Each Thursday I choose one reader's comment from Intuitive Tuesday and pull an additional card for more clarity...so check back on Thursday to see what cards come up.
The Death Card is a card of transformation...something dying so something new can be created. In it's reversed position, the card can indicate that you have some resistance to necessary change or possibly stagnation. The card above is from the Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti.
Being a Taurus, I like things to be predictable; I rely on habits and routines. I rely on the status quo. Sometimes this can lead me to feeling stuck because my need to keep things the same can also keep me from growing and changing. And sometimes things change, whether I'm ready for them to change or not.
I just read a great quote from a new book called, DailyOM, Learning to Live, by Madisyn Taylor. "But change will come and status quo will go...sooner or later with our consent or without it."
My husband and I tease about my comfort with the status quo because he seems more open to change. Who else would go from being single with no kids and jump into my life with three young boys...which is exactly what my DH did.
When he is suggesting some kind of change and I give him "the look," he'll say..."Am I moving your cheese again?"
As I look back, the times when I significantly "moved my cheese," even if I was reluctant or uncomfortable, is when I experienced the most growth.
In yoga yesterday, the instructor said, "When you begin to feel uncomfortable in the pose or feel like you need to come out of it, that is when you begin to grow."
My Death (reversed) reluctance right now has to do with changing the projection of my "mainstream"career into something that is more metaphysical, intuitive...and more truthful to who I am and what I am meant to do. My thoughts and fears center mostly around, "What will other people think?"
I'm getting to the point where I don't care AND that my calling to move into this realm is SO strong, that I realize that this shift must happen in order to continue to fulfill my purpose. It's time.
Here are some questions prompted by today's card, Death (reversed):
- Where in your life are you being called to "move your cheese?"
- If you feel reluctance to make a change, what are your fears?
- What is the worst thing that could happen if you make a change and could you handle it?
- Think of at least three times when you "moved your cheese" and what were the results?