|3 of Coins The Tower Rx|
I've drawn the same 'Embrace' card today that I drew on Wednesday, 3 of Coins. I am seeing the combination today as advising me to embrace my work and release fears about losing my job. (Or for that matter, of husband losing his.) In a way, it could be taken as a repeat of yesterday's message, to attend to the moment and not be carried away by worries about 'what if this happens, what if that happens' scenarios. Now the Tower being reversed adds a new dimension to the combination. I don't take reversals to be a simple opposite meaning. I see them as a deepening of the meaning. I decided to consult Jonathan Dee's 'Tarot: Interpretation and Divination' because not only does he feature the Ancient Italian Tarot in that book, he devotes a page each to upright and reversed meanings of majors. (Plus, I usually agree with most of his interpretations!). He writes: 'The initial indications of the reversed Tower may be even more disruptive than its upright meaning. You may be accused of something; there may even be a form of forced isolation included in the oppression. On the other hand, you may be rebelling against some form of tyranny, showing a side of your personality that will come as a shock to others.' So, the reversed Tower would indicate expecting the worst, and possibly worse than the worst! Suspicions of scheming, tyranny, undermining and overthrowing. Well, the draw today tells me to release all that, and instead to embrace 3 of Coins, letting my talents shine, and making the most of opportunities, particularly at work. Interestingly, Jonathan Dee says the presence of only one 3 card in a draw can show 'a lack of energy.' I wonder why he says that, where that idea comes from.
Oh, well, so for today, I will focus on my work and release any 'sky is falling' thoughts or feelings. :)