“Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning.” Erwin Rommel
So, do you feel like a loser? Did you win the battle at the expense of the war? Are you a sore winner? Is winning worth the price? These are the kind of questions I ask when I see the reversed Five of Swords (Venus in Aquarius). The victory or defeat isn’t so clear cut.
I’ve never been an “ends justifies the means” gal. I consider that attitude akin to writing yourself a blank check to act without consulting a moral compass. Whatever gained that way isn’t worth having. “Ends” come and go, but “means” are how you live day in and out, what determine who you really are. It’s not just the ends that count. It’s how you live your life.
I won’t say this approach hasn’t cost me at times. But never my soul. Everything else? Not as hard to replace. Today, I’m seeing a prompt to check definitions, of winning and losing. Have clarity of what is to be gained or lost, in both the battle and outcome.
What do you see in the reversed Five of Swords?
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