The Magician

The Magician is a card of both manifestation and of motivation to take action to create whatever you want.

Here is this guy, with his magic wand, in front of a table full of all the symbols of the tarot (pentacle, cup, wand, sword). This is a reminder that you have all the tools necessary to make things happen for yourself. Dreams, starting your own company, writing that book or script, making a great meal, living your best life, anything small or large - the Magician reminds you that YOU CAN DO IT.

Sometimes with our goals, and the fact that we live in a culture where we like to feel rewarded or satisfied quickly, we forget that in order to create something substantial or something meaningful, it takes time. While thinking of the scope of our goal can motivate, sometimes maintaining the belief in ourselves and the dedication needed feels daunting when we won't see results quickly.

The only antidote to those limiting fears is action. The more you put in the work, however little it is, the more progress you are making. Slow progress is still progress. Remind yourself of this often.

Take your time, be thoughtful, but take action and remember to be friends with the process and the journey towards your goals, instead of needing to be at the pinnacle RIGHT NOW. Overnight success is rarely overnight.

“But Libby, what do I take action on if I don't know what to do?"

One of the best pieces of advice I ever received when I wasn't sure what I was looking for is something I often repeat: “Tell the universe how you want to feel, and let it provide the form for you."

When you focus on how you want to feel, you rise above the struggle of trying to figure out the little details (some of which may not actually serve you in the end) and refocus on your best interests.

Does the next thing you want to do feel empowering? Positive? Allow you to feel respected? Stimulated? Helpful? Inspired? Relaxed? Strong?

This method can be applied to every aspect of your life.

In sum, you have way more power than you may think you do. So take a deep breath, have faith in yourself, and start on the thing that excites you the most.

Ask others for advice or help if its needed, but again know that you have everything inside you to create a life that is fulfilling to you, and the mettle to see it through. Just add some patience and faith into the mix.