3 OF WANDS
Every time I pull the 3 of Wands it reminds me of a story I once planned to write about the Lusitania, relating it to this card and the man looking at a ship from a height on land. It would have been a great story but I didn’t start it when I had the impetus and although still in my mind, it’s probably going to stay there because over a decade has passed since I got the idea.
I have learned since then to try and get the dreams out of my mind, out into some concrete form. It’s one of the reasons I started writing poetry and drawing and painting again after many years, and writing this blog.
This is about effort and truth and watching your ship come in with anticipation or wistfully seeing it go, leaving you behind. I don’t have a lot of Wands energy these days but to keep the flame going I have to give it oxygen, even a little bit will keep those dreams alive, keep me creating, persisting, finishing.
For my weekly planner, I usually grab one or two quotes, and this week I had the word “persistence” in mind.
1) A river cuts through rock not because of its power, but because of its persistence.
2) When you feel like quitting: think about why you started.
Last week’s quotes were about motivation and really helped me get along:
3) Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. [Jim Rohn]
4) Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes. [Benjamin Franklin]
Isn’t that the truth?