Weekly Card Contemplating the 7 of Pentacles

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Marseille Cat Tarot

Now that’s a comfy cat!

We’re back at the 7 of Pentacles, which we’ve seen before in very different form. You know from Tarot . . . It’s Easier Than You Think that 7s are about imagination and experimentation and Pentacles are in the material world, our health and finances. Tarot Two . . . We’re Not in Kansas Anymore associates Pentacles with Earth, as in “very down to. . . “ and tells us that 7s are far along in whatever process we’re looking at – there’s a whole lot of earth energy.

So why is that cat looking into a crystal ball? Imagination.

This deck, the Marseille Cat Tarot, focuses more on the imagination part than the experimentation. This is the part of the process where we take stock of our possessions or our health or our finances, and see what’s working and what’s not. We can project the impact of our actions into the future. Or we can look to see what we want in our future and track backward to see if we’re on course.

We know we’re almost there by the 7 energy, so there isn’t a whole lot of major changing to be done. It’s about the last push to the goal.

Compare the Marseille Cat image to the Mythic Tarot image in our last 7 of Pentacles post. You can see that each deck has a slightly different spin. The essentials (usually) stay the same, but there are different spices or flavours from deck to deck.

The Tarot de Marseilles is an important lineage in tarot history. It dates from the early to mid-1700s and is often seen as the first “real” tarot deck. There are several versions of the deck, so it is really a style, rather than a singular deck. In traditional Tarot de Marseilles, there are no scenes on the minor cards, only on the majors. So the Marseille Cat Tarot breaks from tradition in more ways than one.

Cat decks have become a sub-species themselves. For those who don’t fancy cats, you can check out now. For those who do, you know that cats have a mysterious between-the-worlds quality that suits tarot well. They can also be a comfort or a giggle in the midst of an otherwise serious reading.

Meanwhile, this week, look at any of your projects that are reaching their last stages. Where is it that you want to end up? What needs to be tweaked to be on course?   Imagine your goal and get practical about the maintenance needed to get there.

Stay on course by seeing your goal!


If you’re losing track of the connection between where you are now and where you’d like to be, you know where to find me.


Embody the Sacred


We’re at the end of our journey with the sacred this year. Next year we jump into concerns in the outer world, where it can be easy to lose sight of the sacred. But next year requires a deep connection between our inner world and the outer world. In other words, we’ll be required to live the sacred in our “real” lives. Just what we’ve been exploring this year but amped up a bunch (highly technical measurement).

So what do you hold sacred? Is it time with your children or friends or spouse? It is a monthly massage or therapy session? Is it being on time? Or well-dressed? Or in a good mood in public?

Put that way, isn’t it just another way of saying, what must never change?

Is it really the monthly massage or being well-dressed that you hold sacred? Or is it some value or belief behind those things that you hold sacred?

And how have the things or values you hold sacred changed through your exploration this year? (Here we are, asking about changing that which must never change!)

This is the month that allows us to test out our new way of life. And we’re testing communally to see how what we keep sacred fits into the world around us.

Reach into your community. See how your sacred self can be of service. As often happened this year (and will continue to happen), if you make a few cooperative connections, the Universe will ramp things up and find you more.

Keep what’s sacred active!

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Here are all the Numerology posts for 2014:

January The Numbers of the New Year

February Expand the Sacred

March Sacred Self

April The Sacred Visionary

May Expressing the Sacred

June The Sacred Form

July Explore the Sacred

August The Social Sacred

September Understanding the Sacred

October This Business of the Sacred

November Sacred Integration

Sacred Integration

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We’re almost to the end of our year of exploring the Sacred.   November gives us the chance to integrate, to complete that exploration.

We’ve been using our skills of analysis in our year-long discovery. How can you complete your analysis of the sacred this month?

The numbers of November are related to those of February, when we were expanding the sacred. This late in the year, the sense of expansion is very different.

Now, we’re emphasizing the wrap-up of our process. The expansion has to do with our interconnectedness. We can look to our exploration of the social sacred in August.

