The Daily Draw: Nine of Pentacles

Starting today I will be blogging what I’m inspired to write as a result of drawing a tarot card of the day. This writing may range from  direct interpretation to free-associative stream-of consciousness, depending.  I will no doubt be consistently inconsistent.

Shall we get started?

Nine of Penacles

Nine of Pentacles – Rider Deck

 

Tarot nine of pentacles: The raw talent is there, and you’ve been learning your craft diligently. Reaching the next level takes discipline and refinement. Focus on what serves you and leave behind what does not –  you won’t miss it and it’s probably just cluttering up your path anyway.

Who did you let shape you? Your parents? Teachers? Peers? Role models? These and more took turns moulding you as you slept, creating you in their own image. Wake up and shake off that dream. You are the artist and the art. The creator and the created. You are responsible for everything you are, forming yourself with everything you do and say, with every choice you make  and everything you leave undone and unsaid. Once you know that you will realize that you can be whoever you visualize yourself to be.

It takes time to develop one’s gifts to become a true artist – to evolve, to let go of the past like a snake sheds it’s skin it, to continually reinvent yourself as who you are, aspiring to who you desire to be,  instead of pounding out the same old template of who you learned you are supposed to be. It’s not always an easy path, but it is worthwhile and true. Once you are aware of it, you cannot simply forget and go back to sleep.

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