It’s a good thing that today is a holiday for many of us, because it won’t be easy to concentrate on work. Today, again intending to draw one card, I drew two, both reversed, the seven of cups and the Queen of Wands. It’s not easy to focus on our dreams today — much less to set goals and intentions and go after those dreams. We are feeling worried and anxious. Our dreams seem unrealistic (and let’s face it, they often are, but that doesn’t mean they are definitely unattainable). Not only are our own fears getting in the way today, but someone, maybe an older woman, is trying to push our buttons too. This woman (a mother? a mother-in-law? someone who is used to being in charge in at least certain situations) really thinks that she knows more than we do about what is best for us or at least how we should best use our skills and resources. In the face of her bullying (or at least pushing), we feel lethargic. It’s hard not to give in to her manipulation.
But the question is, is this woman right? As the saying goes, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean people aren’t out to get you — likewise, just because someone is trying to manipulate you doesn’t necessarily prove that what she wants you to do is not in your best interest. Mothers often do know best. Nevertheless, trust yourself and your dreams. Pull yourself together. Find some inner source of self-confidence. Be your own person. And evaluate, assess: is she right? Make your own decision, focus on, perhaps, just one goal for today, and go for that one goal with everything you’ve got. Don’t let yourself get lost in fantasy–try to think clearly and focus. Maybe a cup of coffee will help! Or some journaling. Do what you need to do to keep yourself on task, because your dreams ARE important, and you — we all — are running out of time.