Well, how awesome is it to go into a long holiday weekend (if you live in the U.S. that is) with this card in the mix! I am personally very psyched. The Sun card features the Sun God, Appollo, and it means a time of renewed optimism and trust. So maybe that thing you thought might go wrong and ruin your weekend won’t go wrong after all. If you are one of the lucky ones who has Monday off – like me* – I will see you back here Tuesday. If you have to work, well it looks like it won’t be all bad.
Monthly Archives: August 2014
Ace of Wands
Huh. I’d thought for sure I had pulled this card before. Doesn’t look like it though. Well. I’m not going to lie. This card has to be for you because at this moment I can’t imagine it is for me. I slept like crap after cleaning the bedroom last night (it was horribly unsatisfying because it ended up smelling like burned vacuum instead of fresh, clean room), then the first thing I had to do was clean up a pile of dog vomit full of plastic bits, then I spilled hot water all over the floor while trying to make coffee. So it isn’t going super well so far (and as I look at the clock I am probably going to be late for work too). This card depicts Zeus (I mean, really…did I just describe a Zeus kind of day?) – ANYWAY – here we find Zeus wearing the golden fleece, the world is in the palm of one hand, and a flaming wand in the other. Well, folks, maybe you made that decision? That fleece represents the goal – and the quest for it is anything but safe. So you are gearing up to use some creative energy, eh? Let’s hope it is loftier than cleaning up dog vomit.
Ooh! Crossroads! Wow. These cards are really building on each other aren’t they? Here we have the God Hermes, guide of travelers, patron of thieves and liars, ruler of magic and divination, and bringer of sudden good luck and changes in fortune. He is the son of Zeus and the nymph Maia, who is also called Mother Night, which means he is a child of both spiritual light and primordial darkness. A blend of earthly passions and spiritual clarity. He is also, by no small amount of smooth talking to deflect his thieving ways, the master of the four elements and taught man the ways of divination by these elements. Thus he was always worshipped at a crossroads. So after all this…the Magician card implies there are some creative abilities that are going to be revealed to you. Along with an upsurge of energy and creative ideas and a feeling of unexplored possibilities. So after contemplating the 7 of Pentacles yesterday, maybe you are a little closer to making a decision. Maybe you will take the riskier road less traveled? Still thinking about it, right? Me too.
7 of Pentacles
Oops! Better late than never? Listen, it was nonstop today. I thought I would have a few minutes to post this morning, but it wasn’t in the cards…sorry. Bad pun. Anyway! The 7 of Pentacles indicates that perhaps you need to make a difficult decision. A decision between what is safe and what is shaky. Uncertain possibilities are…well, uncertain. And they may lead you in a direction that doesn’t pay off in the end in the way you want it to. On the other hand, always choosing the safe route…well, that is safe but it is also stagnant; a place devoid of growth. That’s a hard one. I personally crave safety and security, things that for most of my life did not exist for me. On the other hand the “sameness” of a safe path starts to drive me batty, and personally leads to some depression. So…what to do, what to do… Decisions like this should obviously be thought through. Weigh the pros and cons. Something is stirring that pot once again and you owe it to yourself to at least seriously consider it. Should you continue with the project/situation/path at hand? Or should you pour your energy and resources into something new?
Page of Pentacles
This card is a dutiful little Monday card. It signifies gathering your energy and resources -sometimes a little money is involved – which need to be nurtured and saved. Sometimes it signifies that an idea – a little hobby you have perhaps – could turn into a profession with time, care, and careful planning. It can also signify taking care of your own body and tending to what you truly need to feel fulfilled and happy beyond the basics. Be gentle with yourself. It’s sometimes hard to re-enter the new workweek in a way that isn’t jarring after a relaxing weekend. Of course, if you worked all weekend today is just another day, or maybe your “weekend” is finally upon you. Whatever the case may be try to be kind to yourself and try to let the craziness roll off.
Three of Pentacles
I love getting this card on a Friday (the day I take to try to work on my creative endeavors in the grand hope of being self-employed in a year). This card signifies early success in a material endeavor. Perfect, right? So whatever you are working on, keep going. There are some signs around, if you pay attention, that are tipping you off that this is going to be good. You are on the right path. Right now what is needed is persistence, good business sense, a willingness to work hard, and above all strength of character. This is a great card to take us all through the weekend! I don’t know about you, but it fits perfectly with what I have planned out through Sunday.
See you back here Monday.
Knight of Swords
Disruptive change. Well you must have really come up with one heck of a sacrifice yesterday. You knew this was coming right? There’s nothing to be done but get through it. Endure. Of course this could also be about impulsive changes so make sure you think things through before you act. And remember not acting is…well also acting? Yikes. I need coffee. Anyway! Sudden disruptive change is on the horizon either by your action – or inaction – or someone else’s. That’s clear…right? Oy.
The Hanged Man
Well this is quite a change from the past two days. Or is it really? Here we see Prometheus, who had the gift of foresight, being punished by Zeus for giving fire to the human race; something Zeus forbade. Prometheus didn’t do it defiantly or impulsively. He truly believed this was the right thing to do and was willing to deal with the consequences with the hope it was for the greater good and would lead to something better. This card often represents a willing sacrifice in the hope that it will lead to a new phase, and a new sense, of life. It’s about surrendering control and letting what will happen happen after the sacrifice is made. There is fear, and anxiety, but also tremendous hope. So! Are you holding on to something you need to let go of? Something tangible or something less obvious, like an attitude or a belief? Whatever it is on some level – like Prometheus with his foresight – you know what you need to do to move forward.
King of Pentacles
Two King cards in a day. If that isn’t a clear message to get off your ass and start working towards that big goal you have always had then I don’t know what kind of message exists to get you moving. Come on! The King os Wands and now The King of Pentacles. Get moving. Now is the time and you really can do no wrong right now. Everything you touch will turn to gold. These phases never last, and that’s a good thing because we all know what happened to King Midas right? And of course there is also a message here of be careful what you wish for. Nothing is ever 100% good, it’s all a matter of degree and the never ending cycles of change. You know how I feel about change though – inevitable and inevitably good.
King of Wands
It’s so funny that I pulled this card today. I set my alarm, woke up well before it went off, lay in bed until it was time for me to get up, then promptly fell back asleep. I then got up – later than planned – thinking I still had plenty of time to get to work on time only to realize I actually had a morning meeting in another, more remote, location and had to hustle out the door. Thankfully the roads were clear and the first 30 minutes of the meeting was meet, greet, and refreshments. But let me tell you I was not feeling this leadership card today! The King of Wands represents the qualities of strategic leadership with a heavy dose of charisma and persuasion attached to it. The kind of leadership that inspires. So what does this mean to you? What it means to me is that I need to stay focused on “the plan” and not get discouraged. Do you possess these qualities, but are not putting them into action? Now is the time. Don’t hesitate. Or, maybe someone who embodies these qualities is about to come into your life. That’s great too, since they can inspire you and maybe be a role model. Or, perhaps this is a message that those qualities are ones you are very capable of. You can make those changes in your life if you stay focused. These are qualities that make dreams realities.