Monday, 2 December 2013

Stay of Action

Three Swords cards in a row from the Otherworld Tarot!  Compared to yesterday's Five, though, this Ten of Swords seems positively cheerful.

First off there's the subtitle: New Beginning Ahead.  And even the image itself is far less gloomy than many a version.  While there are nine swords poised to stab someone, they aren't actually in flesh, and in any case they are cocktail stick-sized swords poised over just a hand.  Above that is a tenth sword, pointed to the right, around which small red butterflies and a big green butterfly flit. 

The message, then seems to be that action is stymied by negative thinking, but that our ideas can be transformed, leading to that new beginning.

It seems the last three cards have all had something to say about things going slow, of action being halted in one way or another.  Certainly, Big Boy being a bit under the weather the last few days has affected what we could and couldn't do.  Today,is no different, as he isn't well enough to go to school again :(  This card also reminds me of acupuncture.  I've been intending to make an appointment for him with a Traditional Chinese Medicine specialist, who I met when I had acupuncture with her.  Guess this card tells me to stop thinking about it and do it.

I am grateful for the reminder that my inaction is purely my own, and can be changed.

6 comments:

  1. An again it all starts with a thought. Our own thought. It can be tiring sometimes to always be responsible but it is also liberating not to be a victim of your circumstances :)

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    1. That's a good way of looking at it, Ellen :)

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  2. Sorry BB is not feeling well and all the stress that goes with that! I hope you can get in with the TCM doctor and maybe get some help. I know it's hard to tell which approach will help the best--but it's worth a try. XOXO

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    1. Definitely worth a try, but I don't want to take him in the car while he's stil sick, so I've held off on making the appointment... I will do it, though :) Hope you're having a good week so far, too!

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  3. Nice! I hope that the acupuncture will help him… that would certainly be a new beginning of sorts, if it has a positive impact :)

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    1. Fingers crossed for when we go, though I don't expect a quick fix... :)

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