For this new Moon I’ve only drawn one card for the theme of this lunation and it happens to be one of the same cards as in yesterday’s spread: the Four of Pentacles from the Original Rider Waite Tarot. Since it is a Theme for the month card I thought it would be wise to view this card from various angles, using my Daily draw exercise:
Some keywords are: Structure, greed, protection, hoarding, frugality
What is the gift ?Being grateful for the abundance of your belonging and resources
What is the challenge? Not to become over possessive of your stuff, which can easily turn in to greed and hoarding
What are you grateful for? I am grateful for having enough resources to live without concerns for lack or scarcity.
Journaling prompt: In what ways am I aware of my own worth and how do I acknowledge this?
I remember a time when I got my first piggy bank and how I cried when I wasn’t allowed to get my money back. I was a “big spender” when I was a kid.
Affirmation: “I use the abundance in my life wisely and compassionately” James Ricklef.
Quote: We make ourselves rich by making our wants few.” H.D. Thoreau
Naming the Goddess: She who bestows her blessings freely and without restraint.
What stands out the most and why? He only has four pentacles to guard. I think the more we have, the more energy it takes to take care of our possessions. This card today fits well in my longing for a more simple and decluttered lifestyle. Just this morning M and I have brought a carload of stuff and rubbish to the dump. It felt so freeing to let go of it all and make our home more spacious. This card is also a warning not to replace this pile of junk with other stuff. Ah all those temptations… I know they won’t make me more happy in the long run.
Also I want to be more aware of my own fluctuating energy levels and not to feel so guilty if I keep some of my energy for myself when I need it. Saying "No" is still very difficult for me....(see journaling prompt)
All thing considered I think the Four of Pentacles will prove to be a great theme for the coming weeks.