Instead of hiding your authentic self, you must embrace the real you.

The Fool (Reversed)

The tarot card of the day is The Fool in reverse.

Today is the day to meet The Fool in reverse position. Let's not jump the gun and think the worst will happen, because The Fool can be a good thing in your life. How its power is put to use makes all the difference.

Upright, the image on the card shows a young man or woman standing at the edge of a cliff. They are about to leap into the unknown. However, the card is in reverse position. It is a sign from the universe that you have an unfinished business with yourself.

Inside you, a part of yourself is still stuck in the darkness of ignorance or immaturity. This side of you is the reason why The Fool refuses to jump. You are not quite ready yet and need more time to develop before you can take that giant step.

Patience is needed now. Let yourself grow. Don't be too hard on yourself if you don't feel ready to take that leap. The Fool will come around again, and you'll be better positioned to meet it head-on when it does.

Breaking Free From Shackles of Control

Your authentic self is ready and waiting to come out. But why do you keep on keeping that version of yourself locked inside? Let's look at why people hide their genuine selves.

You might not be able to respond naturally and honestly to yourself because of an emotional habit or a mental attitude. We all have the defense mechanisms we've put in place to protect ourselves from getting hurt. But sometimes, these ways to protect yourself can hurt more than help.

It may be good to transfer your fear patterns and symptoms of self-doubt into a more creative form of expression, maybe through writing, painting, or dancing. By doing them, you will have a chance to reflect on your thoughts and feelings without judgment.

Another healthy approach is to re-examine your beliefs. Perhaps you have been giving too much credit to old dogmas or taboos. It's time to break free from these chains of control and start living your life the way you want.

Ask yourself big, thought-provoking questions like, "What do I really want out of life?" or "How would I react if my boss decide to transfer me to a new city?" Then, read your answers out loud as a way to transfer your thoughts to the universe.

Give Your Instinct the Credit It Deserves

The Fool's power is in its ability to show you the potential for change. So no matter how stuck you feel in your current situation, know that it is always possible to break free from your limitations.

Reach out and listen to your instinct. Connect with your inner knowing first. Don't ignore the advice of the Fool inside you. You may always trust its guidance. Do something about it, then. Do what you think is correct and trust your gut. Even if it's scary or seems impossible, trust that you have the strength to see it through. You always have the universe supporting you.

Every Day Is a New Beginning

Use The Fool's power to start each day over. Even if something wrong happened yesterday, today is a fresh start. A blank slate. Write about yourself. Make a conscious decision to let your authentic self shine through. The world is waiting for you.

You must remember that you are not "cheating on yourself" by leaving old habits or beliefs. Instead, you are simply moving on to new and better things.

Don't be scared to branch out and experiment. And when that feeling of self-doubt starts to creep back? Have confidence in yourself! The universe pushes you to trust your abilities to grow into a more admirable person. So embrace the Fool in you. The Old You will be so happy to meet The New You.

Try something you've never tried before. You can start small, like changing your running route. Once you gain confidence, you can take more considerable risks. Something that scares you a little. When you are finally ready to take that leap, all the credit goes to you.