The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
~ William James
Last minute shopping, planning and getting those Christmas cards sorted could be on the menu for some of us today, if we are to take these cards in a literal sense. But there are always at least three layers of interpretation. What do you see/feel when you look at these images. Are your stress levels rising? Do you feel overwhelmed by the demands of the Season?
Feeling-wise, with the quint adding up to 22 (The Fool), you could be longing for more freedom now. You may also find that unexpected and slightly bizarre events occur today since the corresponding planet for The Fool is Uranus.
The Numerology of the day gives us 4, so it is important to do things in an orderly fashion to keep stress levels down. Do get that planner out (as per the 7 of Swords) and come up with a cunning plan for the day… but leave room for the unexpected too.
What’s your coping strategy for when things start piling on top of you? The key is found in our quint of the day, The Fool (Element of Air), and in using the breath to ground and center. Take a few deep breaths, relax and regain your composure. Strive to be mindful, fully present and do one thing at the time, giving it your full attention.
It is probably worth scheduling some self-care time this week as this is the first thing that tends to fall by the wayside when we get really busy. It’s worth doing though as it helps our immune system to cope better when it’s bombarded by all the cold and flu bugs we encounter by being in groups of people during holiday celebrations.
Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.
~ Terri Guillemets