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Tarot the Week!
Week of October 16th - October 22nd, 2017
Card: Nine of Wands
Quick Analysis: The Nine of Wands. The Wounded Warrior card. This card denotes a battle that has not only been going on for quite some time, but one that's hard fought and hard won. It also denotes that while there has been a momentary lull in the action and the theater of battle is quiet the battle is far from over. In fact, a sentry (us) has been placed at the home front to guard against any foe that may approach. My heart breaks for the client who's come to see me when this card comes up in their reading. It means they have gone through it. And are continuing to go through it. There may be a momentary respite from the hard life they've led up to this point, but the battle will begin again and rage on.
As stated above, when the Nine of Wands comes up in a reading it generally means the person across from me has had an especially difficult time in life. Things haven't gone smoothly for this person, to put it mildly. Everything has been a battle or even worse, a war. To gain even an inch in this thing called life the person across from me has had to fight within an inch of his or her life. And that storyline has continued throughout his or her existence on this mortal plane. Sure, the action may have died down for the moment. But rest assured it will begin again.
And that is so devastatingly sad to me. I mean we all have our good and bad times. We all have baggage we carry with us and karma we have to work through. But be that as it may it sucks that life can sometimes be exceptionally difficult for us.
But there is hope in all this.
The first bit of hope is wrapped up in a cliche' It's a horrible cliche' and doesn't do anything to make anybody feel any better about their current circumstances. But there's a nugget of truth in it. That's why I'm focusing on it for a moment. A variation on the old cliche' goes as follows: "If things are going wrong, you must be doing something right." I know, I know. But bear with me for a moment while I dig a little deeper into it.
The bit of hope in that terrible cliche' is oftentimes when we're going through what feels like an impossible situation it"s because we're either working through a life lesson that MUST be learned this time around, or we're working off a helluva lot of karma. Either way, if we learn our life lesson or we work through our karma, at the end of it we'll never have to go through that set of circumstances ever again. The warrior is still alive. Depending on the visual interpretation of the card, he's either standing at the gate (or in the above interpretation) down on one knee. Regardless, we are still alive. Which means we still have enough energy within us to fight another day. We should take courage in the fact we're still here and we can still fight. It may not seem like it, but if we weren't able to fight anymore we'd be dead. So if you're reading this and still breathing, you still have fight left in you. You may not think so, but I know so.
The second bit of hope is ALSO wrapped up in what has become a tired platitude given to us by good meaning people who, when faced with a difficult situation someone else is going through that has no easy and quick answers, says "No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." 1 Corinthians 10:13. Which again, has never made anyone in the history of this planet feel better. Ever. But if we look a little closer at that Bible verse it does have hope in it.
It really all goes back to the idea that as long as there's life there's hope, regardless of the circumstance. Especially when it seems hopeless and all is lost. As long as we are breathing oxygen and we aren't brain dead in an ICU with no hope of regaining consciousness, there is hope. If you're a person of faith, that hope manifests itself in faith. If you're not a person of faith, that hope probably manifests itself in your belief in the resiliency of humankind. Regardless, what keeps us going day by day is hope. Hope for something better. It's not a state of mind that should ever easily be discarded. Because once we do we allow hopelessness to fill that void. And hopelessness is not a very healthy place to live.
Finally, (and this may go counter to all I've just said but here goes) there's something very Zen and very peaceful in allowing ourselves to fully feel what we're going through. To fully allow ourselves the opportunity to live the human experience. The truth is nothing lasts forever (another platitude that doesn't make anybody feel any better). It's absolutely true. NOTHING lasts forever. And there's a lesson to be learned in every experience we have. But if we aren't completely in the moment, feeling everything we need to feel in that moment, we're missing the point of living. To be completely present in the here and now, grounded in the realization that not only do we have to go through what we're going through but that it will not last forever and we have the stuff within us to weather the storm, there can be a sort of peace that follows that kind of living.
Bottom Line: It's tough being in the middle of a difficult situation. Sometimes life has a way of knocking us around until we're battered, bruised and ready to give up. And because Earth is one of if not THE hardest training grounds in the Universe, by its very nature it's going to be tough going through the human experience. But we've been given an incredible blessing in that we've been given hope. And hope can sometimes be the only thing that keeps us hanging on. We are encouraged to never forget we are warriors. We are strong. We are battle-ready. The fight is long and the brutality is real. But we wouldn't be going through whatever we're going through if we didn't have the right stuff to get through it. That's just fact. So I encourage each of us that are still amongst the land of the living to know we are still here for a reason. We only die when our reason has been fulfilled. So since we are still living, we can, we must, we will fight another day. So grab your armor and let's get out there and fight! You can thank me later.
