Worry, Happiness & Notecards

Today’s three cards (no positions) are the 10 of Swords/Ruin (Air), XI Lust (Fire?) and XVII Star (Air?). I can see that I really need to memorize the Elemental Dignities of the Majors. Because I am not doing any positions, the only card that is important is the 10 of Swords.

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So I was right on the Star as Air and Lust as Fire. Well Air and Fire are friendly so this is combination strengthens the 10 of Swords. That would mean today is going to be a day of mental anguish. And it has been so far. Someone I love is on a car trip and I have not heard from them. I don’t know if they have arrived safely or not. I’ve texted, emailed and called (multiple times on each). I’m worried sick.

But I also know that I tend to get worried when there is an opportunity. It could be they are just enjoying their time with their family. Maybe the phone is out of juice and they haven’t turned on the computer to check email. That last is not far-fetched as this friend is not as attached to email as I am.

I have to remember what George Holbrook Jackson said.

Happiness is a form of courage.

As I’ve repeatedly said, I can choose to be happy or I can choose to be unhappy. So even though my 10 of Swords mind is looking for all the bad (wrecks, death, you name it), I am going to stop chasing those thoughts. I will instead focus on the fact that there are reasonable answers for everything. I’m going to be courageous and choose happiness over anxiety.

I am also going to indulge in a set of these notecards one day. Aren’t they marvelous?

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4 thoughts on “Worry, Happiness & Notecards”

  1. Wonderful post. I hope your loved one arrived safely. On worrying, you are not alone. I’ve wasted many tears over wasted worries during past years, but I tend to be much more positive these days.

    Best wishes,

  2. Ooh, finally braving the Elemental Dignities alone, not even a BMS spread as a guide 😉 Like how you managed it, sounds very reasonable. Hope all worked out fine with your loved one!

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