Self Care Tools & Tips

Tarot Tuesday 9/13/2022

Happy Tuesday, my friends. This past weekend saw a full moon in Pisces, which happens to be my sun sign. This is a period of waning, of letting go and resting in preparation for the next cycle of growth.

Whether you follow the moon cycles or not, it’s important to remember there are times for rest and times for action in life. There needs to be a balance there, or you’ll burn out.

One way to slow down is, of course, to reflect and journal. So let’s take a moment to pull a card for the week ahead and see how it strikes us where we are in life right now.

Tarot Card of the Week: Knight of Wands

The Knight of Wands is one of my personal “stalker cards,” a term that denoates a particular card or cards that show up often in your readings. He is the essence of confidence, of drive, of pushing forward towards clearly defined goals.

The Knight of Wands is all about doing, because you know what it is you want to do. The shadow side of this card can be a restlless forward energy, rushing ahead without fully planning out your next move.

Journal Questions for the Knight of Wands

  1. The Knight of Wands knows what he wants. What is it that you want? Take some time and just write down the responses that come to mind, regardless of how feasible they feel. This card invites you to get clarity on your goals and dreams.
  2. In what areas of your life do you exude confidence and surity? Where are you comfortable and confident in your role and how you fit?
  3. In what areas of your life do you feel stuck or unsure? Where do you lack confidence or certainty regarding your next move?
  4. Are you rushing ahead without a clear sense of how to get from point A to point B? Where can you slow down to re-assess whether the path you’re plowing along is the right path for you?

Final Thoughts & Personal Reflection

This card honestly pisses me off whenever he shows up, because I’m still grappling with why this card follows me. Yes, there are areas of my own life where I feel confident and self-assured, but as far as as my personal goals and ambitions being crystal clear? Forget about it! Just the word “ambition” makes me uncomfortable.

That’s why I think journaling with the tarot can be useful, though. It makes us slow down and dig deeper into what a particular card might be able to teach us or share with us.

If you’re willing to share, I’d love to hear how this card came up for you and how your reflection went.