Thursday, May 27, 2010

Intuitive Tuesday on Thursday -- Eight of Wands (Reversed)

On Intuitive Tuesdays I select a card and give you my interpretation of it. On Thursday I select one reader's comment and pull an additional card.

I encourage you to read about the additional card I pulled this week and see how it applies to your life. Anything that is brought to one of us is a message for all of us.

This week's Intuitive Tuesday card was the Seven of Cups, a card of the dreamy, possibly scattered feelings you get when you are faced with many appealing choices.

Today's follow-up card comes from the Legacy of the Divine Tarot. It is in response to Kim Dushinski  whose comment was:
Such an interesting card for you to pull today. 
This card is exactly ME right now. I have recently come up with a new strategy for my business that is simultaneously exciting and scary. As excited as I am about it I am stuck in moving forward on it because it has so many facets and moving parts.
The Eight of Wands in its upright position indicates things moving VERY quickly -- lots of movement, all systems are go, no delays, forward motion and full steam ahead.

Intuitively I feel that you are being presented with an opportunity that is slightly different from what you had originally envisioned, but as you look at it, the idea also makes sense. It may push you into a territory where you may question if you are willing to do what needs to be done. Have you ever seen yourself in this light? Could this really be what you are supposed to do...and yet it seems to make sense and there is a part of you that is SO curious and ready to explore.

And then there's the in-between time, the time between now (what is) and then (what could be) and you feel it's your job to build the bridge. Yes. Another bridge. Another thing for you to organize, plan, strategize and map out. But isn't that what you are good at?

Yes, but you also like weaving connections through the bridge and enjoying walking over the bridge after it is built. You've had a taste of that too and like it.

The Eight of Wands (reversed) can indicate anything from further delays to things feeling really chaotic. If you are feeling overwhelmed, be sure not to get caught up in the energy of being busy so much that you waste precious time or delay decisions.

It's not time to force things -- and I think you can feel when things are being forced -- but it's also not a time to dilly-dally. If you start to get stuck in the Eight of Wands Reversed energy (feeling delays or squandering energy), go with your gut, pick the path that feels best and move forward.

My husband and I are different when making decisions. I look for a 90-100% assurance as to what will happen and how it will turn out. His Army training has taught him to go with about 70% assurance and then figure it out along the way. Where I can get stuck in researching and trying to "get it right," he's already moving forward and using his contingency planning skills to get things done. Two different styles, each with pros and cons.

Let's call this the Assurance Comfort Level (ACL). What is your ACL? If your number is like my hubby's (70% assurance), then you've probably already started to move ahead.

If your number is closer to mine (90-100%), you may be stuck in indecision because you are overwhelmed with possibilities and may be trying really hard to do it "right."

The Eight of Wands reversed may be a sign that it's time to lower your ACL slightly and depend on your experience, instincts, gut feel, and cat-like reflexes :) to overcome the Eight of Wands Reversed energy and move ahead. What could go wrong...and could/would you handle it if it did?

For all of us...what is your Assurance Comfort Level? How does it help you? How does it hold you back?


Bonnie said...

HI Sheri,

It's funny, when I read Intuitive Tues on Tues on couldn't seem to form my thoughts into words to post a comment. Now after reading this it all makes perfect sense. I think my ACL is similar to yours but with the decisions I'm facing it makes sense to lower that some and start moving forward.

Thanks Sheri!

Kim Dushinski said...


First off, I just knew you would pick me for the Thursday insight. Thanks.

What great insight and it totally helps. Yes, I do have a very high ACL and it is time to lower it and get moving. I also do get overwhelmed when there is so much to do, but instead of thinking about it I need to take action and get stuff done.

You rock! Thanks for the insight!

Kim said...

Feeling the same as Kim D, so I figured no sense responding on Tuesday - it's already been said :) So all I've got to add today is ditto :)
Thanks Kim for being the reflections and thank you Sheri as usually for you brilliant insight,

Lori Lavender Luz said...

The ACL concept is very helpful. I think I vacillate between your style and your husband's. Sometimes I plow ahead (perhaps too easily) and sometimes I wait for things to fall into place (perhaps too long).

It helps to be aware of what I'm doing when I'm doing it.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love that! I am looking at the Saboteur (renamed Consultant) in my life right now and noticing when the Shadow side is urging me to make choices designed to keep me safe, but actually are blocking the light. The shadow is fear-driven, moving away from don't wants, while the Light Side is life-driven, moving towards wants. I just love the noticing, that there are different energies in play at different times and taking my ACL into consideration.
Thank you!
Andrea Rose Jones