December 12

12/12/11: Handing over the reins | Rev Emperor, Rev 7 of Pentacles


“It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there’s nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized.” –Wayne Dyer


Today’s Tarot is the reversed Emperor (Aries) and the reversed Seven of Pentacles (Saturn in Taurus).  Aries wants to run the show, but is thwarted inverted. Saturn works patiently (Taurus), but inverted, it doesn’t seem to go to good ends. So here, I see an admonition not to work long and hard at controlling others, because it seems likely what you are trying for won’t necessarily come to pass! At the very least, it won’t manifest the way you expect.

That’s beyond okay. It’s how the world seems to work, you know? Had my family or others in my life who loved me had this kind of power, I’d be a much different person than I am today. And I don’t think I’d like it as well as what I’ve created for myself.

For me, the bottom line is always what energy I have a right to. I mean, I have right to care about others and in some cases, responsibility to care for them. What I don’t have is blank check to make decisions for others. This is both bothersome and liberating. It’s hard to see people you care about take turns that look disastrous, you know? But ultimately, you have no way of telling where those turns lead, nor any right to demand they reconsider.

For me, I see it in choices about where I want to place my energy. In relationships with others, that means I support what I can feel good about supporting, and pull back from what I don’t. Doesn’t mean I won’t toss out a, “Hey, look out!” if I see a brick wall in view. But if that doesn’t work, then I’m moving along no matter who it is.

What do you see here?

Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot
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Radiant Rider Waite, Saturn in Taurus, Seven of Pentacles, The Emperor

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