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For Today's Tarot I pulled the 5/Pentacles. The 5/Pentacles is my anxiety card. This five is also the card of being rejected, an outsider looking in, the one on the losing side of something. This card also speaks to our financial insecurity and worry over scarcity. Following the 7/Swords from yesterday I am going to stay on the story here and ask you to reflect on rejection.
Did you know that brain scans of people undergoing social rejection light up the same areas as when we experience physical pain? Sometimes we get rejected for no good reason at all, and it still hurts, doesn't it? Sometimes there is a good reason why we have become an outsider and there is a lesson for us in that space.
1. In the past I was rejected by... and what I learned from that was...
2. I still harbor feelings from the past when I was pushed out... it affects me now in these ways...
3. When I notice someone else being rejected it makes me feel... I deal with it by...
4. What I have learned from being an outsider is...
3/12/2013 09:08:56 pm
I think number 3 is really key -- it tells you what sort of person someone is.
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