On This Day
R. H. Macy had seven failed businesses before Macy’s took off, Oprah was fired from a television reporting job and called “unfit for TV,” and Elvis Presley was fired by a Grand Ole Opry manager and told that he “ought to go back to drivin’ a truck.”
On this day Steamboat Willie, the first animated film with sound, opened to rave reviews. It was only the beginning for Walt Disney, who had been fired by a newspaper editor who claimed Disney “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
Summation of Spread
The Eight of Wands is a reminder to channel and direct your passion. The card’s appearance reflects electric energy and movement. This burst of energy opens lines of communication. Do not become discouraged. Maintain patience, stock your energetic wells, do the work, and trust the Wands will land exactly where they need to go.
Have you felt the daggers of rejection? Walt Disney didn’t let this rejection stop him, and neither should you. No matter whether it’s romantic, professional, or any other setback, this spread takes a look at rejection and shows how it helps you bounce back bigger and better than ever.
Cast Your Cards
1. Why did this happen?
2. Why is it good this happened?
3. What will grow as a result?
4. Why is this a blessing in disguise?
5. How can I let the pain go?
6. Where should I focus my sights?
7. What helps me regroup?
8. Why should I never give up?