Not everyone and everything is what they seem to be; this is especially true at this time of year. Everyone is putting on their happy face for the holidays, but a pleasant demeanor doesn’t change who the person really is. Be careful who you trust now, remember that if people have been negative and unpleasant all year, they most likely still are no matter how ingratiating they may act right now.
You are full of enthusiasm right now: new ideas, new projects, new perspectives. Enthusiasm and new things are great, just don’t get so carried away with the newness of things that you get blindsided by the things that don’t go so well. Nothing is ever as good as it first appears, all things have flaws. Just make sure to keep that in the back of your mind when you’re exploring new horizons.
The Two Together
Both the Page of Swords and Mannaz reversed are urging us to use caution today; both with the people we are dealing with and with any new projects we may be thinking of tackling. A little caution is always a good thing, for today, maybe we should exercise more than just a bit of it.