Tarot for the 21st Century!
The Sevens from Today’s Journey Tarot represent a new challenge. This challenge is different from the ones thrust upon us in the Fives. The Sevens all express something that we have chosen to overcome or tackle in order to evolve as a person. These cards are often very spiritual in nature. The Element determines the nature of the challenge.
The Seven of Fire shows an entertainer walking the red carpet into an event. There are photographers and paparazzi lining both sides of the carpet flashing pictures and sticking microphones out for any bit of information they can gather. Although he has a smile plastered on his face and he waves to the crowd, this is obviously a stressful situation. The Fire Element here is churning up the energy and intensity. When we choose a career or path in life, no matter what it is, there are expectations. The Seven suggests that it is time to stop struggling and overcome our resistance to this pressure. Resistance only adds fuel to the Fire. The Seven of Water shows a little boy pretending to be the captain of his own ship. The challenge here is emotional. We must believe in ourselves to make our dreams come true. This element is often missing from our plans. In the Seven of Water the child has no doubt that he will achieve this dream – and he does in the Nine of Water. We have to overcome our fear of failure to realize our goals. We have to believe it as strongly as we did when we were children. The Seven of Air shows two young men in an examination room. One is cheating off of the other. How are we going to achieve success in life? Are we going to borrow it, steal it, or create it for ourselves? The Air Element is intellectual. If we do not learn for ourselves then have we really learned? Will we ever be successful riding on the coattails of someone else’s achievement? These are all good questions. The Seven of Air says that it is time to find the answers to what kind of man or woman you want to be. The Seven of Earth show a young woman waiting patiently at a mailbox. We don’t know what she’s waiting for but the Earth Element suggests that it is vital to her future accomplishment. All in good time. That is what this card is saying. We do what we can and then we wait for the results. Sometimes those results take minutes and sometimes they take years. The lesson with this card is that we can wait. It may involve setting long term goals or investing now for a far off objective. In the meantime we live our lives and continuously plant new seeds so that the rewards become continuous.