I took a great deal of care to select which deck I'd be using to receive the message about whose energies would be receding from me at this full moon because I knew it would be delivered IN CAPITAL LETTERS.
Using a pendulum, I dowsed over all my decks to find which one I should use. The pendulum started to swing in a to/fro motion over the Fairy Tarot by Antonio Lupatelli (published by Lo Scarabeo).
TADAAAH! The card drawn was the King of Bells. This is the guy whose influence will be receding from my life from now until the New Moon.
I have to admit, this is a deck that I don't often refer to - it was gifted to me as a memento after a lovely TABI member died unexpectedly. I shall never part with it, but in all honesty, I never read with it either. It is a semi-illustrated pips deck - there are pips, but also a tiny vignette on each pip card. I'm trying to get more into semi-illustrated pip decks, so maybe's a good time to try harder with this deck - because it IS cute.
The King of Bells is a glum-looking character, seated on his throne with his great sword pointing straight down. Bells equates to Coins in the traditional suits and according to the LWB, he represents 'the richness aquired through intelligent work. Fairies', says the book, 'are rarely able to commit themselves to one single activity; but when they do, they often succeed - and become rich men of property'.
Well, it's not just Fairies that have troubles with that! Here's his non-Fairy counterpart!
That's why he looks so glum - he'd rather be doing loads of other things, rather than amassing wealth! But well done to him for sticking at it :-)
Maybe it's just as well his influence is receding because I am not the sort of person who does well when stuck at the same thing day-in, day-out. Well, there's FACEBOOK of course - but that's hardly work. That's LIFE!
The single-pointed concentration of the King of Bells is never going to be my forte (or my fifty) and a little bit of me is relieved that I no longer have to try to shoe-horn myself into that particular high-heel.
I'm a multi-tasker and I'm proud to have interests in lots of different fields - from designing and building websites for a wide variety of clients (from authors and artists to wedding planners and marinas!) and am working my way through a Wikipedia entry for a client, to doing all the stuff required to run a home (albeit badly!) and attending art classes...... being interested in different things keeps me sparky! And to be perfectly honest, I'm not motivated by the quest for the Mighty Dollar (Mighty Pound Coin doesn't sound right) and this is the point where I have to admit it, I think.
So I say, huzzah to the end of the King of Bells!!! Sure, I might not become rich doing what I do the way that I do it....but I am rich in many other respects - and feel blessed to be so!
What about you - Are you happy multi-taskers or can you pull-focus down onto one area and master it like the King of Bells?