I feel sorry for folks with the moon in Libra. I know how grueling that Libra tennis-match-action can get, and I shudder to imagine. Trying to make a tough decision when your brain does nothing but feed you a list of “what if” scenarios for you to endlessly evaluate, all while you worry about accidently picking the wrong one? Ow! Just thinking about it makes my hair hurt.
Today’s Tarot is the Two of Swords, associated with Moon in Libra. Lots of Tarot imagery features duality of some flavor, but this one especially so. Swords in general carry the dual promise of hurting or healing, slicing or surgery. Here, like Justice, we’ve got a blindfolded figure—is this impartial decision making or self-delusion? The swords she’s holding are competing interests; the moon and waves point to emotions surrounding the issue.
Most significant decisions have a dual nature; there are costs and benefits associated with each choice. In retrospect, it’s easy enough to forget one side or the other. Nothing is without it’s cost, although the cost is sometimes a good value. Trying to make a call can be overwhelming if the cost is high and it’s enough to darn near paralyze folks sometimes.
When I decided to get married, I was also picking up some kids to raise and a crazy ex-wife. When I decided to go to school, it meant foregoing income to do it. Becoming a mother brought huge gifts and huge sacrifice. For some decisions, the balance of weight is obvious, but some , not so much.
When I’m finding the balance of factors isn’t clear, I ask myself a simple question: What would I feel best about? What’s in the highest good? I know if I’ve done the best I can, made the decision that appears to be for the greater good overall, then no matter what the outcome, I can accept it with peace. No regrets. If I’d taken the easiest choice and it turns out poorly, I’ll feel culpable. So I look for the responsible choice instead. Then even if it gets ugly, I am still clear.
Maybe this sounds simplistic. And maybe it is. But it does help me a lot, so maybe it will help somebody else. The Two of Swords suggests an evenhanded approach in managing competing interests. Your interests and other people’s both count. Decisions may not always work out perfectly, but you can always live with it if you’ve acted with integrity.
Do you have any decision-making tricks?
|Legacy of the Divine Tarot
by Ciro Marchetti