Thursday, October 28, 2010

four of pentacles

When I look at this card I always think of two things: ‘holding on’ and ‘not enough’. This is not about how much money you actually have, but rather how you feel about it. You may have millions but you feel that you need more. You want to keep what you have, you want to be in charge, you fear change, you want control. But of course by giving it so much energy, it is starting to control you.

It’s not always about money, often it’s about maintaining the status quo – you want to keep the situation as is, to keep things static, hold on to the past. And that won’t happen either. So this is a card is warning of future unhappiness. You can’t keep hold of everything, not even the good, and if you try, you are doomed to fail.

I love the sulky cat image, because it’s a clear view of what will happen if we persist with this energy – we turn into this cat, and who wants that!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Three of Pentacles

It's funny, this is the card of harmonious work, and I'm having terrible technical difficulties with this post - first I couldn't get the images loaded, now I can't get the text... Not much harmony here!

However, when you get this card, it means that there is cooperation, harmony, similar goals and an understanding of how to get there. People love getting this card when they are looking for work because it means not only is work coming, but it will be fulfilling, interesting work - a career position not just a job.

When you draw this card you feel competent and part of the group. I like the skipping rope version which allows for a sense of play as well - but again, all three people are essential to this game and share in it equally.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Two of Pentacles

This is such a New York card – it shows the juggle, the flow of life in the city. Balls are in the air, the energy is good and you are grounded but moving. It’s that sense of fast paced life in the city, and it’s all working.

The see saw image shows the same thing, of course there will be ups and downs, but they are within reasonable constraints, and you are having fun, with the game of life.

The Deviant Moon version, shows it as a dance - shows you being flexible, responsive, moving at just the right time.

So if you get this card, you are in the flow or the zone, making it happen for yourself. The shadow side of this card is when we worry that we will drop one of the balls, that it is unstable and all too much. Sometimes we want things to remain fixed in space and time - but we have to remember that change is the only constant, and with that knowledge, we can go back to the juggle of life…

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ace of Pentacles

Everyone is always happy to see this card. At the superficial level, it means money/success/promotion is coming, and who doesn’t want that? At a deeper level it means you are feeling grounded, that you are getting the results you want, and you can hold on to them. You feel a sense of abundance.

When I get it in a question, the Ace always signifies a ‘yes’ – so if you are asking about work or money, it’s overwhelmingly positive, the jackpot at the end of the rainbow. But even if you are asking about relationships or babies, the ace of pentacles is a yes.

I like the chick image, the sense of coming out of our shells, and getting into the freedom of the wide world.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Last Suit - Pentacles

Oh my goodness, we are finally here – this is the last suit of the Tarot. Fourteen more cards and then the entire deck (all 78 cards) will have been covered. Very happy about that! Also happy to end with the Pentacles, a suit that is grounded, practical, down to earth, deals with money and work and real life. Pentacles deal with results, manifestation and prosperity (always welcome!) Pentacles can appear as crystals, coins, jewels, discs, gold or even shells, in various tarot decks.

Monday, October 4, 2010

King of swords

The King has all the strengths and the weaknesses of the swords. He is intellectual, discriminating and fair. He has a keen edge, and a dry sense of humor. He can be detached; he likes to look at the facts, and doesn’t like to factor in emotions.

He likes to work with information/data and analyze problems. He provides clarity in complicated situations. He takes time to formulate an opinion and then sticks to it. He doesn’t like to be challenged, though his innate fairness will make him listen. He values ideas, and wants others to value them too.

The Inner Child version emphasizes his passion for justice, idealism and correcting the world’s ills. The King of Swords can be highly ethical and tries to live to very high standards.

His shadow side is when he becomes cruel with his cutting wit, and cold or critical with his detachment. If he is not careful, he can value his ideals above the people in his life, which can make him unforgiving.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

the magic of tarot

I do 2 -3 readings a day, (more than 3 and I start to babble!) and every so often something happens that is so amazing it just makes the hairs on my arm stand up...

So today I was doing a reading, and I always ask for the cards to be shuffled and then cut once, with the non dominant hand. And the very nice girl cut twice and gave me the cards and as I pulled them out I just felt wrong, so I said to her, no, you cut twice, I only ask people to cut once... So I gathered up the three cards, she shuffled the cards, really she did, and then cut once and the SAME IDENTICAL three cards came out.

The three of us looked at each other (thankfully her friend was there to witness the event) and I laughed and said, you're starting to freak me out! Clearly they were the cards that were meant to be read!

My immediate conclusion was that she is strongly psychic herself, and she needs to look into that. I haven't seen that done before, ever.

So here it was, today's magic moment with the cards...