Thursday, May 8, 2014 – Work Behind the Scenes

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Today, we have the 8 of Pentacles. Another Eight this week.

The Eight of Pentacles is associated with hard work and drudgery, much of which is “behind the scenes”. People don’t know how hard some people work to produce a certain result. Think of a public figure that produces amazing work and consider how many hours they dedicated to get there. Sometimes because a person doesn’t see the work directly, it’s assumed not much work was done to get a result. It’s not fair, but no one can read another person’s mind.

Do you feel your work is appreciated? Or, do you feel underappreciated for you contributions? Are you bothered much by lack of recognition, or are you fairly satisfied even if it’s not recognized?

Thursday, February 6, 2014 – Planting a Seed

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Thursday, we have the Ace of Pentacles with the Moon in Taurus.

Ace of Pentacles is sometimes associated with seeds, as illustrated by Ace of Disks in the Thoth. The reason is fairly intuitive when Pentacles are related to the element of Earth.

Taurus is an earth sign which will provide a lot of stability and grounding today. It’s like having fertile soil. The Ace of Pentacles in this context would suggest it’s a good day to plant a seed or intention of some sort.

Do you have a seed you want to plant?

Saturday, February 1, 2014 – How well do you steer?

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Saturday, we have the Two of Pentacles again.

With Venus Retrograde, I’m experiencing a lot of delays when it comes to buying things I need. What should’ve only taken a few days has turned into two weeks.

At least Venus turns direct today.

Today will be much like yesterday, except with the Pisces moon, there could be additional spaceyness and confusion. There could also be more forgiveness and tolerance today.

In a rush to get things done, be sure the important things you must do are done correctly and properly. This would be Virgo advice (sign opposite of Pisces).

How are you faring?

Friday, January 31, 2014 – Choppy Waters

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Friday, we have the Two of Pentacles.

The mood may be somewhat unsettled. The Moon is in Aquarius after all, and Aquarius is a sign of shocks, the unexpected, and surprises.

Today is best described as choppy waters. See the ships in the background? Imagine that one of them is you or that you’re on that ship. If you’re like me, you might feel seasick.

Today is like that. Or like trying to walk straight while drunk. The ground could be shifting beneath you.

Skill will be needed to stay on top of things as swirl around you. I wouldn’t feel too bad if everything I wanted done wasn’t done today, but I’d be prioritizing things that need to be done today.

Try not to get seasick. The accompanying advice for today would be to look on the positive side rather than dwelling on little things.

What was good? What were you proud of? What did you like? Not what you were disappointed in, what you felt you lacked, or what you hated. Keep your head above water.

How would you deal with this energy?

Thursday, January 16, 2014 – Flexibility is an Asset

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How good are you at rolling with the punches? How flexible are you?

Today, we have the Two of Pentacles. This card is often interpreted as ‘juggling’ money or managing one’s finances and cash flow. It can be that, but pentacles are also about work. Thus, the card can be interpreted as juggling priorities, juggling commitments, and managing workload.

If you’ve been busy lately, today will be another busy day. Being rigid won’t help you. How well do you deal with what comes your way?

If you have planets in mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces), being adaptable is more natural to you. For the rest of us, we can learn since being adaptable is a skill. In fact, you may have already learned to be adaptable in some areas as it is necessary in an ever-changing world.

The card is for today, but the insights you get from it can apply to your life. How flexible are you? How well do you adapt? Do you see areas of your life where you could be more flexible? Is there an area of life where being rigid isn’t working for you?

I had to be adaptable when I accidentally erased this entire post with no backup.