We all make decisions all the time, and each one of them, large or small, creates change within us. Since change is frightening, making a decision is frightening too. The process can become easier by asking ourselves the right questions: “Do I really want to do this?” or, “Will it benefit my life?” or “Is it realistic?” These questions help us know our true feelings, which are the most important part of any decision we must make.
Wrong decisions are often made by focusing on external data: “If I do this, it will please my partner.” or, “I’m doing this for the thrill and fascination.” “I’m doing it for the money.” or, “I want the power and position.” “I may be running away from something I can’t or don’t want to face now, but so what?”
It is important to avoid impulsivity and “all-or-nothing” thinking. If we can just slow down, take our time, talk our feelings through with friends or a support group, we begin to see the bigger picture. If we’re still unsure of the right thing to do, we can ask for the Universe’s help, decide, and then trust the outcome. The only wrong decision is one made for the wrong reasons!
“We’re like that!” is what we say when we are trying to communicate how close we are to another, and by crossing our fingers together. A union, signified by the cross has been used as a representation since ancient times and implies complete harmony. Gebo is associated with the planet Venus, the goddess of love. Whenever this rune is drawn for the person being read, know without a doubt that the person is bringing a matter of the heart. Gebo is a benevolent influence; however the surrounding runes show more and may even show difficulties in relationships. When this rune is drawn, the person for whom the reading is occurring is, or will soon be in a general state of relaxation and peace with themselves and the rest of the world.
At one’s innermost level the appearance of Gebo may be issuing a form of warning that some gift – be it money, love or wisdom – is likely to come to the person being read. We all know that nothing in life comes for free and without some sort of cost. All gifts imply that equality must be attained; one must give back, equal in value to such a gift, either in this lifetime or the next. There’s always a price to pay. In a manner of speaking, this rune speaks to the innumerable laws of karma – “As you sow, so shall ye reap.”
As a result, I recommend that one doesn’t consider the appearance of this rune to be entirely positive. The outcome may prove to be productive, but not, necessarily positive. Ignore one’s inherent responsibilities and the outcome could be perilous.
The Five of Pentacles card suggests that my power today lies in defiance. I am willing to reject the sure thing or accept excommunication to try to make it on my own, rather than endure the status quo or submit to conditions that assume I am invisible — in this, I have nothing to lose. I accept responsibility for the difficulties ahead and do not seek pity for having chosen to move against the grain. I am empowered by mutual support and my assets are self-worth, hope, and pride.