CARDS OF SUCCESS
THE KING OF PENTACLES
The King of Pentacles indicates the ultimate material success. The card reflects abundance to the point of overflowing, providing a secure life of luxury. On its own may seem a little over the top, in that the King shows us that he has more than he practically needs. However, this excess provides an opportunity to spread his wealth through philanthropic activities and charitable causes. In this context, the King of Pentacles success has a holistic focus, abundantly generated wealth that can transform lives of people and society for the greater good.
The Kind of Pentacles shows in an outcome of a reding, it indicates a very high degree of success in business and financial profit.
The meaning of success in relation to The World is multifaceted because it covers our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual purpose and wellbeing. The idea of The World is enlightenment, meaning that we have successfully grasped a holistic understanding of who we are in relation to what we are doing at any given time, which in turn brings about a sense purpose and oneness.
If the world appears in the outcome of any reading, it is sure to mean an outcome of success, but with purpose and inner fulfilment.
6 OF WANDS
The horseman rides triumphantly amongst the crowd with a wreath, signifying success and completion. The card is reflects victory, recognition and heightened status amongst peers as a result of successful accomplishments. The success of the 6 of Wands is most often experienced in work and study. In a reading the card can indicate a successful job application or completion of a project or goal in the study or the workplace. The card always generates wider acknowledgment of your achievement through peers and professionals in your area of expertise.
KING OF WANDS
The King of Wands represents a career professional who is motivated by success. In this context he is driven to be the best and to reach the pinnacle of his career. He is a superior leader who fuels others to work and unfold his personal vision in business and the workplace. The King of Wands is experienced and strategic in business matters and has an unstoppable energy, focused on reaching his goals. Motivated by challenge, he generates consistency of output, planning and power.
In the outcome of a reading, the King of Wands most often indicates reaching the height of your professional career.
The Chariot manifests success through pure will. Once the Charioteers mind has been set, there is nothing stoping him from achieving his goal, he is literally driven without distraction towards achievement. The idea of The Chariot is mental fixity, nothing deflects his focus and therefore nothing can deter him from achieving a set goal. The Chariot is a card of triumph, stemming from the fact he has no question of doubt or distraction, he knows what he wants and what must to be done to achieve it. Success in this context stems from mastering the mental ability to focus and remain unwavering.
When The Chariot appears in the outcome of a reading, success in whatever you put your mind to is assured.
10 OF PENTACLES
The 10 of Pentacles reflects institutionalised success found in family and society. This can be seen where families have accumulated wealth and handed it down over generations. This type of success often comes at a price because in order to inherit, you must play by a certain set of rules. Those who control the money have power and influence, forcing those who stand to inherit to fulfil certain expectations. If you are prepared to pay the price of being restricted by others, the benefits can be fruitful.
The 10 of Pentacles often represents secure and reliable financial institutions such as banks, but it can also allude to investments such as stocks and shares. In the outcome of a reading it often points to financial success, but with certain obligations in order to achieve it.
CARDS OF FAILURE
5 OF SWORDS
We all experience a personal or professional attack at some stage and acts of aggression can be difficult to deal with. On the other hand, equally we have all been the aggressor at some point, failing to rise above our self interest , instead using aggression to get what we want. The 5 of Swords symbolises defeat and its mental consequences, highlighting the fact that there are no real winners.
The 5 of Swords indicates failure, in that we are forced to admit defeat (victim), or that we have failed to rise above the situation and perpetuated aggressively for personal gain (perpetrator).
2 OF SWORDS
The 2 of Swords reflects our failure to confront anything that stops us from moving forward in life. Courage and self reflection is needed but fear, stubbornness and denial blocks our ability to face the facts.
The 2 of Sword signifies the refusal to face something important and if we continue to deny what is happening it will ultimately end in self-defeat. Acknowledgement of the issues are needed and the problem will not go away by ignoring it.
5 OF PENTACLES
The 5 of Pentacles suggests we are unable to provide for ourselves in way that allows us to flourish. The individuals appear vulnerable, out in the cold and rejected by the church. Confidence to succeed is low and resources are exhausted. Isolation is compounded. The card reflects poverty and poor health. What the individuals do have is each other. Often people who are suffering in similar circumstances offer an opportunity collaborate and combine resource which offer support and hope.