Move With Your Truth

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Move With Your Truth

“People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. Live your truth and don’t EVER stop!” ~ Steve Maraboli The 6 of Swords can be a card of travel and especially journeys across water (as per the card image) on a more mundane level. But, as we know, water is symbolic of emotions… To safely traverse a vast expanse of intense emotions and navigate any upsets takes the ability to detach...

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Are You Suffering from a Yearning to Return?

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Are You Suffering from a Yearning to Return?

“The Greek word for “return” is nostos. Algos means “suffering.” So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.” ~ Milan Kundera, Ignorance The 6 of Cups is traditionally seen as a card of nostalgia and often foretells of the Seeker being reunited with someone from their past. Reminiscing about the past and being reunited with a past friend, lost family member or a lover gone AWOL can be a wonderful thing but being lost in...

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The Temptation to Take Advantage

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The Temptation to Take Advantage

“Fear is a weakness. It makes a person lose her nerve and her cool. It makes people jumpy and organizations nervous, and when that happens, there is always a chance to take advantage.” ~ Ally Carter, Uncommon Criminals The 5 of Swords often shows a situation or person in the worst possible light. Someone is being a ‘user’ or ‘taker.’ They do not care what the cost or emotional impact is to their fellow man. All they care about is that they achieved...

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Are You an Idealist with Awkwardly High Standards?

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Are You an Idealist with Awkwardly High Standards?

“Cynics are – beneath it all – only idealists with awkwardly high standards.” ~ Alain de Botton The Prince/Knight of Swords often suffers from ‘rebel without a cause’ syndrome. His quick wit can be his enemy as well as his greatest ally. He does his best work when he manages to channel his inherent idealism constructively. He frequently needs grounding and as he grows older he could quite easily turn to cynicism as a defense. When he believes in...

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Beautiful People Do Not Just Happen

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Beautiful People Do Not Just Happen

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ~ John Holmes The King of Cups has mastered his emotions to the point where he is able to actively able to engage with people who are suffering and ease their burden. He has a deep understanding of the fact that we all belong to each other and none of life’s more painful lessons are wasted if they can be turned into learning about how to help others. He is gifted with empathy,...

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Silence the Miser with Generosity

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Silence the Miser with Generosity

“Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.” ― Gautama Buddha The 6 of Pentacles is where we learn about generosity. Is it generous to give that which we do not really need? Is it generous to give with a sense of resentment in our hearts? Because generosity requires an acute ability to sense the energetic flow of give and take in order to adjust so that it resonates with Higher...

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