closely at your interactions.