Today's reading tells us that what we need most right now is change. Change will help us to begin new projects as well as leave old problems behind. Make a conscious effort to do things differently today. Change your activities. Change your location. Change the people who are around you. This could be because we have exhausted the resources that are currently available to us and a change of scenery will help expand our opportunities. It could also be that the circles we're currently moving in are getting us nowhere. Try putting yourself in a situation that isn't your norm and see what shakes out.
Don't let hopes and desires for the outcome of a new project blind you to the possible snares. A positive attitude is wonderful, and necessary for success, but blind optimism could leave you vulnerable right now. Dot your i's and cross your t's. Be wary of those who might not want to see you succeed out of jealousy. Stay confident and thorough.
That which has been a comfort to you has also become what is holding you back. Your acceptance of things as they are because that's how they've been for so long can be preventing you from moving forward. Look for ways to change your daily routine to allow for progress rather than stagnation. The Ace of Swords reminds us that sometimes it is necessary to cut things out or prune things out to make way for something new. Don't let comfort and familiarity become an excuse to not make changes.
Todays reading warns us against being overly cautious because we might end up being the cause of our own trouble as a result. By focusing on avoiding problems you've previously experienced you might blind yourself to new potential problems. More than that, you might blind yourself to the opportunities and possibilities for success that are before you. Focus on going forward, even if it feels uncomfortable. You can't see the path before you if you keep looking back.
The odds are in your favor today. New projects will lead to success and your endeavors will really get your motor running again. You're in a good position to receive support from others and your ideas will be met with positive response. If you've been thinking about or working on a new project, today would be a good day to start talking about it. The feedback you get today will help boost your confidence and drive you forward. Take advantage of all this positivity.
You might have been successful doing things a certain way in the past, but this time your best bet will be to try it a new way. Old methods and ideas might slow you down, so take what worked well for you and add some new innovation. Acting out old routines will not only bring you less success, but you will also run the risk of getting bored with it. Start fresh, even if it seems like the same old thing.
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The external world might not offer you much comfort today. What's going on emotionally takes precedent. You might experience disinterest, dissatisfaction and maybe even a little depression as the Moon reversed brings somber tones. If you are experiencing these things, take comfort in the fact that it's only temporary. To help make it better, go along with what you're presented with today, even if you don't really feel like it. Being active will help turn the day around, especially if you'd rather just go back to bed.
You might get some news or confirmation today that things are going your way and that obstacles you thought you'd have to face won't be nearly as tough. It could be as simple as deciding that today you're not letting things get to you. Instead of getting bogged down in the annoying details, looking at the bigger picture will allow you to get through it without much fuss. You also might hear a story about a friend or acquaintance who has really kept a stiff upper lip during a trying time and this will help give you the strength to do the same.
The Wheel of Fortune pulls us into a fantastic new phase. A period of joy an celebration waits for you if you allow the changes that are coming to happen naturally rather than forcing or fighting them. You might find yourself getting back into old routines or unfinished projects with a new enthusiasm. Old friends bring joy and perspective. It could be that you've come to look on a past experience with more understanding. You could come to terms with an issue that once was painful to think about. You'll soon be able to take away from it what you learned and what you loved and leave behind what isn't useful. You'll soon be in a place where you can let go of grudges and just be grateful for the experience. Whatever it is, the tides are changing, and for the better.
The cards for today caution us against making big decisions right now. This is likely because out current view of a situation is being influenced more by recent events than the big picture of how things are. If a situation has recently become too stressful, too much work, or seemingly not worth it, ask yourself it those are more recent thoughts and feelings or if it's always been that way. Don't be too harsh or critical of a person or situation just because things have been difficult lately. Remember that things can become enjoyable again just as quickly as they became problematic. If this refers to a romantic relationship, as the Lovers often does, one party is giving it their all while the other party does little or nothing for the relationship. If this is something that has developed recently, have a conversation about what has changed and about why it has become imbalanced. If it's always been this way, it might have recently become an obvious problem. Express your feelings, but don't give up just yet. It might not haw occurred to the other person that there is a problem, so give them time to fix things.
You should feel the waves of confidence today and a sense that you're back on track. People you meet and situations you find yourself in will provide you with the understanding of how close you are to your success, as well as what obstacles you will need to remove to get there. This is a welcome comfort after a period of doubt and rigidity. You're able to see new paths and possibilities and appreciate them even if they are different from what you used to think of as the only way. Enjoy this time and take advantage of the personal advances you will be able to make.
If something that you were excited about and sure of has started to seem unlikely and unstable, use that doubt to make more calculated moves in the future. Like the Fool, you might be tempted to throw yourself into something or move forward with a project even though you've become aware of the potential problems. Exercise caution, but don't let that turn into self-doubt. Being aware that things won't go as smoothly as you originally thought will allow you to handle these problems as they arise rather than being blindsided by them. Don't ignore the warning signs, but don't let them keep you from moving forward either.
The Eight of Swords appears for the second time this week, which suggests that a blockage remains or that a previous blocked state is sill influencing our actions. If you are sill in the mindset that a certain road is closed, or closing, to you, then much of this is in your own head and of your own creation. There are opportunities and helpful hands available for you to take advantage of if you only reach for them. Your goal os attainable and you're standing on much firmer ground than you think. Allow these opportunities and advantages to shake you from your pessimism.
You might not be your best self today. You know how you should act as a mature person with a good grip on reality, but something might get the best of you today. You might find yourself feeling jealousy or even spite towards another person. You might be tempted to say or do something to be cruel because the other person deserves it. If these sorts of thoughts and feelings come up, allow yourself to have them, but do your best not to act on them. Sometimes it's hard to maintain control of our emotions, especially when other people seem to be pushing our buttons or when situations really are just unfair. This won't last, so just hold your tongue until you're in a better place to make more rational and thought out decisions.
You might have a lot going on today, possibly even an overwhelming amount of things going on, but you're up for the challenge. There is a woman who will be able to provide you with guidance and help, but she is also likely interested to see how you will handle this. Stay on top of things and be aware that there might be something you're overlooking that could cause problems down the line. Don't allow pressure from others to get you flustered. Focus and you'll be alright.
If you've been feeling like something in your life is on pause, look to your roots to get it going again. Sometimes it's good to get back to basics when you're feeling blocked. Look back on the people and things that used to inspire you and see if that inspiration can be found again. Maybe you've gone a little off track of your original goal. To get back on that path, look at where you started. An old friend might remind you of what your ambitions used to be before your day to day life bogged you down.
Things might seem out of your control today, and it might seem like decisions are being made for you, but trust that it will ultimately be for your benefit. The Ace of Swords reversed shows that something is being cut away, so it might seem like you will be taking a loss at first. If you do in fact experience the loss of something, it will only be to make room for something new and better. Allow yourself to be powerless today. Don't fight something that might first seem like the beginnings of a problem, because ultimately you will benefit from this change.
After avoiding an issue you will likely find yourself with the desire to address it head on. You might not have known exactly how you felt about it or what exactly your plan of action should be, but after some careful consideration and mulling over, you're ready to move forward. If this is something that is going on right now, take the time you need to get a firm grasp of the situation. Address issues that come up right now only when you are ready to. Decisions made in haste could lead to conflicts or disappointments.
There's more going on right now than meets the eye. You'll have to look deeper at a situation to really understand it. It's something you can understand if you look at how the pieces of it fit into the big picture. Utilize both rationality and instinct. A message you receive today will have more meaning than you might think at first. Read between the lines.