A Personal Journey Through the Tarot: 8 of Wands


Let’s play physics. Newton’s 1st law of motion states; An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by another force.

If you want something done give it to a busy person. Those who suffer depression know how hard it can be to just get up in the morning. Here we have two examples of steady states. One in motion and one at rest. The one in motion can become so overwhelming breathing becomes an afterthought. The one at rest can become so overbearing that sleep seems to be the only answer. What is needed to created a change? According to Newton’s law it is another force. 

Newton’s 2nd law of Motion states: The acceleration of an object as produced by a net force is directly proportional to the magnitude of the net force, in the same direction as the net force, and inversely proportional to the mass of the object. 

This is the other force. The busy person has an injury, gets sick or has a family emergency. The depressed person suffers an intervention, is medicated, or tries suicide. The unbalanced force will create a change in direction directly proportional to its nature and in relation to the mass of the object; how dense you are. 

Newton’s 3rd law of Motion states: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

If we do nothing, nothing will come of it. The moment we make a decision potential energy converts to kinetic energy and movement occurs. As humans it behooves us to take responsibility for our actions and our obligations. 

Today I draw the Eight of Wands and contemplate the movement of the Universe. Our galaxy, our sun, our world are all spinning and flying through space at incredible speed. We can either go with it, flying boldly towards the future, or we can enact a crazy unbalanced force to try to stop it in a futile attempt to stay in the past.

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