EIGHT OF SWORDS (reversed): Taurus, this card talks about being ready to move forward in your life. To leave the imaginary constraints behind. Though you may not feel 100% sure of how to go about this, you do sense that you’re ready to start taking steps forward. We need to remember that it always is a little scary to go beyond what we’ve become accustomed to. This could be some limits you’ve imposed upon yourself, like maybe you don’t go out much. Or your life is online and not real life. Maybe you just go out to work, get your groceries, but you go right back into your house and…back online. Read the rest of this entry
EIGHT OF PENTACLES (reversed): Capricorn, this card tells me that you’re feeling stuck, frustrated by delays, and a general sense of disappointment about your job and career. It could be that you’re not doing your best at work right now because you’re not getting what you believe is your fair due. Maybe you’re not being recognized for your effort and someone else is taking the credit. It’s also very likely that you’re not employed at all and can’t seem to find a job that’s a good match at all.
In the instance that you have a good job and a fair wage but you feel that life owes you something more than what you have, I’ll caution you that this card reversed indicates someone who may resort to dishonesty to get what they want. Material wealth at the expense of the spiritual is never worth it. This is more indicative of a person who has the desire to achieve much but doesn’t have the drive to do the work to achieve the same. Read the rest of this entry
EIGHT OF PENTACLES: And how apropos! This card is fun to read, I believe. There is a person, diligently at task, with full concentration and effort. This person is putting all their energy into doing things right, the right way, in the right order, and doing a very fine job of it. The Eight of Pentacles is usually depicted this way with a person working on one pentacle while there are others, obviously completed, and on display near him or her.
This is the card of fine-tuning a craft or work. This is a person who has moved ahead from the three of apprenticeship and is very good at what they do now. They learned through hard work, repetition, and practice, practice, practice! We wonder how many times this person has cut their fingers, maybe gotten splinters in the process, and could have even taken a whack on the thumb from a hammer. Read the rest of this entry