Norse Tarot (2012).
A man stands at the bottom of a staircase. He wears tan trousers, brown shoes, a blue tunic with white trim, and a red cape. As for those ten wands, he holds them in two tidy bundles of five, one in one arm, the other over the other shoulder. What a very organised way to deal with those responsibilities and projects! Still, he is at the bottom of the staircase, and may still have a long way to go. Even well-stacked wands will grow heavy with time...
What I see here is someone shouldering his responsibilities wisely and with forethought, being organised about what he takes on and how he manages it. Even so, too much will still be too much.
This card, then, reminds us to be organised in how we deal with the projects and plans in our lives. It also cautions that, no matter how well we plan things, we may still end up feeling overburdened if we take on too much at one time.
I am generally pretty organised, but the warning that I may, even so, bite off more than I can chew is one I appreciate. And, it being Sunday, I wonder whether this card recommends I just lay down all the burdens I don't absolutely need to carry today? After all, work can wait til tomorrow. The only things I can't avoid today are taking care of Big Boy, and having some neighbours round, given we organised it over a week ago. Doesn't sound like too much to handle! And if anyone suggests something more, I shall practice saying "No" :)
I am grateful for permission to forget about business trips, workshops, decks, accounts and all the rest, just for today.