I’m in Dita authoring training all day so I’ll have to see if I can keep this brief. I’m as curious as you are.
In Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe uses the very descriptive phrase “haemorrhaging money” to describe the constant “necessary” expenditures of the Wall Street player at the center of the novel. I know that feeling. Each month this year has felt like a canal lock – one side of the lock, the side heading out, is extremely high compared to the other side, which begins well enough but lowers quickly in level until there is nothing but dry river bed. Then the paycheque comes in creating a temporary levelling of the waters. The floodgate opens the water once pours out, and the level lowers nearly as quickly as it rose. I’m guessing most of you get the analogy.
Well, people have been in economic servitude longer than you and I have been around. There’s a lot more to life than money, but if that’s your primary focus it can sure seem that there is not. Worse yet, it can feel like you are not providing for your family the way you would like to be.
I think this card is an invitation to be resourceful. Look for alternative means to tap into abundance. Maybe you can barter? Maybe provide a service? Broaden your horizon and make your own opportunities. A lot good ideas remain that way because they weren’t acted on. Whatever you do, do something.
In the meantime, remember that what is important are the people around you, not the things. Bob Bob Cratchit was a merry soul and Scrooge was a miserable old git. Yes, I know that’s just a story, but I think you see my point.
Of course, this card could also indicate that your mad uncle Mel is coming for the holidays and will completely disrupt your home and drive your entire family out of their minds. You’ll just have to look at the context for yourselves. I’m sticking with my first take.