Have a fantastic week, everyone!
Tarot the Week!
Week of October 2nd - October 8th, 2017
Card: Queen of Pentacles
Quick Analysis: Queen of Pentacles. The woman who has worked her ass off for what she has. The woman who looks like she has everything. But nobody knows the sacrifice and cost. She has everything she wants. She has everything she needs. And yet, she can't rest on her laurels. She can't relax on her accomplishments. The world is ever changing and evolving. So she must work in order to stay on top. She loves the life she's created for herself. She loves the accoutrements and privileges that come with gaining a certain socio-economic status. She is in good health, good spirits and looks forward to the next challenge she can tackle in this life.
In-Depth Analysis: The Queen of Pentacles advises us to not rest on our laurels or accomplishments. One way to do that, and a way the Queen of Pentacles really connects with is through our creativity. The Queen of Pentacles, more in fact than the King of Pentacles, is all about continuously creating. Whether in large or small ways, finding opportunities to create at every turn is what she encourages us to do.
And when it comes to business and staying competitive in an ever changing world, it's amazing what creativity can open up for us. When we work creatively, we open ourselves up to creativity in all aspects of our lives. We can be working through a problem that has us stumped. After what seems like forever working through that problem with no progress seemingly made, we take a break and work on something else. That "something else" requires us to be creative. As we work on that something else and stretch and use that creative muscle, we oftentimes will discover solutions to other problems we have. Including maybe that problem that has had us stumped forever.
The Queen of Pentacles encourages us to use our creative minds in everything we do. Even if what we do for a living isn't necessarily the most creative field, we can use creativity to our advantage. We can use creativity to keep our minds engaged. Even in the most mind numbingly rote and routine jobs, we can use our imagination to keep us from getting bored. "How?" Use your imagination. Sometimes even daydreaming can help us problem solve. I get that the world we live in doesn't allow for a lot of staring out the window and daydreaming. But the more we can surreptitiously insert that sense of imagination and creativity into our day to day world, the less of a chore our work becomes. Again, I realize that is easier said than done for a lot of us who work the cubicle production driven lifestyle. But the Queen of Pentacles encourages us to at least try.
Finally, it's important we try our best not to judge people in better socio-economic positions than ourselves. We have absolutely no idea what cost they had to pay to get where they are. We have no idea the sacrifices they've made. And even if they were born with the proverbial "silver spoon in their mouths" we don't know what goes on behind closed doors. While it is true money makes a lot of things easier, at the end of the day it truly does not buy happiness. Focusing in on what other people have makes us conversely focus on what we lack. And living in a mental state of lack is not a good place to be. It makes blessings harder to get to us because we're blocking them by our mental state of lack. The Queen of Pentacles encourages us to live in a state of gratitude for what we have. We are truly blessed. And the more we not only realize that truth but are sincerely thankful for it, the more blessings we receive.
Bottom Line: Let's do our best to inject creativity and imagination into our daily lives. Creativity allows us to not only create something out of nothing but it also allows us to more easily problem solve. Finally, let's stop hating on rich people. We have no idea what goes on behind closed doors. We have no idea the price they've paid to get where they are. The more we hate the more we block blessings in our own lives. So let's be grateful for what we have. And let's appreciate where we are right now, with an eye to improve as we live. You can thank me later.
Have a FANTASTIC week, everyone!
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September 25th - October 1st, 2017
Card: Eight of Wands (Reversed)
Quick Analysis: When the Eight of Swords is in the Upright position it can mean we are stuck in a prison of our own mind. We're trapped by our own thoughts. We're held prisoner by our own emotions. However, when the Eight of Swords is in the Reversed position as it is in this week's reading it means the exact opposite. We're coming out the other end of a long internment in a prison camp of our own design. We're slowly taking off the ties that bind us. We're ever so gently removing the blindfold from our eyes. And with courage and determination we're reclaiming the swords around us to be used not as the frame for our prison, but rather as tools and resources that can be used in our favor.
In-Depth Analysis: When this card is in the Upright position I worry for the client sitting across from me. I worry the person who has sought me out for help has themselves as their worst enemy. I worry that person has always had to fight themselves more than they've ever had to fight outside influences. Our minds are incredible and wondrous things. We've only yet begun to discover the amazing things our minds can do. Conversely our minds, arguably out of self-preservation and training (nature vs nurture), have a way of closing in on us and trapping us where we stand.
