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The Eight of Pentacles Reversed: What Does It Mean?

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The Eight of Pentacles reversed means that we need to master certain skills on the journey yet not bogged down in learning too much.

If you’re trying to learn too much at once, the mind simply gets bogged down with information. This is a time to reduce the clutter.

The Eight of Pentacles Reversed

Skills have immense utility in the world! We’re now in a very fast moving digital world where the old world has had to move aside. If you want to evolve then you’ll need to get up to speed. FAST.

We posess the energy to learn such skills, but the problem is that most people try to do way too much. They try building 3 businesses, learning 8 languages and visiting 7 countries all in 1 year.

Impossible? No, but very few humans can achieve such feats unless they have deep pockets. For the average person, is this super difficult and totally unnessary? Yes!

Instead, we propose a better strategy. What can you do? Stay focused on one thing.

In the book Mastery by Robert Green, we can learn that those who have become masters of their traits have invested in thousands of hours towards developing their skills and craft.

And this is all centered around one thing. That’s all you need to focus on. It’s time to reduce the distractions and focus right in on the things you really are chasing in this physical existence.

Card meaning

We see on this tarot card a craftsman outside of his village. This is assuming you’re reading the Eight of Pentacles reversed with the Rider Waite tarot series which we highly recommend.

Being a craftsman, he’s able to acutely focus on his task. He isn’t running marathons or reaching for the 10th time this hour for a bite to eat. Nope! He’s staying focused.

It may take him hours or days for him to finish his masterpiece, but you can guarantee he’ll be camping out to make sure his task(s) are done. If he needs to learn more, he’ll quickly acquire such skills.

Unfortunately for him, such skills are most likely to come in the form of a book which he’ll discover inside the village library. For you, such information is available on your fingertips if you’re prepared to search.

Skills influence us

The skills we learn today can massively influence us in the future towards more abundance. You may believe initially that this only means financial abundance, but there is so much else that will come.

Such work can help you manifest better relationships and experiencing new opportunities that you previously weren’t aware of. Not just this, but you’ll approach such opportunities with enlightening and positive energy knowing that you have some skills that can help you contribute to their unfolding.

Essentially, the posessing of such skills can help you become a stronger member of society that is independent. Just like craftsman depicted on this tarot card, you can become independent and extremely focused.

In this chaotic and distracted world that we live in, this sense of skill acquisition and focus is a gift. Fewer people in the western world are posessing these two qualities as we’ve experienced the “good life” for far too long.

Your value

You have value to the world but you may not realize it just yet. Such skills may need to be acquired, or at the very least, you must manifest the means to learn such skills.

For the most part, you can learn skills online for free. It just takes time, patience and persistence. This is valuable time that should not be wasted on meaningless binge-watching sessions.

Understandably, you probably wish to take a break right now. It may be tough, but this is a time to learn and focus in…not to walk away! There will be plenty of time for rest at the top.

Stepping forward

There is a difference between working smartly and working harder. For many years you and those around you have chosen the later, though the results weren’t as impressed as expected.

Working smartly is something very much possible in this information-driven world today. We advocate working smartly and acquiring skills that will serve you for the long term.

There is a saying that “skills pay the bills” and we’re taking it much further! Such skills can radically transform the direction of your life, if you’ll simply focus in and stay committed.

Such work can positively impact the world. Start today, because yesterday has finished and tomorrow they’ll need you.

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