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Tarot Devotional Day One - 7 of Wands

When is difficulty too much trouble?

7 of wands druidcraft 300Sometimes, it feels like it's you against the world.

You do your best, try to take the high road and yet...someone's not satisfied.

They want more.

Too many hands on your time.

7 is a very spiritual, mystical number...but it's also a number of strategy, even cunning.

Consider yourself a spiritual strategist when any of the 7s surface in a reading (including the Major Arcana cards The Chariot and The Tower). 

When the 7 of Wands shows up, ask yourself:

  • How do I regain my footing?
  • How do I marshal my energy?
  • How can I best manage the demands of life?
  • Where might I find unexpected help?

7 of Wands 300To answer these questions with the left brain, brainstorm and analyze possible remedies. Journal your thoughts and insights.

To answer these questions with the right brain, go through a Tarot deck--cards face up so you can see the images--and choose which one feels best as a solution.

For example, for the question "How do I regain my footing?" you may feel drawn to the 8 of Cups.

What might its advice be?


  • Go on a temporary hiatus to gain your equilibrium.
  • Take a sabbatical.
  • Be willing to walk away from success when it no longer aligns with your current values and emotional desires.
  • Take a vacation.

Or, perhaps you feel drawn to the The Chariot card.

What might its advice be?


  • Go out for a drive. A change of scenery will give you perspective.
  • Ramp up your metabolism to meet demands via vigorous movement.
  • Exercise for stress relief and greater well-being.
  • Meet your demands head-on, realizing that this, too, shall pass.

To answer these questions with random Divine Guidance, shuffle the cards face down so you can't see the images and pick a solution card.

7 of Wands Journaling Prompts:

  • What causes me to feel overwhelmed?
  • How can I better manage my time, resources and energy so I avoid overwhelm?
  • What are the signals that warn of impending overwhelm? (To be forewarned is forearmed).

You can use Tarot cards--consciously or unconsciously--to answer these questions in the form of a spread for your prompts...or just journal your thoughts and feelings without their aid.

If you use this Tarot Devotional as a part of your contemplative or journaling practice, I'd love to hear your results and insights...so feel free to leave a comment!

-- Janet

First card image from the DruidCraft Tarot. Second card image from the Snowland Tarot.


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