Once Brigid was sent to help the dairymaids with milking of the cows. The milk would be made into butter for the household. Brigid milked her cows and gave all the milk away to the poor people living in the neighborhood. Then the maids began with churning the butter and Brigid did not have any milk to give them. She prayed for abundance. And what happened? The butter increased to twice as they had expected! Brigid took the extra butter, and gave it to the poor, just as she had done with the milk.
1. What do I produce, do, make, or earn (money) to nurture myself and my family?
2. Who are the poor and needy in my neighborhood whom I care about? These could be real people, it could be aspects or attitudes in myself or in others.
3. What is it that I give away from what I produce or receive (1) to the poor and needy (2)?
4. The household. This can be aspects in me.
5. My prayer for abundance
6. The result
Today I have drawn the card for the fifth question: My prayer for abundance. The card that I have drawn is Temperance.
I do not get it, and I do not like getting Temperace (tempering, seeking the middle way) as my prayer for abundance! Hmmm..
My mind says: I need to find a middle way between the need for ‘being recognized and outer things’ (Nine of Pentacles, Card 2, 'the poor' in me) and going for the ‘deep and profound’ (Hermit, Card 4, the 'household'), but my heart is not in it. That is exactly the problem: the poor part (Nine of Pentacles) stays poor, needs attention. How sad!
Maybe I see Temperance differently in the morning.