Say toodle-pip to……The King of Bells!

Published by Alison Cross on

Well, I don’t know about you, but the supermoon played havoc with my dreams!  I slept with the curtains open so that I could see the transit of her celestial silveriness as she walked the night sky……

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 πŸ™‚

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?

Alison Cross

The Tarot's Court Cards are my specialist area.Β  They talk to me. Not LITERALLY though ....


alisoncross · 12th May 2012 at 12:46 pm

I do try not to be bothered about money and most of the time I just love helping people out. Some days I wonder whether I have issues with money that I should look at….or whether I have issues about the worth of what I do? *shakes head* either way, I just keep rolling along πŸ™‚

I shall aspire to genius!!!!

Ali x

Ruth · 11th May 2012 at 10:02 am

You are a polymath, Ali… <3 And… geniuses never bothered with bucks, life is bigger than that πŸ˜‰

Tarot By Arwen · 9th May 2012 at 10:21 pm

I think he looks glum because he's being forced to sit in that throne and hold that sword. Not a job he likes! πŸ˜€

    alisoncross · 12th May 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Yes – it looks tiring for him, doesn't it. He'd rather be off doing Fairy stuff!

alisoncross · 7th May 2012 at 8:42 pm

Like that approach, Mojo!

Ali x

Mojo · 7th May 2012 at 5:43 pm

Hi Ali,

Perhaps you are really like the King of Pentacles, because after all its not get rich quick schemes but long term money (making) plans he sometimes refers to. And like you say, you enjoy what you do and if it makes you enough money to keep doing that, you are richer.
I'm like you, fingers in lots of pies, lots of hobbies, never will be rich, but happy with my life that I can fund it on my own.
It's not a bad way to live!! πŸ˜‰ xx

alisoncross · 7th May 2012 at 5:09 pm

Yes, I take your point, but I get a big kick out of helping people and that motivates me more than money. And instead of getting stressed when I see people making money from doing the same things that I've just done because it helped a friend or colleague out of a pickle, I now just mentally wish that person all the best with their endeavours.

I tend to hope that if I do someone a good turn, then they'll remember me if the opportunity for a paying gig arises. And if that doesn't happen, well, it's not the end of the world.

I'm a great believer in Things Turning Up πŸ˜€

Ali x

Ania · 7th May 2012 at 4:56 pm

You'll never be rich because you always neglect to CHARGE PEOPLE AND MAKE SURE THEY PAY YOU FOR YOUR WORK! πŸ˜€

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