Tarot Card of the Day

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

Cold, hard, defeat. That’s what the 5 of Swords is about. You were defeated by either your adversary, or even your own self. What happens next is up to you. Are you a gracious loser who says “Great job, congratulations!” or a sore loser who walks away muttering about how the contest wasn’t fair? Defeat is a learning experience. We learn what we could’ve done better, how we can improve. A simple defeat is not the end of the world (unless it’s a to-the-death duel, then this life is over). Use this opportunity to learn from your mistakes and do better next time.

The 5 of Swords in the Tarot of the Divine is represented by the Egyptian myth of Osiris, Set, Isis, and Horus. Set battles Osiris for leadership and cuts him into little pieces. Isis, Osiris’ wife, puts the pieces back together and prays for her husband’s resurrection. He returns to life, and they have a son, Horus. Horus eventually challenges Set, wins, and is a just a righteous ruler like his father Osiris was before him.

How can you use the energy from the 5 of Swords in your life today? How can you accept graciously, then overcome defeat? Improve your skills, learn something new, do something new, get help. There are many ways to conquer defeat, just brainstorm, meditate, talk to a friend, however you get your ideas. Defeat is a temporary setback. Don’t feel hopeless and angry, learn from your loss and move forward.

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

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