I’ve been making things too hard–mostly by trying to figure out all the why’s and wherefore’s of what MIGHT happen. Big emphasis on “might.”
All emphasis on the “might,” honestly. Can you figure out every potential permutation of where important parts of your own life are gonna land in the coming months?
But that doesn’t stop us from trying, huh? Fortunately, Tarot has some different (and very timely advice) on that topic for the coming week.
Next Week in Tarot
Outlook is the Eight of Wands, with advice of the Nine of Cups. Cards pictured from my workhorse deck, the Radiant Rider Waite.
That unsettled vibe that comes with facing lots of the unknown is a special sort of stressor. Even dealing with a sticky or painful reality can sometimes pale in comparison to dealing with the unknown, simply because you can more easily plot a course if you know what you’re dealing with. You can survey the scene and make plans, at least
When you don’t know what you’re dealing with, it’s your imagination (and sometimes fears) that are in the driver’s seat and that whole trying to prepare for every potential contingency is a physical impossibility.
Life IS in serious flux right now. That means our world in the bigger sense, and our personal worlds at the same time. Does it surprise anybody to see an “up in the air” card as outlook right about now?
The advice is clear cut if not always natural to implement. Be as content as you can be. Instead of reaching for tomorrow, focus on today. Right here, right now, what is the best you can do with what you’ve got to work with? Do that. Be that. But most of all, be content with that.
This isn’t to say tomorrow isn’t coming or there won’t continue to be challenges. I can absolutely promise you a “yes” on both counts. But for the time being, look for what’s working for you, and do more of that! Look at what you’re satisfied with, and appreciate it! Feed yourself something besides anxiety here. Clearing your head and taking a moment to smell those flowers (of your own cultivation, no doubt) helps. It really does.
This kind of self care, allowing yourself a grounding break and touching base with what’s working (and well) for you is like de-gumming the works in your life. It will also help you stay more in the flow and get inspiration about dealing with the inevitable challenges that will come as those flying wands hit the ground.
Yes, we’re in transition. I know! Hard times have been here and more will always show up. But hard times are never ALL that shows up and if do what you can to be content with the ride such as you’re able, it helps, a lot.
I’m not saying you (or I) have to love everything. Duh. Look for what we CAN love and do that. Finding those pockets of pleasure and contentment makes all the stress and uncertainty go down smoother and gives us the best experience we can manage in the meantime.
Look for the sunrises wherever you can find them.