Tarot of the Day: 8 of Swords

8 of Swords Tarot Card

Lately I’ve been feeling pretty trapped at work. While initially my role and organization appeared to have a lot of potential, and still do, the level of work to get there ended up being more of an uphill climb than anyone expected. Leading me and my peers feeling discouraged, drained, and frustrated day after day.

Contributing to my discouragement is the long and also draining process of seeking new work. From applying, to phone screens, to lengthy assignments and assessments even before the chance to interview, it’s been easy to let myself linger in the negativity.

Which is why it came as little surprise when this morning’s card of the day was the 8 of Swords.

In my deck, we see a visual of a girl trapped. We don’t know how she got there – is the being protected or being imprisoned? But we do see that there is a litany of beauty and color just barely out of sight.

When the 8 of Swords appears, in its most simplistic interpretation it is a reminder to find the silver lining. Reevaluate your situation and your ability to manifest what your goals are. It can be tempting to wallow in pain or negativity and indeed, there is a time and place to do just that without guilt or judgement. However, don’t lay so long in the land of “I can’t” that you close yourself off to the opportunities surrounding you.

Your mindset dictates the energy you’re putting out into the universe, and the opportunities that come will mimic this energy as well. So make sure it’s good!

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