This week, I ask your indulgence. I am packing and preparing to check out of the hotel in New York where I’ve been since Wednesday and drive halfway home today. This morning when I pulled our card, it made me laugh. I believe it is actually the first time ever that we’ve gotten the Ten of Wands.
So I have decided that in order to NOT feel the way this card looks (you don’t have to be a Grand Poohbah of the Tarot to look at it and get it), I am not going to attempt to write up a long, detailed essay about it.
Instead, in this week that will see us celebrating the Full Moon and the Greater Sabbat of Beltane, I am going to simply follow the message of this card, and I hope you will too.
I will simplify. I will not take on more than I can handle. If this is an inconvenience or disappointment to some people, I am sorry, but there it is.
Instead, I will direct my energy in ways that are creative, not burdensome; joyful, not weighed down by a sense of duty or obligation.
When I get home, I know that there are clients waiting for appointments, meetings to follow-up on and to schedule; projects that need my attention, people asking for advice and opinions, preparations needed for ritual. There will be lots of laundry, emails, voicemail, Facebook messages, grocery shopping, chores of every description. There are several personal dramas that may or may not resume. Just writing about all this, I can feel the anxiety building.
But I refuse to be overwhelmed. I only have too much to do if I agree to, and I need not agree. Instead I choose to create comfort and ease for my energy.
Wish me luck. I wish it for you, too!