September has arrived, and with it, thoughts of prepping for the change into colder days and longer nights here in the Northern Hemisphere. Do you enjoy the change in seasons? It’s not uncommon to experience four seasons in one day in Ireland, but I do enjoy welcoming in the shifts each new season brings. I bought the first load of logs for the wood-burning stove yesterday, and now that we’ll be spending more time cosying up by the fire, the urge to decorate is poking for attention.
This week’s spread is by request. The reader asked for a spread to help with choosing between two creative projects. So, today’s reading look at Benefits of Option A, Benefits of Option B, and How to Choose.
The Page of Swords brings change, and with it, clarity. Trouble can sometimes accompany this card, a situation where you may have defend yourself, your ideals, or your territory. Once you handle the issue, a clearer path opens. Learning and analytical thinking will play a key role over the week, and you may find yourself cutting away that which no longer serves. Therefore, Option A offers new learning, perhaps an enhancement of skills, and alongside it, an energy where you may have to stand up for yourself in order to progress and expand. Smart thinking is the overall message behind this card. Courage and confidence come with it, too. Although defending yourself may make you want to run and hide, facing the fear nurtures self worth and confidence.
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.”
– Thomas Edison
Option B also presents the opportunity to take a stand. The 9 of Wands reflect weariness and wariness. It hasn’t been an easy path; confidence may be ground down, along with motivation. However, one final push will see the work coming to a successful completion, and you’ll emerge all the stronger and wiser because of it. Although tempting, quitting is not an option here. Wands brings drive and passion, and even though you may feel as though your creative well has dried up, there’s enough left to get you through this last mile. Option B brings the skill of perseverance. It also teaches how to avoid thinking the worst or allowing paranoia to overwhelm. Return to Ace energy, where excitement for what lay ahead fired your engines. Remind yourself of what drove you to succeed in the first place, and use that spark to reach the end. Marching through the final mile will strengthen self-reliance, boost self-confidence, and shine a light on your tenacity.
So, how to choose? The 3 of Pentacles conveys teamwork, skill and talent. When it appears, it’s a sign to reach out for guidance, support, or collaboration. Firstly, consider presenting your options to those whose opinions you value. Ask their advice, and which project they feel will benefit you the most. Consider collaboration, too. An extra pair of hands may be the missing ingredient.
Secondly, consider how each project can further hone skills, or prompt the nurturing of a new talent. Does one project inspire more confidence than the other? Avoid taking the easy road to dodge hard work. If one project suggests more headaches than the other, look at how it will further your skills and talents instead of brushing it off.
The final message behind this card is to examine how each project adds to your creative foundation. Will it strengthen what’s already built? Does it provide a platform from which you can launch even more exciting creative works?
The 3 of Pentacles offers lots to mull over. Avoid rushing the process; there’s a lot to consider. External advice will prove helpful, so don’t be shy about reaching out for advice.
Lots to pick through in this week’s reading. As creatives, it’s easy to get pulled between two or more projects, and this is a great spread to highlight the benefits or downfalls of each. What are you choosing between this week? Whatever it may be, I hope you find clarity and motivation!
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