The Prince of Disks and the 10 of Disks
There is so much wisdom with the Prince of Disks but there is also a lot of heaviness. This card speaks to the hard times we have gone through and the obstacles of our past that continue to impact us.
We are not light and breezy when it comes to making decisions or taking steps forward. We have experienced deep pain and loss and it informs our behavior.
The Prince of Disks sits on a cumbersome chariot pulled by a large but determined bull. At his back are boulders of different sizes that push into his skin.
The boulders represent our past and the pain we have experienced. We cannot let go of the hard times behind us, so there they sit as we carry them along our path.
We could feel depressed by the number of struggles we have gone through and our inability to fully let them go, or we could embrace it as something that makes us wiser, stronger, and more compassionate.
I think this card can speak both to our personal pains, the pandemic, and the social uprising in our world. We feel heavier because of everything we have been through. But we are also more aware and hopefully more loving.
We have grown in our empathy and our perceptions of life. We can feel and see things we couldn’t before. We know how to support people in ways that match what they truly need. We also can see through deceptive and corrupt actions.
Traditionally, the Prince of Disks is slower moving and takes their time to make decisions. They do this in order to think deeply about what is their next step.
The pains of their past have given them wisdom and insights. They use this knowledge to think through all the scenarios and what could go wrong.
Through this card, we tend to be smarter in the choices we make. We do not fall for the same mistakes and we put the relationship with ourself first. But we can also fall into a pattern of not making decisions and overthinking everything. Our past can make us too critical and we can feel like inaction is the best choice.
So, be careful not to fall into the pitfalls of this card. We must still make decisions, even if we are taking a longer time to do so.
The 10 of Disks, or Wealth, wants us to know our strength and our abundance. It is a card about connecting with the richness of our lives.
Our family, friends, bodies, and homes make us rich. The plants, animals, art, music, and intelligence of our planet makes our cup run over. It is not about material wealth but seeing how valuable a sunrise or a walk in the woods can be if we let it.
I know there is so much we don’t have right now and things we long for. Our lives have changed and many of us are struggling.
Without discounting that, the 10 of Disks asks us to focus on all we do have that makes us rich. Think of the things that truly matter and the things that make you feel blessed.
This will help you know how strong you are as you move forward on your journey. You have a powerful reserve of resources that will support you when you go through this difficult time and deal with painful experiences.
When you connect to your strengths and the strengths of those who love you, you train your mind to focus on what is strong instead of what is weak. You can see yourself as the beautiful warrior that you are, the hero in your story.
The Prince and 10 of Disks are here to strengthen and support us this week. They show us the wealth and power inside. We can use what we have to continue through these challenging times with love and awareness.
Mantra for the week: My past makes me stronger and more intelligent. There are riches all around me when I open my heart.
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