Daily Divination 6-19-11 King of Pentacles Tarot Card Draw Today–Father’s Day! Here’s my own dear Dad!

Tarot card for today (which is Father’s Day) is the King of Pentalces! One really can’t miss ‘that’ synchronicity!

And this is the last card of the deck, by the way. In the past 78 days, I’ve gone through all the tarot cards, correlating most of them with astrology.

This card relates to “Fire of Earth”.

The archetype of this card relates to a mature male (King) who deals with the needs and requirements of living on Earth; the perfect card for Father’s Day since the ideal father in our society has willpower, patience, and understanding of how the world works.

He creates stability in finances and health in the home.

He is goal-oriented and reaches for success; yet, ideally he doesn’t become too overly fixed on achievements and material security at the risk of devaluing relationships.

My own dear father was a very hard worker all of his life and stressed honesty and integrity above all else.

He’d say to us kids, “We may not be the smartest people in the world or the richest, but we are honest and have a good name.”

He always stressed honesty and uprightness and I’ve always done my best to demonstrate and live what he tried to teach.

Dad, I hope you are proud of me in that respect. And Happy Father’s Day; I love you! ♥ ♥ ♥

Pentacles is also about ‘what is valued’ and that’s not always cash money, is it?

The King of Pentacles is one who could instill values of any type in others.

Most good Fathers try to do this and no matter how their own life goes, they do teach through example, whether by positive example or negative. 

My Dad started his own small business when we was in his late 40’s and toward the end of his illness, I helped him; thus, learning firsthand the joy of creating one’s way making something from nothing. That has always inspired me. I keep an award near my desk that he and I worked together to help him receive before his death and a picture of him in his place of business to keep me inspired and connected.

We communicate through dreams and meditations and I often feel him nearby when I do my psychic work, feeling many times he helps bring in a clients loved ones for me. He told me shortly before his death that he did not fear that but only the idea that he may be forgotten bothered him. I know he realizes how unfounded that fear was.

The King of Pentacles archetype represents the energy of someone who is enterprising and entrepreneurial. He is goal oriented but on the most positive side of the archetypal nature maintains a calm and even approach, maintaining stabilization. He (she) knows that the more one gives, the more one receives and is devoted to work and career in that respect.

My father, who possessed all the good qualities of The King of Pentacles, inspires me still through my memories in many ways, but today on Father’s Day I think of him even more fondly.  Just as I am sure you do with your own dear Father today.

The example he gave in how he was devoted to his business and doing the best he could for his customers (clients), always going the extra-mile for people, is something I’ve always admired and tried to emulate. And this is the truth, because what Dad taught us about honesty and integrity would not allow me—especially upon Father’s Day—to speak (or write) anything but!

ASTROLOGICAL CORRELATIONS:  The astrological correlations relate to ‘fire’ and ‘earth’ elements.  One could just feel the two energies and with just a wee bit of imagination, can understand why “Fire of Earth” relates with the King of Pentacles.  The Earth element relates, of course, to survival and daily Earth living and make that a combo with the Fire Element, we had the fire qualities of passion and action.  We get someone passionate and active (fire) regarding making a living on the Earth (earth).  It’s pretty obvious.  Fire, in astrology, is Aries, Sagittarius and Leo which relate to their Mars, Jupiter and Sun rulership respectively.  The Earth signs are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn which relate to their Venus, Mercury and Saturn respective rulers.

Therefore this card correlates astrologically to any combinations of Fire and Earth listed above i.e. an Earth Planet in a Fire Sign OR a Fire Planet in an Earth sign.

PS – the two cardinal birds that have taken up residence near my back porch are very close to my sliding glass door today.

I’ve name the male cardinal after my Father and the female after my Mom.

He is out there right now even in the pouring rain and she is, as always, perpetually nearby.  She comes close to my desk facing the sliding glass door and sits on the high back lawn chair as I talk to her.

They have a family now and I watched how the male cardinal fed the babies by mouth near the bird feeder.  He does remind me so much of my Dad and the female, my Mom.  Both of my parents are in spirit world but I can’t help to see them both in these two cardinal who came to me in late winter/early spring and have been constant daily companions.

