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 34: What can I do to bring more financial abundance into my life?
The Alchemist card is the Rider-Waite-Smith equivalent of the Temperance card and is about self-control and self-discipline – and NOT getting distracted by the many things that demand our attention (Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Stumbleupon, e-mail checking, Webpage surfing.). It is signifies moderation and balance – finding the correct combination of elements while avoiding the extremes.
In regards to work, this may very well suggest that we spend less time on “busy work” and more time on projects that can bring in extra income. Funny – yesterday I got caught in the trap of “I need to organize my office/desk so that I can be more productive.” Instead of being more productive, I spent several hours moving things back and forth rather than creating.
This idea of self-control and discipline not only has to do with action, but also with thought, for our thoughts can render us off balance in the physical world. Oftentimes, negative thinking can lead to paralysis and the abandonment of projects and goals.
Just as the professor in the image is pouring liquid from one tube to another, the Alchemist card represents an intermingling of diverse elements to bring forth a new creation. I have received several messages during this experiment of “go into the many” – that is to say, create several sources of income rather than rely only on a single source. This card seems to reaffirm that message. Instead of a laser-like focus on one thing, we need to bring in many of our ideas and talents into projects.
This card is ruled by Sagittarius – the archer, the sign of long-distance travel and higher education. This suggests a few things to me. First – consider any career or side-job involving travel, such as learning travel photography, become a travel writer/journalist or take up travel blogging (there are certain travel bloggers who bring in quite a bit of money from their writing…and their travels). This also might be pointing to expanding a business internationally or targeting global customers. Lastly, you might want to consider going back to school for an additional degree in the field that interests you. If that is not possible, consider classes, workshops or online training.
This card has certainly given us a lot to think about today – as well as an action plan: moderation, avoidance of negative thinking, continuing education and finding the right combinations.
Jobs/occupations for The Alchemist: horse jockey, professional archer, a scientist, professor, chemist, in vitro fertilization doctor, gambler, professional poker player, pharmacist, mediator, arbiter, laboratory researcher, gymnast, tightrope walker, clown, stock market analyst, photographer (especially travel), minister, motivational speaker, addiction counselor, event planner, travel writer, international import & export businessperson, airplane pilot, flight attendant, worker on a cruise ship