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 25: What can I do to bring more financial abundance into my life?
8 of Swords
The 8 of Swords is a card of restriction and feeling stuck. If often appears when we experience an inability to move. Perhaps we are stuck in negotiations or agreements that are not moving. Or we are finding our own personal or professional life to be somewhat stagnant. If we are experiencing a complete lack of business or money coming into our lives that can definitely be due to 8 of Swords energy. So what can we do about it?
The first thing we need to do is to look at those things that may be holding us back. Often, this is just outmoded ways of thinking (or stubbornness!) on our part. Perhaps we dismiss too many of our ideas as “impossible – can’t be done”, choosing instead the safe route of inaction. Again, there could be fear on our part here – an emotion that we need to overcome if we are to break free from the web of “being stuck” as portrayed in this card.
You know the cliché “Feel the fear and do it anyway.” Well, it may be time to remove those imaginary boundaries that our mind may have created and take steps to improve our situation. Stop focusing on why something cannot be done and instead, look for ways to make it happen, to succeed. Time to end the paralysis and to get out there and shake things up. Today, I recommend making a list of all the ways you can break out of your rut and move your business forward or bring money into your life. The eight swords lined up in a circle make me think of brainstorming so allow your thoughts to branch out into new and interesting directions during the process.
In regards to business – especially promoting a product – we often have to overcome the objections of customers to move our business forward. This card may advise us to work on overcoming those objections before we release our product out into the world. In your marketing campaign (or future ones), try to address potential objections as much as possible, illustrating instead how your product and service can improve the life of your clients or customers. It also wouldn’t hurt to take a look at your competitors to see if they are doing anything to block your business.
Often, this card can represent feeling powerless, especially at the hands of others. If you work at a job with a dictator of a boss or otherwise feel restricted, limited or stuck, it might be time to look for a new job, a new career or even start up your own business. The 8 of Swords could be a call for self-improvement for we often are trapped because of limited knowledge or experience. So again, do whatever possible (classes, workshops, video learning) to improve your skills.
I have found that this card shows up in a reading when someone is surrounded by dozens of half-finished projects. This could be a problem of lack of focus or simply too many kettles in the fire. Sometimes, we have so many projects and interests that we end up getting nothing done at all. All of those half-finished projects could be bringing you in extra moola! So, take your projects, one at a time, and write in a completion deadline date on your calendar. When that project is finished, move on to the next one. Make sure that you do something — anything – every day to move that project further on to completion. It might also be a good idea to shut off the Internet during your working time to avoid distractions.
Jobs/occupations for the 8 of Swords: Escape artist, broadcasting, radio personality, dee jay, computer programmer, web developer, blog designer, advertising, public relationship, project management guru, project specialist, motivational speaker, flight attendant, public speaker, researcher, surgeon, fencing expert, actor, politician, marketer