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! She asked us to share how we see finances in the tarot.
For me, context is everything in a reading. It’s one of the reasons that general questions get quite an unproductive answer, generally 😉 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
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? What light can the tarot shed there? I decided a spread might be a good way to approach this question. 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 🙂