Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Intuitive Tuesday -- Ace of Coins (Reversed) Again

Every Tuesday I select one tarot card and give you my interpretation of it. See how it applies to your life and ask, "What messages are here for me ?"

As I shuffled the cards to select this week's Intuitive Tuesday tarot card, I said, "Tell me what messages I need to bring to my readers this week."  I selected the Ace of Coins/Pentacles (reversed) from the Gateway to the Divine Tarot deck by Ciro Marchetti.

I covered this tarot card on an Intuitive Tuesday post less than two months ago. So why is it coming up again?

Because I'm facing a similar situation and need a gentle reminder about the meaning of this card.  Perhaps you are doing the same thing???

If you remember from the previous post:
The Ace of Coins/Pentacles (reversed) card could mean that your financial foundations are flawed, or possibly that you are struggling with money, etc.

If the Ace of Pentacles in its upright position is referring to a successful venture, perhaps the card is reversed because it is taking longer than you had planned to get your new enterprise off the ground. 
And...just like the message in the previous post, I can try harder to make something happen (frustrating and exhausting myself), or I can allow the events to unfold and respond consciously.

I read an excerpt from Rolf Gates book, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga where he emphasized the beauty and ease of allowing things to flow:
"The mistake is believing that we can get where we are going through effort...Note your impulse to push past the point in which harmony is possible. Note what is keeping you from backing off and simply holding the posture at a point in which integrated experience is possible. Make effortlessness your aim." (page 190)
 Make effortlessness your aim. That is profound....and a timely message for me.

A personal example:
Last Friday we received our housing assignment for our new home of the military post where my husband will be going to school for a year. We visited our new home town a couple of weeks ago and saw the various housing options on the post.
We stopped by the housing office and were told unofficially to expect a certain neighborhood, which we thought would be perfect, especially for our kids who are reluctant to move, even temporarily.
The housing assignment we received was NOT what we expected. In fact, it was the one place we said we would not live, mostly due to the size and condition of the houses. Yes...I realize that this is what military housing is like most of the time, but this was not what we expected...at all.
My sweet husband immediately got online to see what other options exist, and we decided that we will make the best of it, no matter what. But over the weekend, we put a LOT of effort into creating options that would work better for us.
Did you catch two key words in that last sentence? "Effort" and "Work." Neither of these words seem to go with the term flow or resonate with the phrase, "Make effortlessness your aim."

And so, with this week''s tarot card, the universe gave me a gentle reminder (from my previous post):
If you have an Ace of Pentacles (reversed) situation happening, notice it, acknowledge it, feel your feelings about it...and then, if possible, apply what you learned last time. Let it go. Breathe through it and know that the reversed energy with right itself and you will move on.

Although the Ace of Pentacles (reversed) situation may feel all-encompassing now, the tarot cards remind us that this is just one step of the cycle. Things will move forward and you will handle it.

You always have and you always will.
OK. I get it. No need to hit me with over the head with a two-by-four. The universe has my attention and I continue to learn and experience my lesson.

The message for me today (and possibly for you too): Have faith, trust...and make effortlessness your aim.


Bonnie said...

Sherri, thank you for this today. I know everything will work out for you. It's the hardest thing just to "let it flow". This really was fitting for me today. Keep me posted on how you are doing! Are you going far??

Anonymous said...

This is a great card for me, too. Just yesterday I was thinking that perhaps I should go back home 6 weeks early and get about looking for a job! Even though I know i am experiencing a once in a life time opportunity to learn about myself and the world.
Waiting for the answers to flow in, rather than pushing for what I think I need is definitely one of them!
Also, travelling through Europe on a budget is a constant lesson that I can get along with much less comfort and luxury than I am used to.
In Florence, I reserved a room at a convent which had a shower in the room. Even though I am on a budget, I just wasn''t ready for sharing a bathroom with strangers.
There was indeed a shower and a washstand in my room. What it was missing? A toilet!! Seriously!
I could hardly believe it. Yes, I did ask for a room with a toilet and a shower. No Madam, that room has been reserved for a year.
However, I only have me to look out for.
I am wondering if it is time for you to ask the boys for some emotional support for you?
Love you,

Tracy said...

There are so many "things" to be had, including what we think are optimum solutions/outcomes, but we see SUCH a small part of the whole of what we are and as much as we struggle to lead, the dance is so much better when we give into the grace of the All.
I may have to get that tattooed to my forehead though. I want to be the boss, dangit. And when I do, I can almost hear the Tao laughing with/at me.

Loralie said...

Perfectly perfect!

Lori Lavender Luz said...

One of the sayings from yoga that really sticks for me is, "don't try hard -- try easy."

So this fits in perfectly: "Make effortlessness your aim."

So simple but not always so easy, especially for people who feel "empowered" to make thing happen. It's the letting that's hard.

I just know, as do you, that things will work out just fine for you. Can't wait to hear about it.