05 July 2011

Today's Tarot - 8 of wands

The 8 of wands is one of my favorite cards. Why? Because it thinks like I do. Who doesn't like vibe-ing with like minds. "Birds of a feather flock together" and all that. The 8 of wands is one of my favorite feathers.

In western terms it is a card of "infinity" or "gestalt"...the biggest of big pictures. In eastern philosophy terms, it is the card of "ten thousand things"...infinite potential.

I don't know how common it is, but I'm hard-wired to like the big picture. The more I see of it, the happier I am.

Remember that old Madonna lyric..."truth is where you find it"? In my experience, especially working with Tarot and Intuition, this is very true. There are reflections, shadows, and echos of truth and inspiration all around if we are open to it. The same idea can come in a lot of different formats. We might be closed to the idea in one form, but it can be a game-changer for us in another form. Great-grandma might need to hear a church sermon to find inspiration, while a teenager might need to hear it in a rock song on the radio...or vice versa, who knows? Good ideas are woven all through the fabric of life. It is just a matter of finding the thread that works for you.

mprobable, maybe, but possible, yes. It might just take an adjustment in view to see the way there. It might just take a little dose of "big picture" thinking.

And so it is with the 8 of wands. One example of the 8 of wands "gestalt" and "potential" meanings is googlemaps. Focus in too close, and you might miss your destination. But if you zoom out a little, things fall into better perspective. Underneath it all, you have a huge potential, a whole world of things to find and see, almost. Click the right links, and you can see the moon. 8 of wands reminds us of the same ability within our personal point of view. If we get too caught up in the narrow view, the little nit-picky details (don't get me wrong...attention to detail is needed, I'm talking about imbalance and excess here). If our point of view becomes to narrow and in-close, we can lose the forest in the trees. When that happens, it is very easy to become overwhelmed by our situation. The cure...the balancer...is to pull back, zoom out, and look for the bigger picture. Remember anything is possible...even if it takes a lot of work and a little luck. I

Wishing you a day filled with infinite possibilities and the wide vision to see them.



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