Rather than seeing our differences and finding ways to blend our different communities, the call this month is to see how each of us embodies all of the sacred, every last bit of it. We’re finding the level where our differences are illusory.

Be curious this month, especially about your connection to others. The more you explore individual connections with an eye to the universal, the more the Universe will provide you new opportunities to connect and explore.

Expand your awareness of your personal sacred to encompass the entire Sacred Ocean!



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This Business of the Sacred

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We took a look at what happens when an 8 month meets a 7 year in January. All that information is going to revisit you at a deeper level this month. You’ve been through almost a whole year of discovering the sacred from varied perspectives.   You’ve spiraled deeper into your Self.

And you’re going to need all that this month. 8 demands accountability in the material world.

Often, people dealing with 8 look like all they care about is money or status or material wealth. Yes, that can be an unhealthy illustration of the 8 energy. But the healthy reason that people with 8 influences care about the material world is that they have a deeper understanding that our lives reflect our souls. As within, so without. As above, so below. The loop above reflected in the loop below.

So, look at the elements of your life in light of the truth you’ve discovered about yourself and what you hold sacred. Does your business reflect who you are and what you hold sacred? Does your house? Your financial investments? Your possessions?

Do you attempt to make changes from the outside in? Can you accept a process that begins from the inside? Do you already recognize successful areas of your life that reflect your sacred truth?

Let your life reflect your connection to the sacred. If you don’t love what you see, leave the mirror alone. Instead, examine the truth inside you.

Develop intimacy with your sacred self and let it bloom in your life.



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Understanding the Sacred

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This month is our chance to really dive deep. Sacred immersion.

It’s sacred immersion with consciousness. Reveling in every detail of the experience. Getting totally geeky about it.

We’ve all got areas where we geek out. Did you totally get into that boy in high school, wanting to know every little thing about him? Are you a Dungeons and Dragons fan? Can you quote Star Trek or Doctor Who episodes? Music? Wine? The latest theory in quantum mechanics?

Now is the time to develop that level of interest and understanding about the sacred.

Approach that understanding from a distance. It’s most productive this month to start with an understanding of how the sacred serves the larger community. Start with your discoveries from last month. Let your inner geek go to town with analysis and questioning.

Then get personal. Look back to March. What did you discover about your sacred self? There’s the next batch of information for your geek self to chow down on.

Throughout the month, don’t be surprised if you find yourself bumping up against the demands of your life. If you’re lucky enough to arrange retreat time for yourself, make it happen. Keep cutting those around you some slack – we’re all feeling that we need to go our own way. And you can use those edgy moments to help you understand your own sacred more deeply.

Sanctify the sacred.


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The Social Sacred

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What is it with groups and religions, anyway?  Seems like we just get into big trouble when we try to get social about the sacred.

Can it even be done?

We’ve probably all experienced the itchy fit in our lives (if not, yay! for your gifted journey).  You find you’re marching to your sanctified drum while the social sacred is holding services over there.  And if you hurry to get over there, they’ve moved on.

Or you totally devote yourself to the social service demands only to wake up one day feeling completely out of communication with the sacred.  You’ve lost touch with your sacred self.  And you’re suddenly touchy and hyper-sensitive with the group sacred.

We all know the social sacred can happen.  And it doesn’t have to be by chance.

Begin by looking within.  Get in touch with the sacred inside you.  How do you bring it out into your community and put it into service?

Then look around you.  How does your community support what’s sacred to you?

Combine the two and, voila!, there’s the social sacred.

And that’s the energy of August’s numbers: communion.

There’s lots of sensitivity at play here.  Develop a variety of truly intimate and meaningful relationships this month.  If you’ll use your awareness to build sacred connections in a few places, the Universe will provide opportunities for more.  If you get stuck – or itchy – it’s time to make some deep new connections.

By the end of the month, you’ll have found your way to the shared sacred.  And it will be a smooth fit.


Of course this is something we can sort out together.  If you’re stuck in the itchy sweater, all at 6s and 7s with the situation, you know where to find me.

Here‘s where to find all the Numerology posts for 2014.

