The reading for Wednesday, July 8, 2015 is from The Robin Wood Tarot, created by Robin Wood, text by Michael Short. Llewellyn Publications, inc. – 1991 – 2008.
Affirmation / Thought for the Day: What a circus act we women perform every day of our lives. Look at us. We run a tightrope daily, balancing a pile of books on the head. Baby-carriage, parasol, kitchen chair, still under control. Steady now! This is not the life of simplicity but the life of multiplicity that the wise men warn us of. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
If some balance is not achieved, all your hard work could be for naught. A little too melodramatic? Perhaps. But lets break it down.
First off, all three cards are from the suit of pentacles which deals primarily with the physical and material realm. The Two of Pentacles shows a subject carefully balancing while juggling two coins/pentacles. Obviously she is very good or she wouldn’t still be upright. This card shows the ability to handle several things at once, and harmony in the midst of conflict -you’ll have noticed the clouds in turmoil, also the ship? going across the sky. What are you trying to balance and juggle? How long will you be able to keep up this precarious high-wire act? What needs the most balance in your life?
The Seven of Pentacles shows a man tending to his crop. He’s obviously put in a good deal of time and energy into having a good return on his investment. Was all the hard work worth the end results? Have they paid off? Have you planned for the future well? Are you willing to put the time and energy and possibly money to achieve a goal that will take time to see the results you desire. The Seven of Pentacles shows us that we can achieve much if we are willing to work hard and diligently.
The Four of Pentacles -sometimes called the Miser card- can be seen as someone who is saving for a rainy day, or someone who has become so selfish and greedy they are consumed by the fear of losing anything they have. To me, the figure in this card looks like he is miserable. On the other hand, this card could be advising there is a need to put some funds away now, for future needs. I believe the latter goes best in this example.
Just as the Seven of Pentacles calls for a long term commitment, the Four of Pentacles advice goes right along with that. Watch your footing as you struggle to juggle and keep your balance. Commit to a long term goal and expect to make some hard choices if you want to attain them.