But it’s not just that. Any real effort you have put into life situations is will be justified today. Your hard work will reap rewards. Your hunches and intuitions will be proven correct. You’ll see that those hardships were worth the trouble. So try not to have the “I told you so” attitude. Remember always to be grateful.
The card for today is the Page of Pentacles. Similarly to yesterday’s card, the suggestion is to say focused. It may be tempting to daydream or to think about everything other than your work. But hang in there. Every minute you spend on the task at hand will take you further along the path to achieving your goals. Then, you can actually do the things you daydream of.
The card for today is Strength. Sometimes the holidays bring out the best in us and sometimes they bring out the beast in us. So have compassion. You are not always on your best behavior, no matter how hard you try.
Sometimes you are triggered to behave badly. It’s called being authentic, if you keep in mind that your authentic self is not always your best self. Another word for being authentic is being human.
See the humanity in others even when they are behaving badly. Love and kindness is often the way to turn the situation around. And if not, maintaining your core strength of love will at least keep you serene and sane.
I recently rearranged a room in my apartment at the suggestion of a friend. Once we had moved everything around, every piece of furniture in the room was in a different location than it originally was. I complained bitterly about how this new arrangement was not going to work. I felt awful and I resented my friend for suggesting the changes. I felt like I had betrayed myself for taking the suggestions.
I fought the urge to put everything back the way it was. I went out for a little while and when I came back I felt better. The next day, I loved the new arrangement . My friend was right — it really did make a positive difference. It’s amazing how we hold on to the smallest things even when they are no longer useful. Most times, the pain of letting is well worth the rewards of holding hands with the future.
Today’s card is the Hanged Man. Hang back a little instead of reacting right away to situations that are difficult or troublesome. Turn things upside down and see things from a different angle. Instead of getting angry, ignore a sarcastic remark. Instead of letting a sarcastic remark slide as you usually do, defend yourself for a change. Be more optimistic if you are tend to see the negative side of things. And instead of being blindly cheerful, calm down a little and just observe.
Today’s card is the Three of Pentacles. You are doing a great job and everybody around you appreciates what you do. This can be a good thing when it comes to your job. However, it’s not just your employer who appreciates you, but also your family and friends.
So keep up the good work. You are on the right track. Just remember that now is not the time to relax. You must continue to do a great job in order to feel the benefits of this energy.
Today’s card is Temperance. We are continuing the theme of balance we started with yesterday’s card. The difference is that balance flowed easily yesterday. Today you will have to pay close attention to achieve balance while working with people, as well as in other areas of your life.
- Look at your own behavior and habits and do everything in moderation.
- Don’t spend too much time on one task and not enough time on something that is equally as important.
- Pay as much attention to what goes on in your home as you do to what goes on at your job.
- Play as hard as you work.
These are just some examples, but apply the principle to relevant situations in your life.
Today’s card is Temperance. This card is all about balance. Remember the toy in the playground called the seesaw or teeter totter? I sometimes think of the Temperance card as trying to keep the board completely balanced in the middle with no one side lower than the other.
In real life terms, this means take a good look at your relationships and other life circumstances. Make sure that there is an equal give and take between you.
Are you getting as much out of these situations as you are giving? Are you putting out the energy needed to be successful? Are you balanced within yourself, giving every aspect of yourself the proper attention it needs?
These are the key questions today. The answers may very well lead to a new level of enlightenment and happiness.
Think about the laws of science — the stars, the planets, gravity. Nothing in that system is random. I believe that just like the stars and planets held in place by gravity, people are stars and plants orbiting around each other right here on earth.
Love the people in your orbit. Family, friends, coworkers, romantic partners, parents, children, the grocery clerk, strangers — love them to the highest level of that type of relationship.
People come and go and live and die over the natural course of life. Sometimes people are taken away from us through unexpected tragedy. We never know how long we have. We only know that we have now.
So live and love every second of the now moment to the fullest. Have a great day.
Today’s card is the Five of Cups. This is a time where your emotions are very intense. If things aren’t going according to plan or if there is a disappointment, it may feel as if all is lost. In times like these, you may forget that you have more support from others and your own personal strength than you think.
For instance, if you have had an argument with someone you care about, know that it doesn’t have to be the end of the relationship Or, if a relationship truly is over, it’s because there are better things waiting for you. Apply this principle to your particular situation.
So mourn for a little bit, then realize that you have strong emotional backup either in family or friends or in yourself. Once you pick you head up, you will see that there is a clear path to happiness and fulfillment. You have the choice to walk that path or to continue to wallow in uncomfortable emotions.