Monday, February 18, 2013

Today's Tarot: Five of Swords (Honor/Dishonor, Truth/Lies, Fact/Fiction)

Today, we have some decisions to make. Do we remain true to our ideals or do we bend them just enough to get what we ultimately think we want? Do we stay honest or do we tell little white lies that will grease wheels, smooth the road ahead, and keep the peace? Do we maintain our sense of honor or do we relinquish it for the sake of some purpose we've deemed higher?

Everyone has to answer these questions for themselves. They are tough. The more seductive road of greased wheels and easy solutions beckons. But do we actually get what we want in the end if we do that? Or is it a false resolution that only looks like blue skies and peaceful times?

I encourage you to be true to yourself today. Keep checking in with what you believe to be the right thing for you and then do that. It will be a fine line to walk, but in my opinion it's worth it. Even if it is tough to hear or speak the truth in the moment, in the end, we are all the better for it.

Conversely, if you are on the receiving end of someone else's malarky, be an eagle eye, get the lay of the land, and separate the truth from the lies. Know for yourself who's trying to pull the wool over your eyes and you will make the right and proper decisions for yourself.

It won't be easy. No one said it would be easy. In fact, in the moment, it might be excruciating to be honest and say and do what needs to be done and said. But in the long run, you will be satisfied with what you chose and your sense of integrity will flourish. You'll be able to look within and know you did well.

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