Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Intuitive Tuesday -- Ten of Wands (Reversed)

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

As I shuffled the cards to select this week's Intuitive Tuesday tarot card, I said, "Tell me what messages I need to bring to my readers this week."  I selected the Ten of Wands (Reversed) from the Gateway to the Divine Tarot deck by Ciro Marchetti.

I covered the Ten of Wands (Reversed) last year (and previous to that too). You can check it out here. Some key phrases from this post includes:
Today the Ten of Wands is reversed, which means that if you have been feeling stressed or pressured with your responsibilities or deadlines, you will find some relief...as though your load is getting lighter for some reason. Either you have delegated or deleted some of the things that were on your plate, OR your perspective has changed, possibly by changing your thoughts and beliefs about the situation and the role you play.
The reversed Ten of Wands may also indicate that you have been preparing for some changes in your life, possibly subconsciously, and are getting ready to more fully commit to your new direction.

This card indicates that you are getting rid of the things that have been weighing you down and are starting to feel some relief...as though you've been holding your breath and have just opened your mouth to allow the cool air to rush into your oxygen-starved lungs.
If you've been feeling overwhelmed about life, a specific project, activity or relationship, and ready to release what's been holding you down, there is a very clear message for you today. It is time to let go.

That's right. Have faith and let go. It's time.

Just this morning, I was meeting with one of my life coaching clients who has been feeling overwhelmed and was very tired of dealing with all of life's struggles. She said she tuned in to figure out how to handle each situation, but as we explored what that meant, she was THINKING her way through (in her head), rather than FEELING her way along.

I asked her to explore how she feels, but not to think about how she feels. It sounds confusing, but there is a definite difference between thinking your feelings and feeling/experiencing your feelings and THEN translating them into words.

Do you tend to THINK or FEEL your feelings?

When I asked her what she loved, and what filled her up energetically, it took her a long time to come up with something. She explained how she just wasn't overly motivated or excited about anything in her life.

We discussed how people/situation/activities were either FILLING or DRAINING for her...and how if she would re-proportion how her energy and time is spent, she could either continue to feel more drained or more fulfilled, simply by noticing and making conscious choices about her life. 

The Ten of Wands (Reversed) encourages you to do the same...AND release those things that are no longer fulfilling. Be honest. And yes, I know that some things that are DRAINING have to stay, but in those cases, look at the overall goal and know that you endure the DRAIN for the possibility and probability of GAIN.

Example: She said that changing diapers is a DRAIN, but that the overall goal of having and raising a child is worth it. Get it?

A personal example:
OK...so here's the other story behind today's Intuitive Tuesday tarot card. As I was shuffling the cards, I asked a question about a situation I've been pondering over the past several months. My question was: "What do I need to know about either continuing writing and posting Intuitive Tuesday or taking a hiatus while we transition through our move to see how things unfold?"

The Ten of Wands (reversed) immediately invited me to take a break. The description of this card in Tarot Plain and Simple, by Anthony Louis, is, "The burden is lifted. Release from stress and pressure. Shifting the load."

I asked for clarification and selected one additional tarot card and got Judgement (I know it's spelled wrong, but this is how it is spelled in the tarot deck).

The key words for Judgement were, "Rebirth, a developmental milestone, a momentous choice; the ending of a phase of life and assessment of its worth. A change of position. The end of an era. The end of a situation. A time for evaluation. Transition. A cycle is ending and you must prepare for a new stage of growth. Now is a time of major changes and improvements, a kind of re-birthing process."

My conclusion? It's time to take a hiatus from Intuitive Tuesday as I prepare to physically move to a new state. It doesn't mean that I won't write an occasional Intuitive Tuesday post or a post about our experiences, or possibly a post about my spiritual journey through tarot, yoga, parenting...and life.

There are many things to write about, but not having to write on a schedule, every week, well...it sounds very Ten of Wands (Reversed) - ish.

If you are subscribed to my blog, you'll know when new things are posted. And I encourage you to check back and see what's here. If I am to go through a transformation (which I believe my life is a huge transformation), I'm excited to see what that will look like...and I'll most likely write about it here.

What is your Ten of Wands situation, you know, the situation that may feel DRAINING? Now that you know, what are you going to do to lighten the load and FILL UP?


Kaleene said...

Best of luck my friend. I always look forward to reading the Intuitive Tuesday posts, and will look forward to hearing about your new adventures through a different median.


Lori Lavender Luz said...

Three cheers for clarity! I'm glad you got such a clear answer and are honoring it.

As I read, I sensed that this is true for both of us:

"you have been preparing for some changes in your life, possibly subconsciously, and are getting ready to more fully commit to your new direction."

suzicremecheeze said...

You have no idea how much we will miss you... good luck in your new adventures. We will look forward to your updates. Hopefully Intuitive Tuesday will continue again some day soon... You will be sorely missed!!!

Allison said...

Good luck with your endeavors, Sheri! (((Hugs)))