I had an interesting experience this week. While doing a reading about prosperity, I drew 3 cards that appeared for me at various points this month. All 3 also appeared during Readers Studio – 2 in a reading for me and 1 in a reading for my foundation partner. The next day I asked the cards what I was ignoring about prosperity and drew The World (Gaia) which also appeared for me at Readers Studio. That made me explore the deeper message these cards might have for me.
The three cards that appeared in a reading for me were the King of Wands, Knight of Cups and The World. I drew them as part of my Whole Person Profile Reading during James Wanless’ workshop at Readers Studio. In fact they were the only cards I drew in their respective suits. I was using Joanna Powell Colbert’s Gaian Tarot at the time so they were portrayed as the Elder of Fire, Explorer of Water and Gaia. This makes me think that part of who I am right now is impacting by prosperity and my relationship to it.
Like a lot of people who come from a poor family, I have a very complicated relationship with money and prosperity. On the one hand I try to act like I’m above such mercenary, mundane concerns and that I don’t need a lot of money to be happy. I tend to have what Richard Dreyfus’ character in Jaws referred to as “that working class hero crap”. On the other hand, I like having some extra money. The past few years have shown me that I don’t need as much money as I once thought I did. However, it is obvious that some source of income is always needed.
Considering that during the Whole Person Profile Reading, these cards were connected with enlightenment, emotional nature and Yin energies I wonder if these are the pathway through which I will discover prosperity and what it means to me? Of course this is a fairly rhetorical question because I’m the only one who can truly answer it but I often find if I put the questions out there to the Universe, I will draw the cards or find insights that provide the answers I seek. I do think there is a connection between who I am as a Whole Person and my relationship to prosperity. I also think these cards are guideposts along the way. It will be fun to see where they take me next.