I love the eye coming at me from the center of the Ace of Swords in Ellen Lorenzi-Prince’s Tarot of the Crone. For some reason that symbol spoke to me quite clearly today in terms of the Ace of Swords power and message. Today might be a good day to take a clear-sighted, realistic view at things in my life right now and see where changes can be made. The eagles soaring around Ciro’s Ace of Swords in Legacy of the Divine Tarot is a reminder that sometimes you have to rise above the situation in order to see the full picture. Limited sight prevents us from making decisions based on all the factors and can result in a different outcome that the one we desire.
In my case, I think this is also a kick in the ass. There are some practical, reasonable changes I need to make in my life right now (especially pertaining to diet and health) and I’m putting it off simply because I’m being lazy and uninspired. Instead of just picking up the sword (in this case a pen) and writing down what I need to do, I’m procrastinating. I can offer dozens of reasons why this is the case but the bottom line is that I’m not focusing on the big picture; instead I’m getting lost in the here and now. The benefits from these changes won’t be apparently immediately and I’m at a point in my life where immediate gratification is winning all the battles.
So how can I convince myself to take the steps necessary and make the changes that I know will have long-term and long-lasting repercussions? This card holds the answer to that question too – one step at a time. I have to take that first step. Once I’m stable and comfortable on that first step then I can take a second step. I don’t need to climb the staircase in one move. Baby steps might be the best approach to this situation because I can allow myself to acclimatize to these changes and make sure that they last. Then I can soar with the eagles instead of running around like a chicken with my head cut off or hiding my head in the sand like an ostrich.