So imagine my delight when I'm reading for a client and the Eight of Swords comes up in the Reverse position! I love it. I love giving my clients the good news that they're either coming out of that mindset or will be doing so in short order. It"s a signal for freedom. It's a signal of rebirth. It's a signal of starting fresh. It means the ties that have bound us to one place are beginning to loosen and we have an opportunity to finally break free. How wonderful is that? It's absolutely fantastic that we're finally breaking free from the ties that have kept us immobilized. It can only be a good thing that we've finally had enough of the life we've lived so far and are ready to make a change. It's wonderful that we see how our lives could be and we're ready to take those steps to make it happen.
But of course, all this comes with a couple warnings.
The mind, being as vast and powerful as it is, can be tricky to navigate. Although the mind is built for learning, growth and evolution, that can only come from us taking the necessary steps in order to ensure learning growth and evolution are taking place. Otherwise the mind can only work with what it knows. Which means it's very easy to fall back on past behaviors. It's very easy to slowly but surely fall back into the routine that got us stuck in the first place. It's very easy to slide into old routines because it's all we know. Do we know there's something better out there? Of course. But we have to be ever diligent in discovering and navigating the best way for us to get there. And that takes work.
Speaking of work, this is the last warning. Whenever we decide to tackle a new way of living there's always the honeymoon period. We're doing what we're supposed to be doing. We're excited about the new life we're leading. We're full to overflowing with enthusiasm about how our lives will be different from now on. We wake up every morning with a renewed vim, vigor determination and intent that today will be the best day of our lives. And that works. For a while. Then the honeymoon phase ends and that's where the real work begins.
Unfortunately, once that initial "high on life" period ends it signals an end all together for a lot of people. Suddenly it's not so easy to tackle each day head on. It's not so fun to face the day with positivity and determination. Suddenly the real work of changing our lives has hit us like a ton of bricks and it's, to put it mildly, not a pleasant feeling anymore. This is where a lot of people "fall off the wagon" so to speak. This is where old habits, routines and ways of life start creeping in. Not because they're necessarily any easier than the new way of life we're trying to carve out for ourselves, but because it's more familiar. We know how to do it. We've done it so long it's second nature to us. Not that it's the best thing for us, but we certainly know how it works. And navigating a new life can include trying to figure how things work out for us, which may not be what we thought we signed up for. Once that reality hits, it's very easy to slowly let ourselves slip back into what got us here in the first place.
The problem is, the end of that story takes us back to the prison cell we busted out of. Is that what we really want for ourselves? Is that the kind of life we envision for ourselves? When we think of our best selves, is that person locked in the prison the image that comes to mind? If not, we need to work at it every day. We need to consciously put forth the effort every day to become that best version of ourselves. We need to put in the work. And not for nothing, but we have eight swords at our disposal to help us on our journey. So let's make full use of the resources the Universe presents to us.
Bottom Line: We're beginning to break out of the prison we've created for ourselves. We're beginning to envision a better life for ourselves. We're beginning to want to change old habits and behaviors that may not be in our best interests anymore. We're beginning to see that we in fact have the power to change our life situation. With that in mind we have to make sure we stay on top of our minds to keep them from falling back into old habits and behaviors. When the honeymoon period is over and things begin to get a little bit tougher to navigate, we are encouraged to double down on fighting for something better for ourselves. We know it takes work and we're happy to put in the work every day to make our lives the best they can possibly be. So unloose the ties, tear off the blindfold, grab those swords of the mind and use them to your advantage. You can thank me later.
Have a FANTASTIC week, everyone!
Tarot the Week!
Quick Analysis: Strong. Fearless. Determined. Leader. Exudes warmth. Exudes love. Knows things on a deeper spiritual level. Able to create something out of nothing. And further, inspires, encourages and teaches others to do the same. She wants to give the world a big hug and inspire all those around her to change the world. She loves starting new enterprises. She puts creativity and a lot of heart into everything she undertakes. She loves thinking outside the box when problems arise to find a creative way to work with the obstacles presented. In short, a card you want on your side when you're starting something new.
In-Depth Analysis: In the quick analysis above I talked about what any tarot card definition will give you. But in this week's in-depth analysis we're about to embark upon, I'd like to delve a little bit deeper into the card. So let's get to it!
