Ace of Wands
Four of Cups
XVIII – The Moon
You’re troubled. Feeling held back. Struggling to see the wood for the trees. You’ve entered a reflective phase but now you’re resisting moving out of it. The setback you encountered was only minor – more of a distraction than a severe disruption; and yet you’re finding it so, so hard to focus on anything else. You know there are positives in your life and you know you have been making progress. But with a wry smile: still you fixate on this; simply unable to move yourself out of this headspace, out of this mindset. And it’s slowing you up; leaving you stuck in a kind of malaise; almost like you don’t want to move on with anything else.
You are torn because you do still feel a need to act, to do something. Yet you don’t know what because all you can think about; all you can focus on, is this forlorn situation – which was never that big a deal anyway; so why are you so stuck on it? Why focus on the one thing that makes you feel so powerless; on the one thing that you can’t shift? What’s stopping you from accepting things as they are and pushing on with all that you can affect?
This is bringing up a crisis of confidence. One that, so long as you retain this focus, you are willfully feeding. What happened was beyond your control – but your response lies completely within your control. But it requires you to reflect honestly on your response, and to understand what is actually driving you here. It’s time to look deeper and to examine your true desires, your true motivations. Because you will need to burst into action shortly; and to do so effectively, you will need to be acting in alignment with your soul’s deepest needs. Not superficially following something you have convinced yourself you need on an intellectual level; but what actually lines up with your deeper purpose. When you lose touch with this, you do get stuck because you’re looking in all the wrong places. So here’s your chance to reset and then get moving again. But it means digging past the illusion to what’s actually driving you.
Cards in image are from The Starchild Tarot – Akashic Records Edition by Danielle Noel © 2017 Starseed Designs. All rights reserved, used by permission.