Eight of Coins

What’s that old joke again? How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice! (Also the subway to 57th and 7th Ave.) But that’s what this card is all about — practice, that is, not New York’s transit system. It mirrors the Three of Coins in a lot of ways; both are cards about physical work and skill. But while the Three is an apprentice learning, the Eight is someone working on becoming a master of their craft.  This is someone who is proficient at what they’re doing, but continuing to work and improve in hopes of becoming someone with a real mastery and artistry — that final thing that takes you from acceptable to great. It’s work and repetition, as seen by the number of things that have already been completed.

When this card comes up, take care that you are not resting on your laurels. You may be perfectly acceptable, but are you really content with that? Is it enough? If you want to be great, you have to work at it, even with things you’ve done a hundred times before. Keep refining your skills and don’t get sloppy. If you heed this warning, it will pay off.