• Tarot Daily Draw: Four of Pentacles

    Today the Four of Pentacles came up in my daily draw.

    Four of Pentacles Meaning

    The Four of Pentacles relates to needing security and hanging onto what you have. You want to take care of yourself and build a future for the people you love. The desire for security and balance can come across as miserly and selfish, which might be appropriate at the moment; you have worked hard for your security and you want to protect it.

    The message of this card is to focus on making sure everything is in order. Be aware of your surroundings and keep your possessions and values safe.

    It’s also an opportunity to invest in yourself, such as learning new skills and building a stronger foundation for the future. Don’t go the cheap option; make sure you are investing in the right area.

    Meanings and symbols from the card
    The male figure in the card has set himself up as a king, complete with a simple crown and stone throne, set just a little above the town behind him. His purpose is to elevate himself socially and financially and create a stable base for his future.

    The red colors of his gown show he has focused his energy in practical ways to create a firm foundation for himself, and now that he has achieved this, he wears a black cloak of protection to safeguard his assets.

    The man is very connected is to his money. He has a foot on each on two coins, one attached to his crown, and one held tight against centre of his body. Symbolically, his money grounds him (at his feet); it is literally at his heart, at the center of his being; and at the crown of the head, it reflects his mind-set and beliefs. His arms, wrapped around the sides of the coin, almost look unnaturally twisted in his effort have physical contact with every part of its curve. He has made sure that no other hand can touch it, but it has also become a part of his identity. Wearing his coin on his crown means he is proud to show he is now a person of means and has risen through the ranks of the streets in the background to become a self-made man of note. He holds the central coin rather like a wheel—a sign that he believes money makes the world go round.

    Key Words

    • Hoarding and greed
    • Investing in yourself
    • Desiring long-term security
    • Fear of change

    Patterns and Correspondences of the Four of Pentacles

    • The Pentacles = rules the material world and money
    • Suit of cards = diamonds
    • Timeline = months to years
    • Number 4 = practical foundations
    • Zodiac sign = Capricorn
    • Element = Earth

    Thoughts for the day

    I’ve been dabbling in Crypto for the last few months and I’m really happy with the portfolio I’ve built up. Currently the crypto market is very volatile after a dip in May, but it is slowly going up again. During this time, I’ve made the most of the ‘dip’ period to consolidate my position, build it and compound the rewards. Now that the market is starting to grow again, it’s time to make sure everything is ready for the ride back up!

    I also had my CC compromised during the week. This is the third time since I changed CC providers, and I’m currently looking for an alternative before it happens again. I’m pretty sure my new CC number is being swiped before the replacement card even gets to me – they wait a few weeks to make sure the card is activated and they try using it. I don’t want to continue going through this process, so I’m looking for a new provider.

    Work-wise I’ve finished my time as interim Team Lead and I’m back as a normal individual contributor. However, I have decided to take on the lead (wrangler) role of a guild, and leave my current wrangler role, which is not giving me any satisfaction. The new wrangler role will give me the opportunity to do project work, something I didn’t really get to do as interim Team Lead.

  • Tarot Daily Draw: Three Of Cups

    Today the Three of Cups came up in my daily draw.

    Three of Cups Meaning

    The Three of Cups is about celebrating the good things in your life with the people you love.

    It’s usually a card to signal engagements and weddings, and also for holidays, parties, and other fun group events. And celebrating those good times/moment with the people who matter most to you.

    Celebrate professional accomplishments with my workmates and celebrate their successes as well. Solve any challenging problems at work by working together with others and use my circles of support to master the situation – and then celebrate when it’s finished.

    Key Words

    • Celebrations, parties, fun
    • Friendship and support
    • Holidays, weddings, engagements
    • Enjoying a “honeymoon” period

    Patterns and Correspondences of the King of Swords Card

    • The Cups suit = rules the emotions
    • Suit of cards = hearts
    • Timeline = weeks to months
    • Number 3 = celebrating reality
    • Zodiac sign = Cancer
    • Element = Water

    Thoughts for the day

    Today I read through the feedback I received from my teammates regarding my time as an Interim Lead. There were some really lovey things said, and a couple of items to work on. It feels like a mini celebration with my work family.

    Yesterday we also celebrated one of my workmates receiving a ‘distinguished’ award. This is an award where you are nominated by your peers for recognition of a job well done. It was really great to see my teammate win this award.

  • Tarot Daily Draw: Eight Of Cups

    Today the Eight of Cups came up in my daily draw.

    Eight of Cups Meaning

    The Eight of Cups is about abandonment.

    This card could mean I’m successfully moving on from the past and walking away from a disappointing situation, or that I’m trying to escape from dealing with a stressful or draining situation. 

    Key Words

    • Voluntary abandonment or withdrawal
    • A loss of interest
    • Moving on and seeking something better
    • Travel

    Patterns and Correspondences of the King of Swords Card

    • The Cups suit = rules the emotions
    • Suit of cards = hearts
    • Timeline = weeks to months
    • Number 8 = mastery and prosperity
    • Zodiac sign = Pisces
    • Element = Water

    Thoughts for the day

    There is one change in my working life coming up that could be contributing to the Eight of Cups showing up in my daily draw.

    My time of being an Interim Team Lead is coming to an end. I’ve really enjoyed this role, but sadly I need to hand back the reigns back to my Lead in a week’s time.

    There may have been an opportunity of a new team forming that I may have been asked to lead, however that is now unlikely, along with the chance of becoming a lead in the future. So it means parting ways with the idea of being a lead and look for a new path to pursue.

  • Tarot Daily Draw: King of Swords

    Today the King of Swords come up in my daily draw.

    King of Swords Meaning

    Generally this card represents a person who is forceful, decisive and blunt. Someone who is outwardly calm, makes good judgements and has a dry sense of humour. This person is a powerful leader/influencer where they make decisions that make a difference.

    If this card represents me, or something that will influence my day, the card is advising me to take charge and take the initiative, but don’t rush. Do my homework, examine choices from all sides and then take decisive action.

    Patterns and Correspondences of the King of Swords Card

    • The Swords = rules the mental and intellectual world
    • Timeline = hours to days
    • The King = expanding and sharing wisdom
    • Element = Air

    Thoughts for the day

    Monday is usually a quiet day at work where I can catch up on items I haven’t completed yet, or start getting ahead for the week coming. So I’m not yet sure how this card is going to influence me.

    In terms of a person, I can think of one team mate that fits the description, and I am expecting a message from him today in regards to a new team mate that is completing the next cycle of his onboarding.

    I do have to assess the person being onboarded for how they have gone over the last two weeks, so perhaps where I need to ‘examine from all sides and then take decisive action’. I have to make as assessment for how the person has gone and provide a grading.

    I do have two hours of customer support work today; one hour of chat and a second hour of tickets. Perhaps I will come across a customer fitting the description, or I will need to assess the context of an interaction and make a decision.