The Get Organized Spread

August 22nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Mercury will be going direct on Friday, so if communication, calculation, and travel have been a bit crazy lately, don’t despair, things should start getting back to normal soon.

And not only is the retrograde ending, but with September on it’s way, a new season is about to begin.

It sounds like a good time to get organized, at least for me. Things are likely to start getting busy again and I want to be prepared.

2 of Pentacles from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot

The 2 of Pentacles from the Rider Waite Smith deck came to mind when I started thinking about what the Tarot has to say about getting organized.

In the image, a man in an unusual hat is holding a couple of pentacles in front of some water. Boats go by behind him, rocking with the waves, but staying afloat.

I typically see this card as representing harmonious change, like the movement from one season to the next. It points to taking care of the little details necessary for the transition to go smoothly.

It’s a busy rather than a heavy time, though the water behind the man does indicate a certain emotionality.

When there’s a lot to do and not much time, emotions can get stormy. Ride the wave and hold on, you might get wet, but you don’t have to get swamped.

This card reminds us to find a flow and take things step by step, even see our tasks as play if we can, quite literally as juggling. It’s easy and fun once you find the rhythm.

What needs organizing might feel overwhelming, but just break it down into smaller pieces. It’s likely a lot more manageable than it looked at first.

From the ideas in the 2 of Pentacles, I’ve put together a Get Organized Spread. It takes a look at what area in your life might need some organization, what’s in the way, and what might help.

Get Organized
1. What area of my life is in particular need of organization?

2. How is my attention being divided from my tasks in this area?

3. How can I find the flow to maximize productivity in this area?

4. What emotions might be getting in the way?

5. Is there any way to make my work feel more like play, while still getting things done?

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