7 of Cups | 3 of Cups | 9 of Coins
The 7 of Cups tells me I am dealing with someone who is very creative. The message I hear is: “I could do this, or I could do that. Round and round they go! There is no shortage of material to work from. Don’t feel frustrated by all of your choices.”
How amazing is it for you that you have this many options? Your work is to organize and bring shape to your creative thoughts. Take one of your ideas and ground it in reality. Otherwise, it will stay in the world of dreams. Dreams are wonderful, valuable and inspiring, but if you want to make your creativity a part of your everyday reality, you will need to pluck one of those ideas from the sky, mold it, shape it, and make it of this earth. If you add some structure to your ideas, you will have something to show for it in time.
This weekend, make it a priority to sit down at a desk and generate a list of 7 meaningful ideas. Organize your thoughts and begin to think about how you can tackle these projects. Maybe you will organize your list from easiest to most difficult or most expensive to least expensive, or think about short-term projects vs. long-term project…you get the idea. Some choices will be stronger than others. Don’t be scared to get a second opinion.
The 3 of Cups welcomes information from the group. Ask your friends or colleagues to give you some feedback, even if it’s just for them to tell you what they perceive as your true strengths. Take three of your ideas and pitch them to a trusted group of friends. Don’t be scared to ask them to reflect back the “real you”. Ask for constructive feedback not criticism. My sense is they will talk about how strong, independent and vibrant you are.
The 9 of Coins screams independent contractor. Your work is valuable. Do you want to work for yourself? Start with what flows easily. Maybe that is short-term and create a plan to tackle long-term goals over the next 9 months. Start with what you know and build it to last. Make choices that give you freedom and flexibility.
This weekend, make a good faith effort to pitch your ideas to some friends. If you’ve been feeling unfocused, they might help you see what is so special about you and your work and help you get focused. I think you are a trailblazer who will make a meaningful contribution in the world.
The Moon | 3 of Wands | 5 of Coins
The presence of the Moon tells me you might be navigating some choppy emotional waters this weekend, but don’t allow what you are experiencing to consume you. You might feel confused, or be wondering: Is this it? I’ve come this far and this is what I get? Maybe you are thinking, you don’t have all the answers and you are confused. Maybe you are feeling a significant emotional pull that leads you back to the same place each and every time. What does all this mean? Yet, you are not in the same place, you are advancing, you are learning and you are now in a position to be more discerning from what you have seen and experienced.
Just because you have a connection to another person or group of people, doesn’t mean you need to be consumed by their emotional challenges or experiences. Is what you are feeling truly your own? The plight of the empathic person is to separate the emotions of self from other. We all see more and we all feel more, but is it necessary to sink into another person’s depths if we don’t have to? You can be sympathetic and supportive, but you don’t have to make another person’s emotional challenges your own. Everyone has their own emotional work to do.
Did you know that carrying another person’s emotional burden is a type of enabling? Give it back to them. Even if it’s in a letter you never send. You might say: “I tried my best to be supportive and to truly be there for you, but in the end what I took on emotionally and energetically was too much for me to bear. It made me feel isolated and alone. I have my own emotional work to do. I have my own shadow to explore. I have my own karmic debt to pay. This time, I might be working hard to create balance in my own life and to prove to others I can be trusted and that I am worthy, but I have to feel that the people I work with trust me too, they need to know I have their back. I also have to feel that others are pulling their own weight, otherwise I stay stuck and it’s harder for me to grow and evolve. I am here to be challenged. I take action in order to change my circumstances, knowing I have what it takes to create the type of world I want to live in.”
You are not alone. If you feel like you are struggling to support yourself or others, the 3 of Wands in the center tells me you are valued and you are needed for everything to run smoothly and effectively. People need you to be part of a team effort. Maybe you are struggling under the weight of having to support other people in your environment. Part of your effort might stem from fear of the unknown or fear of not having enough. You are strong enough to handle your own part but don’t let fear sink you. Your skills are valued and needed.
The 5 of Coins can feel like a curse, but don’t let fear of instability control you. Take action. Stay humble. If you need help, ask for it. Work on grounding yourself. Get back to the basics. Sometimes you need to work on the foundation before you can reach further. If your foundation has cracks, repair them. To the best of your ability stand on your own two feet, but if you can’t fall back onto another person, even if that person is a sympathetic stranger. Again, you are not alone even if you feel unsupported or lonely. Ask for help.