Daily Draw: Paulina Tarot, Eight of Wands
This determined gal glides swiftly towards her goal.
Sensibly she holds one wand firmly touching another with her toes allowing the remaining six to shoot alongside her. The moons on her skirt recall the passage of time, the stars her hopes. The flowers growing from her head are ideas that must be cultivated and the butterflies hint at their transformative power.
Urgent things and important things. The former demand immediate attention, are usually about achieving someone else's goals. The ones we focus on because the consequences of not dealing with them are instantaneous.
The important activities are the ones that move us forwards in any sphere of life (career, finances, home, family, health etc). They are easy to put off as they relate to longer term goals, may be ill-defined and if we don't achieve them we only let ourselves down.
In this card the eight represents structure and wands raw energy. I am reminded we do need structure in our lives but we also need to be mindful of how and where we expend our energy.
I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower, quoting Dr J. Roscoe Miller.