SEVEN COINS (Seven of Pentacles)
This chap looks very contemplative watching his handsome flock of goats. I got the feeling of respite with this as it’s the weekend and I can have two days off from worry and phoning.
Mention is made in the book that the shepherd is “…preparing for whatever struggle may come next in his life.” He has this lingering feeling of getting nowhere and feeling anxious, the negative aspect of this card, but really there is always an obstacle or challenge as you move along in life. The trick is to take the time for yourself so that you can prepare for what needs to be done, prepare for the big push.
One of the things I’ve learned over the last difficult year, is that sleep can do wonders to prepare you. Very often we are simply exhausted, needing a break or rest and then we can handle most things. I remembered a biblical quote which has been in my thoughts during the last three months: “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof” from Matthew 6:34.
Wise council from centuries ago.