The Seven of Disks
The Lord of Failure is another of those cards we don't welcome too much in a reading - but things are not quite as bad as they seem with this one. Generally the card will come up to mark a difficult period in material life. That job you went after probably won't be offered to you; your bank balance is giving you problems; you don't seem to be able to get on top of things no matter how you try; unexpected bills turn up, causing you worry.
If you find yourself having a real run of bad financial fortune, it's time to examine your own reactions to making a success of yourself. If you believe you'll fail, then you surely will. If you allow fears about money and security to dominate your experience, then everything will be darkened by your own expectations. Remember - we have a major role in creating our own reality. If we expect negative things, we are inviting them into our lives.
So the solution is to see things from a different point of view. By affirming the positive things that we do for ourselves in the material sphere, we will improve that area of our lives - this is true of any area. So even when things are looking very black, it's important to try to keep our fears under control, and to bear in mind that what we give out is what we get back.
The Seven of Disks will always indicate tension connected to our material life, whether fleeting or long term. This is another card where it is important to carefully assess what else comes up nearby in order to work out how serious the influence is. Where our own inner fears are causing our problems, we must be prepared to take charge.