Witches, Waiting & Wanting

This is an unusual depiction of this card. Rather than the more common figure of someone waiting for something to happen, we have three women. In my head they are more than the maiden, the mother and the crone. They make me think of the Moirai, Clothos, Lachesis and Atropos.

And doesn’t that capture the 3 of Wands perfectly? How much time do you spend waiting? How much could you have accomplished if you’d been doing something else while waiting for “it” to happen?

There is much that we can’t control. And many of us, myself included, struggle against that reality. We can’t control the weather. We can’t control the traffic. We can’t control the higher ups at work. We can’t control other people’s reactions.

But we try. Oh how we try.

And how much time we waste waiting for them to get with our program.

How about…just for today…we focus on getting with our own program?

You can’t control what they eat. You can control what you eat.

You can’t control how much they sit on the couch and watch TV (or at the table on the computer), but you can control your own butt’s movement.

Stop frittering your life away waiting for them to make changes. Make your changes. If they come along, fabulous. If they don’t, it was time to make a change.

Don’t waste time waiting today. Do.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Three of Wands, Witches Tarot (Ellen C. Reed), Llewellyn, 1996 (2012 reprint out as well) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0875426697/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0875426697&linkCode=as2&tag=anisoptera-20

6 thoughts on “Witches, Waiting & Wanting”

  1. As I’ve gotten older, I definitely spend less time waiting. If I want to go shopping, I don’t wait til I can get a friend to go with me, I just go. If I want to exercise, I don’t wait for a class, I just move. If I want to eat, I have a little snack – I can always eat a meal with my partner later. I used to worry it made me selfish, now I figure I’m just taking care of myself 🙂

    1. Good for you, Chloe! It’s not selfish to take care of you. I think it might be more selfish to NOT take care of yourself because then someone else has to. 😀

  2. Excellent. Yes. I have developed a habit of never waiting. I don’t necessarily think it is a good thing! I multitask. My day job is fixing computers and we can all probably relate to how much waiting goes on when it comes to our dang computers! Yikes. So I multitask. If I find a pause coming up, I fill it.

    What results is a day full of rushy rushy anxiety when I have too many balls in the air. What I would like to develop is a love of the pause. I want to love those little pauses so that I can take a deep breath and grow conscious of the feelings in my toes. I can use waiting for good and let it give me a little break.

    I know that I went in a completely different direction than your post, but that is what I think of when I think of waiting! lol… As for what you said about waiting, I think that it is spot on. Our lives are so tiny and precious. It is so important to love every moment. If you are caught up in some pattern or routine that is not where you want to be, move. Change your routine, do something different. I am realizing this with my own life right now. I was finding myself to be complaining about my choices instead of just working towards changing them. It feels good to be doing that.

    1. I do tech support for phones so I get that multi-tasking. One thing I’m learning is that I cannot multitask with Zentangle (my new passion.) I can’t even think about the next line. I have to focus on the line that I am drawing in that moment. And it’s good.

      I love your direction in your response. I get it…those breaks. We need them.

  3. OK, that is funny. I just made a tiny sketch book over the weekend and I brought it to work today thinking that I might doodle once in a while in it for a breather. I love the idea of zentangling, but you are right that it might be challenging to do that while I am on the phone! lol…

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