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 38: What can I do to bring more financial abundance into my life?
9 of Pentacles
This card signifies abundance – and that’s what this experiment is all about. So the question has been here all along: How do you create that abundance, as the young woman in the 9 of Coins card has done? For one thing, the 9 is the next to the last card in the suit, which makes me think of “following a project through to the end.” So many people I know (yours truly included) have begun projects and then simply abandoned them halfway through. I wonder how many unwritten novels there are sitting in the bottom desk drawers or abandoned on a hard drive? How many ideas never put on paper? How many business ideas never making it past the outline stage?
The student depicted in this card has worked her way through the entire suit of Coins, through the ups and downs, the challenges, the financial woes, the juggling of time, the extensive training and learning and most of all, hard work. What she has done is kept her eye on the goal and not losing sight of the dream. So I feel that the main lesson here today is: complete your work. Resurrect those half-finished projects and see them through to completion. If you don’t finish it, you can’t sell it, it’s as simple as that. Finish it, market it, sell it and then close the deal.
Being self-reliant and self-sufficient may also help you in this goal of bringing in financial abundance. This card also speaks to me of debt – and the need to remove it from your life! Once the burden of debt (as well as the enormous amount of money that you may be paying is interest) is no longer weighing your down, then you can truly be independent and free — with all the money you bring in being yours alone. Until then, “the man” owns you and you will end up working long and hard for money that you have already spent. Thus, restraint and self-control may be needed in the near future to curb spending, pay off debt ultimately leading you to your goals. It might be time to get rid of the creditors – as well as any other dead weight that is draining your pocketbook. Do you have a plan to do so? If not, it might be a good time in your life to start one. Start small if you can, because action even in small increments brings you closer to being financially independent – or at least comfortable.
Another thing I thought of when looking at this card was “show and tell”. The woman is holding a beautiful falcon on her hand, displaying it for the world to see in a visually stunning spectacle. Have you considered using video to get the word out about your product or service? Marketing this way is considerably easier these days with services such YouTube and Vimeo. All you really need is some video recording software, an inexpensive Web camera and you’re ready to roll. Using video, you can create impressive trailers for your books or articles or demonstrations of what you have to offer. You can also include other visual marketing methods such as images and photographs as well. Spend some time taking pictures or purchasing images that will make your blog or Web site stand out.
This card might also recommend additional training. That bird probably isn’t sitting on the woman’s hand by itself – no doubt it required extensive training to make it happen. If you have an interest, especially one that could potentially bring in income, why not obtain extra training? Take a class, a workshop or become part of an apprenticeship. It can be helpful, fun and lucrative to add additional skills to your repertoire.
Jobs/occupations for the 9 of Pentacles: Retreat organizer, bird trainer, falconer, pet sitting business owner, wildlife rescue, wildlife rehabilitator, event planner/organizer, health care worker, project manager, systems analyst, IT specialist, construction worker, zookeeper, botanist, horticulturist, accountant, bookkeeper