I absolutely LOVE this interpretation of the Queen of Wands. It hews very close to the Rider Waite version of the card (which you can view HERE.) But what makes it different in my eyes is the strength behind the card. When you look at this person you see the strength behind her eyes. You see the determination and focus within her. You can tell she is connected to and fiercely protective of the land. And of course the black cat on her lap seems to exude secret knowledge that aids and assists the Queen with her workings. All in all a very powerful card.
But the other thing I'm getting from this card that may not be as evident is the encouragement this card is giving. The encouragement to love ourselves. The encouragement to accept ourselves as who we really are. To embrace ourselves, warts and all, as a unique gift to the world. There's only one us. And when we use all of ourselves - even the parts that aren't the greatest - we give so much more to the world. And consequently, we move further along the evolutionary pathway.
Now to be clear there are character flaws in each of us. There is baggage we all carry. There are things within each of us we need to work on to make ourselves better spirits when we leave than when we arrived. But what I'm talking about moreso is the tendency we may have to sell ourselves short. I'm too tall. I'm too short. I'm too fat. I'm too skinny. I'm too black. I'm too white. I'm a man. I'm a woman. I'm gay. I'm straight. I'm trans. I'm not smart enough. I'm not cultured enough. I'm not good enough. I've never been good enough. I'll never be good enough.
And that's where we run into issues. We all can suffer from self-doubt to a certain degree from time to time. We can experience the mind-trap of believing the worst in ourselves. That's not the problem. The problem lies in wallowing in self-doubt and criticism. When we stay in a certain mindset for too long we end up getting stuck there. Once we're there it's hard to break free from that particular mindset. And once we're trapped our growth and evolution become trapped as well. And we start sinking into the quicksand.
The Queen of Wands is encouraging us this week to not only accept who we are as we are right now, but to also love ourselves unconditionally. If we love ourselves unconditionally, that love has no choice but to ultimately start to spread out into everything we do. When we take on a new project, we're excited to put our spin on it. We're excited to dive in with both hands (and feet) and use our creativity to make something out of nothing. We're pumped to put our unique spin on everything we do.
And that unconditional love also spreads out to other people as well. We begin to unknowingly inspire others just by our presence alone. We begin to be a light for other people. We begin to make other people feel like, "If he/she can do it, so can I!" We begin to be that beacon of hope for other people who may find themselves in a hopeless kind of a place. When you work from a place of unconditional love that love has no choice but to spread.
Bottom Line: The Queen of Wands is encouraging you to take on a new project with new eyes, new determination, new ideas, new creativity, and new love. The Queen of Wands is encouraging you to use all of the resources around you to make things happen. Finally, the Queen of Wands is encouraging you to love yourself unconditionally. And when you do, put that unconditional love into everything you do. Because once you put that love and light into everything you do, you become a light and inspiration to those around you. So get out there and be creative! Create something out of nothing! Put all the love you can muster into yourself, into your work and into the people around you. You can thank me later.
Have a fantastic week, everyone!
Week of August 28th - September 3rd, 2017
Quick Analysis: The Three of Pentacles (or in this interpretation, Coins). You've put in work. You've studied. You've practiced. You've perfected. Now you can do what you do in your sleep. It's second nature to you. It's muscle memory. You've become a master in your field. You've carved out a lane for yourself. Sure, others may do what you do but nobody does it quite like you do. That's why people from near and far are beginning to recognize your work and seek out your guidance, your knowledge and expertise. The Three of Coins is speaking to you. It's saying it can only be for your ultimate good to allow this career evolution to happen.
In-Depth Analysis: I love this interpretation of the Three of Coins. In it, we have a gentleman who is hard at work at his craft. He studies everyday. He works everyday. He fine tunes his work everyday. He strives to make it better and better everyday. He's not trying to reinvent the wheel here, but he is trying to make his product more efficient, more capable and more savvy.
And that's what I want to focus in on this week. Whatever career field you've found yourself in that you've become an expert in and people are coming to you for help is an ever changing business. It's very important to stay connected to the changing world around you and how what you do fits into that world.
Very often when we've earned a nice solid business through a lot of blood, sweat and tears there's a temptation to sit back on our laurels. The business machine we're in is chugging along smoothly. We're in a place of power and a place of authority. We know the ins and outs of our business intimately. People seek us out for consultation and to hire us for a specific role in their business. Money no longer is tight. We have a little breathing room when it comes to finances. We have a retirement account. Doesn't have much in it, but we're working on it. Our families are taken care of. No one would blame us if we just allowed the machine to do its work and reap the benefits of our hard earned success.
