Daily Reading Feb 28

Sun Feb 28

Earlier this week we saw the Four of Cups, and today we see the next card in the series, Five of Cups. Whereas the four speaks to self-imposed barriers to moving forward, the five brings us a change in circumstance that we are forced to deal with.

There us a silver lining here, for while our existing cups have spilled there are two new cups being offered from on high. Additionally, in this version of the card from the Brady Tarot, an opportunistic raccoon is drinking up what’s left of the spilled water to ensure less waste. This card is about making the best of a bad situation, since such circumstances are inevitable in life.

This is also a key aspect of self-employment. With the courage to set out on your own also comes the resiliency to fail repeatedly and with grace, learning each time what you must do in order to persevere in following your dreams.

This is a different kind of success from making it in an established career field, where the rewards and consequences are mostly external, fixed, and can be navigated by following the rules. By contrast, those who are self employed must make their own rules, internal validation, and stamina to persevere through boom and bust.

I don’t know if I have the courage to be self employed because I prefer a regular paycheck. While more stable, it comes with its own challenges in terms of free time. A great deal of business ownership requires tolerance for risk. Yet, given our changing times, freedom may become more important than security as we strive to create a more livable world.

Deck: Brady Tarot and Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle