Saturday, January 9, 2016

Ten of Wands: Feeling confident instead of overburdened

Mary El Tarot Ten of Wands
Today’s card is the Ten of Wands from the Mary El Tarot. Instead of a figure weighed down by ten wands here we see a rider on his white horse with a bow in his hand. He is robed in fiery orange and is radiating confidence and inner strength.
The rider has reached the end of the cycle of wands. He is the victorious hero wearing his wreath proudly. But don’t be mistaken his victory isn’t due to the fact  that  he has been successful all the time. No it is because he has accepted each challenge presented to him. Failing is as much part of this cycle as winning and they are both part of the fabric of life. It is not so much whether you win or lose but more about how you conduct yourself  in the process. 
Do you rise above the petty ups and downs of life or are you struck down by each obstacle found on your way. This rider rides his horse high up in the clouds looking at his life in a birds view and he only notices its grand design instead of the tiny frays here and there. The Ten of Wands in this deck urges us to connect our to inner strength, our stronghold deep within us, where we learn what really matters and where true hero’s are born.

6 comments:

  1. Reminds me of that Samuel Beckett quote:
    "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better."

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    1. I am sure you know this one too :)
      “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
      Thomas A. Edison

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  2. Sometimes getting the hard cards is just too much...this one though is quite a different interpretation...almost like the Six but without the recognition. I love that he's riding right towards us, confident and full of light.

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    1. The recognition comes from within . :)

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  3. If you keep the big picture in mind, I think you are better able to deal with all the work it may entail, all the different things you have to do, because you can see why you're doing them... :)

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    1. It's more than often a matter of perspective :)

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