Tir is a rune of self-sacrifice, of doing what is best for the many rather than the one or the few. It is a rune of victory and honor, of justice and balance, and also of letting go of that which is holding one back.
It's letting us know that it's time to jettison the dead weight from our lives, no matter how attached we may be to that dead weight. This may involve distancing ourselves from people, or giving up self-destructive or wasteful habits.
Tir encourages us to follow our path to success, while warning us not to let the success go to our heads. We have to give up things that have been holding us back, to truly succeed at bettering ourselves: that does not give us the right to look down on those unable to make that sacrifice.
Indeed, the people still being held back by their own poor choices, be they negative companions, destructive habits, or just a bad attitude in general, need our understanding and patience; for whatever reason they are just not ready to better themselves yet.
Tarot Card of the Day: The Emperor Reversed
The Emperor reversed is a card of immaturity, indecision, of weakness of character.
This card is drawn when one is being selfish, or forced to deal with a selfish person. Someone who only looks at things from their own perspective, and only considers how things affect them.
This is a very self-centered person, someone who simply doesn't even think of others and how they may be affected by the actions taken.
We can't change others, we can only change our reaction to them. Perhaps today would be a good day to spend less time with unpleasant people, or to point out to them things they may not have thought of. At least we will know that we have tried to broaden their perspective.
The Two Together:
Tir and the Emperor reversed represent opposite sides of the spectrum. Tir is someone making sacrifices for the benefit of all, for progress in the long run, while the reversed Emperor represents someone who thinks only of themselves and of the present.
These opposites, appearing together, indicate that today is a day of making choices, of deciding whether we want to do what is best in the long run, or to choose immediate gratification.
The choices that come our way today are the ones with long lasting consequences; the ones that later in life we may look back and say if only I had ....
Keep the big picture in mind today, the choices we make today will be with us forever!