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Le Bateleur – 9 of Cups – 10 of Swords

This spread speaks clearly of the dangers of distraction. The Bateleur looks like he is in the middle of a job and has just been interrupted by something. He gazes into the distance and is no longer focussed on the task in front of him.

The 9 of Cups echoes this state of affairs but gives us more of a hint as to what is doing the distracting. Here it is the pleasant diversions life offers us which are pulling the Bateleur off course. There is talk of a great idea and a plan but no action.

The 10 of Swords represents power and the authority that comes with it. It links in with the Bateleur who also has the power of the elements to control and wield as he sees fits.It’s an interesting mix of cards as, on a certain level, I don’t believe I have the power to make changes. I pass that authority on to an outside agency.

In a nutshell, I have the power and authority necessary to make my plans and ideas come true… if only I didn’t let myself get so easily distracted from my purpose.


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Getting the kinks out

9 of Batons –  10 of Batons – Temperance

Here we have a repeat card  – the 10 of Batons is back. It sits in the middle of my draw today which suggests its central importance. It is preceded by the 9 which is all about getting those final kinks out before reaching the culmination of the 10. There is some tweaking to be done!

Temperance comes in, showing the way to measure things carefully. I need just so much of this and just so much of that. Both the 9 and Temperance point very clearly to a need to alter something. I need to take a measured approach.

For me this relates to two things: one is the writing project I’m working on (the tweaks are the editing process I’m going through) and the other is my ongoing search for a new job. The message there is that I may not need to make a massive life-altering change. A few adjustments should see me right.

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Show me the money…

At the start of the new year, I like to spend a bit of time reviewing my finances. This year I would like to find a way to maximise the money I have coming in.

What do I need to do to maximise my income?

Ten of  Batons –  Five of Batons – Le Pape

The Ten of Batons is a positive start to the spread. It shows someone who has mastered her craft and is careful, focused and meticulous. It suggests that I do truly hold the keys to maximising my income – I have the skills necessary.

The Five of Batons hints strongly at the current situation – the 5 is a balancing point and represents the stress needed to maintain order. It is a card of endurance.  The blooms in both cards mirror each other which helps to give a sense of harmony. There is a hint here that perhaps things are not as difficult as the five would suggest. In fact, the stress point is where I am building up my skills.

Le Pape (Hierophant in other decks) can represent a guide or teacher and this is the role I see here. My job is teaching and this card reinforces the idea that I have built up my skills in this area and this is where I can focus my desire to maximise my income. I may need to think about how I do this, especially as my current job is related to the stress point in the previous card.  Perhaps I need to look at using these skills in a different way, in a different place.


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Life at the sharp end…

This week I will be using the Tarot du Roy Nissanka. It is published by Grimaud and follows TDM tradition in that the pips are non-scenic.  However, this deck has some of the most beautifully embellished pips and is a joy to read with.

I decided to focus on a question today rather than a more general reading.

What can I do to create more space in my life?

8 of Swords – King of Swords – 6 of Swords

The 8 of Swords represents me in relation to this issue. The 8 has its own momentum – propelling me to confront the issue head-on. The line of swords reminds me of the expression, ‘too many irons in the fire’. There is simply too much going on at the moment for me to be able to have space to think. The space between the swords is squeezed to a minimum.

I notice that the sword the King holds mirrors the shape of the swords on the preceding card. He represents someone with authority, able to be quick and decisive. He urges me to take control of the issue by selecting just one thing to focus my energies on – this could be the one thing I need to let drop to allow more breathing room.

This links beautifully with the next card, here we have 6 swords which are wonderfully balanced. What I love is the space that opens up between them allowing one central bloom to grow and expand. No longer is its energy scattered. I may need to force this change upon myself as I have a tendency to take on too much.

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