|7 of Wands|
The 7 of Wands is the perfect card to illuminate the squares found in astrology. It shows not only the friction involved, but also the need to maintain a balance - a foot in both camps. This is shown not only by the feet across the stream - the river of life - but also by the character wearing different footwear - each camp having a different value system. It is definitely a stretch - not easy to maintain a balance with feet this wide apart. But if we can get above the opposition - get to higher ground - a higher vibration place within ourselves - then we can win through.
One way to do this is to ask what am I learning from this opposition, these battles inner and outer, these problems?
I had the inspiration to take each of these opposing wands and to write down a current challenge and ask what could I be learning from this. The entire list is too long for this blog post - but here is a sample :-)
First Wand: Time runs through my fingers and out the door.
I could be learning to prioritise; to be present and not get lost in emotional swamplands; to take the next step instead of giving in to the fear of getting it wrong and procrastinating.
Second Wand: Everything I do goes so slowly.
I could be learning to slow down; to be patient; to relax and sink into a project enjoying the journey and not always have my eye on the goal.
Third Wand: Nothing I do works how I want it to.
I could be learning to let go of control and expectations; to be more curious and spontaneous, more playful - open to leaps of invention.
Fourth Wand: I don't like myself.
I could be learning to do more of the things I love because then I do like myself, then I am happy and good company.
Fifth Wand: Everyone else is more successful than me.
I could be learning that everyone's journey is unique; to let go of comparing and simply focus on nurturing, cultivating, loving my projects and letting them have their own rhythms of growth and maturity.
Sixth Wand: Doubt - I don't know that what I'm doing is any good.
I could be learning to heal my core wound; to breathe it in and embrace that fearful self; to accept being perfectly imperfect, a work in progress.
Seventh Wand: The Wand held by the Character
I could be learning to keep going despite inner opposition, despite outer obstacles and the unexpected. I could be learning to maintain my balance, to hold the creative tension between opposites and include both.
Last night I pulled The World card - so despite, or perhaps because, of all these challenges perhaps I am at the heart of my soul's mission for this life - these learnings being an essential part of what my soul intended for this life.
So what challenges or oppositions are you facing in your life - and what could you be learning?