Take the initiative. Go to work, and above all co-operate and don’t hold back on one another or try to gain at the expense of another. Any success in such lopsidedness will be increasingly short-lived. These are the synergetic rules that evolution is employing and trying to make clear to us. They are not man-made laws. They are the infinitely accommodative laws of the intellectual integrity governing Universe.
–– Buckminster Fuller
Today’s New Moon, which astrologer Lynn Hayes calls “a majestic lunar event,” comes in the week that carries us across the threshold from cold Winter to the rebirth of Spring. This is a time of fresh new beginnings, new possibilities and potential about to unfold.
So perhaps it is not so surprising, considering we are in the Year of the Empress, that a Three visits us again. I also find it very interesting that the Three of Pentacles seems to be appearing on important lunations.
The Threes of the Tarot are transitional cards. They can be the fruition or outcome of what was begun in the Twos. And this three, more than any of the others in the Minor suits, invokes that most fruitful Three, The Major Arcana Empress: creativity manifested.
Pentacles are the cards that deal with physical and practical matters, such as career, wealth, health and home. This card shows an artisan pausing as his work is evaluated by both the businessman (holding the blueprint, and wearing the colorful cloak) and the clergyman, who is probably the priest or abbot of the building under construction.
The Three of Pentacles shows us what happens when body, mind and spirit work together for a goal. We can be inspired when skill, knowledge and spiritual awareness combine to produce superb work. This is how divine Creation can work through human hands, producing results of the highest order.
But also, with the New Moon on the cusp of the astrological new year, this repeated appearance of the Three of Pentacles suggests a fresh start in our physical reality.
Most of us have been taught that it is a natural fact that survival and success depend on win/lose, competition and domination. The popular, rather bellicose assumption is that species must fight one another to survive. In a world of finite resources, conquest is natural and necessary. This belief is what our business and economic models are built upon.
But this view is antiquated and false. Such combative, dualistic assumptions about how the world works are no longer helpful, nor are they considered scientifically valid. What we now know is that there is tremendous diversity and abundance. Most importantly, science recognizes that, rather than opposition and rivalry, Mother Nature more often rewards those species that collaborate, coexist and cooperate.
This is not a world of scarcity where we need be pitted against one another. Instead of a world of you OR me, the truth is, there is plentifulness for everyone if we reframe our behavior to be a world of you AND me. By joining forces with others, the results can be richer than the sum of the parts.
This week, as we come to the perfect moment of balance between daylight and night, what work is being planned or is already underway? In what ways can collaboration and cooperation enrich you? Whose talents will compliment and augment yours?
When you work together for a common goal, with partners who are as committed to integrity and excellence as you are, the results can be deeply rewarding. This, we will discover, brings authentic wealth.