The Card of the Day: The Two of Pentacles (Reversed)
The Two of Pentacles is a card of juggling unexpected events. These events 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 our plans. 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? Do you retreat and hide? Are you able to remain good humored? Can you laugh at it?
The juggler is an entertainer. He takes lemons and makes lemonade. He takes the troubles life sends him and turns them into teachable moments that uplift the moods of others. The Two of Pentacles reminds us not to fight the waves the sea hurls at us, but to float above them. Know that in life there are going to be waves. Don't take them personally! "Why is this happening to me," should become "Thank you Spirit for sending me this valuable lesson to remain adaptable." In nature, life that cannot adapt to change becomes extinct.
Today be flexible! Let unexpected eventualities roll off your back. Learn to laugh at them and use them as a way to strengthen yourself and others. Perhaps all you need to do is unexpectedly cheer someone up today. You can juggle anything life sends your way with grace and ease.
Upright or reversed the Two of Pentacles remains a card of unpredictability. When reversed, the Two of Pentacles warn you not to be too careless in matters of stability or financial security. Pay attention to the details instead of glossing over life with broad strokes. Check and recheck your bills, automatic payments, accounts and contracts. Sometimes this card appears to indicate that something that you have been avoiding or neglecting needs more care. Two of Pentacles reversed can highlight work that needs to be re-done, or less sloppily. If you focus on refining the details, you wont regret it. Prevention is the best cure. Try to anticipate issues that could arise with projects and deadlines and get ahead of the curve.
Expect life to make a few waves today. The best way to handle this unpredictability is with flexibility and good humor. Remember not to fight through the waves, but to sail over them. Sometimes, the Two of Pentacles reversed heralds seemingly disappointing situations that end up being blessings in the long run. Be flexible today.....the random occurrences you encounter will only be an issue if your expectations remain fixed. On the most basic level, this card can simply indicate a need to confront financial situations that need your attention and get them organized and in order.