TAROT-TORTURE™ Virgo: November 1-2, 2014
TEN OF WANDS (reversed): Virgo, you may be feeling over-burdened, burned out, and seriously tired. You may feel so weighed down by the weight of the world on your shoulders that you are exhausted physically, mentally, and emotionally. Perhaps you’ve been carrying your burdens for so long that you don’t even know what not carrying them feels like. Burdens aren’t always obvious; sometimes they are psychological, deep, even very buried in the unconscious.
If you’re in a relationship that’s dragging you down, it’s very likely that the writing has been on the wall for some time. It’s very likely that you are the one who is procrastinating the obvious end. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve been looking the other way from your partner’s behaviors because you can’t bear to face them — then you’d have to deal with them. Your relationship could also be souring a work or family relationship. And you don’t always take criticism well, constructive or loving as it likely is, and that’s further damaged these other very important relationships in your life. You’re not likely yourself in a lot of ways.
If a work or family dynamic is dragging you down — and your romantic relationship, if any is just fine — then this is likely the point you’ve reached your limit. You could be sick and tired of making up for that one co-worker (or a boss!) who can’t do their own work and you’re constantly picking up after them while they take the credit and get the pay. Maybe some relative or a child constantly has their hand extended and you keep reaching into your pocket. You’re likely carrying some burden of guilt there thinking that you didn’t raise this kid right or you didn’t set your boundaries with this co-worker or relative, and you see all too clearly that this is a monster of your own making. If this is the case, you certainly see it and it makes you feel much worse.
ADVICE: If a relationship is dragging you down, if you see the writing on the wall in fourteen different languages, even if you choose not to read the writing I guarantee that sooner or later this relationship is going to end. Either you end it or it will implode anyway. Just because you don’t want to ask your girlfriend where she’s going doesn’t mean you don’t already suspect she’s going to…her boyfriend’s house and lying to you about it, doesn’t mean that you aren’t suffering the ill effects. If the relationship is that bad, being single would do you a world of good. You need to work on your priorities. Be mindful who you share your burdens with. Only share them if you are willing to hear the next person’s take on it.
If this is a work situation or a situation with your child or a relative, don’t sit there complaining to yourself in the dark. If you realize you’ve created a bad situation then it’s up to you to make the course corrections. If you don’t know how, ask for help.
The bottom like is this, Virgo: you need to take care of yourself. Giving and giving and giving yourself away is just going to erode your health because you’re not happy about it and you’re leaving no fuel for you to run off of! You need to see what’s not working in your life, sort out what is working in your life, and like clothes that are not even good enough to hand down to the thrift store, throw away that which isn’t good for you or anyone else. It’s time to take stock of things, be realistic, and recognize that being miserable all the time is no kind of LIFE.
There’s a lot of good waiting for you, Virgo, real satisfaction, if only you take care of yourself and learn how to set boundaries in the world. Life is not a popularity contest and when you’re dead no one’s going to say, “…and he gave me money all the time even when he couldn’t afford his own medicine!” And would that bring you back from the dead if they did?