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 35: What can I do to bring more financial abundance into my life?
9 of Swords
The 9 of Swords represents worry and anxiety – it is about going over the same scenario over and over in your head, often visualizing the worst possible outcome. Most of the time, our worries about what “might” happen are unfounded; rarely do they turn out in the manner in which we had envisioned them. Moreover, these fears can paralyze us and prevent us from taking necessary risks. If people never took risks, there would be no progress, no new innovation. I am personally working on this myself at the moment so this card practically screamed to me this morning that I have to take risks & have to get over my crippling fears if I want to achieve the goals that I have set for myself.
How about you? This might be a time to take a good hard look at yourself to see what fears are holding you back. This is a call to persevere in spite of our apprehensions about what “might” or “could” happen and instead, to stay on course. Remember that failure to act because of fear and/or doubt limits our options and down the road, may lead to regret about choices not made. Let go of any self-judgments and instead, focus on the future and the potential of that future.
What I have often done in the past is make a list with two columns entitled “Best Case Scenario” and “Worst Case Scenario” to determine if the goal in question is worth pursuing. When looking the Worst Case Scenario list, I determine what is the likelihood that these scenarios would actually come to pass – and even if they did come to pass, how seriously would it impact my life? This has helped me make many a decision to overcome the fear and move towards the goal, often with positive results.
The 9 of Swords might also correspond to regrets, especially about past decisions. What’s important here, is to identify any regrets about the past that may be preventing you from exploring new options. Worrying about the past never pays off and there is no benefit to it whatsoever. If this sound familiar to you, you may wish to make a conscious effort to break from the past and only focus on your present and future goals.
Jobs/occupations for the 9 of Swords: surgeon, quilt-maker, therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, advertising, writer, salesperson, maker & seller of crafts