7 of Wands
The Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot
Up To The Challenge
I didn’t sleep well last night, which is typical. I got up and went back to bed again; also typical. The second round of sleep seemed to do the trick because when I woke up the rain had stopped and I felt ready to go. I drew the Seven of Wands and started to write. The internet was running very slow. I looked at the time and realized I needed to drop everything and rush out the door. I had an intense schedule today which included lots of driving and to be honest, I’m not done, but it was a choice between stop and write or post this at midnight! It's still going to be awfully close.
The Seven of Wands shows a fellow holding his ground atop a hill. He’s got a sturdy balanced stance and his staff is raised and at the ready. Below him are more staves reaching up. This card always makes me think of the angry villagers scenes, only these are staves rather than pitchforks and torches. This card confirms that yes, you have challenges. They are going to keep you busy for sure, but it’s nothing you can’t handle! You have the strength, energy, skill bravery, and preparedness to handle yourself! If things seemed stuck before, they are moving now! If you are negotiating, you probably have the upper hand. Success takes work, but you will get there.
I have had a lot to deal with today. I had to drive a lot of miles. I am dirty and damp but still buzzing from both the huge cup of Joe and the giant pastry I had this afternoon, but also from the momentum of pushing through. In the middle of it, my “check engine” light came on and stayed on. I started to panic, then dug up a vague memory that this may have happened last time my battery was drained. (see yesterday's post) Regardless, nothing can be done about it today so I pressed onward. I’ll get through it. It will be ok!