TAROT NOW: The Two of Wands


 There are so many places we ought to be, so many things we need to do. While many of them are mundane, some are things we’ve dreamed about but haven’t done yet. We’re not even engaged in them, much less working to complete them. Those goals and dreams look too far away.

These are the “bucket list” dreams, the ones people sometimes give up on or just let go.

The Two of Wands reminds us that those dreams and opportunities aren’t really gone. The Earth, remember, isn’t flat; she rotates steadily over time. Just as those things that we think are gone can come around again, so too the Two of Wands reminds us that whatever doesn’t remain in our grasp will come around again.

Our task is to remain vigilant, not to look behind with regret. Instead, look around at our lives with appreciation for all that we have accomplished, and look ahead, alert to what’s next.

Each opportunity that comes our way isn’t really about “the” trip, promotion, special person, etc. – they’re really about the milestones we’ve reached in our lives, our maturity if you will. Perhaps we didn’t do something 10 years ago because we worried about what others would think. Now it comes around for the umpteenth time, and we go for it. In the process we discover more delight or satisfaction than we imagined, and we wonder why we waited.

The world is round, the seasons change, and as we grow older we hopefully grow bolder. The Two of Wands assures us that what’s new is often very familiar; it is what has come back around for another look. This time, perhaps it’s what’s worth reaching out and grabbing.

Kathleen Smith is a tarot card and rune reader who lives in San Antonio and owns Tarot Kat Readings. Consider including her in your next party or event. She can be reached at 210-802-6250 or tarotkatreadings@gmail.com.

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