I did another "What's at hand?" spread today using Tarot: The Complete Kit cards:
What's at hand? Nine of Wands. The wands in this card form a window, and behind the window stands a woman looking out. The window almost looks like a cage. Are the bars there for her protection or is she trapped by them? I've been feeling guarded lately. Having been hurt by a couple of comments from people recently, and also feeling hurt by silence from other people, I find myself holding back and not reaching out to others as I normally would. Maybe the woman behind the window is just checking the weather before she heads out so she knows whether she'll need a raincoat or not. Once she knows what she needs to be safe and warm, she'll step out and rejoin the community.
Past Influences? The Chariot. Look at that bicyclist go! The rider is moving in his own way. It may not be the traditional way to ride a bike, but he's moving. I've been quite the mover and shaker in the past, myself. I haven't always been so guarded or so stuck. It's important to remember that. This is a temporary state of being. The calm before the Sidda-Storm, perhaps? You know what they say, "It's like riding a bike; once you learn, you never forget!" I think I'll find my groove again, and sooner rather than later.
Ponder this. King of Wands. This particular king is on the move too. The challenges being faced are temporary. I have everything I need to move forward.
What to do. Knight of Swords. Charge! That's what I think when I see this card. It's so interesting that the top card shows a woman who is hesitating, making sure everything is okay before stepping out, not quite ready to move ahead. Yet, all three cards underneath show definite action and movement. I think this means that this funk I'm in is just about over. I think the King of Swords is telling me that the only reason I'm stuck is because I haven't yet made the decision to MOVE! It's okay that I'm holding back. There may be a good reason to look before I leap, but once I see that it's safe to go ahead, I'll regain the energy I've had in the past and do exactly what I set my mind to.