|Crystal Visions Tarot- Wheel of Fortune, Four of Pentacles, World|
This set of cards today speak to me about changing fortunes, and a good way to cope with those changes.
The Wheel goes up, the Wheel comes down, and that is just a part of life. I waited tables for years, and a trick I had to learn to keep myself together was that of saving when times were good. Some shifts brought in a couple hundred dollars; some I would have made more if I worked at McDonald's. It's good to remember to save when we have money, and to spend judiciously at all times. This isn't always easy for me, I know it's not easy for most people. We have a few dollars in our pockets and after all, we deserve it, right? Commercials tell us we're worth it and we want to believe it.
The World urges that we garner our worth from inner contentment. The Wheel and the World are similar images, the spheres resting upon the lotus leaf. There is nothing wrong with wanting abundance and prosperity, and even when we do not covet material things we all have to eat. The bloom in the Wheel looks a bit trodden upon, though, while the World's sparkles. I am reminded that even when I decide that groceries are a better use of my money than new boots, I am a very rich woman- children I adore, a man who is better than my wildest fantasies, a home to care for, talents to nurture, friends and family, and the beautiful blend when the two become one.
The combination of the two Majors bookcasing the Four of Pentacles also brings to mind the thought of hoarding time, which is the most precious resource we all have. More money is findable, things can be replaced, but time is gone forever once its been squandered, and squandering time is one of my worst habits. I lose it everywhere! I have so many interests, and so many people pulling at me, but seeing the central figure demonstrates to me how important it is that I put the brakes on and make priorities, and then stick to them. My family is first and foremost, then my art and business, and everything else has to fall in behind those things.
|Crystal Visions Tarot- Three of Swords|
These cards are from Crystal Visions Tarot by Jennifer Galasso for U.S. Games Systems, Inc.