Reading for Wednesday, February 18, 2015 is from The Gilded Tarot Royale by Ciro Marchetti.
Hurry Up & Wait: The concept of making every effort to arrive at a location ahead of the appointed time, with the expectation of having to wait upon arrival. The purpose behind the concept is that it builds a large amount of time into one’s schedule, therefore accounting for unexpected occurrences.
“Good things come to those who wait”
Depending on your situation will depend on how you would interpret these cards and how they apply to you. Though, generally, the less your rush something, the better the results. Just with yesterday’s Hanging Man, you want to take some time to investigate, research, and soul-search – all processes which should never be rushed or you’ll end up with a muddy path (see yesterday’s post) or soupy pudding. Neither are desired outcomes.
The Hermit reinforces these concepts and advises more in-depth introspection. The Eight of Wands let you know you’re on the right path and things are progressing, but the Seven of Pentacles advises you to let things ripen on their own, in their own good time. Aristotle said, “Patience is bitter, but it’s fruit is sweeter”, and so we know this to be true anytime we bite into a ripe apple or strawberry. The same holds true where time is needed to grow, gain knowledge and wisdom, and naturally mature.