Friday, September 2, 2011

Vendredi: Six of Diamonds

The six of our current suit is often called the artist’s card.  It tends to turn up in spreads laid out for those who make their living – or aspire to make their living – creatively.  Of course, I’m using “artist” in the broadest possible terms.  The querent may be a visual artist, a crafter, a musician, a writer, a director, a model; the list goes on and on. 

Many times you will find that this person has come to gain insight in a hectic and over-wrought time in their life.  They have so many projects on the stove – perhaps for the first time in their career – that they have no idea where to begin or end.  Both you as the reader and the Six of Diamonds are here to reassure them that all this newfound mess and stress is a very good thing indeed.

The best advice for anyone with this card in front of them is to prioritize, stay on track and don’t panic or give up.  They will meet all the demands currently made on them if they focus, delegate (sometimes a near impossibility for people with a creative temperament) and take one step at a time.  This will help in the future as the Six of Diamonds happily indicates that much more work – and many more satisfied customers – is coming the querent’s way.

If on the off chance that the person in front of you swears to have not a single crystal of talent under their skin, probe a little bit to find out what sparks their passion.  You will probably find that the area of their life where they are most “dialed in” is changing for the better whether it is work, family, volunteering or what have you.  And with that, Vendredi heureux ~

Header: Cards from a deck for children from the late 19th century, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Timmy! said...

Sounds like a good card for Mairin... or for you, Pauline.

Pauline said...

I'm thinking Monkey for sure!