Blog Posts, Tarot

Charity is more than giving money

The purpose of human life is to serve and show compassion and the will to help others.

Albert Schweitzer (philosopher and theologian)
Balance giving and receiving

The quote above pretty much sums up this week’s draw. Taking the Angel Oracle card first, the message is clear. When we offer our time, our listening ear, our wealth, this has a positive effect on our spirit. Staying in this perpetual cycle of giving and receiving keeps us human.

The Six of Pentacles reminds us that sometimes we are on the receiving end of much needed help, and sometimes we are the ones handing out assistance in whatever form is needed. Although the suit of Pentacles is primarily connected with physical and material things such as finances and careers, this card does not automatically signify handing out money. Your time, your practical support, your wisdom are all gifts that can be just what someone else needs.

The scales held in the hands of the person handing out money reminds us that we may change positions and be the people receiving the help. However, we should be mindful of becoming dependent on this help. Have an eye on getting back on your feet and independent again. As ever with fair exchanges, its about keeping the balance.

Wishing you a safe and healthy week ahead.

Blog Posts, Tarot

Energy levels and the art of decision making

Do you have the energy to make a decision?

If, like me, you find the Swords a challenging suit to deal with, then you’re not alone. Still, it could be the 9 or 10! Luckily we have the two to ponder over. Pondering is exactly what springs to mind when I see the two in any spread.

Taking both cards together, the advice is to work on energy levels. We can so easily drain our inner spark, leaving us little energy for ourselves, our decisions and life in general. The two of Swords shows a seated person, blindfolded, holding onto two swords. They seem to be stuck as opposed to being held there.

Paying attention to our own needs, to recharge our batteries is part of the solution. Then we come to the decision. Whatever our inner debate is about, the blindfold suggests one of two things. We don’t have all the information needed to make a decision, or we need to tap into our wisdom to find the way forward.

To me it seems that if only they could let go of one of the swords, they’d be able to remove the blindfold, but which sword to let go? Again, we are back to making a decision… or not. If you chose not to chose, that’s still a choice and you’d have to live with the outcome.

Me? I prefer to chose, even when the options are not to my liking. At least I’d be in the ‘driving seat’. So when a dilemma or stalemate situation presents itself this week, I will make sure my energy levels are up to the task, or take time to recharge the batteries before making my choice.

Wishing you all a safe and healthy week ahead.

Julie xx

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