Shadowscapes Day 8: Seven of Wands

Today’s card is Seven of Wands.

I’m going to be doing several tough things today–making phone calls, a Zoom interview and applying for a fellowship. I feel a little bit uneasy about it, so my question today was what should I be aware of going in?

It’s a picture of a vixen protecting her kits in a standoff against a badger.

“Do not buckle under a swift wind, but sway like a bamboo. Seemingly insurmountable odds can be overcome with faith and courage.”

To me, it means believing in myself and being nimble yet steadfast. It’s interesting drawing this card about strength and protection because last night, I had a really hard time falling asleep. I had been making good progress with healing, but I backslid and looked at some triggering images on my phone as a distraction, which ended up being worse, and I had stressful dreams after that.

I have to embrace this part of myself and learn to make better choices, like listening to music or reading, next time.