Hello, I'd like a reading please. Recently I've been feeling very stuck in my life so I'd like to know what I should do to regain some sense of purpose or direction? What should I focus on now or direct my energy towards to make progress towards a more fulfilled me? Thank you.
Thank you for a precise question. It’s good to see that you recognise you have the power to act and influence the direction of your life. This recognition alone is a strong starting point for moving toward a more fulfilled you.
Past – Temperance, reversed
Lack of balance or control, a sense of discordance or chaos – maybe this is why you are currently feeling stuck? A lack of direction or specific drive in the past lead to taking on too much or spreading yourself thin which gave you temporary satisfaction, but now you seek a purpose or the fulfilment of a long-term goal. Because you no longer have the satisfaction of these different outlets, there is the feeling of being stuck in the present because you are not seeing immediate results. You should take time to consider what you would like to achieve, and work on setting yourself some long-term goals. Perhaps make a to-do list of smaller milestones along the way – this will help to keep up the satisfaction and help you to remember that you are on track. Or maybe you do enjoy keeping up with many smaller endeavours but simply feel that this is not “correct” and feel unsatisfied because you do not feel the need for long-term achievements which is an idea that society promotes as being a key to happiness.
Present – The Star, reversed
In the present, there seems to be an inability to let go of things and start moving forward. This lines up with the past being filled with many endeavours. It is clear that you do not know where to focus your attention as the Star, reversed, speaks of the need for a plan. However, looking toward the future card…
Future – The Tower, reversed
The Tower, reversed, speaks of comfort and stability, an expected outcome. Without coming up with long-term plans, the future seems largely the same. Feeling stuck, this doesn’t seem to be what you are hoping for. You need to consider what aspects of your life you are unhappy with or would like to see change, and then begin forging plans to do so. Remember though, if you are happy with the way things are, you do not need to invite change simply because you feel this is what is expected of you. You should not compare yourself to others and aim to achieve the same milestones as everyone else. You have one life to lead and you should do what makes you happy.
Spreading yourself thin leads to a feeling of lack of direction, but this does not mean that you are not doing good work or using your time wisely. As long as you keep doing what makes you happy, you should not worry about hitting milestones or setting in place long-term goals if these are not what you truly want. If, however, you are unhappy with aspects of your life it is within your power to change them. Start considering what you want to change and begin to make plans towards this change. If so, remember to tick off smaller goals along the way so that you do not lose that short-term satisfaction that seems to drive you and help keep you on track. Thanks for letting me read for you, and I hope that this helps you in some way, Anon.