“Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”
Attunement is a term used in child and family psychology to describe the ability of a parent to sense and respond to their child’s emotional and physical needs, which ensures the child’s happiness and wellbeing, as well as strengthening the bond between the parent and child. Attuning to abundance, then, could be described as sensing and responding to our own physical and emotional needs in a way that ensures our ability to feel prosperous.
In the process of attunement with anything, listening is key. We can all be better listeners by quieting our thoughts and remaining receptive to cues in our emotional reaction to situations. A chaotic mind fraught with money worries is not open to receiving Divine guidance, and in that state of mind we become our own worst enemy.
I will be honest here: I am writing this article to help myself as much as to help you, my dear readers. I still have my work cut out for me when it comes to manifesting abundance and wealth. After ten years of living as an adult, money management is still a slippery animal for me to grasp. I could use more realism as to when it is and is not preferable to spend money. I could use more openness and generosity in my life, and less fear that I’ll run out of money tomorrow.
This article provides a chance for me to talk about working with the Tarot to draw more abundance into our lives. The suit of Pentacles relates to money, career, our dwelling place, and our body. Depending on the card, they speak of the ability or obstacles in the ways we handle our money, our work, and our health.
Creating a spread aimed at exploring issues related to abundance helps us to know what we need to let go of, and what we can do to strengthen our connection to prosperity. You could use such a spread as the one outlined here:
- Center card: The present financial situation of the querent.
- Crossing the center card: The present challenge for growth facing the querent.
- Card to the right: The querent’s conscious attitude toward money.
- Card to the left: The querent’s subconscious attitude toward money.
- Card below: Attitudes about money that the querent has inherited.
- Card above: The highest possible manifestation with no change to current attitudes and situation.
- Apart from the rest of the cards: Significator, Divine Guidance
(The seventh card should be Major Arcana: you can draw this card by selecting the next five cards in your deck and stopping at the first Major Arcana card you see. If no Major Arcana appear, that means that you already know what archetype to work with, or the advice is something very easy/simple.) I hope to add a diagram later. Meanwhile, if this outline is unclear to you, feel free to comment with your questions.
Meditation helps to invoke Divine energy into our consciousness to help us change our attitudes, if we perform the reading and find that the sixth card of this spread is an undesirable outcome. Cards for abundance and prosperity work include (but are not limited to):
Major Arcana: I Magician, III Empress, IV Emperor, VII Chariot, VIII Strength, X Wheel of Fortune, XI Justice (if you’re waiting on money due from a legal settlement), XIV Temperance (Alchemy, personal transformation) XVII Star, XIX Sun, XXI World.
Swords: Ace of Swords (new ideas, raw thought forms), 7 of Swords (diplomacy, flexibility, resourcefulness); Knight of Swords (rapid Change).
Wands: Ace of Wands (new inspiration, raw willpower), 3 of Wands (getting investors interested in your work, attracting clients); 6 of Wands (success); 8 of Wands (speeding up communication, checks are in the mail); 10 of Wands (use reversed if you need help delegating or prioritizing your activities, or you’re working to make things easier for you: reversed, the 10 of Wands is a card of laying down burdens); Queen of Wands (female active energy).
Cups: 3 of Cups (peace with coworkers), 6 of Cups (sweetening sentiments of friends), 9 of Cups (wish card), 10 of Cups (emotional and spiritual fulfillment); Queen of Cups (feminine healing energy, can help release difficult emotions around money).
Pentacles: Ace of Pentacles (seed money, raw materials); 6 of Pentacles (bounty); 9 of Pentacles (independence, discipline); 10 of Pentacles (legacy and tradition); Knight of Pentacles (stability, consistency); Queen of Pentacles (female manifestation energy, generosity); King of Pentacles (male generative and managing energy, resources).
This list may vary depending on what deck you’re working with. Feel free to compile your own personal list. For beginners, I suggest working with one to three cards that represent your aim. Keep the cards in a place you will see them on a daily basis to remind yourself of your intent. If you have one deck alone, and wish to use your cards for readings during this process, write an affirmation that is inspired by the cards you choose.
Sample Tarot Meditation Exercise:
You wish to manifest some long term money to build up your savings account. You might decide to work with the Empress, archetype of Divine growth, nurturing, and abundance; the Knight of Pentacles, for preparedness and patience; and the 7 of Pentacles, to remind you be prudent with your money and to let it grow. Meditating on these cards, you write an affirmation that represents your aim to build up your savings, such as “I plant the seeds, I watch them grow. I give my future self the gift of abundance, with which to meet my needs. I take care of my older self by storing money that I make today. Together with Divine Love, I bring this prosperity into the world. So it is.” You set a length of time, in which you will say your affirmation every day, and record in a journal at least once a week any changes in your experience of abundance.
If you have direct questions about what opportunities are coming your way, when you will find employment or a better job, or whether a business venture will be profitable, don’t hesitate to schedule a reading with me today.
Brightest Divine blessings,
Tarot Reader Extraordinaire