Balancing Prosperity With Budgets

DreamingRaveb_2PentaclesToday’s card is from a really pretty new deck. I’m fast falling in love with it. In a strange way, it reminds me of Dana Driscoll’s Tarot of Trees. I can’t really place my finger on exactly WHY it does but it has something to do with the intensity of the colors, I think.

Here we have the Two of Pentacles. Traditionally a card of choices, I see this raven as something of a trickster. There is a connection between the twos and the Major Arcana II the Magician so maybe that is why. Of course, the Raven CAN be a trickster in many beliefs.

Still, here it looks as if he is pulling coins out of thin air. It can certainly feel that way when we are making money choices, can’t it? As if we don’t have enough and will never have enough?

I think this card is a reminder to me to think abundantly while living carefully. I have a lot of good things going on right now so I am able to afford things I couldn’t in my 20’s. But that doesn’t mean I need to buy the whole horse when I all I want to do is ride one hour a week. 😀

How do you balance your abundant living thinking with your carefully budget life? Do you think one negates the other?

I don’t. I think carefully budgeting myself while calling in prosperity is my “Yes, okay” to the Universe. I’m making a promise not to squander the abundance. I’m making a choice to be careful with my wealth.

And? I don’t see wealth as money alone. Pentacles are the suit of community and earth as well as money. So my friends and family and pets are all covered in this abundant life.

Today I accept that I live in abundance. I acknowledge my right to a prosperous life. I embrace the wholeness of my wealthy, healthy self.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Two of Pentacles, Dream Raven Tarot, Schiffer Books, 2013

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2 thoughts on “Balancing Prosperity With Budgets”

  1. D’you know what I saw when I looked at that card, before reading your text? A phoenix, who balances the two coins of life and death! Amazing, isn’t it, how Tarot speaks to each of us.

    As for the abundance-versus-budgeting question, that’s one of the biggies in my life. And while I don’t *think* that one negates the other, my results show that somewhere deep down inside I *believe* it. I think I can learn a lot from you in that respect, you seem to have mastered the balance well 🙂

  2. Ooh, really looking forward to this deck arriving – I pre-ordered it. Still, being across the Pond it may take a while yet.

    Love your affirmations: we can live abundantly without being wasteful, and it’s important to value the non-material wealth we have 🙂

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