Tuesday, 17 April 2012

slow and steady wins the race

Sometimes many opportunities present themselves at once, many challenges are put forth and you suddenly feel like it's all happening for you. You take a look at how you've done so far and hope you have enough experience to face what's coming with poise and skill, but it's important to remember that you're not magnanimous and no one should expect you to be. Life is a lesson, and mistakes are just as much a part of the process as triumphs. The Page of Pentacles offers you a chance to celebrate your capabilities and take comfort in the fact that, despite the long road ahead, you're willing to learn and to show what you're made of. The Page is a symbol of the pupil. It's a figure that represents beginnings, lessons, new enterprises and fresh starts on the road to deeper knowledge. You are at a starting point and you're ready to make things happen. Expectations are running high so it's important not to be too self-conscious and to make sure you consider your own needs at this time, not just everyone else's. You may want to impress at your new job, prove you can handle your own business enterprise or sort out money issues on your own terms, so take advice where possible and keep your head when things start to get chaotic or move too fast. If you're training for something physical or learning a new skill, remember to pace yourself and give yourself credit for what you achieve slowly but surely. If you bite off more than you can chew, you may pay for it later.

In some ways the Page represents a kind of innocence and immaturity. And that's ok. We are not born having mastered anything at all, we are born as blank canvas and we have to choose how we paint that canvas in order to feel good about ourselves and the way we live our lives. Practice, effort and perseverance are the keys to any door you wish to open. Don't run around like a chicken with no head, setting yourself impossible targets and forgetting the real reasons you embarked on your mission in the first place. Careful and considered words and actions will count for a lot with your superiors and those around you. Rome wasn't built in a day.