It’s easy to get caught up in things you have no control over. I know–I’m an expert at it! Many years of practice haven’t gone to waste.
I might worry about my parents or how my kids are doing, or how a friend is navigating a rough patch. I tend to be more concerned about how other people are managing than managing myself. Maybe you do, too.
I am trying to focus more clearly on the strength and resourcefulness of the people I care about, though. It’s a practice, really. But sometimes, that faith in someone’s ability to manage and ultimately thrive is the best gift you can give.
It looks like we really have enough on our own plates right now, so it might be a good time to practice this idea in the coming week.
Next Week in Tarot
For next week’s outlook, we’ve got the Two of Pentacles. Advice comes in the form of the Ten of Swords, with additional insight from the World, reversed. These cards are from the drop-dead gorgeous Tarot Illuminati deck.
The Two of Pentacles is clear here: It is enough for you to keep up with your personal responsibilities (and feelings) this coming week. You will be able to, if you stay focused on the tasks at hand.
Focus isn’t always easy, though. I expect lots going on–the seas are not calm. Emotional outbursts, meltdowns or even moral panics could vbe part of the background scene. But paying attention to all that hullabaloo is a distraction most of us can’t readily afford.
In terms of advice, the Ten of Swords extends last week’s theme: feel what you feel. Deal with your own business. That IS enough.
Otherwise? Your issues may unconsciously surface in the attempt to deal with other people’s business and who knows how that might turn out?
One nice thing to remember about the Ten of Swords: while this card invariably is depicted as dire, it’s always clear indication that this moment, right here and now, is as hard as it gets. From a Ten of Swords perspective, there is no place to go but up! So acknowledge that you’re ready for improvements and don’t try to take on anything beyond what is truly yours to juggle here.
The World reversed elaborates that the perspective is not yet there to see the bigger picture and integrate into our worldview yet. Still too much emotional churn for that. But the beginning of this broader understanding is already underway. You don’t see the World card, upright or inverted, without that energy being expressed to some extent.
In short: do what you need to do. Manage your own thoughts and emotions. You be in charge of YOU. Give others the gift of having faith in them. The world with sort itself.
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