Take your time to make a decision that will serve a bigger picture…consider all options before you procede

Today’s Tarot Reading For Jeanne
Your Birthdate: 05 Feb 1941
Your Star Sign: Aquarius
Today’s Date: 13 Sep 2021wands02

“ To avoid finding a quick solution at a high cost like you might with cash services & payday loans, explore all your options before making a decision. ”
From Sophia Loren and Maria Loren
According to The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by A.E. Waite, the Two of Wands is described as the following:
A tall man looks from a battlemented roof over sea and shore; he holds a globe in his right hand, while a staff in his left rests on the battlement; another is fixed in a ring. The Rose and Cross and Lily should be noticed on the left side.
Divinatory Meanings: Between the alternative readings there is no marriage possible; on the one hand, riches, fortune, magnificence; on the other, physical suffering, disease, chagrin, sadness, mortification. The design gives one suggestion; here is a lord overlooking his dominion and alternately contemplating a globe; it looks like the malady, the mortification, the sadness of Alexander amidst the grandeur of this world’s wealth.
Reversed: Surprise, wonder, enchantment, emotion, trouble, fear.

The man on the Two of Wands card is angled away from us in contemplation. He has two points of view: he is either regarding the globe in his hand or the landscape stretching into the distance before him.
One way we can consider this card is to pay attention to its diverse meanings and focus in on the concept of making a choice. What does the man choose?
Does he favour riches over suffering? Does he stay looking out at the landscape to concern himself with the parts of life that he can see right ahead of him, or does he hold the globe to remind himself that there is a whole greater world of which he can only see little?
If we apply these questions to our own life, we think of seeing the bigger picture versus focusing in on the here and now, and how decision-making can lead us to either of these options.

The Pitfalls of Quick Fixes Like Cash Services & Payday Loans
If we are like the man on the Two of Wands, then we, too, have a decision to make. We must consider if we will choose a quick fix and act efficiently in the service of the here and now, or if we will decide on playing a long game and take our time to make a decision that will serve a bigger picture.
Let’s imagine a financial example and consider cash services & payday loans. Short-term loans like this are a very quick fix. A payday loan gives you an advance on the money you expect to receive as part of your next paycheck. This is usually a smaller amount of money that you would pay back to the lender once you got the paycheck you were waiting for.

The fast cash you would get from a payday loan could be helpful if you had some unexpected or emergency expense come up, but using payday loans as a financial tool is not sustainable. The interest on these loans is usually very high.
You may end up paying a fee that would parallel an annual interest rate of 500% or more. So, if you take out a number of payday loans to repeatedly have access to this short-term fix, the debt could rack up.
Instead of immediately reaching for a payday loan, you owe it to yourself to take the time to research all potential options to find one that is healthiest for your bank account. But this decision-making process is not limited to financial decisions.

Researching All Options, Today and Tomorrow
You may be receiving this card today because an important decision is coming up in your life. Remember that the importance of a decision has little to do with the apparent size of the decision. Decisions that seem small may be essential.
To develop your decision-making skills, ensure that you are taking time to consider all options before you proceed today, tomorrow, throughout the week, and beyond. You can do this by using a web browser for research, talking things through with trusted friends, or asking the opinions of people you respect.
You will be the man on the Two of Wands card many times in your life, caught between choices. Ensure that you are being strategic about decision-making today.

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