Saturday, April 7, 2018

Five of Swords Not everything is worth bickering about

Today’s question to draw a card with is part of the April Tarot Challenge by @Lionharts on IG. Yes, you have read it correctly: I am participating in an IG challenge again. I might not complete it but for now, I am enjoying it a lot.
Joie de vivre Tarot Five of Swords The Wheel The Emperor Paulina Cassidy blog blogger
"How can I make the most of this weekend?" And I got the Five of Swords. This card is telling me to avoid conflict about trivial matters. It's a waste of energy and it will only spoil the mood of this wonderful  Spring weekend with lots of sunshine and warm temperatures. Too often conflicts are mostly about ego needing to be right and victorious and they are poison to a loving relationship. So how do I try to let go of this desire?
The Emperor: clearly I need to let go of the need to be in control all of the time. This is a reoccurring theme in my personal readings lately. More and more I feel this urge is getting the better of me and in the end, it’s never worth the cost.
What energy could feed my intention to pay close attention to the advice of the two previous cards?
The Wheel: another old friend who comes along quite frequently regardless of what deck I use. This card only confirms what The Emperor has been telling me all along. Life moves in circles and we have to figure out when it is time to speak up and when it is time to let go. Choose your battles wisely and timely and enjoy life as much as you can. There is some much joy to be found in the little things. Let’s not waste our time by quarreling and squabbling over nothing.

13 comments:

  1. I forget sometimes that the Emperor may mean rules for myself (change some laws or standards that I hold myself too, often way too tightly). :D
    And you are so right - life's too short to waste time squabbling about things that won't matter a month from now!

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    1. It was such a wonderful Spring day. And without quarreling. I love it when the cards help me to get into the right mindset

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  2. a pointless wish...that I'd been a lot younger when I began to understand the value of picking the battles that are worth the time

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    1. I wish ( pointless too) that I knew a lot of the things I know now, when I was younger. But perhaps then I would have been a pain in the ... who knew everything better than everyone else

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  3. Lovely reading and flowers. As I looked at the cards, a sentence came to me, so I'll share. "Avoid conflict by keeping yourself in check and going with the flow of things." Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks Cheryl and also for sharing your thoughts on this subject. Going with the flow is often the answer to many problems
      Hugs

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    1. Its a monthly challenge on Instagram with daily prompts.

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  5. Your garden is looking lovely! Yes, picking your battles is something I think about a lot with my Little One. If I fought him on everything, we'd be at it all day. At least with a four year old, I can hope he'll grow out of many of these challenging behaviours :D Maybe that's what the Emperor is about, creating supportive structures that will help settle disputes without getting emotionally involved... Hope you're weekend was sunny and enjoyable :)

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    1. Yes that's definitely a more postive spin on The Emperor than the pne I came up with. I can imqgine how creating a structured environment is mandatory with a four year old. ☺

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