Monday, March 5, 2012

The Omily Tarot: The Two of Coins

Oh my! Is it Tarot Time again already?? A little past, actually, but that's alright! Today's card is the Two of Coins: a lively, fun card about having your cake and eating it, too. If you tend to bite off more than you can chew, over-commit, and double-book yourself left and right, and love every hectic minute of it, this card's for you! If you do those things out of a sense of obligation, or to maintain your reputation as a really nice and helpful person, this card speaks to you, too, but the message is a little different.

It's so important to tune into our hearts and really ask what our motives are for taking actions. To some extent of course, we're complex human beings, and our motives are hardly ever 100% noble, or pure, but doing that gut check and refraining from doing something that really logically seems like the right thing to do because I want to do it for the wrong reasons has actually been serving me really well the last few weeks. It's something to think about.

Catch-Up for my Newbs: The Omily Tarot is a series of seventy-eight posts I'm doing once a week to slowly post my interpretations of the entire deck. My interpretations are based on numerology, the four elements, and the images on the cards themselves. I'm using the Waite-Smith deck, because I have a copy of it that's very meaningful for me, because it's at this point a classic interpretation of the tarot, and because it's one most tarot students have, and if you don't, it does make sense to spend the $10 or $20 to add one to your arsenal. When I finish interpreting the entire deck, I'll be designing and self-publishing a book of my interpretations, and it'll be available for purchase on my website, so if these interpretations are really striking a chord with you, that may be worth spending a little money on, too!

Now that that's settled...

The Two of Coins
"The 2-cards up to now may have seemed to get heavier and heavier, but the pattern is broken with the jovial jester figure on this card. With his silly hat and brightly colored outfit, he dances as he juggles, keeping both pentacles in the air.

After looking ahead at what else may be out there, negotiating with the stakes very high, and considering all facets of a decision before possibly relinquishing one path, the coins pull us back the other way. This is the card of the multi-tasker. This high-energy character keeps both coins in balance, and the infinity symbol around the coins suggests he could keep this up forever. On the other hand, the sea behind him is choppy, suggesting the cost to keeping so many practical concerns going at once is the tranquility and stillness of our emotions.

Does his heart leap into his throat every time a coin is arrested by gravity in the second before his hand appears to catch it? Maybe he’s capable of juggling forever, so in-tune with his craft that he’ll never miss a beat, but is it worth the stress? This card carries the ambivalent messages that you don’t have to choose, and yet sometimes it’s better to let a ball drop, allowing yourself some extra breathing room. To choose or not to choose is the real choice behind this card. Trust abundant pentacles to have to answer that conundrum before even considering what to let go of."

You might take a page from this character's book to help you assess where your priorities lie, and what you could sooner part with if you need more time in your life: choose objects to symbolize the different activities or commitments you have, and experiment with holding them all at once. Does that feel good? Overwhelming? Impossible? Try holding sets of two, one in each hand. Did you choose a bowling ball to represent one of your activities? What is your subconscious telling you? Even if the activity is bowling, you could have selected a bowling shoe instead. Does holding a pencil in your hand feel complete and perfect even when your other hand is weighed down? Be sure to swap hands out, too, and consider the implications of your dominant and non-dominant hands reacting differently to different objects. Take notes of the thoughts and sensations this exercise brings up, and then assess.

Live Omily!
~em

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