They say full moons sometimes lead to a little extra “insanity”. Some people have been having a very “Mercury Retrograde” experience lately; improbable comedy of errors, or have felt the sting of some events that seem as painful as they do random and peculiar. At the same time, there are some random windfalls and peculiar positives too. Especially during the amazing time of the rare super-moon lunar eclipse (said to be a time of healing and manifestation to begin.) It’s a time to look for blessings, and blessings that might have been disguised as something painful in the last few days.
This card, the nine of pentacles, speaks of abundance and fulfillment. Every tarot has it’s own author’s special language and with this one the emphasis is on a feeling of not only the traditional material abundance, but also the kind of riches that come from doing what you are meant to do, of living in the light of your life’s calling. This rings true to me. There has been a theme of identifying “purpose” over the last several weeks, of returning to a sense of meaning deeper than the gains and losses of routine life or of relationships. This card says it’s time to spin and twirl in the garden of doing what you’re meant to do.
That doesn’t mean that you’re supposed to suddenly have a perfect vision of what you want to be when you grow up in your mind or a perfect idea about your next career. You don’t have to have a lofty or important “Calling” (curing cancer, ministering to the ill, rescuing harp seals) you don’t have to even have your life-purpose figured out. (in fact, quite a lot of people won’t). If you’re confused about what you’re “meant to do” you can at least find out what you’re meant to do right now. This week, it’s all about responding to ( and having some FUN with) what beckons you. It doesn’t matter how weird or pointless it might seem or feel. It’s in doing this that you can find clues about what has deeper meaning for you and the things that help you create what you want in other areas .
For most this isn’t going to be just confined with what you DO do, your career at the moment, or what you usually do. For example, you might be a lawyer who is called to teach the hula hoop, or a school teacher who paints, or you work in a corporate office but you’re finding yourself teaching the people around you how to have humility and compassion. Your day job could be pushing paper, but your heart job could be something else this week. You might teach humility, love and grace where you usually teach Spanish. You might remind yourself that you loved to draw, or sing once. You might find yourself helping a friend or family member over a rough patch.
The things you’re meant to do this week might seem silly or creative but they DO speak to your highest gifts. The very things that truly give your life meaning at the end of the day when all external considerations fall away. Whatever you’re doing now – says something about the kind of person you’re willing to be in the next chapter of your life. To those seeking love, this is a special time too. To find the person that you want to spend a significant with, you see how you can BE the kind of person that resonates with that.
What a great manifestation week leading up to wonderful October!
about this deck: The African Tarot: Journey into The Self by Marina Romito is a tiny 78 card deck and accompanying LWB, published by US Games. The illustrations are primitive but lovingly made and evoke childhood simplicity. One amazingly positive aspect of this deck is that the authors tried to orient the reader to the PRESENT and to learning about themselves rather than divining the future because, as the LWB states, “the only future we face is the one we shape for ourselves”