Tarot Enlightenment

in-depth readings by Heather-Rose Ryan

Today's card for you, Sunday, September 15

Seven of Wands

This card is from the Morgan-Greer deck, published in 1979.

This card is from the Morgan-Greer deck, published in 1979.

You’ve been making great progress, asserting yourself in positive ways, both in your personal life and in your job or career. You’re feeling confident and strong, radiating vibes of success. Alas, shining your light in this way inevitably attracts people who want to tear you down. You might be encountering some pushback at this time - perhaps criticisms of your work and/or your character. This card warns against overreacting to such comments. Difficult as it may be, you must strive to rise above this kind of conflict. When you respond defensively, it feeds the negative energy of the naysayers. Think of them as predatory "emotional vampires” (because that’s what they are). The more you engage in battling them, the deeper they sink their teeth into you. Instead, learn how to put up your psychic shields and deflect their attempts to latch on. Here are a few pages that explain various methods of protection:

10 Easy Steps to Psychic Protection

Basic Psychic Protection

Creating Your Psychic Protection Shield

Pick the method that resonates with you and practice it. Or invent your own method! My favorite is to envision a column of white light, pure protective energy, coming simultaneously down on me and up from below, like the transporter machine in Star Trek. While I’m within this column, I’m shielded from whatever slings and arrows people might want to throw at me. Often I add colors to the white light for additional power. It’s fun! And when I feel that the danger has subsided, I allow the light to return to its source. You’ll find that once you’re able to protect yourself in this way, you’ll encounter far fewer problems. The most important thing to remember is that you are the one who sets your boundaries. If others get under your skin and provoke you, it’s because you are somehow allowing it to happen. Keep your focus on your goal and don’t let anyone distract you.