“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” –Dr. Seuss
Waiting for the “right time”—how many dreams have been put on hold, waiting for the right time? Or waiting for motivation, or circumstances to change, or the economy to shift, or the kids to grow up or blah blah blah?
Been there, thank you very much. And the biggest thing I’ve figured out from the trip: fear is a whole lot more restrictive than reality.
Today’s Tarot is the Reversed Ten of Pentacles and the Eight of Swords. The Ten of Pentacles is generally welcome, even inverted. The Eight of Swords, not so much. The thing I love about the Eight of Swords, though, is upon seeing it, I know you are in control. You’re just not acting like you are.
Whatever it is that has left you feeling like you’ve not quite “made it”—those nagging doubts, feelings of not being quite good enough, not quite secure or assured of your future? It’s centered in your perspective. Sometimes, we’ve spent so long thinking we cannot possibly do something, we believe it. Even if our reasoning was sound at the time, is it still? As one of the Tarot Eights, the Eight of Swords tells us we can work our way out of this feeling.
The woman in the Eight of Swords is standing in water; the situation is rooted in emotion. Her destination isn’t far off behind her, but she’ll never see it without willingness to fight just a little to remove that blindfold. Passive won’t cut it. It’s not the situation itself, it’s fear of confronting it that keeps her enslaved.
Question long-standing assumptions—those ties that bind you. Do you really “have to” remain stuck? Because I would argue that perspective is a choice. What would happen if you let go of other people’s choices? What would happen if you allowed yourself room to take some chances, make some mistakes, or walk a new path? What if you let others live their lives and really, truly started living yours? What if…?
Do you have some “what ifs?” What are you gonna do about them?
|Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot |
by Us Games Systems
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