Tarot Tuesday – Seven of Water

Seven of Water

Keywords: Knowing, Trust, Faith, Surrender (Control), Release, Peace, Certainty, Passive

Meaning: The Seven of Water represents letting go and surrendering to the flow of life, and doing so with complete trust and faith. She is about relinquishing control over all relationships and outcomes, and believing that whatever unfolds in the future is what is meant to be. She has worked diligently in the present, imbuing all she does with her love, so as to create a future that will bring what she needs - to learn, heal, and grow. Now, content and satisfied, because she knows she has done everything she can, she lays back to rest, allowing herself to flow to the next moment and task.

The need to control others, or a situation, is born of fear. Whether this fear is about losing someone or something we love, of being alone, or is simply a fear of failure or missing out, we do what we can to maintain the illusion that we have control. But control is only an illusion, even if we would like to believe otherwise.

We can make empowered choices, and work with due diligence and dedication. We can create with the purest of intentions, and be motivated by love, but the outcomes we desire will also be influenced by timing, circumstances, and other people - both those close to us and those of whom we have no knowledge. Because of this, we can have only a partial influence, and rest is up to fate. If we try to exert more influence and control, we risk sabotaging our hopes and desires, and manifesting an outcome that is not fixed; it is fluid and shifting and so vast with infinite possibilities that it cannot be contained.
Allow it to be.

Detach emotionally, let go of all expectations, and have faith. Don’t invest in speculation, what ifs, maybes, worry, or fear.
The Seven of Water comes to tell you that it is time to take a deep breath and exhale. If you have set your intentions, are motivated by love, and have done all that is necessary here in the present, then it is time to give yourself permission to relax and let go. Embrace a peaceful, receptive, and flowing state that takes you forward on the next stage of your journey. Your future is now in the hands of Fate.

Potential Blockage: The Seven of Water appears in reversed, she signifies an inability or unwillingness to yield and be flexible. But remember, that which does not bend will eventually break. It is better to achieve your goals by being fluid. Water can find any crack, any opening, and use it to its advantage. If contained, it becomes still and peaceful, calm and waiting.

Receptive.

Yes, external forces can make waves and ripples, but when the force is removed, stillness and calm are quickly restored. Release the water from its container, and it will follow the path of least resistance, flowing around, over, or underneath any obstacle in its path and overcoming with natural ease and grace.
If circumstances have made you harder or made you don a protective shell, it’s time to allow the river of life to wash your emotional armour away. A gentle, more flowing outlook will serve you better. Soften your stance. Let go of your feelings of resistance, be open to potentialities, and be peaceful.
Be like water and flow.

 

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