|King of Wands, Three of Pentacles, Page of Pentacles - Shadowscapes Tarot|
The King of Wands points to the high level of energy and motivation I've brought to the table recently with this new effort toward accomplishing my goals which are: 1) accepting myself unconditionally 2) losing excess weight 3) being more plugged into my life. I've started a new eating plan, have been going to yoga classes for the first time in my life, and have finally gotten serious about being kind to myself, which has meant leaving some things behind that hinder me.
The Three of Pentacles, I believe, is speaking of the support system I've built for myself. I have friends both far and wide online and locally who are aware of my goals and have been cheering for me and interested in hearing about my progress, or lack thereof as the case may be at times. My husband is joining me in learning to eat more healthfully, and my kids understand what I'm trying to accomplish and are helping in many ways.
My big question was, "Will I accomplish my goal?" What I really wanted to know is if I'll ever wear my skinny jeans again! The card in the future position doesn't indicate that I won't reach my goal, nor does it indicate that I will. Rather, it tells me to hang in there, stay focused, keep working on it. It suggests I may have a few more things to learn and maybe I can find some wise teachers along the way.
The description of the card from the book says, "The Page of Pentacles comes bearing her message for opportunities of growth and prosperity. It is a small spark she holds, but she is just the harbinger for potential. Make of that spark what you will -- a mere smoldering coal or the blaze of a rising star -- but that choice and vision is something that each individual must find on their own, using skills and resources at hand."
So, I guess that means whether or not I'm successful depends on me. Hmmm. That could be good news or bad, and again, I suppose it depends on how I choose to look at it. I think I'll readopt an old mantra I used a few years ago when I was facing a similar challenge, and that is: I can't fail unless I give up.