02/08/12: Get some backup | 2 of Pentacles


“The world cannot be governed without juggling.” John Selden

He stands in front of the sea, deftly juggling his two pentacles. The seas are a little choppy—there’s emotion in the background, but it stays there. His focus is on maintaining his circumstance.

That’s Today’s Tarot, the Two of Pentacles (Jupiter in Capricorn). He’s got big (Jupiter) responsibilities (Capricorn). They take his attention.

I generally see this fellow when we’re taxed with keeping everything going, and not a lot of breathing room for anything else. It’s working, energies are balanced right now, but it would be easy enough to drop one of those coins. If a strong wind comes up, it could easily blow one of ’em away.

When you see the Two of Pentacles, look for backup. Get some help, buy insurance, reconnect with friends—address whatever is on your mind by looking to add to your options list. Do what you can to shore yourself up in case of bad weather.

Do you have good backup?

Morgan-Greer Tarot Deck
by Bill Greer & Lloyd Morgan

Schedule a Tarot consultation with Dixie.

08/18/11: Procrastination in a Pretty Dress | Knight of Pentacles, Ace of Wands, Two of Pentacles

transparent-tarotI’ve said before, “Perfectionism is just procrastination in a pretty dress.” For my Virgo at least, that’s proven true. But it’s not like you can’t have some of both. It’s a good idea to find that middle ground, the “sweet spot” between careful planning and instant, impulsive action. Neither serves so well in isolation.

[Read more…]