Reading Type: Money
Question or Concern: Are my finances
going to get better soon?
Deck Used: Universal Waite (illustrated
by Pamela Coleman Smith)
Spread Used: Baseball Spread
- Batter Up – Where you are now
- The Pitch – What’s coming at you
- First Base – Your first step or event
- Second Base – Second step or event
- Third Base – Third step or event
- Home Plate – Where you are headed
- 7 of Pentacles - hope
- 6 of Cups - innocence
- 15 The Devil - ignorance
- 10 of Pentacles - permanence
- Page of Pentacles - dyslexia
- 6 of Pentacles - charity
Trumps – only the Devil
Suits – 4 out of 6 cards are in the money suit
Pips – Two 6’s, one of which is the 6th card. This emphasizes
beauty, balance, and harmony in your life.
Where you are now is hoping for financial gain. The 7 of Pentacles
is about doing everything you know you should and then being patient
for the results to show. The picture is of a gardener who has cultivated,
planted, fertilized, watered and weeded his garden. He is leaning
on a hoe looking at his rich healthy plants, and it looks like he
is impatient for them to bear fruit, and for that fruit to ripen.
So this card is very hopeful, but it also cautions patience. And
implicit in this card, is that you do all the things you are supposed
to. In this case, you make wise choices and spend frugally, and
wait for the financial results.
The Pitch that is coming at you is the 6 of Cups.
This card shows 2 very young people and is associated with innocence.
A young boy dressed in red and blue smells of the white flower in
a golden vase that he is handing to the young girl. I think you
are about to enter a stage or situation where your innocence will
be surprisingly ripped away by the Devil card. Your innocence in
some financial matter is thrown in your face, and the temptation
is to just drown your sorrows and embarrassment in ignorance such
as pills, booze, or over-indulgence in sleep or other mind-numbing
The Devil card shows the traditional Christian
image of a huge demonic horned, winged, part goat man perched on
a black block to which a nude man and woman are chained. They also
have small white horns and each sprouts a tail. The woman’s
is of ripe grapes and the man’s is of fire. There is an inverted
pentagram symbol over the Devil’s head indicating that he
is the inverse of spirituality. This is synonymous with ignorance;
ignorance of one’s true spiritual nature, ignorance of one’s
duties and station in life, ignorance of one’s real fortune,
not caring about what is good and right, just wanting to forget
it all. So, I see that the first stage that you will move through
in reaction to the Pitch of innocence is some sort of ignorance
or waste of time and emotion. Preparing for it can mitigate the
The second stage you will pass through is shown
in the 10 of Pentacles. In this card we see the full circle of 3
generations. An elderly grandfather appears cloaked in a blanket.
He is petting the head of the dogs that the small child is holding
the tail of. Between them a man and woman in their prime are talking
and smiling. Around them are the walls and buildings of their permanent
dwelling or city. This card is about carrying on. Having things
that last over time. So I think that you will quickly recover from
whatever the Devil represents and get back to business, and do very
well at it.
The third stage or step on your journey is given
by the Page of Pentacles. A youth stands gazing at a golden globe
he is holding aloft, that is inscribed with a pentacle. He is dark
haired and well dressed in green tunic and orange leggings. What
strikes me most about this card is that he is oblivious to the vista
behind him. There are miles of meadows and farms land, a stand of
trees, and a mighty blue mountain. This card is full of contradictions.
It means being easily distracted while being highly focused. It’s
about missing the forest for the trees. So the third stage for you
is to find yourself concentrating on details and missing the big
picture. At this time it may be wise to step back and re-evaluate
your finances from a historical basis and with a long-term goal
in mind. Quick results are a different matter, but achieving them
usually means giving up the long-term goals. Just be sure of all
aspects before making a commitment.
And finally, there is Home Plate, or where this
is all leading. The 6 of Pentacles shows a well dressed man with
a rich cloak holding a scales while dispensing gold coins in charity
to two unfortunates in tattered blankets. This card is about having
enough to give away, being generous and kind, helping out. The negative
aspect of this card is judging other people as worthy of your gifts,
and yourself as their superior for having something to give, false
pride. So I think you are headed for a comfortable financial position
where you will be able to buy some things you want, or give some
gifts, or pay for something you are hoping for.
Overall, your financial future looks very bright indeed. There is
just that little Devil to be overcome. At present you have crossed
all your t’s and done everything that you are supposed to
with your finances. You will be confronted with a chance to examine
your own naivete. How you react to this is your choice. At present
it looks like you will react with depression. You don’t have
to. You are in charge of your thoughts, actions, and feelings. You
can decide to just laugh at yourself and go on. The cards show that
in any case, you will move on to experiencing the permanent things
in your life like family and surroundings. Then I think you will
get bogged down in some thought processes but will come out on top.
This spread usually covers two weeks to
a month. The tarot deals with processes or stages of development.
And this spread is designed that way, too.
Standard Disclaimer: The
tarot shows how the future could be based on the present. Your future
is yours to create.
© 2000 Lady Lorelei
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