Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Today's Tarot: Knight of Swords (knowledgeable, decisive, opinionated)

Today's Tarot: Knight of Swords (knowledgeable, decisive, opinionated)

Knights in the deck are a funny lot. Regardless of whether or not their suit is active, they themselves act to fulfill the descriptions of their suits. While cups are about our emotions and rods are about our actions, swords are about our decisions and thinking. They call on us to think and then act decisively and logically on that thinking.

When we pull the Knight of Swords, he calls on us approach every situation from a logical perspective. Don't jump to conclusions. Don't make rash decisions. Be like the eagle or the red-tailed hawk. Head on up somewhere distant and get that bird's eye view. You have been, perhaps, lost in the details and not looking at the big picture. Now is the time to actively engage your mind and look at the lay of the land honestly and shrewdly.

Don't wait for someone or something else to make up your mind. You do it. Be certain and then act from that certainty. Be sure and then behave as if that perspective is the most expedient one for you to get what you want. And for heaven's sake, don't assume a thing, especially when it comes to other people's feelings or motivations.

Ultimately, we can't know what those feelings and motivations are unless they tell us and we can be certain that we can believe them (and that they truly know what they are feeling to begin with). Our capacity for self-delusion is monumental. Often, we will say we're okay with something when we're not. The thinking there appears to be that we are supposed to be okay with it and so we say we are. But, and this is a big but if we do that, then we are just opening a future can of worms which will come back and bite us on the butt. If you aren't okay with something, even if you don't know why, don't say that you are okay with it. The truth will come out and get its nasty, sticky mess all over everything. If you are honest and say decisively that you aren't okay with something, why then, even if you don't know why you aren't okay with it, at least the truth is out there and everyone knows it.

That is much, much better than the alternative. Clear, honest decisions will make for a longer term happiness. The murky of pretending you're okay will eventually kick your ass. The choice, as always, is yours.

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