Past: 8 of Pentacles (reversed)
Present: 4 of Pentacles (reversed)
Unknown Influence: Strength (reversed)
Motivations: 5 of Pentacles (reversed)
Others: Son/Knight of Wands
Advice: 9 of Pentacles
Outcome: 8 of Swords (reversed)
Deck Bottom: Son/Knight of Pentacles (reversed)
The hardest thing to see clearly is the true magnitude of one’s own power.
The number of reversals is significant in this reading, in particular because they are primarily of 1 suit (Pentacles).The time is almost past ripe to review what and who you value, how you express your self-worth and what kind of effort you put into your long term goals and overall stability. We’re emerging from a period where efforts may have been misguided or downright wasted. It’s possible some of us simply failed to do the work necessary to master ourselves and manifest our intentions. Resources may be limited. Releasing poverty mindsets and making efficient use of finite resources may have proved difficult. It’s time to consider the value of what we hold most desperately to and the reasons behind the possessiveness. Be careful not to hold onto what’s familiar at the cost of what is possible. It’s impossible to receive with one’s fist clenched.
Outside of our conscious awareness, fear may be permeating a situation. Lack of courage and self-control may be affecting someone’s finances or self-esteem, making it difficult to discern where effort is best spent. We are inspired to focus on our foundations, financially, physically, and creatively as this is where the greatest potential for growth is present. It may seem as if those around us are moving forward at increased speed and that we are falling behind. Maybe though, we’re just worried about the wrong shit. Choosing to focus on what others accomplish only diminishes energy better spent improving our own lives.
This week’s reading advises us all to practice self-care, reconsider and redefine worthiness for our individual lives and build our foundations according to what’s most important to us rather than expected of us. Should we solidify our self confidence, consolidate our resources, and allow ourselves to grow independently of our environments, freedom is the reward. We can allow our minds to rest when we have established our own sense of security and learned to truly enjoy our own company. The result is that those gravitate toward us in this state reflect our self regard. Move slow, stand steady. Win the race against yourself. It’s the only one that matters.