Making a Choice

My husband has the opportunity to go out of town this weekend (with friends) and pursue something he’s very interested in, but he was having trouble deciding whether or not to go. This evening, he and I did a tarot reading about it and got some clarification. He decided it would be in his best interest to take the opportunity and go (this is also what I thought would be a good idea for him).

Then, he posed the suggestion that I could come with him. I had expected to stay home, because they’re leaving tomorrow (Friday) morning and I hadn’t planned to take the day off from work. I was immediately resistant to the idea of joining them, but I also want to give the idea some thought. While the short-notice of spontaneity is difficult for me, I don’t want to make myself miss out on what could be a fun time. Thus, now I am doing a reading for myself. Same spread, same deck, same question!

Joie de Vivre Tarot

Joie de Vivre Tarot

1. The nature of / how I feel about option 1 (staying home): The Hermit
3. Consequences & drawbacks of option 1: Two of Coins, reversed
5. Rewards & positive aspects of option 1: Ace of Wands

Staying home would obviously be a chance for me to be the recluse that I am at heart. A great opportunity to enjoy my alone time. Possible drawback: not knowing what to do with myself. (I do often do this. When I have alone time, I have so many things I want to do that I end up not getting to do any of them to a satisfactory level.) Possible reward: This is also a chance for me to have a creative breakthrough and actually pursue a project to a satisfactory level. Sounds about right, really.

2. The nature of / how I feel about option 2 (going with him): The High Priestess
_______Clarifiers: Four of Wands | The Hanged Man, reversed | Six of Wands
4. Consequences & drawbacks of option 2: King of Cups, reversed
_______Clarifiers: The Heirophant | Ten of Coins, reversed | King of Wands, reversed
6. Rewards & positive aspects of option 2: Queen of Coins

Going with him (them) would give me a chance to quit being a recluse for a bit. I’d get to spend time with friends, step out of my element for a while, and possibly attain a victory! (The event he’s going to is a pro tour qualifier for Magic: the Gathering. If I go, I could participate and potentially win the envelope.) Possible drawback: There’s a chance I won’t play as well as I should and therefore lose (or lose to following the rules when others are ignorant) and end up in a sour mood. Possible reward: I could win the money, baby!

7-8-9. Advice: Ten of Swords | Knight of Coins, reversed | Seven of Wands
_______Clarifiers: The Magician | The Devil | King of Swords

“Move upward and onward and allow nothing to hold you back.” Delays, poor planning, lack of imagination. Stand your ground, be prepared to meet any challenge that comes your way,” … You’ve got the skills to get what you aim for. Face down your fears and choose your own path. “A shift in perspective will allow you to see things with added logic and clarity.”

Final Question: But what about work? Ten of Cups | Page of Wands | Two of Wands, rev
If I enjoy my abundance and go on this adventure, I’ll lose some momentum with work. Well, DUH, TAROT, THANK YOU. I guess it all boils down to whether or not I’m okay with losing a bit of momentum at work. Hrm.

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So basically: I really want to stay home and enjoy the comforts of being a hermit, but I should probably take this chance to go on an adventure and enjoy myself. Funny, this is really similar to the answer my husband got from his reading. If he’s willing to stretch himself, shouldn’t I also be willing? Of course, he doesn’t normally work on Fridays… >_<

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