Monday, September 26, 2011

9/27/11—Putting Your Nose To The Grindstone

Today's Draw: The Eight of Pentacles from the Steampunk Tarot. Is it time to put your nose to the grindstone? Are you clear on what you're doing all this work for? Does it serve you or do you serve it?

The Eight of Pentacles is about skill, determination, progress, attention to detail and, in the case of this card, putting your nose to the grindstone and getting it done. 

Sometimes that's what it comes down to, isn't it? No matter how much you like what you're doing...or no matter how much you want to avoid doing it...there are times when you just have to dig in and knock the work out. While, of course, paying attention to detail. 

That's where I am right now and have been for a few weeks. I'm not a victim. My ambition and procrastination have put me in any uncomfortable position I might be in. So I can't even feel sorry for myself. All that's left to do is put my head into my work, my shoulder to the plow and whatever other cliches I can think of until the job is done. 

What's interesting in this deck is that the pentacles are roulette wheels, rather than some sort of coins. This reminds us that our future and our fortune is in our own hands. It's not guaranteed. So if we want something special on a career or monetary basis, we have to put special effort into getting it. A good thing to keep in mind when you want to whine about all you have on your plate. You're the one that asked for may as well just do it. And if you have no idea why you're working so hard, it may be time to review your goals and methods.

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