Monday, January 18, 2016

This Week's Writerly Tarot: The Ace of Pentacles

Contrary to public opinion, tarot isn't a set of prescribed meanings. It's a library of shades and shadows, themes and symbols. It reveals itself in connections and side roads, memories and subconscious imagery. It's a journey, not a destination.

And yet, sometimes the tarot can be slap-in-your-face direct.

Like this week.

The Ace of Pentacles, the apex of its suit, the essence of practicality and foundation. Oh, it heralds success and riches and financial wonderfulness the suit is also called "coins" for a reason but the kind of wealth it references isn't of the sudden windfall type. It's not the lucky strike of a lottery win. Rather, it's the kind that comes after perseverance and dedication and lots and lots of hard work.

So the message this week? Get back to work. Sometimes that's all you need to know, and all you need to do.

See you at the keyboard!

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