3.11.2014

9 OF WANDS


The Nine of Wands card suggests that my power today lies in remarkable gratitude. I am not a victim. There are no lost causes. "I've been there, done that, and know suffering -- but it's all good." I'm still standing. "Can't touch this." Self-pity is an excuse to do nothing. To appeal to sympathy for pity's sake is to seek affirmation of the choice to do nothing. I am empowered by the spirit and support of meaningful experience and I transform with silent resilience.

General: When the 9 of Wands comes up, the first and best step is often to take a deep breath and calm down. Don't let the things you are worried about overwhelm you. Take it one day at a time, one hour at a time, if you must. At least some of your worries will very likely turn out to be imaginary. Get very specific on what you are afraid of and pick it apart. What is the true likelihood of the worry actually happening? Comfort yourself, and if you need help, don't hesitate to ask for it. Asking for help is the mark of a strong person.

Work: Things may be tense at work. Try not to contribute to the tension; think before you speak, be calm and unruffled as possible on the surface, at least. Get clear about the things you can and cannot control and try to give very little "mind-space" to the latter. Do your best with the former, and things will very likely be well. If you're wondering if your job may be eliminated, unfortunately, when this card appears, the answer can be yes. Forewarned is forearmed. If that happens, what will you do about it?

Love: In the context of love, it's important to remember that no relationship, and nothing on earth, in fact, can stand up to constant dissection. Try to give your beloved some breathing space. If you are uncommitted, and longing for love, understand that the time may simply not yet be right for you. Are there things about yourself that you would like to change? This is a good time to get yourself whole emotionally, so that when you are ready for a new relationship, that the person that you attract into your life is also whole. Don't be in too much of a hurry.

Finances: In terms of finances, worrying will not "keep the wolves from the door." Try to stay calm and methodically pick through your situation and potential courses of action. Take small steps. Look at ways that you might increase your income, even if it's only a little.

Health: Worry, stress, and anxiety is very likely to be affecting your life now. Be sure that you are treating yourself as well as you can; balance in exercise, food and water intake, and getting adequate rest. Breathing exercises and meditation are particularly useful for you now. If you are waiting on test results, try not to worry too much, and remember that there's only so much you can do. Focus on the positive. Write down things that you are grateful for. Surround yourself with positive people. You will soon have the answers that you seek.

Spirituality: You may not be very inclined to discipline yourself now, but even so, now is a time that discipline will help you meet your spiritual goals. Focus, plan, call yourself to higher levels of spiritual study and commitment. You have the strength within you to get where you want to be.

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