You may have been pushing yourself too hard and need a break.

King of Wands (Reversed)

The tarot card of the day is the reversed King of Wands.

You need some time to recharge. This is not a time to start new projects but rather to finish up old ones. So tie up loose ends and permit yourself to relax.

The King sits on his throne, looking off into the distance. He appears to be waiting for something, but it's unclear what.

His staff is planted firmly in the ground in front of him, and his crown sits atop his head. The King's clothing billows in the wind as if he's been here for some time. On the throne, salamanders are crawling around, symbols of transformation.

You may be feeling burned out from working too hard or taking on too much responsibility. You can't keep going at this pace forever and need to recharge your batteries.

This is a time to finish up old projects and tie up loose ends, not start new ones. Get some sleep, take a hot bath, or just put your feet up and relax with a good book.

Ignore any guilt you may feel for taking time off. You deserve it, and you need it. Instead, relax and recharge, so you can get back to your responsibilities with a clear head and a fresh perspective. Taking on all the world's problems at once will not help anyone, least of all you.

Patience Is Critical Right Now

The salamanders on the throne suggest that transformation is happening, even if you can't see it yet. Your life is going through a significant change, and patience is essential. Things will eventually fall into place, but it will not happen overnight.

So be prepared for some bumps along the way.

Don't worry about what other people are doing or what they think of you. This is your journey, and you must take it at your own pace. Then, the people who matter will understand and support you.

Go with the flow and let things happen as they will. Trying to force things will only make them harder. So instead, be patient and trust that everything will work out.

Be Considerate of Others

While you may be feeling burnt out, others are in the same boat. They may not be as vocal, but they're struggling too. So be considerate of their needs and try to help wherever possible.

You may have been concentrating your frustrations on the people around you without even realizing it. If you've been snapping at your loved ones or being short with them, take a step back and try to see things from their perspective. They're probably just as stressed as you are.

Being considerate of others doesn't mean you have to take on their problems. You can't fix everything, and you can't be responsible for everyone. Just try to be understanding and supportive, and offer help when possible.

Remember that everyone is dealing with something, and we all need a little kindness.

Don't Worry About What They Think

You may be trying to please everyone and meet everyone's expectations, but you're not doing yourself any favors. You may have been putting on a brave face and pushing yourself harder than you should. It's time to let go of that and focus on what's important to YOU.

Other people's opinions shouldn't matter, especially regarding your happiness. You know what you need to do, so trust your gut and go for it. What other people think is just noise. Tune it out and focus on what's important to you.

Today's Suggested Action

Starting today, think about what you need to do to take care of yourself. Make a plan and start taking small steps. It doesn't have to be perfect, but it has to be something. You can't keep going at this pace forever, and you must take care of yourself before you burn out completely.

Apologize to the people you've been taking your frustrations out on and start fresh. Rest and recover your energy. Everything else can wait. When you begin to finally put yourself first, you’ll be surprised at how everything else will open up.