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Our wrangler for this hop, the multi-talented Ania Marcyzk, decided to take us in a different direction this equinox: away from nature, and towards tax season!ย  She asked us to share how we see finances in the tarot.

For me, context is everything in a reading.ย  It’s one of the reasons that general questions get quite an unproductive answer, generally ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  For instance, while Pentacles are the cards most obviously associated with finances and money, if the question is on that subject and every card is a Cup, I’d still interpret them to connect with the question asked.

With that in mind, I thought I’d share some of the ways I’d interpret the Cups cards, so often seen as the antithesis of practical materialism, in light of financial/money/work questions.

Ace of Cups – socially aware investments, falling in love with your work, heart-based entrepreneurship

Two of Cups – partnerships, joint ventures

Three of Cups – networking, social media engagement

Four of Cups – feeling emotionally blocked at work, needing to think outside the box, opening up to “blue sky thinking”

Five of Cups – mourning a financial loss, sadness around failing to get promoted, focusing on past investment failures

RWS-6-10CSix of Cups – a monetary gift, a childlike approach to money, working at something you loved as a child

Seven of Cups – trying to make work/investment decisions based on too little hard data, overly-emotional decision-making

Eight of Cups – time to change jobs, breaking out of the nine-to-five to follow your heart

Nine of Cups – winning an award for your work, annoying work colleagues with your smugness, feeling good about your investments

Ten of Cups – joy in your investment in a home, family finances

Page of Cups – naive about money

Knight of Cups – overly idealistic approach to money and work

Queen of Cups – using emotional manipulation for monetary gain

King of Cups – emotionally mature approach to business

And what of each person’s relationship to money?ย  What light can the tarot shed there?ย  I decided a spread might be a good way to approach this question.ย  I’ll post my own reading with this spread tomorrow.

Financial Relationship Spread

1) In what ways is my relationship to money healthy?

2) In what ways is my relationship to money less than stirling?

3) What can I do to improve my relationship to money?

I hope you’ll give it a go, too, and let me know what you feel about it ๐Ÿ™‚

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19 Responses to “Financial Relationships”

  • I love the mini spread, I’ll be sure to try it soon! Thank you for sharing your meanings and ideas, I always find the cups and financial matters can mesh so well together.

    • It’s true, they’re not as chalk-and-cheese as some people make out ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you enjoy the spread, Brittany!

    • Well, I was pretty sure lots of people would talk Pentacles, and really, as others have said, all the suits connect ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nice connections between the various Cups cards and money! And another spread to try – thanks!

    • Hope you do give it a go, Alison. I found my reading very helpful, if a bit of a headslap ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Nice take on Cups and money. The problem with my relationship with money is that it is, for the most part, unrequited *sobs into heavily-used hanky* ๐Ÿ™

    • Lol, Ania! I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who’d like to help you improve your relationship with money, and changing your “inner game” might also lead to requitement (if that’s even a word, which I doubt) ๐Ÿ˜€

  • I love the cups and financial spread. I really think that the emotions will lead to a healthier financial picture. We do nothing without our beloved Cups!. Really healing. I will take this one to heart!

    • Glad you liked it, Debra. And yes, I think many of us need to heal our relationship to money and finances, one way or another ๐Ÿ™‚

  • My reading in brief…
    X trusting that money will turn up when needed
    A of P tendency to blow windfalls!
    K of W use windfalls to shore up creative projects…

  • Yes!! Yeeeeeeeeeesss!!! Context is a THING! I love what you’ve done with the cups here! I get the hairy eyeball sometimes in a reading when I talk about sex with pentacles and I’m all like “but look at the context though!” I’m almost afraid to try the spread part…

    • Ha ha, yes, Context is a thing, as is Whoa (loved It). And lol to the hairy eyeball, but Pentacles are about the physical so of course they can denote the physical side of romance ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you did give the spread a go – I loved it!

  • Arwen Lynch, Professional Joy Seeker

    Practical and helpful…a great addition!


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