Baby steps out of the stagnant comfort zone: a lesson from the Seven of Wands

The first time I saw the Seven of Wands in a tarot reading, it confused the crap out of me. Here’s this guy – in a defensive position, ready for a fight. Problem is: he’s on top of a hill and there’s no one actually attacking him. But still, he looks really frustrated.

As there isn’t an actual enemy in sight – I wondered if the six wands in the forefront of the card are actually real or simply a manifestation of his fears. Why is he so ready for an attack?

Head over Heart: a lesson from the Queen of Swords

The Queen of Swords sits in her throne in the sky. Her face is devoid of emotion. Her left arm reaches out to welcome dialogue. She’s got a sword in her right hand to cut through the emotional clouds and see things from an impartial perspective so she can solve the problems at hand. A bird flies freely above her head – symbolising the value of objectivity and seeing things from a larger perspective.

Returning to Creativity: my first tarot deck

I abandoned my creative life in pursuit of more practical matters. I held down a structured job, found it somewhere in me to be a role model for young people as well as found some semblance of success. But from somewhere inside me – something has been screaming and yelling at me. I thought age had slowly wiped out my imagination. But no – I had just buried it to deal with practical day-to-day matters. And now, after such a long hiatus, I return to the creative life.