Feeling burned out this week? The overly emotional reversed Emperor, our theme card this month, expends a lot of energy, often taking the hard way toward reaching a goal, waylaid by emotional upsets and unnecessary conflicts. If you are feeling exhausted this week, don’t give up on your goals! Try to regain a sense of the bigger picture. The reversed Nine of Wands indicates you are very close to reaching your goal. Try to see the difference between the reality of your situation and feelings that are colored by stress.
Take a break, even just for a few minutes, to breathe and regain some perspective. Examine what is left to do and make a plan for completion. It’s OK if this plan is different from what you originally expected; life is unpredictable in many respects, and circumstances change. A strong leader is flexible, able to adapt when encountering the unexpected. A strong leader understands that setbacks are a way to learn even more about what will eventually work, thus strengthening the final result. This week you must find the courage to persevere.