A simple 2 card spread for today.
Do – Ace of Swords
There is something quite dynamic about this card. The sword points downwards and alongside it four feathers bend to meet it at its point. It creates the impression of energy being funnelled and focused in one direction. The space behind is completely white which gives me the feeling of clarity and lack of distractions.
My advice for today would be to focus on the tasks I want to complete, minimising distractions. With a clear intention, I can find the mental energy to get the job done.
Don’t do – 5 of Cups
No wallowing allowed! This card is in stark contrast to the sword. While the Ace of Swords brings with it a mental clarity and the ability to cut through the emotional stuff, the 5 of Cups is all about allowing those emotions to take over. Specifically, it points to a tendency to focus on past regrets rather than seeing the blessings in the present.
This card feels very apt today. It is my intention (Ace of Swords) to finish making a Christmas present and write some cards. The 5 of Cups is a warning not to indulge in ‘I should have started this earlier…maybe a different fabric would have been better…I should have ordered this months ago, now it might not come on time and they are going to hate their Christmas present’.
It’s the small regrets but also some bigger ones. There are a couple of situations in my life where I regret actions which I did/didn’t take in the past which are now impacting on my present. I’m finding it hard to let go of those feelings even though I know objectively (Ace of Swords) that I couldn’t have acted differently at the time.
A superficial message comes combined with a deeper one as is so often the way.