The Nine of Pentacles is the card of gain and represents financial independence and prosperity. Sometimes it’s even a gift of money or a notification of unexpected monies coming to you. It’s reward, accomplishment, a peaceful security, material benefits and luxury. The 8 of Cups symbolizes withdrawal from people or situations that are emotionally draining you. The tide has gone out and the cups are empty. The character pictured is wearing the red boots and red cloak of action and is swiftly departing from what has become stagnant and untenable. You might not know where you’re going, but anyplace else is better than here.
The 10 of Swords is the card of ruin and fear of ruin. It’s acceptance and resignation and a philosophical letting go. The tens all represent a transition point and Swords is the suit of adversity. It’s the end of a cycle of adversity. The struggle has ended and the pain is finally over.
Today, you’re finally realizing that you have the physical or financial security necessary to leave behind a situation in your life that has been painful emotionally as well as draining. Time to cut your losses, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and just walk away. You do have the security you need and even if you feel utterly alone, you’re going to be fine.