This is a lovely energy and a quiet energy, too. In some ways, it’s the best that coins have to offer. On an eight of coins day, you can be content and enjoy your work with heart-felt enthusiasm.
Energy like this is hard to come by – especially these days. In a world where you’re constantly being convinced that you need ever more and more, it’s difficult to accept you could be happy with what you already have.
I suggest the problem lies with the nature of the energies coming both before and your delightful eight of coins interlude.
With the seven of coins (Sun in Taurus and moon in Scorpio) we see a man admiring the enviable fruits of his labours. Yet despite his success, he looks less than pleased. One gets the impression he’s thinking – ‘hold on – this is all very well and good – but is this all there is?’ Remember Scorpio can’t be happy with anything – being as guarded and distrustful as he naturally is.
With the nine of coins (Sun in Taurus and moon in Capricorn) we see an lovely lady standing in her abundant garden. She seems completely at one with her world. Yet there’s an added feature here that is easily overlooked – the hooded falcon. The falcon represents the soaring human spirit (Sagittarius). That is is hooded suggests that it flies only as and when its mistress chooses. In other words, although she is capable of intense creative and emotional expression (Taurus), (unlike with the moon in Scorpio) the moon in Capricorn is not a slave to her passions. Such grace comes not only with success but also with discipline. This lovely lady has had to train like a new puppy to hold herself until its time to let go.
Yet it’s impossible to fully embrace the passion offered by the eight of coins without also sensing the discipline the nine of coins will require in order to enjoy it.
It’s much easier to sink back into the empty victory the seven of coins, moaning – as most of us do – there must be more to life.
But if that’s not what you want, then on an eight of coins day, you have a choice.
Do that which makes you want to get up in the morning – that which expresses your most treasured values, gifts, and desires. On a eight of coins day you have the unique opportunity to bask – even if just for a moment – in the pure pleasure of doing for the doing .
On an eight of coins day, follow your bliss. Live today for the day.
- Astrology week beginning April 18 2011 (planetaryenergies.net)