Money. When we don't have it, we need it. When we have it, we just want more. Money may not be able to buy love and happiness, but it can provide a sense of security, luck, and freedom -- and that's a start!
From surprise windfalls to tough, emergency expenses, it's easy to feel like your life and options depend on the money you have. So how can minimize financial stress and make choices with your money that you feel comfortable with? With the Tarot of course!
From the Major Arcana to all suits of the Minor Arcana, there are cards throughout any Tarot deck that hold important messages about your fortune -- in fact, the suit of Pentacles (also known as Coins) relates directly to your finances, abundance, and stability.
Will one of these cards show up in your next money reading?
Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel of Fortune reminds you that nothing is permanent -- including your financial situation. If you're at a high point with your cash flow, this card is a sign to be careful and wise with your money, or else your situation could change in an instant. If you're at a financial low, the Wheel is a reminder that you will not feel financial stress forever, that money comes and goes, and it will come back to you -- but it may take time and effort.
Ace of Wands
The Ace of Wands is a card of action, potential, and positivity. It's full of energy and power, and looks to the future instead of the past. The Ace of Wands may appear when you are unsure of a new financial situation -- a new job, newly jointed finances, or starting up a business -- and encourages you to be confident in your endeavors. Your natural talents will take you far when the Ace of Wands appears.
Four of Pentacles
Money means security for many people. So in order to maintain that secure feeling, we hold on to dollars for dear life. Or in order to obtain that security, we may go about getting money in malicious or greedy ways. So, the Four of Pentacles reminds you to loosen your grip on money -- to diminish the control it has over your life. Stability comes from many sources. Money does matter, but it's time to look beyond your finances for comfort.
Five of Pentacles
When the Five of Pentacles appears, you're likely at a low point in your finances, and it's affecting you on an emotional level. You may feel helpless, and that you're alone in your struggles. This card, however, reminds you that help is out there, but you may have to reach out for it.
Six of Pentacles
This is a card of charity and karma. The Six of Pentacles reminds you that money is a two-way street. If you've given to others in times of abundance, this card arises to remind you that others are there for you in your times of need. Likewise, when others have given to you in the past, the Six of Pentacles tells you that it's time to pay it forward. What goes around comes around, and it's your responsibility to continue this cycle of giving and receiving.
Seven of Cups
The Seven of Cups is a card of fantasy, distraction, and confusion. It reminds you that all that glitters is not gold, and that all financial opportunities are not as good as they may seem. This card will often appear in readings related to spending a windfall or starting a business. It encourages you to be skeptical about flashing dollar signs, careful with the details of your situation, and realistic in your expectations.
Nine of Pentacles
This is a card of personal success. It tells you that you've been wise with your choices and actions, and that your current money situation is a direct result of everything you've done or not done. The Nine of Pentacles encourages you to celebrate your financial stability and success, and acknowledge how you got there.
King of Wands
The King of Wands is a card of intention, action, and creativity. This card encourages you to be hands-on with your finances, and to maintain a confident state of mind. Money -- or the lack of it -- isn't a problem for the King of Wands -- it's a challenge that he's ready and willing to figure out. When this card appears in a money reading, you're reminded that when you put real effort and energy into your job and finances, you will see real growth -- it's all in your hands.