Wednesday, February 4, 2009

It's the economy stupid

I saw this spread on firefrost's blog and decided to give it a try. *cards pulled on 2/1*

What have I done well?
3 of Swords
What do I leave behind?
7 of Cups
What do I take with me?
5 of Pentacles

I think I have done a good job of identifying habits that are unhealthy (and therefore cause sorrow/pain) and a result I will be leaving behind indulgence in fantasies (delusions?) that produce little result. Now about that 5 of Pentacles. I have been getting that card a LOT lately. I just checked--4 times in my last 13 three-card readings. It doesn't paint a very rosy picture. However...I have decided to stop taking it personally. I think this card represents the poor state of the economy as a whole and I just need to get used to the fact that it's going to stay that way for a while, particularly since I work in banking.

On that note, I decided to shuffle again and draw 2 new cards (keeping that miserable 5 out!) *cards pulled on 2/4*
Why do I keep getting this card? 10 of Cups - As a reminder to count my blessings. For the most part I have not been personally affected by the downturn, and more importantly, I have people that love and care about me. I honestly see that in the 5 of Pents too. I can hear those people saying, "No matter what, we still have each other."
What, if anything, can I do about it? X Wheel of Fortune - Confirmation that this is pretty much beyond my control. I really can't do anything to change it, so I have to just roll with it. I can't think of any other card that would be as convincing. Thank you tarot, you amaze me once again.


  1. Nice reading. I really enjoyed your take on the cards.

  2. That makes perfect sense to me also. What with you even working in the banking industry. I think you're definitely on the right path with this reading and reasoning as to why you're getting the 5 of Pents alot.

  3. very clear and concise. great reading.

  4. I can see that in the 5P too.....I've heard it called the 'lucky in love' card. Great reading.