Thursday, January 21, 2010

Intuitive Tuesday on Thursday -- The King of Coins

On Intuitive Tuesdays I select a card and give you my interpretation of it. On Thursday I select one reader's comment and pull an additional card.

I encourage you to read about the additional card I pulled this week and see how it applies to your life. Anything that is brought to one of us is a message for all of us.

This week's Intuitive Tuesday card was the Two of Swords, which is about facing a decision and feeling stuck.

I pulled an additional card today for Bonnie, in response to her comment:
I can really relate to this. My hubby and I have felt stuck for a long time. We operate a small catering business and we are both pretty burned out. Also business has been really slow this past year. We feel like we need to to something different but we are just not sure what direction to go. We are stuck on the fence. I guess by not making a decision to do something different we are choosing to do the same thing.
The card I selected is from the Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti. It is the King of Coins (Pentacles). Remember that Court Cards (Pages, Knights, Queens and Kings) can represent people in your life, traits that you have and/or situations you may be facing.

If today's card represents a person, it will most likely be a strong business person (Coins), an owner, manager, leader, etc. This is someone who is dependable, a good manager, a hard worker, successful, clever, purposeful, practical, responsible and loyal. It is the type of person you would want as your leader.

Bonnie, in this case it could represent you and/or your husband as the leaders of the catering business and of your family. As such, it is up to you to make key business decisions to move you forward. In the decision about your business, the King of Coins would draw forth these business qualities as s/he reviews the business and makes any decisions about how to change or manage it.

The King of Coins also reinforces the need to view the business and make decisions from a practical standpoint -- without being influenced by emotions or sentimentality. The decisions need to be seen from a financial, business standpoint and not from a heart perspective.

If this is speaking about a situation in your life, it has to do with business matters. Pulling this card confirms that you are on the right track when you say, "We feel like we need to do something different but are not sure what direction to go." The King of Pentacles sends a message about actively getting involved in your business matters and organizing the financial aspects of your life.

Pulling the King of Coins card suggests that it is time to get off of the fence and begin to not only manage this business (ordering, scheduling, etc.) but become the leader (this would be larger decisions like mission, goals, creative strategies, etc.). It's the difference between a hired manager to facilitate the day-to-day aspects of running the business to sitting in the board room (away from the details, but still having the facts) to create the business and lead it into the future.

The King of Coins is also able to determine when enough is enough (although I don't feel you are at the point of completely walking away). My sense is that by taking a King of Coins view, you and your hubby can lead this business into the future. The key is to step away from the details long enough to take the time to do this.

For all of us, the message of the King of Coins is to shift from the "manager's" role in our lives to the "leader's" role. This means stepping away from the details long enough to look across the horizon of possibilities and see what's there. Then, once you've re-established your direction and goals, continue to manage your way forward.

Manage. Lead. Manage. Lead. Alternate between the two so you know where you are going and how you are going to get there. Both are important and your task is to be the King of Coins and find the right balance for you!


LauraRose said...

Manage - lead - manage - lead. What great advice!

Unknown said...

amen to that!!!

Bonnie said...


Let me start by saying THANK YOU. You have really helped give us clarity. "You are the leaders of the business and of your family". This really struck me. It is UP to us to make these decisions and move forward, we are the leaders. Also "the decisions need to be seen from a financial, business standpoint and not from a heart perspective". Even though we are a little burned out we need to take care of practical matters first.

I know it sounds simple but it has really clarified things for me. I feel renewed and ready to get to work!

I am very grateful to you Sheri, you are amazing. Thank you

Lori Lavender Luz said...

Manage, lead, manage, lead. I like that rhythm because if fits with the work/rest/work/rest of yoga, the inhale/exhale of respiring, and the yin/yang of life.

I needed to be reminded that success requires both the thinking/planning and the doing. I too often get stuck in one or the other.

LauraRose said...

What else comes to mind as I read the comments posted today, is that in order to create, we sometimes must dissolve or destroy.

Like metabolism in the body...anabolism building up and catabolism breaking down.

The catabolic force may seem negative, but it is vital to maintaining life.

I see this balance of mercy and severity as an important part of leading and managing.

Mad Hatter said...

AHA! It's Dr. Lovely! :-)