I’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.
Today’s Tarot Forecast is another 3-card spread from the Transparent Tarot, because, well, I just love that layering effect! It’s all about getting things fixed…
- Knight of Pentacles or Price of the Chariot of Earth, associated with Air in Earth
- Ace of Wands or Root of the Powers of Fire, associated with (duh) Fire
- Two of Pentacles or Lord of Harmonious Change, associated with Jupiter in Capricorn
Here, we’re balancing the drive for immediate action (Ace of Wands) with the competing need to get it perfect. These two forces can pull in different directions. But if we combine them, we can achieve a balance not accessible any other way.
Getting it right is the Knight of Pentacles forte. He’s through, methodical (some may say obsessive), and responsible. In this world of sometimes sloppy thinking, though, his attention to the details is refreshing. The problem he sometimes runs into, however, is allowing himself to be caught up in the minutia until it becomes nothing short of glorified procrastination.
Teaming up with the Ace of Wands, however, gives the Knight a balance he doesn’t have on his own. As the very root of creative force, the Ace is not satisfied with perfect planning. The tiniest of real-world actions trumps the most grandiose of plans, the Ace would tell you.
And of course, the Two of Pentacles is right there to bring harmony to the duo—big plans (Jupiter) are made real (Capricorn). Both the planning and the action are required to make it happen. Mix these two for the best outcome–a healthy dose of both thinking and doing.
Are you acting on your plans? How’s it working out?
|The Transparent Tarot |
by Emily Carding
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