What needs to die away this week in order to make space for something new? Perhaps your life has become cluttered with too much stuff, whether that is physical, spiritual, digital, or even relationships, which bog you down and mire you in extraneous and superfluous complication. Try pruning back some of these distractions and living more simply. We actually need very little, and often all the ‘stuff’ which we aquire can simply weigh us down with extra responsibility which we would be happier without.
The Six of Pentacles is a card about sharing, prosperity, and giving. Sometimes we will be the ones doing the giving, and at other times we may be on the receiving end of someone else’s help and support.
This card is all about sharing out resources fairly, but not necessarily evenly. It is as if the pentacles are in suspended animation, waiting to drop, like pennies from heaven, exactly where they are needed at any given time. Abundance comes in many different guises….not just monetary….and is an energy which should be allowed to flow, without grasping or greed. If we can trust in the abundance of the Universe to meet our needs, then we don’t need to be so fearful about missing out on what we think is ours.
Another possible interpretation for this card is a caution not to put all our eggs in one basket. If possible it is best to keep several lines of prosperity open so that abundance can flow to us through various different channels.
It is important to remember that there is enough for everyone. The Universe is infinitely abundant, and in order to keep that abundance flowing we must remember not to try and hold on, but to allow prosperity to circulate freely, ensuring that everyone is richly provided for.
This weeks randomly drawn card is the Three of Pentacles from The Spacious Tarot. Pentacles talk of earthly endeavours and so for me, this card tells of a challenging task where teamwork and collaboration will be imperative to getting the job done.Although the task at hand may seem daunting, the energy of the three pentacles working together indicates that they are up to the job.
Collaboration with others will be vital to achieve your aims. People bring different things to the party, so utilise the strengths, talents and skills of the people around you to overcome any roadblocks or challenges you come up against. Remember that the synergy within a group can move mountains when focused in a positive direction. It is therefore imperative to use the skill sets of all the individuals involved for the benefit of the whole team.
To sum up then, the road ahead may be rocky and challenging in places and it will be hard to pull off. However everything required is available and the sense of achievement in the end will be so worth it.
The Ten of Swords often appears when we have reached rock bottom and the only way is up. Although the skies look heavy and grey with turbulent clouds in the foreground, if we look to the horizon we can see that there is a sliver of brightness beginning to form. This is our assurance that better times are coming.
Often the Ten of Swords can also be a melodramatic card. Perhaps we are overreacting to a situation and imagining it to be far worse than it actually is. There can be a sense of martyrdom or playing the victim when the Ten of Swords appears.
Sometimes though, this card can have a fairly literal meaning, and can indicate that there are people in your circle who may be backstabbing you. There is a real possibility that someone is not to be trusted and may be betraying your loyalty. Be aware that someone may be badmouthing you to further their own agenda, and keep this in mind in your interactions with others at this time. All may not be as it seems.
Whatever the actual interpretation of this card, as it pertains to your circumstances, it does come with an assurance that although some things may end at this time, with endings come new beginnings, rejuvenation and renewal. Don’t forget that when one door closes another one opens, and that often things happen for a reason for your souls growth and development. Although the Ten of Swords can look negative, ultimately it is a card of redemption and new beginnings.