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Tarot Card of the Week: July 6-12, 2009

The Six of Wands
The person who gets the farthest
is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
— Dale Carnegie

We have another visit this week from the Six of Wands. Riding on his steed, accompanied by his allies and supporters, the leader carries the laurel wreath of victory. The sixes in the Tarot are ruled by mighty Jupiter – expansive and benevolent. And with fiery Wands being the force of passion and will, this card is ideal for the manifesting of our desire. It is the powerful combination of optimism, competence, and confidence.

In world events this week, this card may give us hope that President Obama might triumph in his ambitious agenda. While visiting Russia, Italy and Ghana, he will call for a free and democratic future for sub-Saharan Africa, attempt to restore better relations with Russia, discuss strategies for peace in the Middle East with the Pope, and at the G8 summit, address global recession, global warming and the dangerous situations in Iran and North Korea.

Will he succeed? It’s a long shot. But “the sure-thing boat never gets far from the shore.”

This is true for each of us as well. If we are not willing to act on behalf of our wildest dreams and most ambitious ideals, we’ll be lucky to accomplish even mediocre results. And we can be certain that real triumph will never arrive.

With the appearance of this card, you are challenged to look deeply into how you define “success.” What do you really want? Why? Are you simply following some program that your parents, or teachers, or leaders implanted in you when you were young? While this formula may have been well-meaning, it may not reflect the present truth of your own deep longing.

Imagine instead something far beyond the script you may feel stuck with. What if you dared something really big, something near and dear to your heart of hearts?

What would you do if you knew you could not fail? If you had unlimited resources, or the certainty of victory, what would you seek? Who are your allies that walk beside you, who are committed to helping you? If you knew that everything you touched, or did, or held would succeed in ways that fulfilled your highest purpose, what would you choose to do?

The Six of Wands dares you to find your passion, your desire, and expand your definition of success. Then move forward with boldness.

If you refuse to express your deepest, most authentic passions, you will achieve little. But if you will, you’ll discover you are already well on your way.

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  • July 6, 2009, 1:22 pm ARIE

    These three questions are the basis of any action.
    1. What do I want?
    2. Why do I want it?
    3. How can I achieve it?
    These questions help us to focus on what is really important.
    Then we need Passion.
    Not to forget that the best achievements are done with: "Minimum effort – Maximum result".
    So I'm jumping high and shouting a big long YES! Body, Mind and Emotions all ready for action.
    But Hey "What do I want?" :-))
    The almost full moon is beautiful outside.
    Tomorrow with the Full Moon there is a also a Moon Eclipse. Hope I can see it from here.
    Arie
    Arie

    Arie

  • July 7, 2009, 8:42 am Michelle

    I've been following your blog (since a friend introduced me) for a while now, but not had time to actually wave a hand hello.

    And today I come from writing about astrology and the Vedic planets, and how they brought me a gift, to a card depicting Jupiter. How nicely synchronistic. 🙂

    I love your blog and hope to be back to reply more.

  • July 7, 2009, 2:33 pm Beth Owl's Daughter

    Michelle! I am so delighted you've found us. My thanks to whoever directed you to our little sacred space.

    Please be welcome and post whenever you wish!
    – Beth