Today’s card is the Eight of Pentacles, also known as Coins or Disks. It is the card of work. We see here the successful artisan spending time at his bench, hammering out the commissions he has attracted because of his skill. This artist is the best in her or his class, so popular that it’s become difficult keep up with demand. She is paid whatever she asks and accepts only the most worthy assignments. If there is a problem in this card, it has to do with the trap of workaholism, the feeling of being so indispensable that you will not ask for help or delegate anything. There is also the issue of becoming so identified as the creator of elegant works, that the personal identity of the creator becomes consumed by the works themselves. This artisan seldom gets to have a home life, time off, much time for friends. The solution lies in balancing creative energy with a personal life.
When you dedicate yourself to producing quality work, you will gain greater freedom all the way around. The Eight of Coins recommends that you focus on your main project and produce as much as you can, while staying healthy. This is an important time for meeting goals. You are in a position where your effort can make a big difference. Apply yourself. Do the work and you will be rewarded with flexibility and freedom. However, do not work so hard that quality suffers. Since Pentacles also rules over the areas of home and family, make sure you are producing a quality of life there as well. A stable support system and connectivity with loved ones help keep us healthy, humble, and grounded as we work with Spirit.
Today, may you find a moment to breathe and step back to enjoy the quality of your works from a different perspective.