Nine of Pentacles

Nine of Pentacles
A woman of means stands before her fruitful vineyard, a tamed falcon upon her raised hand

To create the life we want we often benefit from the assistance of others. We find we can gain more ground in our endeavors when we are able to get help from those around us with the ability and means to do so. However, at the end of the day, we determine the clearest outcomes we have set for ourselves through our own efforts.

It is not that we should never ask for assistance when needed; rather, it is recognizing when we are becoming overly reliant on others when working toward our goals. We may seek help when we find ourselves stuck, needing an extra set of hands to assist us in pushing our cart out of the mud, but it is a sure warning sign when our knee-jerk reaction when stalling in our progress is to call out to others for help before looking for answers within.

One of the hazards of overly depending on others in lieu of self-reliance is we begin to become blind to our own source of power. The muscle that moves us toward our goal through our own efforts becomes atrophied as we allow the assistance of others to carry us along. We can easily find ourselves in a compromising position when the help we have relied upon is no longer available, which in life is an inevitability. We find we need to move ourselves forward but our legs are weak from lack of use.

Another danger of excess dependence on others to accomplish what is a personal goal is having the outcome adulterated by the agendas of our benefactors. We may find that our creations end up becoming comprised of the goals of others, goals that may not necessarily be in alignment with our own, no matter how altruistic the intentions may be of those that have helped us.

We can often find we make the most remarkable progress toward the intention we have set for ourselves when we employ a tremendous amount of self-reliance. Each time we successfully find a resolution via our own resources, efforts, and determination we validate just how powerful we are as individuals. We accept ourselves as the primary means to look to in order to accomplish what we set out for ourselves. While no person in and of oneself is an island, our visions are uniquely ours, and are most clearly manifested when we rely on ourselves as a primary source of energy, calling to others for assistance only when necessary or when it is an inherent part of our vision.


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David Dear

David Dear suddenly became interested in the exploration of metaphysics shortly after the Harmonic Convergence of 1987. Over the next 25 years he became proficient in reading Tarot and astrological natal charts, learned past life regression and Thought Field Therapy, and became attuned in Chios and is a Usui Reiki master. David has the innate ability to perceive aspects of reality on a multidimensional level and is naturally telepathic. He has a bachelor's degree in metaphysical theology and is an ordained metaphysical minister and licensed metaphysical practitioner. David currently lives in Tacoma, Washington with his wife/best friend, two dogs and one cat.

2 thoughts on “Nine of Pentacles”

  1. It is kind of a fine balance between ‘the universe helps those that help themselves’ and ‘we’re all in this together’ A middle road, as always, seems the way to go.

    1. True, it is a fine balance. Knowing oneself helps keep us in the middle, preventing us from over-reliance as well as potentially becoming too isolated.

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