It’s the job that’s never started as takes the longest to finish [Samwise Gamgee – The Lord of the Rings]J.R.R Tolkien
This quote was the first thing that sprung to mind when I pulled this week’s card, the Ace of Pentacles. The focus of the suit of Pentacles is in our material world: our finances, career, physical health and manifesting our goals. However, the flip side is that this suit represents some of our less desirable traits: greed, materialism, over-indulgence (and lack of exercise too!) and poor financial management. Phew – it landed in the upright position for me!
On with the focus for the week. I don’t have a lottery ticket, and as far as I know, I’m not due a windfall. As I’m planning to retire in the next two years, the likelihood of climbing further up the career ladder is limited, but not out of the question. My physical health is sound too. That leaves manifesting a goal or two.
Since the tail end of last year I’ve been toying with the idea of starting my own business, reading tarot and oracle cards. As some of you may know, during Lockdown 1.0 (UK) I attended a couple of virtual tester training sessions and, with guidance from the cards, signed up for a yearlong course. I had the option of completing all the courses and leaving it at that, or carrying out real-life readings for clients, completing a final exam and becoming a certified tarot reader. Of course I did the whole thing!
But that’s as far as it’s gone … I’m still working full time in my paid job, but get the nagging feeling that I’m missing out on not taking the next step. Hence the very apt quote at the top. If I don’t start somewhere, I will never manifest this goal.
The Ace of Pentacles is indicating that it’s time to get going with this goal. The mountains in the background represent some obstacles to overcome, but the outlook is promising. Just look at the verdant growth in the card. Add in the energy of the accompanying Angel Oracle card and the message becomes stronger.
It’s time to put my skills into practice and start up a business plan with smart objectives in place (once a trainer, always a trainer!). I need to add in a dose of courage too.
If any of you have experience of setting up your own tarot reading business, I’m all ears. Any advice is welcome in the comments section.
Wishing you a blessed week.