Anonymous asks: “Why are they keeping me locked in place? Thanks.”
The Bosch Tarot answers: Knight of Chalices.
Because you are an intermediary they cannot replace. Your role in relation to them makes what they do easier for them because you essentially translate something difficult into something not so difficult. For them. The price you are paying, however, may not be equal to what you are being paid, regardless of the currencies used in this exchange. You have to sit down and ask yourself if your position there is literally worth the trouble, or if it is time to make your position less difficult for you.