What’s the first thing that goes out the window when you’re under stress? If you’re me, it’s good eating habits! I have trouble mustering the energy to cook but absolutely crave sweets and comfort foods when I’m feeling under fire. Not a good mix! I have given in plenty to those urges. Enough to speak from experience, it’s a bad idea. And I have the waistline to prove it. Ha!
I have been seeing the Eight of Wands a LOT lately, so wouldn’t have taken special note of it today if it weren’t paired up with the “Body” card, said to address “health, body image issues, or the physical impact a situation has on you.”
Stress, worry, and not having resolutions takes it toll on us physically. I’m not saying it’s going to give anybody a heart attack. Worrying about the heart attack isn’t helpful in avoiding the heart attack, man!
But the general energetic weather recently has people run down. Over time, that is a problem. Especially considering this is the Eight of Wands, I’d venture some are at a crossroads with physical issues—where health conditions could go either way, from inconsequential to chronic.
Even if you’re not facing health issues though, abandoning good habits and indulging in bad ones (like me and the junk food) will just leave you with less clarity and energy to deal with wherever those wands land. The flip side is that caring for ourselves physically makes it easier to effectively manage stressors. Duly noted, Tarot.
Don’t let lack of certainty in life dissuade you from lovingly taking care of yourself, as doing otherwise is a very short-lived type of self-consolation. If anything, let stress encourage more vigilance, because being kind to your body is one thing you absolutely DO have control over. And you need to be at your best to handle what comes. So do!
Do you ignore your body when faced with stress?
|Mystic Dreamer Tarot
by Heidi Darras