Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The High Priestess in Business - Still Waters run Deep

Aquatic Tarot,
"I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason."
Stanley Baldwin

The High Priestess is often an enigma; she represents hidden knowledge, intuition, the unconscious, stillness, counsel, secrets... anything that needs deeper exploration without certainty of revelation or resolution.

As a person, the High Priestess is introvert, quiet and a good listener. She doesn't talk much, but when you ask her for advice, she often comes up with some helpful guidance

The High Priestess doesn't get involved in gossiping, but she loves observing people and forms her own opinions, which she keeps to herself.

When you meet the High Priestess in a working environment, all you see is the tip of the iceberg. If you want to see the whole picture, you have to dive deep, which takes time, effort and patience. For example, the High Priestess may seem slow and passive at first, but over time you realise she is incredibly efficient in an effortless sort of way.

She isn't leadership material (and she really doesn't want to be in charge), but the High Priestess can have a powerful influence with her counselling skills and inherent wisdom a leader often relies upon when difficult decisions have to be made. She likes to rule quietly in the background, happy for someone else to take the limelight.

More and more hidden gems are gradually revealed, but of course be prepared to discover the odd weakness, too, which the High Priestess is very eager to keep hidden. Watch out for fragility, indecisiveness, ambivalence, changeability, shiftiness, spinelessness and loss of power.

Astrologically, she is linked to the moon, which can make her susceptible to moodswings, insecurities, self-doubt and hormonal imbalance. Therefore she can indicate trouble in a workplace where mostly women are employed, or if you have to connect and collaborate with other women on a project.

In a reading about your work, career and business life, the High Priestess offers the following advice:
  • listen rather than talk
  • wait and see, rather than take action
  • trust your intuition, facts are not always what they seem to be
  • only offer advice or share your opinion when you are asked for it
  • calm down
  • don't get involved in drama
  • be observant and learn from what you see
  • research thoroughly
  • accept nothing at face value
  • first impressions count, but remain open and receptive to all possibilities
  • your creative ideas have great potential, but they need refining and a clear plan for action
  • meet uncertainty with patience; don't panic
  • take your time, slow down
  • keep personal and sensitive information strictly confidential
  • choose your words wisely
In Tarot Magick, meditate on the image of the High Priestess to enhance the power of your intuition, stay calm when faced with stressful situations, uncover secrets and hidden knowledge, and develop your counselling abilities.

What advice is the High Priestess offering you today? 

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Monday, 6 May 2013

Six of Wands Messages on Leadership

Aquatic Tarot,
The traditional meaning of the Six of Wands relates to accomplishment, public recognition, praise, victory and success, but the image also depicts a leader and his followers. 

This card can suggest a recent promotion into a managerial position, or having gained more followers/fans/investors, who openly support your project or business venture.

Either way, effective leadership is an important means to get to this point, especially leading by example.

What leadership lessons does the Six of Wands teach us? The rider on the image seems to take success in his stride and keeps moving forward. There is no time to be complacent. He's certainly not resting on his laurel.

When you draw this card in a reading, it may indicate an achievement, but it can also ask you to develop and nurture some leadership qualities, that can help you reach your goal. Which ones do you need to focus on? Here are some quotes relating to the Six of Wands, which may give you a few ideas:

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." 
- John C. Maxwell

"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership." 
- Nelson Mandela

"If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
- J. K. Rowling

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." 
- Steve Jobs

"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves." 
- Lao Tzu

"The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humour, but without folly." 
- Jim Rohn

"He that cannot obey, cannot command." 
- Benjamin Franklin

Affirmation: I achieve my goals by leading others towards greatness.

For more inspiring quotes and affirmations for each card please check out my ebook Empowering Messages from the Tarot

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