“The Page of Swords reflects an abundance of energy, passion and enthusiasm. You cannot wait to get started on a new project or an idea, and to share that with others. You start all new projects, ventures and journeys with a huge amount of energy and excitement. The challenge, however, is whether you can keep it up! As with all Pages, the beginning always looks promising but something else is needed in order to maintain the pace.
The Page of Swords is almost like a green light to say, “Go for it”. There are always going to be challenges with whatever option you choose and not everyone is going to be happy with your choices but when it comes down to it, you need to follow your passions and go where your true energy lies. This Page encourages you to move forward and to get the wheels in motion, despite any challenges or setbacks that may potentially stand in the way.”
Well now, should I be afraid of this card? My gut feeling is no. It more or less affirms something I know about my own personality. I’ve just recently come to terms with this mentality I have. I get really excited about new projects, people, and ideas but have a hard time sustaining that energy over a long period of time. I have to be really motivated or able to complete what I need to in order to see success. A perfect example of this is the yellow kitchen cabinets at my parents house…a half finished project that has been half finished for, uh, years now. It’s such an embarrassing reminder of my character “flaw”, that I cringe every time I’m reminded of it. Yet, it’s still not something that I’ve fixed. It’s not that high on the priority list…
It’s bad – but I’m learning to manage it and adjust accordingly. I used to be really impulsive. I learn about something new and I want to try it; I fixate, research, explore and then try. I’ve done this with most art mediums, athletic activities, and some people I meet or read about. I then proceed to get bored or uninterested very quickly. Usually because something else has my attention (oh, look, something SHINY!…). I got really excited about rock-climbing once and was convinced that this would be so much fun that I mentioned it to my partner. Of course, he knows this aspect of my personality all too well, and so he just politely asked a few questions and waited for me to get bored with the idea. It didn’t take long. I still want to try rock climbing, but the idea was not “energetic” enough for me to follow-through with it.
That’s what I’ve come to realize. I know this is how my brain works. I get super excited and ADD really quickly, but my enthusiasm wanes very quickly as well. It’s only if something really speaks to me that I can put my head down and really focus on it. I have to be aware of this as I lay out goals. How can I best manage this part of my personality so that I achieve what I want/need? If something comes up and I feel inspired but not “energized” by it, then I use my time and talents wisely. I use this knowledge, along with my heart, to determine what deserves my best efforts.
My family, my partner, and my best friend all deserve my best efforts and the best use of my “quick-start” energy. As I type, I know that this next step for my partner and I deserves my best efforts as well. I’m very excited for our future.
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