Tarot Card of the Day

6 of Swords (Deck: Tarot of the Divine by Yoshi Yoshitani)

The 6 of Swords shows a mother and child in a boat, paddling away from turbulent waters into those that are more calm. It signifies leaving behind something troublesome and changing your path to something less problematic. This is second nature for humans. We avoid people and situations which are difficult and drift towards more pleasant and beneficial circumstances. The problem is, sometimes things are not what they seem. There may be a lesson we need to learn from troubled times, and the new situation may not be as easy as it looked at first. In other words, deal with your problems, don’t run away from them!

In the Tarot of the Divine deck, the 6 of Swords is represented by Danae and Perseus from Greek mythology. A prophecy says that Danae’s son will kill her father, so he locks her away so she can’t be seen by men. But Zeus desired her and visited her himself, and she gave birth to a baby boy. Danae’s father put her in a chest with the baby and sent them out to sea, hoping they would die or at least never return. Danae landed on an island where Perseus grew up peacefully. But the king of that land began to desire Danae so he sent Perseus off to kill Medusa, which miraculously he did and brought the head back and turned the king to stone with it. Perseus and Danae returned to Argoth, where her father ruled, and Perseus took part in a competition, and the discus he threw hit the king, killing him instantly and fulfilling the prophecy.

So many tales have a prophecy that people try to avoid and then come true anyway. Just deal with your problem and don’t go so far out of your way to make it not happen. It will happen anyway! Just deal with it. We don’t have prophecies, but we do have anxieties. We worry about what will happen in the future and go out of our way to make sure it doesn’t happen, and then it does. Just make a plan for how to handle it and move on with your life. Either it will happen or it won’t. Don’t spend all your time worrying about the maybe’s and the possibilities. Live your life one day at a time, and have a plan for the future that includes both the best case scenario and the worst case scenario.

-MAJK Mom (majkmom.com)
(Resource: Beneath the Moon by Yoshi Yoshitani)

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