Oct 26 2015
Knight of Pentacles
Today’s Venus Jupiter conjunction (with Mars nearby) is still shining brightly in the sky. These planets are all lined up in Virgo now — visible in the early morning hours — the sign associated with work, duty, discipline and service.
If you’re thinking about ways to increase your income or conserve the income you already have, it’s a good time to get an early start.
But the Knight of Pentacles is not just about about making money. It’s about preserving your resources while maximizing your potential so that you’re always at least one step ahead of the game.
This is the essence of the Knight of Pentacles. Taking advantage of opportunities as they present themselves so that you’re always working toward your goals. It’s that unique combination of instinct and strategy that guarantees your success.
There may be “mysterious forces” at work here too. Notice the Knight’s stallion in this card from the beautiful Prisma Visions Tarot. It’s not a stallion at all, but a magical unicorn feasting on the giant berries that flourish at its feet. And the tree is etched with colorful esoteric symbols. Call it luck or call it fate, there are indications here that you’re able to align yourself with unseen cycles and trends.
Whether you’re working on generating more income, saving for the future or paying down debts, you can make a lot of headway toward securing your financial independence. The spirit of adventure is not lost here: it’s still a big part of this process. But it’s the foresight and efficiency with which you go about achieving your goals that makes them so achievable in the end.
Oct 11 2015
Nine of Swords
Today you may have to confront your fears or face the music about something that you’re not too comfortable with.
The Nine of Swords — this version from the beautiful Prisma Visions Tarot — speaks of needing to face your fears and acknowledging your own part in whatever predicaments you’re facing.
This is sometimes called the “nightmare” card. It refers to the apprehension and fear we experience upon waking up from a bad dream. And when we’re forced to confront a real-life situation that has taken on nightmarish proportions, it can be just as traumatic.
There’s a true sense of terror and foreboding in this card. A young boy stands in the the midst of a snowstorm, barefoot and unprotected from the harsh winter elements. Before him flaps a giant squawking bird, his menacing teeth bared and ready to strike.
He may not know how he’s called this situation to him, but it’s clear to him now that he must stand up and face it. He has no other choice.
Like the boy in this card, you may have created a situation — or contributed to one — that now has you terrified of the consequences. You may feel like running away from your problems, or pulling the blankets back over your head.
But you’ll find that not confronting your demons and tackling the situation head on only makes them more harrowing. While it may be hard to admit, avoiding responsibility for something you’ve created yourself will only exacerbate your problems.
The Nine of Swords is strangely empowering as it forces you to face your fears. There’s no more hiding or avoiding, as the circumstances in your life put them right in your path. You may have to remind yourself that it’s never as bad as it seems; that it was only a nightmare and that everything will look better with the dawn of a new day.