Good morning! Here is the three card spread for today. There is a pragmatic energy with this spread. The vibe I get here is that the combo of these cards are asking us to evaluate our belief system around how we see ourselves as givers and takers.
The crows of the Six of Pentacles are given a fish by a generous crow who has two, and because of this, he has the ability to share. There is balance in the flow of resources as neither will go hungry and as a result harmony between the crows was created. The Seven of Swords with the energy of deception and getting away with something, enters and replaces the feeling of harmony with one of fear, distrust, betrayal, and unworthiness. The crows who were given the fish are now obligated to return the favor and if they don't, they risk ruining their reputation. The crow who gave the fish is concerned during his time of need, he will be left unfed. The Knight of Pentacles arrives with a soothing energy created by a methodical work ethic and the ability to reach success through determination and commitment. The Knight, a master planner is ready to take charge of the situation and through dedication and trustworthiness he brings the necessary energy to restore harmony to the situation.
This spread surfaced a major emotion I have in regards to making money. It centers around a belief that was instilled in me by my hard-working family. I grew up in a house where "office workers" were lazy or charlatans and the only way to make an honest living is through hard work, preferably one that required some form of labor.
Mind you, my parents never outright said these things - but it was implied and in my young, impressionable brain absorbed. During my younger years I struggled with the desire to be an artist and make money at the same time, however because each attempt would throw me into a major shame cycle due to a fear of being seen as lazy, despite working hard at it every day, the immense amount of inner-conflict I felt was self-sabotaging and with every attempt I would fail.
Thankfully, now in my forties, I learned how to identify the problem, call it out - sometimes out loud, and work through those feelings of shame. Doing the work to undo those limiting beliefs was what enabled me to embrace my life purpose as an artist. a title I only very recently started giving myself.
Now when meeting someone new or another parent during a school function when asked "what do you do for a living?" I no longer shrink, or fear being judged as kooky, or lazy, or unable to provide for my daughter (oooh see how it spirals!) I now say with pride "I am an artist."