Daily Draw August 14th, 2011
From the always interesting Intuitive Tarot:
KING OF DISCS
I’ve had this fellow before in this deck, but I never noticed the shield he is holding. Like all the kings, he is working things out in his mind, surveying his kingdom, building, adjusting, enjoying his power and wealth, but mindful of stewardship and looking ahead.
And he’s got a death grip on that shield today. It’s supposed to be a large golden coin but today it is a shield, which makes me think of the idea of money as shielding you or protecting you from harm.
I was talking to my friend last night, the one whose husband had the aortic aneurism. They can’t get much help, they’ve been turned down for proper rehab and physiotherapy; he keeps falling and is in constant pain. She is hurting her back trying to wheel him around in a borrowed transport chair with four small wheels. The mechanized chair lift for the stairs would cost $12,000, so they spent $800 and put in a sturdy oak railing instead, it was all they could afford and a friend put it in at half cost.
Their car steering went out when she was miles from home and she managed to get home but nearly had an accident. It’s an old car and needs constant repairs. It made it through the commuting to visit him in the hospital for weeks, but the hospital parking cost $20 per day. Her blood pressure is dangerously high and she feels sick and exhausted and trapped constantly monitoring him, washing his hair, making sure he’s okay, worrying about his medications and pain, and emptying his urine bottle. Their bathroom is upstairs and he pulls himself up as often as he can, but he has fallen several times doing this. There are other things too. One day she came downstairs and thought he was dead, but he was just sick. She was frightened to touch him in case he was dead, but he was hot, she had to feel around to find that he was breathing.
They need protection from a world where they don’t matter. The inequity of it is appalling. Yes, money can be a shield.