We often hear of “fear of failure” but what many of us aren’t aware of is a “fear of success”. With success comes accountability. When this card comes up we are being challenged to be a leader, to take control of the reigns and guide our own destiny. No time to blame external circumstances and other people for holding us back, we are the captain of our own ship. Empower yourself to achieve your goals. Don’t be reticent when it comes to following your dreams. Desire has to be followed with effort for results to manifest.
Position 1: Background | Present Concern
Influential people, writing or learning, teaching. This card indicates the tools for success and the processes of manifesting one’s goals. Leadership and accountability for results.
Position 2: Your Drive and Motivations
You are wanting to be more successful in your field of choice or to turn a hobby into a career. This card comes up when one is wanting to take more of a leadership role. The card of ambition and being focused intently on one’s goals.
Position 3: What’s Blocking You – Fears and Subconscious
You feel you aren’t making any real progress, fear of failure, but also a perhaps unrecognized fear of success, or feeling unworthy of “winning”. With success comes the pressure to perform, and accept accountability. Sometimes difficulty managing one’s time and resources well.
Position 4: Perspective and Further Awareness – What you Need to See Clearly
Learn to reconcile the difficulties from your past so that you can move forward with a clean slate. Pessimism and belief that the best “can’t happen to me” can result in a self-fulfilling prophecy. Face fears of success as well as fear of failure. Ask yourself “If I could have all I truly wanted what would that be?”
Position 5: Course of Action
Your patience and persistence will be well rewarded. This card says time to get out of your own way and let it happen. You have what it takes to reach a successful end. Put your creativity and concepts to the test.