2 months ago
Another #thirdeyethursday has left us with thunderstorms here in Cincinnati, and it seems like a fitting atmosphere considering the current astrological weather.
We seem to have a pattern of picking majors as our card of the week, but I promise it's completely random!
Our card this week is The Emperor.
A long time ago I told a friend I was terrified of delivering the wrong news while reading tarot-- what if my divinations were wrong? What if I misinterpreted the cards? What if what I said didn't come true and I was discredited? What if I gave someone the wrong advice and they ruined their lives based on something I said? He pulled a card from his deck-- The Emperor-- and after studying it for a time, said this to me: "You have to trust that God has put you in that exact place at that exact time to deliver those words to that person exactly as you have phrased it. If you doubt your ability to do this, then you doubt God. This is an exercise of faith, not skill or self esteem." The Emperor is a card of leadership, achievement and authority-- but these qualities are divinely bestowed, not gifted to him by any group of individuals. Often doubting our own abilities is doubting the divine's ability to work through us. Trust in yourself, your capability to render good and just decisions, and the forces that granted you these gifts. Don't be troubled with the anxiety of "I shouldn't have said this" or "I should have done that", but instead give yourself the gift of trusting your own judgment, even in the past, even knowing the consequences of your actions. Trust yourself.