Friday, October 25, 2013

The Ten of Wands - “Overwhelmed and Under-Appreciated”

Ten of Wands - taking on just a
tad too much. from Ciro Marchetti's
"Legacy of the Divine Tarot"©
Burdens – yours, your family’s, your friend’s – even the rooster down the road wants a ride.  You shoulder responsibility as if it’s an olympic event and you’re going for the gold. Perhaps responsibility isn’t your personal kryptonite.  Perhaps you run a marathon of events from the time you wake until the time you sleep. Perhaps you don’t sleep well, because your brain never shuts off enough to allow uninterrupted slumber. In any event, you have become the 10 of Wands.

The Ten of Wands shows up in a reading to make you pause and confront the areas of your life that are over-burdening you.  The ability to deal with multiple activities, emotional responsibilities, or even a hyper-creative mind differs from person to person.  So when the Ten shows up, it doesn’t matter if you’re used to competing in a decathlon of events, at the moment you’re simple taking on too much of the world.

Here’s the thing about Ten of Wands people: They always
And there's the neighbor's rooster bumming a ride!
6 of Clouds from "OSHO Zen Tarot"© by Deva Padma
Not the Ten of Wands, but still a good depiction!
challenge themselves to take on more, to be more and to rise above.  If someone took three or four of the wands from the shoulder of the wand bearer, he’d quickly replace them and still look around for wand number eleven.  What is needed in the wand bearer’s life is balance, not more activity.  The most useful skill to have when you feel overwhelmed is to practice silence.

Go inside into the silence like #9
The Hermit from "Steampunk Tarot"©
by Barbara Moore and Aly Fell
In moments of high stress, cut down on noise pollution in your life where ever possible.  Unless you’re disguising outside sounds, turn off background noises in your home – even if it’s ambient music.  Get alone. Sit quietly, meditate or read.  In short, learn to relax in as much silence as you can gain.  If you can’t relax at home (that’s another problem altogether) go somewhere that provides you the opportunity to let go. Try a park or a meditative garden – a massage at a spa. Turn off the radio in your car.  Commercial radio chatter is the devil. Seriously.  The key to unwinding and releasing wands is found in providing yourself with whatever insulation you can in an intrusive world.  In the silence you will hear what your true questions are and in time, you will be given their answers.  Once you have answers, it’s a simple mater to put down a wand or twelve.


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