The problem is the world is constantly changing. Advances in technology have taken us light years from where we were before. Everything is run via computer, the "cloud" (still don't exactly know what that is), smart phones and the internet. It has simultaneously made our lives easier and more difficult. More difficult because it's tough to keep up with the latest changes and trends and apps and software. It can seem like everyday we're being exposed to something new. It's very easy to become overwhelmed with the influx of information we're exposed to on a daily basis.
But in order to stay competitive, in order to stay in the game we have to keep up with the changing times. Having a webpage, a Facebook page, a Twitter account and an Instagram is literally the bottom of the barrel bare minimum of what is necessary to compete in today's world. And in a couple years from now we'll probably need to add a few more items to that list just to barely keep up.
So what to do? Well I encourage you to choose your battles wisely. No one person can know everything about everything. Choose a few items that you have been encouraged to explore to stay competitive and focus in on those things. Again, you don't have to focus on everything. Choose your battles. Choose only a few. And then become an expert at them. Taking them one at a time, study them. Practice them. Know them like the back of your hand. And then implement them. If you're in a position where you can hire someone to take care of the rest, I encourage you to do so. That being said, have at least a working knowledge of what that person is doing. That way should you need to step in at any time you could keep things going until another expert is found.
Bottom Line: Our world is constantly changing. What was true yesterday is no longer true today. We have to keep up and evolve along with our ever changing world. If we want to stay competitive; if we want to hold our position as an expert in our field we have to keep up with ever changing technologies and ever changing attitudes. Having a webpage and a social media presence is just the beginning of what needs to be done to keep up with the world around us. I want to encourage you that you have what it takes to take on a few things that you've been impressed will keep your business viable. You've learned before, you can do it again. You've become an expert before, you can again. Life is all about learning, after all. So if you are still alive you have the possibility to learn. (And then hire somebody else to do the rest!) So get out there and keep your position as an expert in your field! You can thank me later.
Have a fantastic week, everyone!
Tarot the Week!
Week of August 21st - August 27th, 2017
Card: Two of Wands
Quick Analysis: Two of Wands. You're the king of all you survey. You're the queen of the castle. Bow down, bitches! The world is your oyster. You have it, and what you don't have you can easily get. You are adding to your already considerable empire by taking full advantage of the resources available to you. But it can be lonely at the top. Make sure what you're doing isn't affecting your moral compass. Make sure what you're doing isn't harming yourself or anyone else. Make sure at the end of the day you can sleep at night knowing you did the right thing.
In-Depth Analysis: I absolutely LOVE the Two of Wands. This card means that either the person across from me is about to come into some real blessings or is already enjoying the fruits of his or her labors. It means this person is firing on all cylinders. This person is doing the damn thing. This person is seeing good and positive results for all the hard work he or she has put in. It's wonderful news to give to someone.
And let me be clear here. This card speaks more to the truth of being in the flow of the Universe. When we're in the flow of the Universe, things come easier for us. Or I should say, our best laid plans really do come to pass. There's something about being in the flow that makes manifestation easier than when one isn't in the flow. The world literally becomes our oyster. We want something, we get it. We work on something with all our passion and blood sweat and tears and the results are spectacular. So when the two of wands comes up in a reading it means the person sitting across from me is in the flow of the Universe. And again, that's REALLY good news.
The only word of caution I would give to someone who is literally seeing their dreams come true in a real and tangible way right in front of their very eyes is to make sure whatever they're doing, they can sleep at night. You know, the Good Book says, "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? - Mark 8:36. And that's so true. Because the truth of the matter is while it's best to be in the flow of the Universe to achieve the best of the Universe, sometimes finding wealth doesn't require being in the flow. Sometimes wealth and power and prestige can come to those we either don't know about the flow or actively work against the flow, getting all of the above by any means necessary. Problem is, even if they're not having any trouble sleeping now, they will eventually. What goes around comes around eventually. And if we're engaging in shady shenanigans to get what we want, we should realize the bill for that always comes due eventually.
Finally, make sure as your dreams are coming true to keep trusted people by your side. Not people who want nothing more than to sop up the gravy of your train as it passes by. But true friends who have been ride or die in the past and will continue to be ride or die in the future. The more successful you are the harder it can be to discern real people from people who just want you for their own purposes and ends. So it's important to care for and cultivate the relationships you have right now as you're making your way to the top. Those are the people who will be there to not only cheer you on as you climb to dizzying heights, but will also be the people there to support you should you ever have to come down. Remember, not everyone who smiles in your face is your friend. And there are people out there whose literal cosmic job it is to fuck you over. So make sure you keep your close friends to a minimum and keep them close.
