Monday, 16 September 2013

Eight of Pentacles

The Eight of Pentacles from the Robin Wood Tarot Deck
Tarot Weekly Draw is a one card approach to exploring the tarot. Every Monday morning I shuffle my cards, cut the pile three times, reshuffle and choose the card at the top of the pile. The card that comes up contains a message or energy for the week ahead. 

The Eight of Pentacles

The suit of Pentacles relates to the worlds of work, study, the body and health, all things earthy and 'solid'. To me, the Eight of Pentacles is the homework card, a card that indicates a period of dedicated learning, practice and hard work. 

The young boy on the card is fully absorbed in the task at hand and is willing to keep on going with his pentacle making. With every pentacle he makes he sharpens his skills a little more. He recognises that success is not always instant. While he has managed to successfully complete six pentacles already he is determined to finish the job and complete the full eight. As the old saying goes, 'slow and steady wins the race'!

This week looks set to be one of consistent and satisfying hard work, work which you are willing and prepared to undertake, necessary to move yourself forwards in your goals. Whether this applies to the world of work and study, for example dedicating time each day to a particular project in order to make it the best it can be, or to your health and body, for example consciously deciding to make healthier choices at each mealtime or to go for a short daily walk, it's important to remind yourself that being consistent and taking things at a steady pace can prove the best way to make progress. 

This week I'm determined to make a start on my uni reading list before my course kicks off at the beginning of October. The pile of Shakespeare plays sitting by my bed looks more than a little bit overwhelming but I know if I take it one day at a time and spend a few hours in the morning or afternoon reading through one play at a time I should be able to read them all  before the course starts. I'm also on a bit of a pre-wedding health kick and am aiming to go for a twenty minute walk every day as well as eat more fruit and veg with my meals. Small changes like this should help me feel my best as well as maintain my weight for the first dress fitting in three weeks' time! I've never been one to panic about my weight and I know that making small, consistent changes is the best way to maintain a healthy approach, and I'm willing to fully engage myself in doing so. 

If you're facing a project this week or have a goal you're working towards, the Eight of Pentacles serves as a reminder that consistency, determination and the ability to see how the smaller steps fit within the 'grand plan' are key to achievable success. Do your homework and remember that practice makes perfect! Now is a time of focus and concentration, of avoiding distractions. You can do it!

What do you see in the Eight of Pentacles?

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1 comment :

  1. The Eight of Pentacles is one of my favourite cards - it feels like a good omen that it was the card for the week in which I found these posts! Will be checking in regularly :)


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