Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Intuitive Tuesday -- The Fool Reversed

Every Tuesday I select one tarot card and give you my interpretation of it. See how it applies to your life. What messages are here for you?

Each Wednesday I choose one reader's comment from Intuitive Tuesday and pull an additional card for more clarity...so check back on Wednesday (tomorrow) to see what cards come up.

Today's card is The Fool (reversed). The Fool is the first card of the tarot deck and the first of the Major Arcana cards, which indicate spiritual and life lessons, as opposed to the Minor Arcana cards which are more day-to-day, situational lessons.

In its upright position, The Fool indicates the start of a new journey, learning new things, innocence or inexperience. It's that feeling you get when you are just about to start a new project and are full of excitement but really have no idea what to expect.

In its reversed position (drawn from the deck upside down), it can mean that you have a fear of the unknown. You know you need to move forward, but are hesitant or scared to take your first step. This may leave you feeling afraid to try new things.

The Fool reversed also warns of taking excessive risks and encourages you to carefully consider the situation before you step forward. Do a gut check to see what's real and what's not -- including your fears, the people involved and their motivations, etc. This serves as a "pause" before you move forward too quickly and possibly regret your hastiness.

This can show up in many situations in your life -- relationships, career, finances, etc. You probably have a good idea exactly what area of your life this message is pointing to.

Hear the "pause" message that is available for you now; take time to reflect and tune in, but don't get paralyzed or stuck not moving at all for fear of making the "wrong" move. Instead, brainstorm options that are available to you now. When you feel you are done with your list of ideas, push yourself to come up with at least two more viable options. You may be surprised at your own creativity.

Then take one baby step forward -- so small that others may not even know that you've taken it. Then re-assess and take another one and another, until you are on the road again.

Do this right now while you are thinking about it so you create movement in your life. This is important to you and the sooner you get moving, the better.


Laura Rose said...

Your message, Sheri, is so right on for me now as I make plans regarding teaching and doing readings in Michigan in October. It has seemed quite overwhelming to me at this point and I almost bagged the idea. Then this morning I received an email from the gentleman who is the catalyst for this trip - very encouraging and positive. So the Baby Step I am taking is to confirm the phone appt. with him to talk about marketing. With the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse occuring tomorrow, and its impact into the future, this all seems like perfect timing.

suzicremecheeze said...

Hi Sheri,

When dealing with panic attacks it is so difficult to trust your gut... it is being influenced by the panic attacks and you cannot tell the difference between real and panic. This is probably the worst thing about the panic attacks for me...not being able to tell what is real and what is not... and keeping all the negative thoughts that go along with the panic at bay... and so I struggle to know exactly what this card is telling me today. And what, exactly, it is speaking to. I will keep trying to determine it though... I just want these attacks to stop and never return... I am so tired of dealing with the fear...

Andrea Rose Jones said...

Just the way I am feeling, Sheri!
I am wanting a clear direction and not knowing what it is. At the same time; I am having the feeling that I need to sit and listen!
Thanks, so much for the reminder about the brainstorming exercise. I will give it a shot.
Love ya,

Rhonda's Voice said...

Wow! Sheri, I think you have hit the nail on the head with this weeks card. Not only I, but many folks in my life feel like they are walking thru mud. The me that is "for now" ~ Car accident - neck injury which requires surgery; loss of my job; car broken down; pregnant adult daughter moved home.....whew! Talk about fear of the unknown! But, the me that is "Forever" ~ beautiful healthy family; wonderful man; caring friends; new home studio; creative mind; promising career; happy pets; and the list goes on. Thanks for the reminder to move on with the good "forever" stuff. The "for now" stuff will soon be "forgotten". I'm going to trust my doctors, I'm going to have faith that the Universe will provide for me, I'm going to give more hugs and call more friends. I'm going to breathe. I'm going to do something creative. Maybe a new painting for a new beginning. Tomorrow is a new day. Have a vocal one!


Lori Lavender Luz said...

The most meaningful part of this reading for me is the "gut check," and developing the awareness to separate fear from wise guidance.

Tuesdays are gaining on Fridays as my favorite day of the week!