By the looks of it, today looks . . . trying, to say it nicely. Today’s spread is too real for me. I just can’t. Right now I’m experiencing something with my bank (King/Pentacles) and I hope it all works out (Star). I barely feel like sharing this with anyone (Hermit). And as a matter of fact, I’ve been feeling VERY Hermit-y lately. Needing to take a different path and attempting to find my way because I’m over feeling like this sad guy (10/Swords).
He’s so sad! Don’t you see him?
“Poor me, it’s fine. I’ll be here . . . you go have fun without me . . .”
He is the voice of every party pooper and every martyr and victim. Ten of Swords is hitting rock-bottom, not always the nicest news to see in a spread, especially first thing in the morning, but there’s even a silver lining in this card . . . depending on who its closest neighbor is. The Hermit leaves room to examine what sorry state Ten of Swords is in today, and what thoughts led to this, but Five of Pentacles . . .
Sorry, Five of Pentacles. You’re just not someone I’d like to be greeted by today, either. If Ten of Swords is about bottoming out and seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, then what does Five of Pentacles tell me? Pentacles are physical. Tactile things we can touch or innately know are there. Pentacles are Earth, and that is physical too. Five, according to numerology, holds the energy of one, two, three and four.
It’s over, but I’m still hurting, perhaps.
This spread was so meh that I did something unusual. I peeked at the bottom of the deck after I drew the Five of Pentacles, and lo and behold . . . THIS.I’m not a reader who only fishes out all the ‘happy’ or ‘positive’ cards, but today, I needed some extra inspiration. It’s about to be retrograde season for me. I need all the positive vibes I can get.
My winged friend Temperance decided to swoop down today to remind me to simply be patient. I may not understand or be thrilled with the way things are moving. Ten/Swords is almost dead on the ground and Five/Pentacles, well, they’re banged and bruised, but still in the freezing cold, still suffering. I guess, looking at it from that perspective, it’s all okay, as long as I’m alive! (Cue stock laughter!)
Ten is half of five, after all . . .
I actually refuse to feel like either of these archetypes, because, guess what? Things can happen to us that are out of our control. What we can control is how we react to unforeseen circumstances.
Here, this card suggests that I will survive the ‘Sad Sally’ vibes of the Ten/Swords, and the ‘down and out’ energy of the Five/Pentacles. But ouch, man, Five of Pentacles, as much as I want to not feel your energy, I do.
Pentacles are physical. Tactile things we can touch or innately know are there. Pentacles are Earth, and that is physical too. Five, according to numerology, holds the energy of one, two, three and four. Temperance is 14, which also reduces to five. Gleaning that one little detail made me change how I felt about the entire reading. Yes, things need time to resolve, but they won’t unless some balance is established.
Venturing off to clean, dust and mop away the icky vibes, and maybe beat up some dust bunnies,