Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! This chick needs some help!
Ok, I admit it. I’m a little…blah. Our fabulous family came out to Greece two weeks ago for a fun, active bash, but much of my energy feels like it was left back at the house we shared. Even writing this blog was a bit torturous. When you have a sabotaging thought, such as “maybe I will never write a blog again,” you know you’re in trouble.
As we all know, I view the Tarot as my walking stick for life’s challenges. So, what did I do? I asked the Tarot for some tips for getting my groove back. Here’s what the Ever-Wise-Tarot said:
1. Just do it! The Magicians shows us the power we possess to turn around this feeling asap. “You know what you need to do,” he says. “There’s a variety of ways you could increase your energy.” I spy the wand and think “exercise” - it’s definitely time to roll out the yoga mat again. I see the cup and think “friends” - perhaps spending some time with my girls would refocus me back on the present. The sword reminds me of a pen and how journaling could help me organize my thoughts. And the pentacles makes me think of my knitting and how a new project would ground me. Ah, yes, now I see the Magician’s wisdom in taking a single step and letting it build on itself. Got it!
I will honor this card by exercising today.
2. Revisit your goals! When a past event has us stuck looking backward, the Knight of Swords whips past us, begging us to follow him forward. “To the future!” he gallantly yells. It's time to think ahead. Gosh, what do I want to accomplish in the next few months? A running list of potential projects crosses my mind. "Oh, yeah! There’s this reading I want to develop and that blog post I want to write, that trip I want to plan…huh." By revisiting these future plans, the past suddenly feels like…well, the past. The future is too enticing!
I will honor this advice by writing out my goals for the next 3 months.
3. Put a ribbon on it! The reversed Sun shows all the joy I experienced with my family and how it continues to hang around. While these memories are a well of warmth and love that I can access forever, my energy is too rolled up in them. Closure is definitely in order. To do this, I should finish up unpacking those last persnickety things that need to be put away. I could also organize all of my photos so that they’re in a unique compartment, set aside from my less distracting pictures. By tying up these loose ends, the finality of the trip would set in. Dah dah dah daaaah, it's over.
I will honor this message by putting all of my vacation photos in a Dropbox file so my family can access them.
4. Get to work! The leisurely lady from the reversed 9 of Pentacles chides me, “Darling, the time for rest and relaxation is over. Trade in that bathing suit for a pantsuit. It’s time to earn some money again.” The 9 of Pentacles raises the financial aspect of this time. We spent a bit of money on our travels, and now it’s time to reinvest. The cycle of save-and-spend has turned back to save-mode, so we’d be wise to adjust our mindsets appropriately. Yes, ma’am!
I will honor this card by dedicating myself to getting stuff done in my job.
5. Stop being so dramatic! The 10 of Swords shows me that this time is temporary, and in fact, it could end today, at this very moment! I have the power to move forward using my visualizations and intention-filled actions to get me out of this funk. But I should be reassured above all else. With this card, I know that this cycle in my life is ending, and I just need to get through the final bits of it. Don't get too obsessed with this feeling and its causes. Push forward, it urges, and you'll be free of it in no time.
I will honor this message by adopting the affirmation, "I am walking into a future of joy and light," for the next two weeks (at least).
You know, I feel better already! It's like how they say the first step to solving a problem is recognizing you have the problem in the first place. Well, with this reading, I think I've done that. Now the task of following the Tarot's advice is ahead. Thank you, Spirit! Onward!