Six of Swords Reversed: Who’s to Blame?

There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them. –Ralph Marston

I’d even go so far as to say, you present yourself the only possible obstacle. All roads lead home.

The Six of Swords speaks to making a transition–sometimes after a long, stressful cycle. Reversed, the transition isn’t necessarily direct or smooth. I’m seeing this as lacking consistency, not being grounded or steady in the process of a transition. Emotional flux in the process. With this card reversed, you’re falling in the (emotional) waters!

Eclipse season, folks. To be expected so don’t sweat it if you’re finding yourself a little waterlogged lately.

Not that you cannot get there–from overwhelmed to steady–and usually it’s pretty easy, for that matter. Provided you’ve decided to find your center and you keep reaching for that center to the exclusion of all else.

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The more you practice reaching for steady and centered, the easier it is to regain your footing when you slip, as you will again and again and again. Because that’s the nature of centering. Much like steering on the car, or tacking on a boat, you’ll spend more time correcting course than on course. This is how we move. And as you practice with little things, the bigger things fall into line more naturally, because grounded and centered become your default state.

So often, we congratulate ourselves when things go smoothly and fuss at ourselves when they don’t. We are happy when life shows us what we want, and upset with ourselves (because we “should have known better”) when what we want is not yet there. What would it be like, if we decided to love and accept ourselves NO MATTER WHAT? What would that look like? What if we were to recognize the perfection in every moment–not because we are eternally satisfied with our now, but because we understand we’ll always be reaching for more and the only way to acheive more is by making peace with here?

We are in transition. How do I know? Not because of the sky or my vibe-reading skills, mad though they may be. Because we always are! Transition is a constant state–a side effect of being alive. Stasis is an illusion: it’s merely the act of recreating the same thing, over and over. Can’t stand still, no matter how hard you try. But you can tread water, in place.

When you can look at your situation and no longer blame others, you’ve made progress moving forward. When you no longer blame yourself, you’ve made more progress. When you no longer look at whatever you’ve got without need to blame or explain or justify or condemn it? When you can just BE, and appreciate what every situation has given you and love yourself, knowing you’ve done the best you can as you’ve gotten to wherever you are? That! That is when you open the path for real shifts.

As long as you explain, justify, and wallow? You’re recreating the circumstance in your experience. You’re living it through your attention to it. Over and over and over again. And it doesn’t help anything or anybody. Not to mention, it feels awful. So why do it?

Every step you’ve taken up to this point is part of who you are. Every step you will take is part of who you’re becoming. And there is no way to get that wrong. It’s a constant refining and adjusting and deciding. Because this is the process of being in this physical world.

Each of us lives in the Six of Swords, more or less. It’s the human condition. We just get to decide if we are jumping out of the boat and flailing around in place, or enjoying the ride.

This week’s thoughts featurethe Gilded Tarot and you know you can give Dix a holler for a personal consult, right?

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