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 30: What can I do to bring more financial abundance into my life?
8 of Cups
The 8 of Cups is often about dissatisfaction – and knowing when to move on. In this context of this experiment, this card calls upon us to examine what we are currently doing and ask ourself, “Am I really fulfilled and happy by the work that I am doing?” If the answer is no, then it may be time for a change.
Look carefully at and contemplate your situation, projects, even your career and make an assessment: is what you are doing truly making you happy? Are there certain tasks that make your cringe when you think about having to do them? Are there perhaps employees or vendors who are not meeting your expectations? Are you surrounded by naysayers who constantly drag you down? Are you perhaps paying for or subscribing to services that you no longer use or have time for? If possible, it may be time to put whatever it is behind you and move on to something more fulfilling. I often refer to this card as “The Inventory Card” for it often suggests a need to take an inventory of your life and then take the appropriate action.
The 8 of Cups does signify movement of some kind. At times, we tend to hang onto the past or onto our current situation because it is “safe” and familiar. But if we do not derive enjoyment and satisfaction from our work, then it is difficult to move ahead and attain the success for which we are hoping. Just as the young man in the card has turned his back on the eight cups and instead is walking towards the unknown and unfamiliar, so might this be a recommended course of action if you find yourself in such a situation: a situation where your work does not fulfill your needs.
On a more practical note, perhaps a side (or main) career as a life counselor or life coach might be something to consider. If you are especially gifted at counseling others and/or helping people find their life purpose or attain their goals, then this may be something to consider. This career could lead to opportunities such publishing, travel, workshops, not to mention interesting work. Maybe this card is telling you that it’s time to take a trip and sign up for an extended life coach training program – or any other interesting career training program that resonates with you.
Alternatively, this card may point out that even though those that you have found opportunities that are enjoyable and/or profitable, you continue to search for something else, something different, something new. This is a case of the “never being satisfied with what you have” syndrome. If this pertains to you, it might behoove you to try to discover why you are constantly searching for something better and determine whether your energies might be put to better use by focusing them on your current projects or ideas. Constant dissatisfaction may signal that you are doing the wrong type of work and need to abandon it altogether for something which with you resonate more strongly. It is time to reject that which does not serve you or fulfill you. Whatever the case, this card advises you to search for and find that which makes you happy for it is difficult to be productive when we do not love what we do.
Jobs/occupations for the 8 of Cups: Spiritual leader, tour guide, pilgrimage leader, adventure tour guide, photographer, architect, builder, healer, life coach, monk, nun, travel writer, travel photographer, dream interpreter, hypnotist