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 Eight of Coins (Pentacles) from the Gateway to the Divine Tarot deck by Ciro Marchetti.
I have covered the Eight of Coins prior to today. You can check it those posts here and here. Some key phrases from these posts include:
The Eight of Pentacles is referred to as the "work card." You can see from the picture, a man concentrating on paperwork, with tools and coins all around him. Pentacles/Coins deal with the material world of business, money, finances, and anything that has to do with work.To gain a deeper understanding of each card, it is sometimes helpful to look at the tarot card just before and just after the card you have selected. This can give you an idea of how it falls in the cycle you are currently in.
Pulling this card indicates a learning period in the area of work. Perhaps you are getting ready to take a training, expand your knowledge, or branch out to try something new. This could be a new passion or interest, or something you currently do that it is expanding into a completely new direction.
The card prior to today's card is the Seven of Pentacles -- a card of slow and steady growth. This card can feel like a pause to re-evaluate your progress and wait with patience, moving forward with perseverance and persistence.
The card just after today's card is the Nine of Pentacles -- a card of realizing and appreciating the benefits of all of your hard work.
The key phrase with the Eight of Pentacles is squeezed in between the Seven and the Nine: The pause and re-evaluation period (Seven of Coins/Pentacles) is over and it's time to get back to work (Eight of Coins/Pentacles), knowing that you will soon be able to sit back and appreciate your well-deserved success (Nine of Coins/Pentacles).
A personal example:
My family is preparing for a temporary move for the next school year. My husband has been appointed to a prestigious educational program through his National Guard career. We leave in a month. YIKES!!!
Can you imagine how much time, energy and patience has gone into our preparations so far? And a lot of our preparations so far have been planning, phone calls, Internet research, a couple of trips back and forth to find housing, communicating to all of the important people (including family, employers, friends, creditors, etc.) about the move...the list goes on and on.
Even though the Army will move all of our stuff, last weekend we got a stack of packing boxes and now our attention turns towards sorting through all of the stuff we've accumulated over the past 17 years in our house (that's a lot of stuff) to take with us, leave here, giveaway and throw away. It's kind of overwhelming...but it needs to be done.
The next four weeks IS all about the Eight of Pentacles. We have a LOT of work to do.
But I also know that the Nine of Pentacles energy is just around the corner. And then the Ten of Pentacles, an end to this particular cycle (a card of material abundance, strong family ties, financial security, etc.).If you are in the middle of a project, and know that you have made some significant strides, the message of today's Intuitive Tuesday card, the Eight of Coins (Pentacles), is to put your nose to the grindstone and get back to work.
If you still feel delay, think ahead to the Nine and Ten of Pentacles and reassure yourself that it is all worth it. Perhaps that will be enough to encourage you to move ahead. You (We) are almost there!!!