Each week, I pull a card from a random Tarot deck to bring us a message or piece of wisdom that we can think about or use in our lives on some level – if not now, we can refer back to it when it seems to be more fitting for us. This is food for thought, and not drawn for any one particular person or situation.
Seven of Wands
This week, there may be a confrontation of sorts that you will have to deal with. This may be involve a challenge to who you are, what you stand for, or what beliefs and values you hold to.
Each person has his or her own path to take, and what’s right for you doesn’t have to be right for everyone else. Don’t let anyone convince you to compromise your personal code of ethics by following the crowd or taking the easy way out. Social pressure and peer pressure can certainly be a theme at this time, and although we usually hear about “peer pressure” in reference to teens, you can certainly know that this concept does not make its presence known only to teenagers.
Whatever confrontations you may encounter through this week, be assured that you are up to the challenge! You hold a position of advantage that you may or may not be aware of at this time, and this advantage helps you to achieve success against opposing forces. You can face adversity with courage, determination, and valor. Be confident in your ability to see things through and overcome the situation in order to reach victory.
The Seven of Wands is known as the “card of valor” which signifies negotiations, competition, success in the face of confrontation, stamina, endurance, and determination to stand firm and assert your position on an issue. Although this week itself may not bring the final and desired success that is being strived for, the Seven of Wands shows that things are developing nicely and that you are on the right track — even with the obstacles you are having to face and overcome. This is a time of continued developments that can show new possibilities for future success.
This card often pertains to people with unique ideas, or those who have personal visions they are trying to put into practice. Solving problems and finding better ways to do things are therefore important. Sometimes your unique ideas are the very thing that creates conflict with others . . . because they may not agree with you. Yet you know what you are doing, but may be in a position where you feel that you have to continually defend or justify your actions, plans, or ideas.
You have an opinion, and it’s time to put a voice to it! Be firm but diplomatic to get people to listen to the value of your ideas . . . whether they accept them or not. You may find yourself having to reach new levels of imagination and creativity to get your ideas accepted in the face of envious rivals. But you’ve come this far . . . you might as well continue! Don’t allow jealous rivals to deter you from your path.
The going may seem like an uphill battle at first, but whatever obstacles present themselves, the Seven of Wands indicates that things will turn around. While the Seven of Wands doesn’t offer the immediate gratification of success, it does show that you are heading toward a successful direction if you hold firm to what you want and stand up for yourself. This card shows that you are a survivor who can overcome struggles by drawing on your inner strength to finally pull through. Always keep in mind that when times are hard, if you can just hang in there, you’ll win in the end!
Affirmation: I stand up for myself and for what is right . . . no matter what everyone else may say about it. I’m not afraid to voice my opinion.