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We all seek to have enough. Material security is, for most of us, a long term process: there are rarely quick fixes or ‘sure things’ that will magically provide that sense of safety. At the same time, however, we can find ourselves too involved in the material if we aren’t careful. Money and things are […]
All of us can experience times where we feel trapped: by circumstance, by dependency on people, things, substances or by shame. Our belief systems and how we perceive ourselves within our communities play an enormous part in what, if anything, we feel we can do about where and how we are stuck. Sometimes we’re simply […]
Flanking this week’s reading we have two cards which, in their distinct ways, speak of steadiness. The Daughter of Pentacles is gentle, dependable and hard working: the Emperor authoritative, stable, strong. Yet in the centre, the Fool, bringing a far more untethered energy. It heralds new beginnings, but not necessarily the kind meticulously thought through […]
There’s a simplistic reading to this spread which says: friendships should not be taken for granted. They require practical effort to be sustained. That is absolutely true, and message enough on its own. Read a little deeper, however, and consider the invitation of the Four of Cups to give attention to how well our emotional […]
It’s not often a weekly reading will speak so nakedly of what’s happening in the news and current affairs, but… the cards say what they have to say. This week, they caution us that whilst the prevailing narrative is that a powerful man renowned for fiscal responsibility will bring order and restitution, we should question […]
It will be easy, this week, to be caught up in misunderstandings. They may arise directly with others, either through stubbornness or conflicting points of view; or alternatively they may be caused by the internal conflict we create out of our own unhelpful thought processes, the kind that suck us into a spiral of negative […]
We all tell ourselves, I think, that working hard is a virtue or at the very least, something that society expects of us. So we graft, we try to be consistent, to learn, to better our skills. It’s easy for many of us to spend most of our energy on work and indeed, some of […]
This week we are invited to remember that for as long as we are subject to the ups and downs of the external world – which will sometimes feel like it is spinning us at dizzying speed – true harmony and contentment is to be found through the rest and recuperation that allows our internal […]