Taking action sounds easy, but if it was so easy, we would do it without procrastination, excuses, or anxiety. Unfortunately, our unhealthy habits, negative beliefs, and unsupportive friends make it difficult to take action towards our desires on a regular basis.
These six tarot cards will help you take action by targeting the areas where most people struggle. They will help you stay present, conquer procrastination, and identify the activities that will bring you closer to your goals.
CONFIDENT FORWARD MOVEMENT
The Chariot vroom-vroom-vrooms into a tarot reading with a message of power through focused and deliberate action. Use this card’s energy to move forward despite your fears about the outcome of your actions.
NEW PROJECTS AND IDEAS
The Ace of Wands is the “hell yeah – go for it!” card. It pops up when you need a new and innovative solution to a problem or need to pull ideas “out of thin air.” As the first of the Wands, it blazes with the urge to create. Get started now – once this project gets going, it will catch fire on its own and blaze into success.
This card has two interpretations, both related to feeling trapped. You are either trapped by fear or by your own unhelpful actions. While there may be some interference from outside forces, it is likely all of your current problems are self-imposed. Change must happen from the inside first.
ELIMINATE WHAT DOESN’T MATTER
The Ten of Wands tarot card is the story of modern life. When you are burdened by too many responsibilities and commitments, the Ten of Wands reminds you to shrug off your load and put your own needs first. Get rid of the tasks that aren’t in your job description, that you aren’t great at, or that you don’t enjoy. Focus on what truly matters to you and let the rest go.
Act like the Knight of Swords to make a quick decision and take immediate action. Create your own path. Don’t spend the time searching for the easiest or most common way. Put your blinders on and make your own way.
This is the “put your nose to the grindstone” card. It’s not very sexy, but it is effective! You WILL see success as long as you never, ever, ever give up. Persistence beats Resistance.
Images shown are The Chariot from The Green Witch Tarot by Ann Moura and Kiri Ostergaard Leonard © 2015 Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd., the Ace of Wands, the Eight of Wands, and the Knight of Swords from The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck available at www.thewildunknown.com, the Eight of Swords from the Robin Wood Tarot by Robin Wood © 2002 Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd., and the Knight of Pentacles from Llewellyn’s Classic Tarot by Barbara Moore and Eugene Smith © 2014 Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. All rights reserved, used with permission.