Monday 19 June 2023

Tarot Card Reading for the Day: Ten of Wands

I drew a tarot card for the world at the start of the week and with the Summer Solstice approaching. It was the Ten of Wands and shows someone carrying a huge bundle of wooden poles. Their head is bowed as if from the effort and they are holding their burden in front of their face, obscuring the way ahead. They probably can't see the village and green trees that lie in front of them. Perhaps it is their destination and soon they will be able to complete their journey, but they do not seem to see it, they are only looking down at their feet.

When times are tough and life is stressful, it can seem as though all we can do is put one foot in front of the other and focus on taking one step at a time. If we have so many chores to do that we just can't see how we can do them all, it can be helpful to take a very short-term view and plod on. But, sometimes it can also be helpful to rest, put down our burden for a moment, and look up and to the future. We might see that our goal isn't that far away and we only have to struggle on a little bit more. But we might also see that reaching that goal isn't so urgent that we can't take a break for a while.

The summer solstice is a perfect time to take a short break. Put your own troubles and burdens down for a while. Go somewhere lovely on the longest day of the year or the days either side of it. It doesn't have to be a long way away - perhaps there's a lovely park or garden near you that you could go and sit in for a while. Spend some time enjoying the view of trees and green grass and blue sky. When you feel more refreshed and have got some energy back, then think about picking up your work once more and finishing your tasks. 

I blog with a card reading for the world every month, using various decks. This month I chose the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot. Here are links to the posts I've done for the past few months:


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