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Monday, August 17, 2015

Single Card Reading 17 August 2015--Six of Pentacles (upright)

It is a hot summer day in the city for a couple of beggars who sit on the heated pavement of the dirty streets. Other than a few cautious looks, these impoverished men try their hardest to rest their weary bones, too exhausted from the heat and famished from lack of food that they can barely move. From one of the administrative buildings across the street a man with a generous smile stepped into the hot open air, and he happened to see the beggars sitting on the road. He frowned upon noticing they were unable to lift even a finger on part of their exhaustion, and then he had an idea. Both men were startled to find the rich man standing before them, reaching into his pack rendering a handful of bread crumbs that this man would normally feed to the birds. They approached him, with hands open and begging to be filled, and with a gentle look, he filled their hands with his bread, his generosity filling these men's hearts with elation.

Maybe that is how the picture of this card played out in a story, with people left hungry and starving on the streets to be approached by a wealthy individual who gave them something to help them get by. Often times, we see this happen on a regular basis, the homeless and forgotten receiving aid and kindness from a charitable soul. But the important thing to note here in the card is what the man holds in his hand, which are scales. Scales like these were used in the past to weigh anything from grain to gold, but nowadays its appearance indicates the weight of something else--guilt. The man's actions in this card indicates a just reward for the few souls who have earned it, food and substance that results in a healthy lifestyle.

People can starve on several accounts; they can grow hungry for a spiritual revival, an active lifestyle, or even for something as simple as new shoes. Hunger and poverty in this card can implicate so much more than simply finances, and for each person that draws this card comes a new hunger that needs to be quenched.

Kindness and generosity is the simple truth this card has to offer to its reader, virtues of the Earth signs Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn. The Earthen signs each share in common their stability and sacrificial love, qualities and elements that bring them to life in mysterious ways much like the forests, mountains and canyons around us. Six in numerology is most often called a feminine number, a motherly number, and usually indicates a self-sacrificial kindness that is found often when a mother takes care of her child. This number is also one of harmony, and can function well with all sorts of numbers, mainly because this number is hardworking, seeking peace among all others before resting in a harmonic dream.

With all of this symbolism and hidden truths, the meaning that this card presents to its medium is that of a genuine and gracious gift being presented. Whether the person may identify as the beggar or the wealthy man, this card represents an endless cycle that repeats itself in a harmonic path of life, with one end of the spectrum lending its aid to the other. In this case, it is wealth from a man of accomplishment handing off funds to those in need of it. Sometimes this cycle can repeat itself, by this wealth incurring a prosperous lifestyle to the beggars, insuring that they rise beyond their previous status, enabling them to present other beggars with the same gift given to them.

Receiving gifts and giving gifts is a harmonious exchange of wealth, often given a spiritual overtone of being an expression of mercy and repentance. It is a cultural phenomenon that reaches into hearts and awakens the kindness and grace of people of various race, ethnicity and religion. Charity is one thing that transcends diversity, and brings people together in ways that cannot be repeated in other manners.

Not to mention, the feeling that is received when good is done is remarkable; we all have felt what it means to sacrifice something just for the sake of kindness and charity, and it is extremely gratifying. This is that harmony of number six that loves to make everyone's day a bit brighter.

If you are in a rough spot, it is always good to reach out to your network of friends, you would be surprised what exactly could be offered in the name of grace and harmony. If asked for help, it could be a great day to reach out a kind hand and provide assistance from a higher vantage point filled with a wealth of knowledge.  

Peace and harmony is the natural way of things--aggression, anger and violence often throw the world into chaos. It is common to see the world seek to correct itself when under pressure by an unnatural alteration. Always seek to express harmony and peace of mind in all things you do, even if it takes all the control you have. This can do wonders for everyone around you, not to mention what it may do for yourself.

Walk in the path of the Lady and the Lord. Blessed Be.

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