Reading for Wednesday, August 5, 2015 is from Tarot Gothica by Janne Koivuniemi – 2015, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Affirmation / Thought of the Day: “Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.” ~Unknown
With today’s cards there is a distinctive and definitive feeling of “smothering” by over-mothering or being over-protective. The keywords given for this Four of Coins are: Taking care of… You take care of your own and you can no longer see to the outside of things. You only see dangers that you wish to avoid. This card is often stagnant and confining.
The Empress holds a knife in one hand (protects from harm) and a skull (representing ancestors) in the other. She is fiercely protective, especially where her family -anyone under her care and protection- are concerned. The advice given is: As you sow, so shall you reap!. Think! You will carry all consequences.
The Ace of Coins represents wealth and well being, success in finance and spirituality. As this applies to finances, you need to be over protective right now and guard against any frivolous spending. Nothing extra for now. I’ve been hit with a lot of extra expenses recently (and other big changes) and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight, so I for one, will be carefully budgeting. I’m trying very hard to NOT think, “ok, what’s next?”.
It’s a fine line walking the tight rope and trying to stay balanced in a “just-right” Goldilocks kind of way. I’ll think I’ve achieved it… occasionally veering from one extreme to the other and then coming back to center, and something happens to knock me off track. At times It’s hard to determine where that perfect center is and even harder to stay in range. You’d think with age and experience this would get easier, and it has. I’m stubborn enough to keep fighting my way back to center, over and over, no matter how many times it takes.
So, I will continue to seek balance in all things, neither being over protective or under, being an impulse buyer or being frugal, and resisting the urge to wait for the other shoe to drop. (There is no ‘other’ shoe) I’m all for change and transformations, but…
I could really use a break.