Card of the Day: July 14, 2015

Today’s Card is the 10 of Swords reversed!

10 of swords reversed

10 of Swords reversed

This card represents endings, and in the reversed position signifies that the fight is over, and need for rest and recovery to heal and move on. Some of the decisions we make in life are more impactful than others, and sometimes the repercussions can be painful. What’s done is done, and the only thing left in your control now is how to proceed. The situation is over, but your life is not. Acknowledge what’s happened, make peace with it, and keep going!

I’ve had several wires crossed in my life this week, and have been able to single out a few things that need to be left behind. Above all this card is telling me to act on my need for more personal scheduling, as I’ve missed an appointment and had a double-booking that I gave more stressful energy and rumination than was necessary. I also tend to clam up when confronted, but am slowly learning to open my mouth and speak my mind constructively instead of defensively. As a result, I feel like I’m able to be more true to myself, and everything else is falling into place as a result, slowly but surely!

Certain tarot cards have more ominous imagery than others, the 10 of Swords’ disturbing tableau of a warrior preparing to stab an already-dead foe a prime example. When I draw cards like this I get a heavy feeling in the pit of my stomach, but it’s a reminder to look even more deeply to find the positive spin on the message. A gentler interpretation is that it’s time to let go of practices that no longer serve a purpose, and not to invest energy unnecessarily. There’s nothing more to be done!



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