Tuesday, October 01, 2019

*Advice Column: Sibling Rivalry

So much family conflict with siblings, will it ever be resolved?

Dear Julie,

Everyone’s family is complex with diverse personalities, and sibling rivalry is very common. Though your question doesn’t give me a lot of details into your situation, let's see what the Tarot has to reveal with possibilities for you to consider...

Your TarotScope is suggesting that there is a lot of emotions wrapped up with your siblings. Your differences of opinions have you feeling disconnected from one another. It could be related to business matters, or conflicts in day to day routines, but ultimately communications are highly lacking. Gossip, dishonesty, secrets, and even deception or slanderous accusations and blame are likely issues of concern. Drugs, alcohol or mental instability may also be underlying issues.

It doesn’t look like anyone is willing to move on to calmer waters by changing their perspective or have logical, rational discussions but instead are focusing mostly on emotional energy. Money matters, legal matters, home or practical living situations could be significant problems causing tension. Power struggles are likely instigated by hidden insecurities. Winning and maintaining power seem to be a major focus, creating a situation where others feel powerless. If money matters are the big issues, financial support may help in the short term, but throwing money at the situation to try to fix problems doesn't seem like it will make any long term difference.

It doesn’t look like it is going to get any better until emotional intelligence is prioritized and it looks like a lot of inner work is necessary. Much introspection is required on each person’s part, but it doesn’t look like that is a priority now. Personal responsibility and maturity instead of blaming others for problems will be necessary to create positive change. You may need to be the one that takes the role of managing the situation, but with such emotional challenges, you may find spending more time on your own away from their problems and focusing on what you want for your own life is your best option, at least for now. Resolution could be slow and take more than a year.

You can't control what other people do, or think or how they behave, so prioritizing getting your own thoughts and feelings into balance looks like it could bring positive, new outcomes for you.

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