Oracle of the Day: Ace of Wands (Reversed)

Be the Fox. Photo Credit: Meli Halstead

Be the Fox.
Photo Credit: Meli Halstead

Central theme of your writing piece for the day:

Your sense of creativity, excitement, and adventure is almost out.  Step into the quest to find your internal matches to light the spark and get those fires burning. The fires that make you warm and fuzzy all over.

The Ace of Wands (Reversed) reveals that somewhere along the road, you have lost something and you’re on a quest to look for that… thing.  For some of us, it’s a love.  For others, it’s our mind.  Or it’s your sense of purpose and direction.

No matter what the nature of the quest or if the “thing” was abstract or concrete, the Ace of Wands (Reversed) calls for you to step back and regroup. Allow your spirit to take a breather and absorb the energy around you.

Peace can be yours – only if you stop and take a break. Close your eyes and allow yourself to melt into the world around you.  Yes, it’s okay for you to do absolutely nothing. This is what the foxes indicate – fade into the background where you remain unseen, unheard, and undetected.

Grab your think fuzzy blanket and curl up next to the fireplace.  Put on the headphones and get lost in some trance music.  This is an excellent time to take a BIG breather and jump out of the hustle and bustle of your hectic life.

Writing Focus:

What happens when you drive your car for a long time without stopping for a tune up?

Your car does not perform as well as it should.  The engine become sluggish.  You burn more gas, therefore leaving huge holes in your wallet.  Who wants that kind of nonsense?

The same goes for you.

In one of the writing workshop, a writer was stuck on a segment of their story.  The story was at a standstill.  The problem: the writer wanted a certain character in the story, but there was not much that could be done for that character.  In actuality, the character forced the story to stagnate.   If a character, or yet a scene, is not working out for the story — you know what I’m talking about — that one character that you want to fit in your story, but can’t  …  :: whispering :: cull the character.

The beauty of a rough draft is you can fill the pages of whatever you want to.  Your ideas flow and translate into words, pictures, diagrams, and more.  The sky is the limit.

Once you’re done with your word count for the day.  Once you’re done with a powerful scene.  Once you’re done molding amazing worlds for your future readers…..

Step away from your work and allow your imagination to regroup.  Allow your intuitive spirit to regenerate the dimming flame within you, so when you come back to your work the next day — you’re bright eyed and bushy tailed.

I Dare You To Take Action Prompt:

Set a word limit for the day and then stop working once you reach that word limit.  For example, one writer I worked with set a goal to write 2000 words per day.  Once the goal for the day came, she scribbled the last threads of her thoughts, so she could pick up where she left off for the next day.

Here’s a secret: Writer’s who practice the method of rejuvenating their imaginations and intuitive writing compass, rarely encounter writer’s block.

I’d love to hear how this oracle has enhanced your writing.  Leave a comment and enrich the lives of our other readers.  Pay your experiences forward.

Meli Halstead is a kickass teacher who likes to help writers get their stories written using a variety of oracles.  She has written and published several short stories in her life time.  She also gives a voice to those who are trapped in the cruel world of human trafficking.

Wondering where in the world I got this amazing card? It is part of the wonderful deck Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore. *I am not an affiliate in any way. I bought the card deck because they were AWESOME!*

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