Last week I was being encouraged to emulate the King of Cool, the King of Cups. I did my level best to feel the feels but not get overwhelmed … well that was the plan. Life, as it usually does, had other plans. My first Easter without my mum was harder than I’d imagined, especially as it coincided with what would have been my parents wedding anniversary. Grief takes on a variety of forms. In my case, it physically hurts and tears well up at the drop of a hat! I guess this is me working my way through the year of ‘firsts’ without Mum. I think the take-home message from last week is “this too shall pass” – an old Persian adage.
On with this week’s draw – quite an interesting dynamic between the Oracle card on the left and the Five of Pentacles on the right. At first glance, they appear to be opposing each other – the Assertiveness Angel looking to the left and the poor people in the Tarot card wandering to the right.
Although the people seem to be in a desperate situation, help is still there, if only they could see it. Behind them is a building with lights on… shelter and safety, but they can’t seem to see it as one gazes heavenward and the other at the ground. They probably feel like there’s now way out of their current situation and nobody wants to help them.
The Five of Pentacles isn’t always about lack of money, your job or other material possessions, although those are obvious candidates to worry over when they seem scarce. They can also indicate a ‘poverty’ mindset… worrying you don’t have enough, or worrying you might lose what you have. All this worry closes your mind off from valuing what you do have, no matter how small. That little shift in the mind is all it takes to move forwards with more a more positive outlook… after all this is a minor Arcana card, so this situation will not last long… see, a small positive already.
Instead of waiting for a knight in shining armour to come to your rescue, you can engage with the Assertiveness Angel and ask for help. Asking for assistance is not a sign of weakness. It takes strength and courage to look objectively at your situation and ask for what you need, not in a forceful and strident manner, but with loving assertiveness.
Here are some things to think of or journal about this week:
- Who or where can I go to for support?
- What am I grateful for in my life right now?
- Am I too attached to material wealth?
- How can I balance material wealth with spiritual wealth?
I’d love you to share your experiences of this card in the comments section.
Wishing you a peaceful and blessed week