The tarot spread begins with the Four of Coins in the position of the current situation. We're beginning September 1st on solid footing with the number four. We've put in the work over the last few months to sort out what serves us and what we can leave behind, providing a solid base on which we can continue to build. The coins are generally related to material matters and practical practices within our life with the intention of being expansive and channeling our energy toward laying the foundation of our dreams while we're here. This card does indicate that we're starting from a favorable position, with a fairly firm financial base, so now we need to focus on maintaining that footing. These efforts must go beyond the material into the social aspect of abundance. We have the ability to build stronger relationships and expand our realm of influence, hopefully in a positive way. While we're occupied with our growing prosperity, we must not forget to balance those material desires with our spiritual growth as well. Money is energy so don't be stingy, be generous with your energetic flow and you will see how it comes right back to you multiplied.
On the surface this tarot spread may seem contradictory, however we must remember the dual nature of reality. While we see flow in the material world, it's also not so surprising to see that's where the challenge lies as well. Here it's going to require extra effort on our part to focus on our goals and put in the hard work to achieve them. This will entail going beyond what's expected of you this month. If you want to stand out, you need to go the extra mile and pick up a few skills that can take your professional endeavors to the next level. Seek out that which can enrich your practice and don't shy away even if it seems daunting at first. Step by step the apprentice becomes the master with the steady application of what's been learned. Throw yourself all in; don't be afraid of failure. The only true failure is not having tried. This challenge is relatively easy to overcome this month when compared to some of the cards over the past few months so let's put it in a word of gratitude as we continue on our journey.
The tarot prediction brings us a piece of important advice for the month, go by the book. There are times when we can inject our surroundings with creativity and innovation and there are times when we would do better to follow the rules. The latter is what reigns supreme this month. It may feel like a bit of a burden or a fine line between servitude and captivity but sometimes that's the sacrifice we need to make to move forward with our macro goals. Don't steer off the beaten path this month as your alternative way of thinking may not give you the results you had hoped for. Life moves in cycles so there will be a time to march by the beat of your own drum in another moment, but for now, stick close to the institutional way of doing things to maximize your possibilities for advancement.
Tarot readings are a fantastic tool to examine your life and all of the influences at work. With this knowledge of self and setting you can consciously move toward the path of greatest growth and self-realization. Here we explore recurring themes in the human experience and practices to promote self-care. In becoming more attuned to our own vibes we can consciously create a better space that benefits everyone.