What Is Your Destiny?

10 of Pentacles Gothic Bohemian Tarot

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

What you leave behind when you die, your legacy, is a reflection of what you valued in life. The 10 of Pentacles from the Bohemian Gothic Tarot shows us an old miser in stark contrast to a young, carefree (and poor) couple walking past his luxurious abode.

Does he envy them? They seem oblivious to him. The dog is watching the couple too… Maybe he is hoping to be taken for walkies or maybe the old man is about to set the dog on the young couple.

The body language is interesting… The old man is hunched over, peering suspiciously out of the large door which leads onto a court yard. He has much to protect and none of it he can take with him. He is the one whose word would be believed in a court of law over that of the young couple because of his social standing.

The young man and woman both have open and relaxed body language that speaks of enjoyment of intimacy. He doesn’t have a coat but is still warming her with his arm while she warms her hands inside her tatty coat. Their full attention is on each other – their love their only treasure… a treasure they can take with them when they die.

Yet in the eyes of society they are not ‘well adjusted’ and their word against someone like the man at the door would probably be considered worthless in a court of law.

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
Mahatma Gandhi

What do you value? What is your destiny?

Love and Blessings,

Lisa Frideborg


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