Perhaps there’s a snag in that great new romance. Or maybe your work partner and you are not seeing eye to eye on a particular issue. Something is in the air and it isn’t very pleasant. When the waters of emotion were flowing and all was in perfect alignment the world was rosy and happily ever after seemed more real than a fairy tale. But reality has its ups and downs and the nature of relationship is just that…relating. We need to find alignment in our misalignment. There are times when we will see the other’s point of view and perhaps that will cause us to adjust ours. And other times when we see their point of view and choose to stick with ours. This exercise is a lesson in the art of acceptance, of when to choose battles and when to raise the chalice to toast another day. This week choose to work through the challenges with the vision of a perfect union as inspiration.
The Eight of Pentacles is my kind of card. My Taurean nature is comfortable plodding along, working diligently and patiently with attention to details to master skills and accomplish goals. Like the fellow here I can persevere with such intense focus that I lose track of the big picture. This is when it gets into “reversed” territory. Perfectionism can stunt growth and creativity so watch for it. Maybe now is the time to step back and look for answers outside the box. Maybe challenge yourself to pause your routine and evaluate. Are you even enjoying your singular focus and diligent efforts? If not, then perhaps you need to do a little less to enjoy a little more.