Using the Tarot for Creativity and Empowerment

Tarot Financial Abundance Experiment: Day 4

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 4: What can I do to bring more financial abundance into my life?

Six of Swords


In this card, we see two students who are passengers in a boat with a ghostly figure standing behind them, steering. This card is a card of voyage and discovery but also of moving away from the past. Today, you are asked to examine what has not been working for you financially and then move on to something new. Do you have a business or venture that was never as profitable as you had hoped? Oftentimes, we hang onto these old dreams, hoping that at some point they will finally come through for us. Maybe next year will be the year. Regretfully, most often, they do not come through. So today, taken inventory of the things that were supposed to to bring in money and discard those that just don’t cut it – all of those things that don’t provide you any benefits.

The image on this card is also a reminder to not focus and obsess on your failures but rather, look forward to your successes. Leave your troubles behind. Sometimes we get stuck in the past and revisit our failures in our head – over and over again. This serves no purpose except for keeping us stuck in a rut. So forget about those past endeavors that did not pan out and focus on what’s ahead – the new, the exciting, the as of yet unknown. As swords are a suit of the intellect, this card may suggest a “journey in consciousness” to a mindset where you are free of past troubles and fears.

The six of swords can represent a life-changing journey and in the case of this particular card, it is lead by someone else. Taking a course, a class, a series of workshops, meeting with a life coach or career planner might move things forward financially – and give you some ideas. If you are an entrepreneur (or wish to become one) look around for business workshops. Just like the students in this boat depend on the person(?) steering, we also depend on others for support. This may also be a call to realize that you cannot do everything yourself, especially when running a business. Oftentimes, especially in a one-person operation we try to be Web designer, accountant, customer service rep, creator, IT professional, marketer, manager and janitor. It’s too much! Additionally, spreading yourself out too takes you away from your true creative endeavors – the things you create that will bring in money. So think about outsourcing some of these day to day duties. While they may cost you up front, in the long run outsourcing can help your business grow.

In today’s card we are once again taking a journey so any career that involved travel (especially foreign travel or short term travel) might be a good fit. The figure steering the boat is reminiscent of a Psychopomp, one who guides souls from this realm to the underworld. I see this as continuation of yesterday’s theme of perhaps being a tour guide of some sort to bring in some extra cash. If you like working with boats, perhaps a part-time job at your local marina might be fun. Ever thought of buying your own boat?

Possible jobs/occupations for the six of swords: Boat captain, ferry driver, paramedic, crisis counselor, sailor, travel agent, bus or limo driver, life coach, career counselor, travel guide, working with foreigners, language teachers, helping immigrants integrate

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