I've been feeling kind of stuck recently. I even dropped the ball on my daily draws for a few days. There has been such a lack of energy. Today I had to kick myself into doing something...any little thing to move forward in some way.
Tonight I decided to try some automatic writing using a tarot card for inspiration. I drew the Ace of Swords. It was an interesting experience writing down whatever came to mind. I liked not worrying about what the traditional meaning was. After rereading my finished entry I underlined parts that stood out. The Ace of Swords can be about achieving something through mental/intellectual means. Strategic action, to use one of the phrases that showed up in my writing. But there needs to be a balance somewhere...and I think this card showing up is trying to tell me that I've been over-thinking. That I have been emulating the sword suit a little too much and maybe I should tone it down. Maybe this card is the reason I feel stuck. Like the sword embedded in the stone. It has fought many battles and returned victorious but it is battered and worn out. It's about time I ease up and let things flow.
Funny that was the message I got out of this exercise. Because isn't that what automatic writing is all about? Don't think too much, just write whatever comes to mind no matter how silly it sounds. I need to apply this to my day tomorrow and see what comes out of it.