Daily Divination April 22, 2011 Self Mind Game About Your Decision – Two of Swords/Moon/Libra

Do you know what needs doing today but are pretending like you don't because you're heart's not in it?

Today, it’s about doing what has to be done. 

Sometimes we know what we need to do, but simply don’t want to do it. 

 Oh how we can play games with ourselves and do the left brain analysis ad nauseam.  It’s true, the heart may not be it in—but, still, we know what decision or choice we have to make and implement. 

We pretend that we don’t know what to do; yet we do.  We just don’t want to; we’d rather not and sometimes we procrastinate hoping the choice will make itself.  And sometimes, it does.  But it (based on my personal experience) is better when we’re proactive rather than wait until the proverbial ton-of-bricks falls on the head, if you know what I mean.  

Today’s cosmic communiqué is inspired by the tarot Two of Swords which relates to Moon in Libra–emotional extremes.  Libra energy, by nature, is extreme, don’t you know, and reaches for balance… and that equilibrium comes from the Aries polarity to itself.  Aries, of course, is about action and outward movement.  And so we can see how indecision is part of the Libra archetype.  Libra energy will act but many times in extreme ways you see?  That, many times, is because of the ton-of-bricks that just landed while it was pretending to argue with itself about pretending to not know what decision to make –or- while it was trying to decide how it was going to engage the heart in moving on the choice it has already made but isn’t acting upon.

“That’s not ME”, you say?  Well, we all have the Libra/Aries polarity axis somewhere in our chart, consequently in some area of the life.  Ho!  And what gives with the current movement of planets in the heavens on that axis?  Well, I wrote about it several times over the past few weeks; currently 5 planets are in Aries and opposing Saturn in Libra (retrograde).  Retrograde Mercury is passing over those planets several times in its path.  So tell me that this tarot card and message isn’t relevant to the current energy!

Enough astro-babble except to point out the mask over the eyes of the woman on the tarot card image above—the Libra archetype is about maintaining persona or ‘mask’ and keeping up appearances.  Libra wants to be “nice” and keep the peace and typically avoids talking about or dealing with the problem–the proverbial elephant in the room!

This is a daily message, however, so let’s stick with that and the duality of mind that we may be dealing with today.  What I mean is that there is (in our psyche) left brain analysis and then there’s intuition—duality and the balance between head and heart.  The advice here is to guard against being indecisive to the point of making no decision or taking no action.  OR worse yet (another typical Libra response) ripping off the mask, taking the two swords and having-at-it swinging the swords wildly at everyone and everything within reach!

What helps?  Not that I’m religious mind you—far from it.  Yet I do have those conditionings from my childhood and past, so I cannot seem to help but think of the fact that today is what the Catholics (and others) call Good Friday and of the crown of thorns often associated with the passion-flower.  Used as a herb, passion-flower is said to pacify the spirit and impart a sense of peaceful balance and tranquility—exactly the divination message for today!

Decisions are best made when we can be quiet.  When the heart and mind are balanced, indecisiveness can be resolved so that action can be taken and choices (sometimes difficult ones that we know we need to make) can be implemented calmly and directly.  That’s over-stating the obvious, I know.  I’m just the messenger giving the reminder.

Wherever we are maintaining appearances for the sake of upholding a false image today, it may be best to be honest with self and others.  The inner question for the day has to do with asking the self:  is it easier to live-a-lie than to make the necessary decision/choice to do what needs to be done? Or would it be better to wait for the ton-of-bricks?  And there it is again– yet another decision to be made!

Like I wrote above, I believed that it’s better to be proactive.  But then, maybe that’s because, having Sun, Moon and 2 planets in Libra myself, that belief was formed from having felt the ton-of-bricks one too many times!  Some of us learn the hard way to act before we are acted upon. 

It happens that way in life—sometimes, we have to do what is distasteful.  We either do it willingly or through  crisis. 

It’s all about choice or the absence thereof.