What are you concealing from others? Is the decision to do so empowering or weakening?
I often conceal aspects of my personality from others. It’s a defense mechanism and way to avoid unnecessary conflicts. I detest pointless arguments so I tend to avoid discussing politics (especially these days), sports etc. Temperance reversed also suggests I hide aspects of my personality from myself because in some calculation methods, Temperance is one of my birth cards. I think I’m more well-rounded and blended than I admit. There are hidden depths to my psyche (despite my glib claim to being as deep as a babbling brook).
The reversed 5 of Wands reinforces the point that hiding elements if who I truly am is a pointless endeavor; an effort in futility. On one hand I may not be as discreet as I like to think. On the other hand, why bother? At this point in my life being true to myself is more important than fitting in, not that I’m usually that successful at it.
TarotHunter’s Salt Rounds:
- If you are not willing to help someone in need be prepared for no assistance to be offered when the tables are turned.
- Are you judging those in need too harshly? Maybe a more objective, clear-sighted look will change your perspective.
- If you are harsh towards others, how are you towards yourself? Do you equate needing assistance with weakness; a moral failing? Maybe a less biased look at things can change your perspective.
Tarot Hunter’s Salt Rounds:
- Don’t let your joy and happiness be ruled by someone else’s financial control. You don’t have to have money to celebrate.
- Consider how your generosity, or lack thereof, impacts other people’s ability to enjoy their lives. Are you deliberately being controlling or are you oblivious?
- Despite popular misconceptions, finding oneself in need of financial aid should not be cause for mourning. Everyone needs help at some point in their lives. Don’t let it stop you from celebrating the blessings you do have.
Tarot Hunter’s Salt Rounds:
- Deciding on charitable giving based on benefits to you is self-serving and self-centered. Donating money or resources in such a calculated manner is not generous or humanitarian, it’s egotistical.
- Accepting aid and succor can be a hit to one’s pride and ego but open your mind and realize that everyone has found themselves on the receiving end of generosity at some point. In ways both small and large, we cycle through giving & receiving in life.
- Using ideology as a basis for altruism can lead to unexpected and unintended consequences. Supporting charitable institutions that reinforce your beliefs is one thing. Trying to coerce or force them into submitting to your mandates as a condition of your donations is another.