The Card of the Day: The Two of Pentacles (Reversed)
The Two of Pentacles represents juggling unexpected events. These experiences aren't bad or good… they are merely unpredictable. The infinity symbol binding the two coins represents the eternal truth that life does not always go according to plan. The juggler on the card survives the undulations of fortune because he remains flexible and adaptable. This is symbolized by the boats that remain afloat amid the tumultuous waters.
How do you respond when things don't go according to plan? Do you get angry and prepare to fight? Are you able to retain your good humor?
The juggler depicted on the Two of Pentacles is an entertainer. He takes life’s lemons and makes them into lemonade. He transforms the troubles life sends him into teachable moments, to uplift the himself and others. The Two of Pentacles reminds us not to fight the waves life hurls at us, but to float above them. Know that in life there are always going to be waves. Don't take them personally! Instead of asking yourself, "Why is this happening to me,” think, "Thank you this valuable lesson to remain flexible." In nature, life that cannot adapt becomes extinct.
The Two of Pentacles encourages you to move with events, not against them. Let unexpected eventualities roll off your back. Learn to laugh at them and use them to strengthen yourself and others. You can juggle anything life sends your way with grace and ease. The Two of Pentacles can also indicate a juggling of finances may need to occur. This will restore financial harmony.
When the Two of Pentacles appears reversed, it represents reacting emotionally to a situation that needs to be approached dispassionately. Fixed expectations of how life should be is the swiftest route toward unnecessary suffering. The Two of Pentacles symbolizes unexpected events, and when reversed, the juggler loses his sense of humor, becoming rigid. Unforeseen responsibilities, deadlines, not having enough time to complete tasks, changes to make.... all these life events seem to be occurring at once. The key to making this card work for you is to follow the example of the juggler and to remain flexible and good humored. Remember not to fight against the waves pictured on the card, but to sail over them. You must accept your present challenges and float above them.
It may feel like you are being overwhelmed by your responsibilities, but this is an illusion. Water in the tarot symbolizes feelings. When the Two of Pentacles appears reversed, the ships may feel like they are sinking beneath the waves. The Two of Pentacles reversed asks you to rise above the tumultuous waters of feelings and emotions which can cause you to feel that you’re drowning. Once you transcend your feelings about your situation, you can apply clear thought to get organized. Laugh at the all the craziness swirling about instead of personalizing it. Use humor to buoy your ship above the waves. Before you know it, you will find your way back to a safe harbor.
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