A Personal Journey Through the Tarot: 9 of Swords

Overwhelming Angst  

Being trapped in a situation in which no solution is presenting itself can be the cause of great anxiety resulting in sleepless nights and ill health. At this point a clear head is impossible to achieve. Solutions obviously depend on the situation and sometimes are not even yours to enact. Understanding that you can not help others until you yourself are healthy and well may allow for the required shift in perspective. Putting your own health and wellbeing first is not a selfish act. It is, in fact, what is needed when this point has been reached. This is the time to put your own oxygen mask on first before you help those around you. 

Today I draw the Nine of Swords and reflect upon the source of my anxiety. Am I able to voice my needs and put myself at the top of my “list”? Am I martyring myself to an unnecessary cause? Do I have the coping skills needed to deal with this stress? 

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