In this coming week’s wellness tarot challenge, we look at how we cultivate joy or fear in the choices we make.. Read on for details!
This Coming Week’s Reading
The purpose of this Chaos Rally tarot reading is to take a look at the coming week and see in what way we can challenge ourselves to do better in regards to our overall wellness. I ask you to approach this as a fun brainstorming session of possibilities rather than me prescribing a course of action to you.
And again, in terms of wellness I want to point out that this applies to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the self. All four of these comprise the total sense of being and need to be taken care of in order to be well. As always, and I cannot stress this enough, be sure to speak to the appropriate professional before making changes to your care plan. This is especially true if my reading for some reason inspires a change in diet, exercise, supplements, or medications, or even raises a concern regarding to your health.
I’m not a specialist in any of these fields. My goal is to look at how to manage wellness in the presence and with the cooperation of your professional care team. Please keep this in mind when going over this reading.
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The Challenge: Ace of Wands
Consider and explore what energizes you at a core level.
Monday Button’s position represents the challenge you need to be working on at this time. Thus, what you need to be working on right now is found within the Ace of Wands.
This coming week you are being called to consider and explore what energizes you at a core level. What lights you up, gets you excited, and keeps you going from one day to the next? Is this something you can incorporate into your daily life if you haven’t already?
The Lesson: The Moon
Embrace and integrate the knowledge that most of the things you fear are merely shadows and illusions.
Grim Lee’s position represents what you need to be learning while working on your challenge. Therefore, your lesson at this time is found within the Moon.
The lesson to be learned here this week is embracing and integrating the knowledge that most of the things you fear are merely shadows and illusions. Too often our anxieties get hung up on the “what ifs” that never come to pass. As a result, we allow opportunities to go by, end up living in regret, and replay “what could have been” in our minds. This too is also an illusion for the only thing that is real is the path we choose to take.
Failure is not a stop sign; it’s only a detour.
Is there some activity that brings you joy but for whatever reason you are afraid to pursue it? Where is this fear coming from exactly? Does this fear truly outweigh the joy you experience from the activity?
If failure of some kind is what you fear, know that failure is part of the learning process. It’s only one of many steps in the journey. Failure is not a stop sign; it’s only a detour.
The Inner Lie: King of Wands
You don’t always need a plan with every single step spelled out in detail.
Murphy Law’s position represents the false belief you need to overcome while working on your challenge. The inner lie at this time is revealed within the King of Wands.
Sometimes, you can’t get all of your ducks in a row before you make your move. Sometimes you just need a clear idea of where you want to be, scoop those little ducks up, and dash across the street.
You don’t always need a plan with every single step spelled out in detail.
Sometimes showing up and being present in the moment is all you need.
Sometimes showing up and being present in the moment is all you need. Yes, having a vision is excellent but when you start planning out every minute detail to get there, you forget to enjoy the journey. And if things don’t go exactly as planned, you need to give yourself enough wiggle room to adjust.
There needs to be a balance so you’re not walking into things blindly but also not paralyzing yourself with an intimidating to-do list.
Having a plan to bring your vision to fruition can alleviate some fears and anxieties. However, the bigger the plan becomes, the greater the chance it will overwhelm you and trigger its own brand of anxiety. There needs to be a balance so you’re not walking into things blindly but also not paralyzing yourself with an intimidating to-do list.
Determine what it is you’re passionate about, figure out what you need to do to make time for it, and push through whatever fears you may have about failure.
Determine what it is you’re passionate about, figure out what you need to do to make time for it, and push through whatever fears you may have about failure. After all, as the old saying goes, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” And all we’re talking about here is doing something that brings more joy into your life.
The Wisdom: Five of Wands
Challenges in life are intended to test your skills, so if you’re struggling it means you’re growing.
Wise Toad’s position represents the wisdom to keep in mind as you work on your challenge. The wisdom you need at this time is found within the Five of Wands.
The wisdom to keep in mind here is that just because you’re struggling, doesn’t mean you’re failing. Challenges in life are intended to test your skills, so if you’re struggling it means you’re growing.
Even a seedling needs to push through the dirt before it becomes a tree.
Life is pretty boring if everything is easy all the time.
What lights you up and gets you excited even when you feel challenged? This is where your true passion is found. Life is pretty boring if everything is easy all the time.
Keep in mind that if you know you’re going to win then there is no fear, and thus, no courage.
What sort of challenges are you willing to face despite your fears? This is where you find your courage. Keep in mind that if you know you’re going to win then there is no fear, and thus, no courage. So what is it that you’re willing to risk failure for?
Those who are most successful tend to be the most adaptive.
Carefully laid out plans often do fall apart. The real challenge is adjusting so that you still achieve your goals even when things don’t go exactly as you expected them to. Those who are most successful tend to be the most adaptive. Learn from their example.
You can choose to either cultivate joy or fear in your life through the choices you make.
A life avoiding any hint of risk is a boring life filled with misery and regret. You can’t plan for every single contingency out there. What you can do is decide what you will work towards and how you will respond to the world around you. You can choose to either cultivate joy or fear in your life through the choices you make.
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