The economy is in the news every day. As time has gone on, I've seen
a definite increase in the number of money and career questions.
Unfortunately, I can't predict your career or finances any more than
your love life, nor would I even try for all the reasons we've talked
about. All the philosophy behind my no-predictions stance is still on
my website at www.modern-oracle-tarot.com if you are interested.
After yet another finance question today, I wanted to share this one
card daily meditation with you. It was drawn with the insight of
giving insight to finances, but also with the intent of general life
insight...maybe some clue how to be happy and content as we go
alond doing all the practical, logical, non-psychic, non-intuitive
things that we all have to do to get along financially. In my
experience, logic and practicality will always win over intuition in the
realm of day-to-day finances. Otherwise all the psychics would be
billionaires! There are many more lessons in life, and as many priorities
as there are people. Here is what came up ... see what you think.
The card that came up for you is "The Chariot". There are two major
sections of Tarot cards, the major arcana and the minor arcana...the
major arcana reflects the major life lessons and stages that we all go
through and have to learn. A major arcana card is often an
indication of a major lesson to be learned...in your case a lifestyle
shift or a shifting of priorities. Things that once were very important to
you might have to take a back seat. There may be a shifting and re
-prioritizing of material things to fit your new budget. I "hear" the
phrase "live within your means". These are difficult financial times and
there is a shift like this on a grand scale, and may be part of what
Jung called 'the collective subconscious". It is a general trend to be
less materialistic, more green, more thoughtful, and some would say
more spiritual as well.
This idea resonates strongly with the ideas of "The Chariot". Chariots
were difficult to drive, and races were dangerous, even
chaotic...sort of the NASCAR of its day. To safely "pilot" a chariot in a
battle or in a race, the charioteer had to be very "heads up", aware,
"in the zone" able to calmly react to any fast paced situation with
calmness, awareness, logic, and a practical foresight. In Japanese
martial arts this sort of moment of clarity and direct understanding is
called "sartori". There is also a parallel here with modern test pilots
and fighter pilots.
I get the feeling this card is reminding us that the best approach to
our modern financial concerns is old fashioned clarity, practicality
Take a calm, clear-headed look at where you are spending your
money. Where can you cut back? What can you cut out? What is
really important? What is just blind habit and not really serving any
good purpose to you? If the things that you spend money on, what
really pleases you? What do you really feel passionate about?
Metaphysicians say that money is "energy"...think of money as a part
of yourself. Where do you want to put your energy and spirit? Where
do you want to give of yourself? Do you want to trade that money
for the food, clothing and shelter to care for your family? Or is it all
fluff and bling? Is it nuturing and nutrition, or one big pile of junk
food? The idea of quality over quantity not only makes financial
sense but also a sort of spiritual sense too...give your time, energy
and money to things that are REALLY important to you, that feeds
your soul and makes your life better...not to ...what's the phrase from
Winnie the Pooh? 'fluff and nonsense'...well, you get the idea.
And there you have it. Not riches, but not gloom and despair either.
Best wishes and much true abundance to you all.