I received a question from a domestic engineer who is experiencing empty nest and is considering re-establishing a career. Her children are in college and the unexpected demands from them keep her sporadically involved in their lives. She is concerned about the commitment and possible inflexibility of a job which would hinder her ability to meet her family's needs. I pulled two cards: one to show the consequences of not seeking employment versus consequences of seeking employment. Sometimes the actual imagery of the cards tell a much better story than traditional meanings. Let's take a look.
Card 1: Temperance. The scene here is an angel pouring water into a bowl held out by another person (asking for something). This tells me that she, as the angel, plays a very important role of stabilizing the emotions (water) and meeting the physical needs (bowl) of other people. She is seen as a guardian angel, teacher, nurturer and shining one! If she remains in her current role, she remains a servant.
Also, notice the time clock above their heads that displays months, not hours! This is a reminder that life is a progression of seasons and she should consider the timing of this decision her life.
Card 2: King of Pentacles. This card shows are powerful figure, crowned in glory displaying artifacts of wealth and success: golden starred staff, tanned hide shield, and an ornate arm band. This card indicates that she is very capable of obtaining and keeping a job that will provide financial independence, recognition and all the "fruits" that comes with a regular paycheck. However, this figure stands alone which signifies that by working a job, she will force her family to stand on their own two feet while she does the same. There will be a disconnect.
These cards to not offer a cut and dry answer to her question but clearly illustrate what life will be like in each scenario. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words and she was truly able to see the energetic differences between her two choices. The homework now is to discover which choice resonates with her Higher Self.
I received some pretty crummy news this morning. A lucrative contract to sell my 5-acres fell through. Interestingly, right before I read this news on my cell phone, I drew a daily Tarot card: Two of Swords.
“OH, GREAT”, I said not knowing then how this card would play out, and powered up my cell phone.
The card was DEAD ON. As you can see, the Robin Wood Tarot shows a blind-folded woman balancing two swords while tormented by a storm. The symbolism here is that the mind is in a state of agitation over a decision where all the facts cannot be seen. It is a fearful place to be and I am smack dab in that spot. I have a scary decision to make. Because the sale fell through, I am giving serious consideration to moving to the property and building a home even though my husband is not too keen on the idea. There's many reasons why I want to take this step and there's many reasons why I don't. This card confirms that my mind is a mess and I'm still not seeing an answer because I'm not willing to take the blindfold off.
Being a bit curious, I pull out the Two of Swords in the Sensual Wicca Tarot. The card shows a woman and a man standing face to face on a beach, each holding a sword. Here is the crux of my problem: a battle with my lover. If Eric was on board with moving, there would be no issue. However, the truth is that I'm in a standoff with a man I love and respect very much. I giggle and thank my Guides for showing me what I am afraid of: a confrontation.
So, you see, this one card reading was an affirmation about the energy in my life right now. My guides told me something I had not yet recognized. That's the beauty and power of Tarot: it reflects back in a way so we can see a blockage from a different perspective. Tarot consistently does this for me and it will do it for you.
What am I going to do now? Nothing. I will hang this decision up and wait for a sign from my Guides who I know will show me the path when it is time.