3/2/12. Page of Swords, Ten of Pentacles. This is going to sound a little preachy, but here goes. Today, it’s about being what you need to be, especially when we are talking about stressful situations. The Page calls on us to *be* the person who thinks things through, to *be* the person who doesn’t just react but rather stops, takes in what’s going on, assesses how she or he feels, thinks up a plan of action and reconciles all the various feelings, reactions, etc., before moving on. And to make things trickier, it’s about the practical stuff in your life – the stuff that can seriously messy if you just react rather than being circumspect. Remember, stop, think, and then do. I am reminded of the beginning of Defying Gravity from Wicked when Glynda and Elphaba talk: “Elphaba, why couldn’t you have stayed calm for once, instead of flying off the handle?” Of course, you don’t want to pander to those who have your fate in their hands, but you also don’t want to piss ’em off, unnecessarily.