Expression, production, work, contribution
Range of Meaning
Light: Finishing a project. Setting and meeting standards. Performing according to specifications. Making something others value. Creating something new. Doing your part in a group project. Delivering exactly what others have asked for.
Shadow: Pandering to the tastes of others. Failing to deliver what you’ve promised. Not delivering your best work unless closely supervised. Ignoring or breaking agreements with those who have invested in you. Refusing to do your part. Failing to abide by a clearly-outlined agreement with yourself or others.
Numerology: 3 (The Result: expression, productivity, output)
Astrology: Mars in Capricorn
Affirmation: “My work produces results.”
Story: The Main Character achieves a result that no other characters have been able to attain.
Relationships. What are the terms that govern your relationship? What have you agreed to do? What roles and responsibilities fall to your partner or friend? The health of any relationship is directly related to the effort both partners make to fulfill their obligations. If you haven’t discussed terms, do so.
Work. It’s time to review contracts and agreements. To what extent do you deliver an honest day’s work? To what extent is this fairly compensated? If you agreed to work for a certain price, you should fulfill that agreement, even if you underestimated the time and effort involved in a project. A formula for success: know what you need, ask for it up front, and deliver more than promised.
Spirituality. In return for dedicated pursuit, a spiritual path should yield focus, fulfillment, and peace. To what extent is your own spiritual practice delivering the promised changes in mind, body, and prosperity? It may be time to evaluate what you’re giving … and receiving.
Personal Growth. Integrity is a fragile thing; one broken promise or one unmet commitment can shatter it forever. If you are out of integrity with someone, it’s time to correct the situation by admitting fault and accepting consequences. If someone is out of integrity with you, you’ll have to decide what value you place on giving them a second chance.
Fortune Telling. A high-dollar contract is in your future. If you work hard, you’ll succeed.
When? December 31st through Jan 9th.
Symbols and Insights
The Worker’s Review. In RWS-inspired decks, officials or patrons review a craftsman’s labor. To what extent has he met their expectations? Others may view you as a craftsman—if only in the metaphorical sense. Will your work please or offend … and why?
The Product. Your effort will likely be judged by the quality of its output. What is the final result of your labor? What does that product say about you, your ethics, and your level of expertise?
Your Role as Creator. How might a desire to revise the work of others play a role in your current situation? To what extent can you see yourself “behind the scenes” of what you’re facing now? What could you produce that is distinctively yours?
The Marseilles Image. A flowering vine shaped vaguely like a heart coils around three coins—two in a pair, one alone. When two people come together in work or in love, their union produces something entirely new. What is your friendship, romance, or cooperative effort producing? What does that product say about the nature of the relationship itself?
Questions to Ask
- How can I get more done?
- What’s expected of me? How large a role do I play in controlling those expectations?
- What’s been agreed to? How well has that agreement been followed?