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Discussion: What card? (Discipline vs. Regret)

April 30, 2012

I heard this quote today, and was going to assign it to a card as one of my Pithy Tarot Meanings, but I have several that would work, so I thought I’d solicit your thoughts on which card this calls to mind:

Discipline weighs ounces; regret weighs tons. — Jim Rohn

I would love to hear your thoughts about this. Please post your comments here.

  1. 10 of Wands, if you think of all those wands as regrets he’s carrying around.

  2. Wow, good choice. But the Five of cups is about regret as well.

    Saturn is the planet of discipline and regret in astrology. The Devil card is my choice for this quote.

    Devil is always in the details. 🙂

  3. Susan permalink

    The VI pentacles – discipline brings rewards and regrets, whilst weighing heavily, bring nothing – nothing to build on for the future.

  4. Lauren Fein permalink

    I’m going with the five of swords. I feel that if I don’t discipline myself to stay out of a conflict in the heat of the moment, I will have regrets later. Whether I “win” or “lose” the conflict doesn’t matter. Getting drawn into win/lose battles in the first place is already a defeat for my soul. Sometimes we have to take a stand of some kind, yes, but the five of swords is about conflict we could have avoided. (This is like a continuation of the class you taught at Readers Studio, James! I love it!)

  5. The first card that came to my mind was the 10 of Wands. But then, in it it seems the person is carrying their own regrets in a rather disciplined manner, which doesn’t seem to fit the idea of the quote…

    So I thought about the 4 of Cups. For me it’s a card of passivity, of choosing to not build your destiny by waiting for it to happen, to change on its own. And from doing that usually a lot of regret comes. Sometimes you need the discipline to make a change or put an end into an emotional situation that isn’t working or carry the regret of letting it rot on its own out of fear or indifference.

    Just my 2 cents. 🙂

  6. Wow, thank you all for these really great comments. I love how a wide variety of cards have been mentioned.

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