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 12: What can I do to bring more financial abundance into my life?
Two of Swords
My goodness – we certainly have had our fill of swords the past few days.
The 2 of Swords suggests a stalemate or an inability to make a decision or it can many times represent stagnation. Perhaps you are taking somewhat of a passive stance in a matter, waiting for something to happen rather than making something happen. I sometimes refer to this as the “fence-sitting” card, especially when it is in relation to an unpleasant choice or dilemma.
Is there a choice that you have been needing to make but have been afraid to do so? Maybe starting a new business or closing down an existing one? A new idea for a project? A venture that you view as somewhat risky but which keeps coming to your consciousness? Often, we fear to go down a particular path because we fear that it may be the wrong path – so instead, we hesitate and do nothing. We need to be reminded that if we do nothing new, we receive nothing new.
You might even find yourself being pulled into two different directions at the moment. Whatever the case, the message of this card is thus: it’s time to decide, to firmly focus on a specific course of action. You can no longer ignore a situation or close your eyes to what’s going on around you or inside of you. How about making a list of pros and cons to help you decide? Using your favorite brainstorming tool, whether it be pen and paper or a software application and see what you can come up with.
This card might also be telling you that it’s time to detach from something in your life. Often, the Two of Swords is a truce card advising that you step back from a situation and try to find a solution. Is there a debate or other conflict of which you are are part? Perhaps there’s a disagreement between vendors or employees? Hostilities between employees and clients? A growing conflict can syphon energy from your business/enterprise and place it instead in the midst of the conflict. This card asks for you to step back, try to be as objective as possible and find a solution. Sometimes just stepping back for a bit allows us to truly hear what people are saying.
If there is no conflict, than this card may simply advise that you disengage yourself from a situation or thought pattern that is holding you back or keeping you unbalanced.
Perhaps you are so close to your project or situation that you cannot see its flaws. Are you on the verge of self-publishing a book or e-book? About to release a new product into the world? Before you do, it might behoove you to get a fresh pair of eyes (Beta readers) to look at it, for it may contain problems that you did not or would not notice. Consulting an expert would not be a bad idea here.
On a more practical level, the woman in this image is sitting on a bench near water. I thought of adventure tours, canoe/kayak tours as well as any type of business involving the water. Swords often provide us with a plethora of “cutting” occupations: chef (think Sushi/Hibachi chef), surgeon, seamstress, beautician, etc. Looking at the woman’s clothing and her situation made me think of a theater play. If you’re the creative type, you might want to consider putting together an outdoor theater troupe. How much fun would that be? Do you play a musical instrument? Might be a quick way to bring in some extra cash.
Jobs/occupations for 2 of Swords:actor, outdoor adventure tour guide, canoe/kayak guide, surgeon, chef, costume maker/designer, clothing maker, union steward, beautician, dog groomer