Thursday, November 13, 2014

New York Cards - Two of Pentacles

Two of Pentacles

 Life in New York is definitely a juggle, lots of balls in the air, lots of movement.  I like this card,  it represents that the balls are moving smoothly,  that the act is working.  If you get it reversed,  it can mean that you feel that there are too many balls in the air and you are scared of dropping one. 

Sometimes people come and tell me they want a quieter, calmer life,  and to create that within the energy of New York takes a lot of focus.  Places definitely have different energies that can influence our daily lives and the energy of New York City is definitely an on the go,   lots of balls in the air sort of place.  

If you flow with that, then it’s easier, but if you are fighting it, then things can get harder and slipperier here.  And if you really hate that, then perhaps New York is not the best fit for you.  That is neither a negative statement about you or the city (I hate the ‘if you can make it here’ line)  it’s just that sometimes a places energy suits our personal needs, and sometimes it’s doesn't. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Five of Wands

The 5 of wands is another card I see often describing New York situations, especially around work.  We all want the 3 of pentacles in our work space – creative, harmonious work.  But often we get the 5 of wands – people hitting at each other with sticks.  I remind my clients that life in New York City can be like a game of hockey -  loud and boisterous and sometimes, unimaginably, people will actually block your goals.

But for the most part, this is a game without malice (the malicious situations get different cards:  the 5 of swords or the 7  of swords often appear)  If you are sitting on the field without joining in, it can be frightening, everyone thundering above your head. The only way to win is to participate - get up and grab your own stick, and play along - then New York can be exhilarating.