Here’s the thing about knights: they’re always charging into situations with their energies before they really consider all the implications and ramifications of applying those energies to those situations. It’s a good way to avoid procrastination and overthinking, knights are nothing if not true to their nature and quite open about it. Sometimes, however it can be more pragmatic to be a little less overt about what you are thinking or feeling. The trick is in knowing which situations are appropriate for being up front and being reserved.
I had some time to reflect on this today in relation to the card I drew for this blog – The knight of Cups. I’m probably a pretty easy person to read emotionally. I imagine my face reflects whatever I’m feeling at any given moment. So, for example, when I have my Monday morning misappropriated by a surprise multi-floor mass reorganization of resources (i.e. pretty much everyone in the company moving desk). I’m sure my face and vocal tone reflect running through such emotions as disbelief, annoyance, amusement, resignation, frustration and more, not necessarily in that order. Though no one commented, I’m pretty sure the people around me were able to read those emotions from me, which is a good thing because my awareness of this prompted me to get over myself and acknowledge that, while it was an unpleasant surprise, it was hardly the zombie apocalypse.
Maybe today I’m just more aware of how I seem to others. I catch my reflection in a window during a meeting and can see my dismay at listening to the same unresolved conversation I was listening to six months ago and I wonder, “Do I really need to be presenting this energy at this meeting, or would it be better to adopt a more neutral tone?” There’s little to be achieved by compounding the stagnation of the situation with an implicit facial judgement.
It’s funny how it’s so easy to pick up on how others “make us” feel, but we’re not always so aware of our emotional effect on others. That brings us to another thing about knights – when you see one in a reading, ask yourself, “is the energy that they bring to a situation of benefit to that situation, or is it part of the problem?”
I’m not suggesting you be inauthentic, just be aware of the power of your emotions, especially when you display them. How would you respond to the emotions you project? Could that projection be different? People who feel good around are more inclined to want to spend more time with you, be more cooperative with you, and show project positivity back.