Explore the Sacred

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Most of us have heard that curiosity killed the cat.  It’s been used to keep us in line or to hide secrets.  Sometimes it actually keeps us out of trouble.

Religions, usually connected with the sacred, sometimes use a version of this to assure allegiance.  “That’s their God.”  “Our holy writings are the only ones inspired by the Divine.”  Even, “attending services at another church will get you a ticket to h-e-double-hockey-sticks.”

So, here’s the thing:  we’ve all got our dogmatic side, whether or not it has anything to do with an established religion.   Think of your view of the sacred as your personal religion.  And that religion could use a little shaking up.

Fortunately, the energy this month encourages exploration.  Been curious about rituals and rites from other religions?  Go for it.  Thinking about a friend’s world view and starting to see her point?  Integrate what resonates with you.   Have a sacred site you’ve wanted to visit?  Travel on out.

Follow your curiosity to new inner and outer landscapes and see how that shakes up your sense of the sacred.

Oh yeah, and have you heard the end of the cat story?  Satisfaction brought him back.

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Weekly Card 7 of Pentacles

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Mythic Tarot


Welcome to almost every day of your life.  (Your very own soap opera:  The Days of Your Life . . . . )

7 of Pentacles is all about the decisions we make every day.   It’s about the boring stuff we have to do to maintain our lives.

And, if we’re wise, it’s about the moments we take to stop and assess what’s going on.

All along the way, in any of our projects, we need to make myriad decisions about the next step to take.

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Rider Waite Smith Tarot

If we’ve sown our garden, we need to check in regularly to see what needs attention.  To water or not?  Pests to be handled?  Is what we’ve done so far working?  What do we do next?

And some of those decisions are difficult choices; we choose one direction and it closes off others.  Daedalus’ difficult decision between the desires of the gods and the desires of his patron is illustrated in the Mythic Tarot 7 of Pentacles.

Again, we do it every day.  Something at work needs our attention, which means we’ve got less time with our kids.  Our child needs surgery, which means we can’t take on the project we were looking forward to at work.  And our lifes’ paths take shape.

The promise of 7 of Pentacles is that, if we attend to the small decisions along the way, we’ll reach our goals.  And in much less time than we might think.

Pause, assess, take action, and trust your choices!



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We’ve had another look at the 7 of Pentacles here.


The Sacred Form

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What form does the sacred take?   Cathedrals?  Icons?  Arrangements of stones?  Geometrical shapes?

Your own body?

This earth we live on?

And why form at all?

We give form to our conceptions of the sacred to give them stability.  We can retreat to a cathedral, knowing it’s dedicated to the sacred (okay, real world intrusion of your choice, but you get the intention).

Or are we looking for stability ourselves?

And, yes, the forms we construct to represent the sacred will eventually give out.  But some of them will last longer than we as individuals, leaving a landmark of our connections with the Divine for another time and culture.

What is it about the sacred form that can make us feel secure?  And what that makes us aware of our limitations?

What can you do this month to build the sacred a form?  Perhaps it’s the form of a ritual.  Perhaps it’s time for an art project, audio, visual or Terpsichorean.

All of that is at the forefront this month.  Examine all the forms of your life to discover the sacred connection.

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Expressing the Sacred

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We all have a way of expressing ourselves.   And we express ourselves differently in different areas of our lives.

Some of us talk about our feelings; some of us cry or laugh or yell.  Some of us tell people we love them by doing things for them; some of us give the people we love a big old hug regularly.

This month, the area to examine your self-expression is, guess what, the sacred.

Are you a church-goer?   Do you have personal rituals?   Is your quiet time in nature sacred?  Do you sing in the choir?

Are there daily tasks that are sacred expressions?  Is there an area or items in your home that are sacred expressions?

Are you restrained or ecstatic in your expression?  Or somewhere in between?

Apply your creativity to the sacred this month.  Discover new ways to express yourself about sanctity.  Or re-discover old ways and put them to use.

Whatever your style, get out there and be a big glowing ball of sacred self-expression this month.


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