December 27

12/27/11: Sneaky Fights! | 5 of Wands, 7 of Swords, Hierophant


“Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won’t cheat, then you know he never will.” –John D. MacDonald

When things get ugly, that’s when you really find out what people are made of. Especially yourself. I know many hold the idea the ends justify the means, and sometimes they win the battle with that philosophy. Personally, I’d rather lose the battle and retain my sense of who I am.


5_of_Wands7_of_SwordsTarot_5_The_HierophantToday’s Tarot is from the non-traditional Psychic Tarot oracle, so the cards are a bit different than we’re used to seeing. “Obstacles and Challenges” is better known as the Five of Wands (Saturn in Leo), “Deception and Envy” as the Seven of Swords (Moon in Aquarius), and “Wisdom” as the Hierophant (Taurus). But it’s a great example of how using a non-traditional deck along with your old-school favorites can help expand your interpretations.

These three cards? They are kind of a microcosm of life at times. There is conflict—and sometimes, it gets ugly. Dishonesty rears it’s head, and it can be quite off-putting once we realize whom or what we’ve put our trust in hasn’t lived up. (For the sake of argument, I’m assuming you’re not the sneak!)

So what now? Turn back to yourself. Look for the wisdom in the experience, and I’m not talking about better understanding the other person. (Oy Vey, if I had a dollar for every person who wanted me to psychoanalyze somebody else! I’d be rich, man.) Look to YOU. That’s where you have the power, that’s where you have the control, that’s where you have the right. That’s YOUR path, so walk it.

And if you are the one doing the sneaky? Well, look at that as well. It’s liable to be a little ouchy, but in your best interests regardless. Look to how you contributed to the conflict, how you made the decisions you have, and how it fits in (or doesn’t) with your personal spiritual tradition. Take the next step to integrate the behavior into your own morals, and you’ll have a real “teachable moment.”

Have you learned from sneaky fights?

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  1. I don’;t do sneaky. I have had a couple of people accuse me of passive-aggressive vbehaviour, but I saw at least one admit to lying to avoid things they didn’t want to deal with (I just wanted to clear something up and be done with it).

    The only time I haven’t maintained integrity was when I was suicidal and had been trying to tell people that I needed them to just do this or that. I was shut out when I had been treated poorly, and was wanting to die (something I finally didn’t feel over the past few days, but it’s lurking there now – not to be creepy, that’s just the truth). A man was recently inappropriate with me, and his girlfriend broke up with him. I’m avoiding them both elsewhere, because it has nothing to actually do with me. I don’t want to go out with him, and I don’t want any misdirected anger from her.

  2. I’m tired of leaving these long, depressing comments. sorry! I have been for a while. I recently got some Heather essence, but misplaced it. I’m not used to talking so much about myself (especialy depressing stuff), and I’m wondering if my brain has created new grooves due to the energy flowing. I need to work it back to some old grooves.

  3. Angela, GOOD VIBES TO YOU!! I think this is the knd of place where you can do that kInd of thing. Sometimes you jet gotta let it out, that’s how I work through things.

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