The cards bring to us this morning a reminder that if we focus too much on the dark times of our past, the times that we look back at with regret as we do that I shoulda, woulda, coulda thing we risk fully appreciating the new direction we are headed. As a result, we may not recognize an opportunity to sit in the victory circle.
The Crow Tarot starts us off this morning, bringing to the surface the energy of the Six of Swords. A new path is emerging, one that will lead to a fresh start, and although you may have committed to taking action, there is still a little bit of you that might be clinging to a past situation that didn't turn out how you expected or hoped. This cord that is connected to a loss or a regret, although thin, can still have an impact if you are unable to focus entirely on what is ahead. If the waters are choppy right now, you may find directing your attention to something positive a bit more challenging. As a result, there is a temptation to revisit an idea or situation that holds no promise only because it feels safe.
IF, however, you can stay the course and let go of those nagging feelings that come with "what if" and "if only" what you will attract is a reason to feel victorious. The Wise Dog brings the World to today's reading, indicating that yes, things may not have worked out how you would have liked in the past, BUT be grateful for that—because you are now sitting pretty in a better position. The World represents a positive ending, a place that is only possible as a result of your actions and your commitment to move forward. It may not feel like it while you are in between failure and success, but there will come a time when you will thank the universe for the failure because, without it, you would not have achieved something so much more significant.
The Grimalkin Tarot brings to the reading Temperance. The advice this card offers is to allow room for your feelings, however, do not let fear or self-doubt take up permanent residency. This is a time for balance, for easing feelings of stress and uncertainty so that you can focus on moving ahead. Just as that cat walks across the beam between a storm and calm waters, this is where you must hold composure as you make your way forward.