Reading for Monday, March 23, 2015 is from the Pearls of Wisdom Tarot (2nd edition – 2008) illustrated by Roxi Sim, book by Caeli Fullbrite.
“When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.” ~Saint Francis de Sales
Stop struggling. It seems you’re going about trying to fix or bend a situation to your will. If that is the case, you are wasting your time. You can’t fix what’s not broken and you can’t always get things the way you want them, no matter how hard you try. If you feel as if you have been banging your head against the wall, well there’s a good reason for that. Not everything or anyone has to bend and shape to your will, and if that is what you are trying to accomplish, then stop. Think about it. You may not have even realized that’s what you’ve been trying to do. The more you struggle, the tighter the bands become.
There is nothing as strong as gentleness, And nothing so gentle as strength. The love and patience of Strength tames the Lower Self (the lion), now calmed and relaxed. Struggle subsides. Ego bows to Spirit, the Higher Self, which is present within all Life.”
Allow your natural Strength to shine forth and look to the Queen of Wands to shed light on all situations. Patience, Poise, Natural Grace, and Creative thinking will help you to see the true nature of the situation and your role in a positive outcome.