seven of wands

conviction / defiance / dissent / courage //

i think a lot about what shapes us. i had a subscription to seventeen magazine when i was in my early teens, and i devoured the horoscopes in the back, telling me what my lucky days were and what i should do about my crushes. it was easy for me to find myself there, in those little libra blurbs.

well. i say i found myself, but it’s hard to know, of course, whether that is what happened or whether i shaped myself into the libra mold presented to me.

if you have any familiarity with astrology, you may know that libras are social, charming, manipulative, indecisive. but one of the things that doesn’t get talked about very often in relation to libras is an interest in fairness, in justice.
i don’t know how i came to be concerned about justice, but i know that it came to me early. i knew, even as a kid, that it was something that had to be fought for, not something we could expect to be doled out by those in authority.

the seven of wands is one of my favorite cards, one that urges us to find the courage within ourselves, to stand for what is right, to rely on ourselves. it is not an easy thing to do, but many things that are worth doing are not easy.

these are dark days. trust your inner light, darlings. may it lead you to courage.

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this week’s deck: mesquite tarot
this week’s rock: selenite