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.