It was time, time to consult the cards once more. Time to see what wisdom and guidance was in store for me. Was I on the right path, was there anything new to consider, or perhaps something I was missing all together?
Slowly I shoveled the cards, but not before lovingly infusing each card with my energy, addressing the divine, stating my intention, and giving thanks for what I was about to learn. It wasn’t very long until a card popped out of the deck, literally, as if it was saying “Pick me, I have a message for you.” I took a deep breath until I felt that I was ready to turn the card over. The card revealed was the seven of pentacles, a symbol that has been surfacing for me on and off throughout the year.
“How does reality measure up to your expectations” was the immediate message coming from the card. Stay the course or go into the wild. It is time for you to look at where you feel you need to focus your attention. You have gotten yourself this far and now stand at a crossroads. Do you want to take the familiar path or go into the wild? The choice is yours.
Things are ok but the seven of pentacles confirmed that I have reached a plateau. It’s a reliable place, but one that leaves me restless and I wonder how everything is to continue. I can’t deny that going into the wild has a certain appeal, although I feel that I have reached the wild a long time ago. I have left convention and I have already jumped off of the hamster wheel. Perhaps I have landed differently then anticipated and it has definitely been a wild ride. But I’m off the wheel, and now is the time to shape the future and what’s next. I know that I chose this journey and the plateau is merely reminding me that this gentle crossroads beckons for the use of my two swords, faith and patience. I’m a curious soul and I can’t help but wonder what more is out there, and whether it’s time to change things up. Will I choose the comfort of what I know and have patience or to I go into the wild, and have faith for the unknown?
The seven of pentacles encourages me to look deeper, to pay attention to ideas and opportunities while consideration is given to what can be done differently. It is a reminder that my work is not yet done, that I have more potential to bring to the table and that it is time to step in and make a bigger push. Seven of pentacles shows promise in the unknown, and the unknown has been a big part of this year for me. If I let faith guide me, I remember to recognize that there is a wide open world waiting for me. One with many new potentials and interests, one that requires nothing more but the courage to take a chance.
These are all positive thoughts when I comes to the seven of pentacles, but there is also a side full of contemplation and soul searching that is being stirred. I am talking about the crossroads and which path to take. Of course you could stay the course without swaying from it. It’s a safe one, one with slow but steady progress. Perhaps the question to answer is if I’m happy with the outcome. How has it measured up? Has anticipation and expectations been met, (although I tried my to have any), have I answered the call fully, what are my choices now, have I done everything I could, have I folded at times and taken the easy route, what is the goal, the end result desired, am I stuck, repeating old patterns, am I naive, waiting for a miracle, do I have the strengths to continue my leap of faith into the unknown, what is required to do so, what risk would I take and how does it serve my life? Has my life become stale and boring or do I need to push harder?
There is much to contemplate and my mind is full. I thank you for your continued support, for all the kind comments you have left for me, for your caring and your patience until I sort this out and return back to you on a more structured and consistent basis. Thank you for sticking it out with me and being who you are… you are simply the best.