King of Swords
Nine of Wands
Ace of Pentacles
Eight of Pentacles (reversed)
The time calls for you to make a decision. To take a clear stand. And this you don’t find easy – you seek to keep a cool head; to exert rationality above all else but in truth you know that with what you’re facing, this means turning your back on something – and this is why you avoid or try to sidestep around this decision. A real inner conflict has been brewing over this; and looking externally for the answer is not going to help you here. This decision is yours to make alone, and your greatest foe also lies within; it is your own shadow or sense of self-doubt. And so part of you just wants to guard yourself – but to guard yourself from yourself is futile – and no matter how much you attempt to skirt around this – you are still faced with yourself. Seemingly a stalemate – but in practice only for as long as you wish it to be.
To make this decision does mean turning a page; it means choosing which way you wish to go. Although you fear this choice, to make it does open up potential here – and the potential is one of moving into alignment. And it will require groundwork and it will require commitment. So this is big, but there is no avoiding it; as the times call for you to choose which way you wish to move forward; and in this context, standing still is not an option. But you already have the answer to your situation – you do know it; if you will allow yourself to simply feel it – beyond the rational is a state of inner knowing; and you must allow yourself to act on it.
So what is stopping you here? In truth your reluctance comes from the fact that you would be leaving behind something you invested in or worked at. And you feel you have yet to receive a just reward for it. But sometimes our rewards are not material. Your reward here is ultimately the growth that will come from being prepared to give something up. Is that easy to do? Not when you still feel attached to it. But you need to have some faith here – faith that you can build and develop something better. Faith in your ability to make the correct decision. And in accepting that you will receive help once your new plans are underway. It will all be worth it.
Cards in image are from Serpentfire Tarot by Devany Wolfe © 2017 Serpentfire. All rights reserved, used by permission.