Daily Dose #5: Tarot as Medicine: Three of Wands

"The Tarot can change and become new every time we pick it up. This is because we can shuffle it. We can take the cards, with all their intense symbols, mix them, and lay them out as a new work."
 ~Rachel Pollack~

The Three of Wands encourages vision & revision. It is a reminder that we simply need to look at things in a different way than what we've been doing. Refocusing. New insights. Sometimes, it means leaving security behind in search of new possibilities.

When a card like this comes up for me, I know that I need to see past the distractions and clear my line of vision for the things that truly matter. It is so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day minutia and the immediate fears and worries I have without seeing the bigger picture. Right now, the truth is, I don't know how it all will work out yet. This card tells me to take a more wide-view of what may yet be. What things truly matter to me? What dreams have I not pursued as much as I should? How willing am I to commit to the process--the journey--as an adventure and not as a chore?

I like to know how things will go. I worry when I don't have all of the answers. The Three of Wands reminds me that the fear is just a guardian I need to push myself past. Yes, maybe my heart will break. Yes, maybe I'll fall short of the goal. Yes, maybe the new territory will be overwhelming. But, courage is a catalyst and I have that in abundance.

Dare. Take risks. Stay determined. Today's card calls me to be focused and to trust in whatever comes. Evolution is in process. The cards are new every day...the story is new every day. My job is to continue to let go of fear. My job is to move on.