The Ace of Pentacles (R) can cause difficulty getting a project started or finished on time or to your satisfaction. Inability to handle a basic, debilitating fear. Accept that you are capable of making the wrong choices and use your gifts of practical organization. Trust your “inner” voice now. Draw off your “inner” strengths to manifest what you want in both the internal and external worlds. The time has come for you to leave the familiar behind and travel through the Gateway to the mountains of wisdom. You have learned how material gifts can be abused by selfishness, by extreme competition or mistrust, by an over-dependency on security and comfort. Use this knowledge and wisdom to deal with your problems. It is time for you to move on – grow up and assert your independence.
Questions to Answer:
- What new opportunities for work, stability, home, money or health do you have?
- What is making you feel secure and grounded?
- How can you use a recent gift?
- What plan are you putting in motion?
- What kind of seeds are you planting?
- How are you being rewarded for your accomplishments?
- Next to Sun or upright Wheel: There will be great personal happiness in some endeavor.
- Lovers and Ten of Cups in the spread: Indicates a major step in your life, an important union – marriage.
- Three Sword cards: You may be biting off more than you can chew – consider everything before becoming involved.
Special Messages based on card position:
In the first position: Part of your lesson may be in how well you handle the outstanding degree to which you succeed – how you handle wealth or it could concern how you succeed without abundance.
In the second position: Resources may be so strong or prior physical success so great, that it may be somehow counter productive for future needs. Resources may be inadequate or inappropriate for present/future needs.
In the third position: A delay on a major new project necessary; be patient. Difficulty with completion to standards. The type or level of success will be less than expected. Prepare/accept – success surpassing expectations presents its own set of problems.
In the fourth position: Drawn to success for the sake of success or may be subconsciously drawn to failure, as a negative misunderstanding of the positive role of passivity.
In the fifth position: Procrastinating a new beginning or delaying a completion. Check timing. Could be starting too soon or finishing too late. Not content with basics of situation – there is a possible flaw in your material/physical plans.
In the sixth position: How to handle frustrations with material Plane or difficulties with new beginnings? Careful not to make your creative, emotional standards unrealistically high or your material appetite too large. Don’t compromise your standards either.
In the seventh position: Fear of a new venture – of success. Problem with things never being good enough. Difficulty/fear of getting started. Also difficulty with completion, especially to a standard, most likely your own. Unreasonable fear of the earth plane, of the environment, nature, animals, elements, rudimentary spirits.
In the eighth position: Less success, less good health, less rewards than you would like. New beginning on hold, perhaps blocked or success could so far exceed expectations as to bring its own circumstances to handle.
In the ninth position: Present physical situation, plans or outcomes, may be offering some distress to the heart.
In the tenth position: A delay in the future is necessary on a major new project – be patient. Difficulty with completion to your standards. The type/level of success will be less than expected. Success surpassing expectations presents its own set of problems.
You are always welcome. Diana
Loving your thoughts, responses, and clarity. Thank you again.
Perhaps the question should be “why do you need them in any particular order?”
John, when you read the cards, you will experience emotional responses to each sentence. Ignore the sentences which do not produce an emotional response and pay attention to the ones that do for they are meant for you. Example: That doesn’t apply to me at all – then ignore it. Wow, you hit the nail on the head with that statement – pay attention, that one is for you.
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Hate to ask what’s probably been asked before but: why are the reverse and upright major arcana not in their numbered order?