For our Money Issue this month, I've picked a card from the Tarot for us that epitomises wealth, pleasure and belief in an abundant Universe.
The Nine of Pentacles is known as the Lord of Material Gain and is aligned with Venus in Virgo. It represents a belief in abundance and plenty, growth and gain.
Venus is the planet of pleasure and Virgo is material manifestation, service and health. Together they represent bringing into being material abundance that provides feelings of affluence, well-being, comfort and an appreciation of the beauty in one's surroundings.
There is a welcome sense of having plenty, a joy and pleasure in the good things that life has provided you, and a sense of gratitude as well, which is one of the best ways to acknowledge present and thereby ensure future prosperity.
Good health ongoing, and the ability to settle in to a long period of comfort and peacefulness is embodied in this card. We have here, not particularly the result of hard work or past efforts, more as an affirmation of an inner belief in abundance and a willingness to receive all the good that life has to offer you.
They say that worrying is a prayer for lack, and the flip side of that is that joy and gratitude are a prayer for abundance. Being determined to focus on the good things in life and expecting your share in them has brought you to this point.
There is a self-sufficiency with this card, a knowledge that you have all you desire and it comes from the wellspring within – not dependent on the good will, whims or favour of anyone else.
For those that would like to be in this place, then it should be noted that being appreciative of the ability of Nature to provide all one desires, expecting good things to happen, and then opening one's arms to receive it when it comes are all the ingredients needed to turn one's fortunes around.
The table is set to feed a multitude, the cornucopia is overflowing and all good friends are gathered to celebrate that life is good.