Three of Mavhele (Coins) Growth through Unity


iTongo Tarot CardOur card this week the three of Mavhele/Coins/Earth reminds us of unity, body, mind and spirit. Past, present and future. Its about being one with all that we are. Recognising that there is an interconnection and coherence between all things. We are where we are because of our past. We make choices in the present that determine our future.

Planning and preparation brings the competence needed to meet our goals and finding harmony within and then between others. Working together as a team creates powerful results. This is a good week to focus on group actions. Whether it’s at work being an integral part of a team, on the sports field or within your family unit. Together, you can do it!

This 3 is a positive card and works well with career questions. This is the time to evaluate your position, are you happy, fulfilled, successful? What more can you do to make your career work for you? You know that your colleagues appreciate the effort you put in. You are a team player, but sometimes you feel that you need to fast track that promotion. You don’t need to stop what you are doing and start again, what you need to do now is finesse.

The same would apply to those that are seeking work. Think laterally, what skills do you have and how can you apply them to the positions being offered. Take an accountant, its not just crunching the numbers, its also about projections, futures and management.

If you need to brush up on your talents or skills, then this is the week to book that course, read more or practice. You may even be called upon to assist or work on a new project – whatever happens be prepared to shine. What you are putting into process now has long term rewards. Your efforts are recognised and there is a sense of satisfaction of ‘a job well done’.

Business opportunities or profitable ventures seem to be around in abundance this week. Grab those opportunities with both hands. Your financial affairs will blossom. Just remember that you can’t do this alone, so ask for help or help someone else. You are all working towards a common goal. Success! Bliss!

On a spiritual level we work with the Trinity, the father, the son and the holy spirit. All are distinct yet all are one – substance, essence and nature. The Triad of heaven-human-earth.

Ask yourself what is your Divine within. Are you taking care of your body? Eating healthy, exercising? How are you stimulating your mind? Learning growing, being curious? How are you taking care of spirit? Prayer, meditation? We have to treat each of the aspects of self as a whole. No point working out and developing physical muscles, we have to work our brain and our soul. It all fits together, as a team, in unity. One without the other and you could find yourself going around in circles – the objective is to keep moving forward. The three principles of growth are 1. The initiation (of thought/inspiration) 2. The Germination/Gestation (the process of development and growth) and 3. The fruitfulness (the result, the prize, the achievement) its about imagination meeting opportunity to create a result.

Thinking about getting married or renewing vows? This is a good week to focus on your personal relationships. Pop the question, your loved one is likely to say yes. Three is also the energy of the ‘creative’ and one surprise could be pregnancy. Just experience the joy of being alive and the people in your life. This is a period of increase and expansion, don’t hold yourself back, go for the brass ring. In fact go for GOLD!

Create or attend celebrations and gatherings. Accept every invitation. Nothing happening … then make something happen. Invite friends over, share your bounty. Take cake to the office. Have fun, share the goodwill and excel.

iTongo Legend

Marriages are only concluded between members of different clans that are between individuals who do not have the same clan name. However, a man may marry a woman from the same family as his paternal grandmother.

The prospective bride is kept secluded for two weeks before the wedding in a specially made structure in her parents’ house, to shield her from men’s eyes. When she emerges from her seclusion, she is wrapped in a blanket and covered by an umbrella that is held for her by a younger girl who also attends to her other needs.

Ndebele women traditionally adorn themselves with a variety of ornaments, each symbolising their status in society.

On her wedding day, the bride is given a marriage blanket (nguba), which she will adorn with beadwork to record significant events throughout her lifetime. After marriage, a wife’s dress becomes increasingly elaborate and spectacular, and she covers her head out of respect for her husband. The head coverings range from simple beaded bands to elaborate headdresses (amacubi).

After the wedding, the couple live in the area belonging to the husband’s clan. Women retain the clan name of their fathers but children born of the marriage take their father’s clan name.

To mark the birth of the first child, a married woman may wear a five-fingered apron (an ijogolo).

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