Rune of the Day: Nied
We all have challenges in life that we have to deal with: those things that we just can't seem to get rid of. It may be a relative or close friend always in need, or a physical, mental, or emotional challenge of our own. It is how we meet this challenge that is important, how we learn to deal with it. Try to handle it with patience and grace, because it will be making itself felt today.
Tarot Card of the Day: Queen of Swords Reversed
With holiday time a lot of us know, or sometimes become, the reversed Queen of Swords, at least somewhat. We put on the happy face and pretend that certain things and behaviors and people are not really bothering us. Secretly, we just want to get away from these situations as quickly as possible. Don't get so caught up in playing nice that you let it drag you down. It's fine to be tolerant for the holiday, but find a way to let the stress that creates out-be sure to take some time just for you.
The Two Together
Nied paired with the reversed Queen of Swords is reminding us that sometimes in life the obstacles we have to deal with are negative people, even if they hide their negativity behind smiles. We can't always choose who we have to associate with, so finding a way to play nicely with someone negative can be essential. There is no one size fits all solution to this problem, but remembering we can't control or change others, we can only control and change our reaction to them, is a good start. Adjusting our attitude works wonders for our peace of mind when dealing with these situations.