Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Six of Wands

Today's card is the six of wands. This is a wonderful card to get and it is easy to see why.

In the picture there is a man atop an ornately decorated horse. He is holding a wand which is sporting a laurel wreath. The people in the background are also holding wands, as if in adoration of the man atop the horse. This is obviously a day of celebration, and the man atop the horse is being adulated.

This card obviously is indicating that some long coming praise is in order. Perhaps you have been working hard on a project of some sort. Spirit is indicating that it is time for some overdue appreciation. Others are going to notice your hard work and give you the rewards that are due to you!

Even the horse who is carrying the man seems to be in awe of the moment. To me it looks like the eyes of the horse are in complete adoration of his owner. Everyone seems to love this man.

Horses in the tarot often represent movement or travel. Sometimes this card may indicate that the adoration will be short lived. Remember the story of Jesus coming into town atop the donkey. Everyone was celebrating his presence as well, but a few days later, they were all calling for his execution. Be aware that the crowds are easily swayed one way or another. Never rely on the adoration of others.

It is wonderful to have a goal come to fruition, and for everyone to see it and adore you for it. It is wonderful to have the love of the masses. But be aware that in order to have anything of lasting value, it is important to believe in yourself. Have the fortitude within yourself to make a life for yourself that is lasting and genuine, and don't rely on the opinions of others to catapult you forward. In the end, your own opinion is the only one that matters.

Do you feel like a success within yourself? Remember that success has nothing to do with fame and fortune. If you can congratulate yourself for accomplishing a goal or overcoming a challenge, then the adoration of the masses will not move you. Many a celebrity has fallen to the wayside because they could not handle public opinion. One minute everyone loves you, the next minute everyone is waiting for you to fail. That is just the way of the masses. In the end, you must have strength and fortitude within yourself to achieve your goals and become the person you dream yourself to be.

Just for today, you may receive a pat on the back or a congratulatory award of some kind. But don't expect it to catapult you to the top. Have the strength within yourself to accept praise humbly and with grace, and realize that the only praise that matters is the knowledge that you have overcome a challenge and won. Within yourself you know your worth, and that is all that matters.

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