The Spirit of Materiality; Daily Divination March 18, 2011 Life of a Professional Psychic

We took our begging bowls to the streets.  
We gave a teaching, a blessings, a divination to those who fed us; who were happy to fill our bowls.  We remembered that even though it was a human putting the rice in our bowl, there was divine generosity behind it.
 Most psychic’s that I’ve interacted with don’t have “getting rich” in their sight of vision.  But, admittedly, I’m not that intimate with all that many.  The ones that I do know are alright to eek out a living and have enough to share  or maybe  purchase that little luxury item now and then.   What is luxury and what is necessity?  There’s a question that we it The West can ponder a bit over!

Of course, exceptions exist; not all career psychics are just trying to ‘get by’.    A psychic friend of mine who charges $300 an hour for his readings told me that he feels that this amount is reasonable, often adding something like, people pay that much for other things.  He uses shoes as an example, but I’ve never known anyone who paid $300 for a pair of shoes or would even consider doing so.  Maybe I’m living on the wrong planet!  🙂   Of course this guy has interests in other career areas and seemed more focused on a different career path.  Yet, maybe he values himself more than I do–this is a question that I ask myself. 

Most of the time, when setting fees, my internal inquiry has to do with squaring it all off with how much I’d pay for such a service.  And then one factors in how one values the service itself.  It’s all sort of blended together there. 

 Today’s blog is about the ‘spirit’ of materiality and  value.  The question is “What is of true worth and value in life?”  And in that light, to take it a step further, the second question is this:   “Are we balanced when we work with goals, achievements and rewards on our mind?”

Psychics are people too!  And in this day and time there are career goals in our profession just like any other I suppose.  Lately, I’ve been asking myself about my motivation in that regard–am I ambitious enough? 

The material world is a stage for spiritual growth–that’s how I’d like to think of it.  Yet, life needs balance, doesn’t it?  I mean, finances, health, emotions and everything that is part of human survival should be balanced if we’re going to function here properly. 

Sometimes, I long for the days when I could just take my begging bowl to the street and people gratefully filled it with food for my teaching, divination or  blessing.  Yeah, I know.  I already said that.  Funny.  Now just as I’m typing here, I’m flashing on the past life memories.  There were times we went hungry then I recall.  Our bowls weren’t always filled.  There were times when we were away on travels or in weather conditions. I remember it.

 Life wasn’t easy, but it was simpler.  No Facebook, Twitter, blogs, phones, recording devices, software programs!  Is life simpler now or more complicated?  I ask myself that question too. 

I wonder if when I offer services, classes, teachings (and maybe even this blog-?), if people realize that it’s still me with my begging bowl.  I sometimes want to say, Remember me?  It’s still me.  Another time and culture, but it’s still me!

In this culture and place and time, survival needs are about far more than a simple bowl of rice; nonetheless,here I seem to be with the begging bowl again, only this time its cyber-streets instead of a village. 

Am I still supposed to be doing this?    

Today, March 18, 2011, I drew the King of Pentacles as guidance for myself, for you and anyone else reading this blog.  This card seems to ask this bottom line question: 

When you’re reaching for the height of success, what are you really reaching for?

King of PentaclesAnd the answer comes:  It’s not so much what you’re doing but ‘how’ you’re doing it.  Is there loving intent behind it?  Is there integrity and fairness and generosity woven into it?  Is there kindness, compassion and generosity of spirit in what you do?

The material world and our achievements therein are only there to help support us on our spiritual journey and to help us remember what is of true worth and value.  Our talents, no matter what those are, and any worldly accomplishments are simply tools for our spiritual reflections.

When I look around at my possessions and my home today, I ask myself how much of this I really need and how much there’s an attachment to.  These world disasters, the most recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, are great lessons that our fellow humans are giving us over and over.   When we witness the total loss of life and possessions so suddenly and then turn back to our own life, seeing how much we have in comparison–it helps one reflect on these matters.  Of course, I’m overstating the obvious now; but the King of Pentacles is making me! And from across the room, there are still those bills waiting to be paid! 

But, if I’m going to actually use and apply today’s King of Pentacles divination message…

It’s not so much what you’re doing but ‘how’ you’re doing it.  Is there loving intent behind it?  Is there integrity and fairness and generosity woven into it?  Is there kindness, compassion and generosity of spirit in what you do?

I need to bow humbly and just keep on keeping on!  But as I do so, still being aware of how I tend to want to go back to the past while the future is calling me forward into some unknown new reality which isn’t quite clear yet.