Bottom Line: The Two of Wands encourages you to be in the flow of the Universe. the more you're in the flow, the more good things will come your way. Make sure that as you're enjoying the fruits of your hard won labor you're keeping your moral compass true and your actions above board. You don't want to lose your soul to the game. Finally, those people that were ride or die when you were broke are probably the same people who will be ride or die for you now that you're ballin'. Keep those people close. And shake off the rest of the haters. Otherwise, get out there and make it rain! You can thank me (and peel me off a couple stacks) later!
Have a fantastic week, everyone!
- Tarot the Week!
Week of August 14th - August 20th, 2017
Card: Eight of Swords
Quick Analysis: It's all in our minds. We hold ourselves back. We have resources all around us but refuse to make use of them. Good or bad or somewhere in between, we are who we believe we are. We become what we think about. The Eight of Swords is advising us of all of this. We'd be wise to heed the counsel.
In-Depth Analysis: I have a confession to make. I sabotage myself all the time. Things will be going great. I'll have all my ducks in a row, all my bills paid, all my familial, friend and community commitments taken care of, my spirituality in a Zen place. Then all of a sudden out of nowhere I'll sabotage it. it's true. I do it all the time. And then I cry to the heavens to ask Him/Her/It/Them why. All the while I know the reason why. It's because of me. I do it. I cut myself off at the knees just when things are really starting to cook in the kitchen.
It's part of the reason I procrastinate. It's part of the reason I'll find a million and one things to occupy my time rather than focusing on work. It's why I'll spend 3 hours watching YouTube videos instead of using that time to work. Today I spent the majority of my time sleeping because I felt tired. Not because I had overly exerted myself. But because to face the reality of the sabotage I was beginning to create was too much for me to bear today. So instead I stuck my head in the proverbial sand and slept most of the day.
The Eight of Swords is all about being in our own head. Being blinded by the truth of the matter. Binding ourselves up tight enough where we easily convince ourselves we cannot move. And then to make matters worse we use the swords as a prison to keep us entrapped in our current situation. Through our actions we can cause the "bad weather of the brain" to descend upon us like much rain.
Now before we get any further let me also say depression is a real thing. Mental illness is a real thing. Mental disorders are a real thing. Chemical imbalances in the brain really do happen. And some things can only be helped through the magic of modern medicine. If that is your situation, if you are in a situation where you don't see any other way out other than seeking medical attention, by all means do so. There are medical professionals out there whose jobs it is to help people in those situations. So please seek out the medical attention you need with your head held high knowing you are doing what is necessary to make sure you're living the best life possible.
As for the rest of us, we have work we need to do as well. Because we tend to live in our own minds and our minds can sometimes be a trap for us, we need to do whatever is necessary to make sure we're working to break free from those things that bind us. Honey, therapy is there for a reason. And I'm not saying we all need therapy. But what I am saying is therapy is there for a reason. if you're like me and you sabotage yourself all the time. If you do, there's clearly work that needs to be done. There are deep-seated issues that need to be brought to the light, examined, dealt with and let go of. Sabotaging yourself isn't a healthy way to go through life, and that's putting it mildly. Believe me, I know of what I speak.
Bottom Line: When the Eight of Swords comes up in a reading it means we are easily susceptible to getting trapped in our own minds. We become prisoners of our own thoughts. We become immobilized through fear. We ignore the resources all around us. We blind ourselves to the help we can so easily get if we simply asked for it. Therefore, we end up sabotaging ourselves. We sabotage our relationships, our success and our future because we've made a prison out of our minds.
But there's hope. If we recognize we are doing this, if we recognize we have become our own worst enemies, there are ways for us to get through it. We have resources. There are people, professional people, that want nothing more than to see us live the best life possible. But it's up to us to take that first initial step. If we're able to do that, if we're able to become partners with the Universe in becoming the best possible versions of ourselves, the Universe will respond in kind. It's not going to be easy. Evolution rarely is an easy proposition. But as long as we commit to the long process of working to break free from the chains we placed on ourselves, we will have success. So get out of your own head! Stop sabotaging your life! You can thank me later.
Have a fantastic week, everyone!