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How can I commit my ideas to action?


One of the difficult things for me about interpreting tarot cards is translating the various possible meanings into a specific action. It’s easy to say that you need to be more imaginative or take more risks, but what exactly does that mean in the context of real life? So for this spread I’m going to try to interpret each card as a possible action I can take to further my goals, viewing them as either-and rather than either-or.

First is the Page of Pentacles, whose message is “be practical.” Translating this into action, this card says to get up and do something, as opposed to staying locked up in my head or laying around. One of the things I haven’t done as much since I’ve been sick is stretching and exercising, so maybe it’s time I picked up the habit again.

Next is the Ace of Pentacles, which shares many traits with the Page but is more about setting yourself up for success. I need to do some things that will make it easier to act on the Page’s advice, which will probably involve a lot of early “spring cleaning;” there’s a lot of clutter in my house and I need to do something about it.

Last is the Two of Cups. This is a little tricky since it is commonly read as having romantic overtones, but I’m pretty sure that doesn’t apply here. Taken on the individual level, it rather points to emotional synergy and balance. In other words, I need to start doing things that make me feel emotionally balanced. Meditation springs to mind, since that’s also something I haven’t been doing a lot of either lately. It’s possible that I also need to express my emotions more, maybe to someone I know I can confide in.

That got a little stickier than I had wanted, but at least now I have something solid to build on. I came away with three things I can start doing right now, which was my objective, so I’d say this was a fairly successful exercise; and if you want to chime in with more suggestions or tell me what actions you would take if this had been your reading, comments are always welcome



  1. Would it bother you that the Page of Pentacles is the Princess of Pentacles in my deck? 🙂

    The princesses in my deck are all associated with communication. For the Pentacles it’s practical matters like career and finance that are spoken of. Interestingly, the Empress appears in my notes for this card. Together, they speak of seasons and the natural world.

    The cards could be hinting at job interviews especially for seasonal ones. That would fit with the Ace standing for new opportunities.

    The Two of Hearts is always falling in love in my deck. Perhaps this seasonal job could lead you to the career that you may enjoy.

    • You always have this uncanny ability to bring up the things that were in the back of my mind but didn’t know how to thread together.

      I had a feeling that the Pentacles had something to do with job applications, since that’s what I’ve been doing a lot of lately, but it didn’t even occur to me that the message might be “chase a career you know cyou ould fall in love with.” Maybe because that’s what I’ve been trying to do anyway? But I do feel the constant pressure to take whatever job I can get just to have an income. I just really don’t want to get trapped in a career that makes me miserable.

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