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Weekly Tarot With Tif: Everyone Has Talent, It’s Cheaper Than Table Salt


“Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”
―Erica Jong

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
― Stephen King

It’s time to not just dream about what you breathe to be doing. Talent is great and grand, but as Stephen King puts it, “Talent is cheaper than table salt.” This week’s tarot card is a call to gather the facts and research. The Seven of Pentacles is someone who places a lot of thought and consideration into his/her work.


Be accommodating to alternatives that may present themselves. Look before you leap, though.

Be prepared for an impromptu get together and share memories with  family, old friends, or colleagues.  It is a time of re-connection. Re-connection can happen beyond relationships of people as well. Look at your network. Sharing memories and revisiting moments can help you sum up this past year in a very helpful form of reflection. It’s a great time to look at where we judge our failures and successes and how we want to grow forward.

It could be that now you’ve reached a measure of success, it is is actually rather disappointing to you. There is risk of too much comparing and contrasting as a negative side of this card, of using a theoretical approach to keep one locked in the realm of choices. This can actually cause more pain than simply making the decision itself. Perhaps the effort is more draining to the soul than the acquisition of the fruits of labor. Avoid spinning your wheels, whether it’s in thought or action; I mean it. Stop. Remember to not be too harsh with yourself.

So what if you have to scratch it out and restart again. Yes, it was hard work, but every moment we are constantly rewriting our stories. You’re likely learning from previous setbacks. Maybe it’s also time to redefine terms such as “success” and “failure.” I want you to pick a word that seems to sum up the last year; let it drift into mind. Then I want you to choose a word you want to embody new meaning and purpose in toward your goals, whether it is for this week, this month, or all of next year. You can mull through it in mind or write it out.

On the more frugal side of things, it seems most of us are doing better than we thought with spreading out our finances, our time, and our lives in livable and thrivable ways. We’re starting to see results. Have some faith in yourself and keep on tinkering.

You may be getting unique ideas for handmade things or small tokens to give to family and friends. Let yourself flow with these ideas. Maybe you’re searching on securing a new place to live, or searching regarding some other practical matter. Change around what you need to in your home, at the office, or in your life. Give yourself permission to do the things you need to do.

Participation will be key in how your week unfolds. Focus on what you want to invest in, and be certain it is in line with your heart. Hard work does have its moments of frustration, but when we remember to check in with ourselves at regular intervals…we can find the fruits of our labor in the small details of life.

Look for Weekly Tarot With Tif on Sundays, and keep up with them on Facebook here.

Image: Tarot card by  Barbara Moore/Aly Fell: Steampunk Tarot

Tiffany Chaney is a poet, a witchy woman that still swings on the swing set and wishes on stars. She suggests you try it sometime. She writes articles and a Weekly Tarot column on Sundays for Luna Luna Mag. Snag your reading here. Her poetry collection Between Blue and Grey won the 2013 Mother Vine Award for Best in Poetry. Discover more about her writing at tiffanychaneycom. Now, crank up the volume to the tune playing in your head and dance to a Mad Girl’s Love Song.

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