Friday, 16 August 2013
keep going with the nine of wands
The important thing to remember about this card is that it's a symbol of fortitude. It shows the strength of your desire ; you are determined to take control of your life, take hold of your happiness and take full accountability for your own future. You're building something - but this building process isn't easy and sometimes you may succumb to stress, resentment or even the desire to give up completely. As you near the end of a long, arduous workout session, it seems like time drags and lasts forever. Those last ten push-ups are always the most strenuous because you're so close to the end. I often feel that this is part of the energy of the Nine of Wands - that desire to allow yourself to fall short of your objective and just sleep for a hundred years! The message is often one of encouragement and inspiration - go for it! Don't stop now! Every so often, the message is one of the need for reappraisal. Are you taking on more than you can handle? It's up to you to decipher what's going on in your own situation.
Take comfort in your strengths and achievements. Think about your abilities and celebrate your potential. Believe in your dreams and in your right to go after them. Get in touch with your inner advocate and speak to it. Let its supportive words wash over you. You may feel let down by others. You may be tempted to judge the actions of others and project your fears outwards rather than focusing on your own psyche. I read an interesting Chrurchill quotation today: 'You'll never get to your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.' Keep looking ahead - don't worry about what others are doing. This is your journey - keep enjoying it!