10 of Cups: Cheers!

The card of the day is the TEN OF CUPS.

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deck used: Morgan Greer tarot

On an emotional level, you feel supported, protected, nurtured, and loved. The emotional support that I speak of comes from members of your community: your significant other, your neighbors, your friends, your family, your coworkers – anyone you trust. In fact, you are in such a comfortable place within your community, you are able to extend love and emotional support to others without feeling burdened or overwhelmed. You listen because you love. You tell stories because you want to entertain. You meet up with members of your community because you have energy and you want to share the experience of life and create valuable memories.

It’s a good time to say ‘yes’ to any social invitations that appeal to you. Remember that whether you choose to celebrate traditional holidays or not, there will be no shortage of pleasant conversation, dining experiences, and opportunities to connect this month (which doesn’t come as a huge surprise considering it is the month of December and all…).

Make an effort to connect with your family of choice and/or your family of origin.

2 of Swords: Are You Going to Fish or Cut Bait?

The card of the day is the 2 OF SWORDS.

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deck used: Thoth tarot

Hmm…this is the second time the two of swords has been pulled this week, so we know this card has meaning for someone out there.

Ok fence-sitter, it is time for you to make a decision. You cannot stay in this position forever. It’s clear that you are not quite ready to commit to making this choice, but it needs to be done, right? I know, you don’t want to hurt yourself or the other person who is involved in this situation – whatever it is, but the longer you wait the harder it will be for everyone involved.

The advice here is: Do not be destructive with the sword that you hold in your hands (which is your key to effective communication), use your words and make your opinion crystal clear without engaging in battle. The appearance of this card tells me that you are not actively fighting anymore, so the real challenge is about the ability to listen. When you are dealing with someone who refuses to listen, it can be interpreted as a form of control, especially if the other person is forcing you to make an uncomfortable decision as a reaction to his or her stubborn behavior. Speak your truth, but allow others to speak theirs too. If you can’t come to a mutual understanding, hasn’t the decision really already been made?