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 29: What can I do to bring more financial abundance into my life?
10 of Swords
This is somewhat of a tough card to appear in an action position. In this image, we see a student lying on the ground, his back pierced by 10 swords. Although if we look at this card, we see that there is nobody actually wielding the swords. Thus, the fear and anguish the young man is experiencing may be only in his mind, as is often the case with the suit of swords.
This card once again speaks to me of fears and struggle. These things may still be holding you back; thus, it’s time to make a definite break or suffer the consequences. Have you perhaps retained some of your “old ways of thinking”? The 10 of Swords signifies a need to put to death these old beliefs and negative thought patterns for it is this type of thinking that often causes us to abandon our projects (one I just resurrected last week, comes to mind). Thus in the coming days, we may need to consciously work on killing those old thought patterns that have held us back in the past – and be prepared, for they will resurface from time to time.
The idea of “sacrifice” popped into my head as well. Perhaps we need to experience some “pain” in order to move ahead and accomplish our goals – “No pain, no gain” as the saying goes. Is this card telling us to work harder? Perhaps. It just might be a reminder that we need to be disciplined and stick with the work schedule that we established (you didn’t forget to create a work schedule, did you?). We may thus need to accept the fact that there will be some hardship, stress and burden to accomplish the goals of this experiment.
When I first saw the 10 of Swords card this morning, I thought about endurance. That is to say, the need to take on certain hardships or difficulties in order to bring about something that you desire. These hardships could come in the form of both mental and/or physical strain. The good news is that as this is a “10” card, you shouldn’t have to endure it for too long. Yes, it is much more enjoyable to spend time with friends, watch television, vacation or go out partying than to spend time working on a project – a project that could bring income to you in the future. So, a gentle reminder: in order to reach your goal of financial abundance, you have to do the work. You have to put in the time.
This card may also be telling us to “do whatever it takes” to get our product or idea out into the world, to manifest it into a reality. That being said, the time of thinking, planning, hee-hawing, wondering, reflecting, contemplating, wishing, dreaming, and doodling is over.
The focus right now needs to be on completion, no matter what it takes to bring that about. So if you do have something that is ready to be released, ready to be put into physical, tangible form, then it is time to get to work. This means setting aside a specific (and adequate!) amount of time every single day to devote to this. It may involve putting everything else aside for awhile as you focus solely on this project. No more worrying about whether it will succeed or not, whether it is a viable project/idea or not. This card calls you to make the decision to complete the project. Remember, there is absolutely NO chance of success if you don’t “ship.” I picked up the idea of “shipping” from author Seth Godin. He says that it doesn’t matter how much planning or dreaming you do. When all is said and done, you need to ask yourself: “Did you ship?” If not, then what do you need to do to get your product out into the world?
So what is your plan of action? What have you promised yourself to complete?
Jobs/occupations for the 10 of Swords: Surgeon, acupuncturist, editor/writer of a gossip magazine or blog, broadcasting, public relations, computer expert, salesperson, online marketer, theater actor, advertising, victim abuse therapist, social worker, chiropractor, addiction therapist, marketer