First up is the Seven of Wands. A man stands, as though protecting the doorway behind him. The doorway is open with just a trellis in the top quarter, and radiant sunlight shines from it. Above, through the trellis, blue sky can be seen, and the near pillars are decorated with flower symbols, while the far pillars sport a diamond pattern. In front of the man are six raised wands, the last of the seven being clasped by him in both hands. His costume looks very renaissance, with purple tights, a billowy red shirt, and an over tunic in blue green and purple. He also sports a purple-brimmed, red floppy hat.
As with traditional versions of this card, there is a sense of defensiveness, yet it is also true that we see no attackers, just the wands. So, this can represent self-doubt or feeling defensive about projects we aren't currently taking care of.
It's interesting, I'm not sure I have ever thought of this card as feeling defensive about projects left uncared for before. Of course, the association of wands with projects is one I've always known, but I've always tended to see this card as feeling defensive, though the attacks may be more in your head than external. That can still be the case with this interpretation: it is me who is attacking myself for not staying on top of all the projects I have taken on.
This is a busy week for me, with a business trip and the next Tarot Blog Hop, which I've been wrangling. I've also been writing another (fourth) blog, which I'm really enjoying, too. In fact, I wish I had more time for my blogs, and that may be part of what I see in this card. I haven't spent as much time on them as I would like. My yoga blog, in particular, has been getting no love for the last two months. Not because I don't have ideas for posts, but because if it's a choice between a tarot post or a yoga post, the tarot post wins most times. And also because I still really dedicate the same amount of time to "me". So, I've been spending less time on exercising so I can have more time for meditating and my fourth blog (which is more spiritual).
I am grateful for the reminder that I deserve "me" time.