Deck: The Wizard’s Tarot
This post is part of my 45 Experiment: Using the daily tarot draw to bring more financial abundance into our life. I will be using the Wizard’s Tarot by Corrine Kenner and John J. Bluemen for this experiment’s deck.
Day 6: What can I do to bring more financial abundance into my life?
The Justice card reminds us of the actions leading up to the present, letting us know that we make our own future by our actions. This could be for good or naught, depending on our actions. Here, we are not dwelling on the past but rather looking ahead to the future. Even though we may have had a tough time of it in the past, we have the opportunity to change the future version of our situation by taking action to make positive changes in our life. The appearance of this card may signify that a decision needs to be made, a decision that will perhaps improve our situation and bring us closer to our goal of increasing financial abundance in our lives. As with any important decision, we must weigh all sides and then choose that which leads to the most just outcome. In this card, the professor balances the morals and obligations of a magical practice.
Now the Justice card is also about fairness and responsibility, so whatever decision we make or action we take, it must be done with the well-being of others in mind. Customers and/or clients will give you their business and return to you if they feel you are fair, just and looking out for their best interests. Our clients keep us accountable for our actions. If clients don’t feel that they can trust you to be fair with them, they will move on to someone else.
Justice is also about balance. Obsessing totally on work will lead to burnout or worse – and completely ignoring your responsibilities will lead to loss of income. Thus, we need to find a happy medium – and try to live as balanced a life as possible. Sometimes, we may need to make compromises or sacrifices in order to achieve this balance – like perhaps indulging in less play and instead doing more work for a period of time? Most of our goals will not come to fruition by themselves so it is up to us to make things happen, to bring them closer to us. Thus, sacrifice on our part may be a necessary ingredient to achieve our goal of increasing the financial abundance in our lives.
Another thing that popped out at me this morning when I saw this card was “doing the right thing”. What’s important here, is to protect your personal integrity. When putting materials together for a project, there is a fine line between research and plagiarism. Be careful not to copy the ideas of others too closely; better yet, come up with your own original ideas as much as possible – and keep an eye out that nobody is plagiarizing you! I once discovered that my entire collection of software manuals was being downloaded free of charge on overseas Web sites. Unfortunately, there was not too much I could do about it, except take extra precautions from that point forward. So in the context of this experiment, be careful to protect your work with the necessary copyrights and/or password protection, for being a victim of a scam or plagiarizers can end up costing you a lot of money. Change your passwords regularly on all of the Web sites that you use, including banking sites, social media, blog, etc. Just like the owl in the card image, make sure you keep a watchful eye on all of your business elements.
You may have to take aggressive action if you have become a victim of some sort of scam. The scrolls on the desk perhaps suggest that you draw up any necessary legal contract to protect your business and/or your work. Ensure that you know the law as it pertains to your projects; better yet, hire an attorney if you are able. This is especially important if you are starting a new business; more so if you are going to be creating a partnership with others.
The owl is sacred to Athena, the Greek Goddess of Learning so again, taking extra classes to improve your skills or signing up for a new degree program might be the ticket. Being that owls are associated with knowledge, a guardian of knowledge such as a librarian or IT specialist is another option.
Lastly, if you have or plan on creating a new business, hire a bookkeeper and/or accountant to help you keep track of your income. At the very least, buy some a good accounting software program like Quickbooks – it can save you a lot of money in the long run.
Jobs/Occupations for Justice: Lawyer, Judge, Court employee, police officer, security office, security specialist, IT specialist, Justice of the Peace, referee, mediator, Human Resources specialist, union steward, messenger, professor, fencing teacher, librarian, professional negotiator, beautician, arbiter
Some “Justice” ideas for quick cash: Rent out a room in your house on Airbnb, advertise your computer expertise, computer consulting business, play guitar or other musical instrument for money in public, offer to tutor students in a particularly difficult subject (put ads up at local university), offer fitness classes or diet classes, become a bicycle messenger.
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