It was time…
Tarot entered my mind and I knew I would draw card within a few days. I waited for my emotions to be neutral and relaxed, as to not absorb the deck with negative feelings. I waited until I was calm, until I felt at peace, and then it was time…
I cleared the deck and asked for guidance and protection. I thanked the cards and spirits for their wisdom and their help in my journey. I was ready to shuffle, but right away three cards jumped out of the deck. Normally a sign, I would have kept a singular card as a message that it was the one card meant to reveal itself. But it as three cards and I didn’t make the connection. I only saw the queen of pentacles and added the cards back to the deck. I didn’t think to keep the card, or to look at the others, which I wished I had, and merely thought that the incident was due to clumsy shuffling. Ive should have known better, but I didn’t. After a little while I felt that I was done shuffling and placed the deck right in front of me. I’ve never done this before, but I rested my hand on top of the deck. With my eyes closed I paused for a moment as if I was attempting to bring the right card to the surface. If such thing was possible, I was doing it with the energy of my hand, while preparing myself to receive guidance. I grabbed the top card and slowly turned it over. Once again the queen of pentacles came to greet me and found her way back to me. It was meant to be for this card to come through and perhaps my shuffling clumsiness was no accident. The card had literally jumped out of the deck and found a way to make a second appearance. For sure with a message to embrace in all detail.
And so the research began…
“Let your inner light be reflected in the outer world: loveliness is next to godliness”
Core meaning: Someone who supports and nurtures the physical world, resources and finances
The queen of pentacles is a court card, which does not represent events or situations, but people. It could be in regards to yourself or other people involved or affecting the question. Queens can be like finding a fairy godmother, literally wanting to help you and offer their guidance or become your enemy if not given the right respect. I wasn’t worried of the card/message becoming an enemy. I had more than enough respect for the wisdom they bring and my wish was to receive guidance and protection. I had made my intentions clear.
Pentacles have been a symbol that has been around for hundreds of years, perhaps even longer. It is often associated with Wicca, tarot cards, and various other New Pagan beliefs and technologies. Pentacles can have a wide range as well including protection and spirit summoning. Within tarot, the pentacle represents either the element Earth or can have a more divine meaning, representing spiritual faith and beliefs. It is believed that pentacles are positive or neutral. A pentacle can represent a magical shield, a belt buckle for protection or a patch over the breast. A pentacle can also be a seal for various rituals and invocations. A pentacle is a symbol that represents Earth, Air, Fire, Water at each of its five points and the spirit as the center.
The queen of pentacles is a very motherly card, expressing practical energy. She is the original earth mother. She shows her love for others by cooking, cleaning, keeping a warm and inviting home and bringing in a decent income to support the family financially. Alternatively, she may represent a part of yourself, particularly if you’re investing a lot of yourself into nurturing and caring for others and creating an established and comfortable lifestyle. The queen of pentacles suggests that it is important to you that you are able to live independently, with a stable income and with enough time and space to also nurture your family and loved ones. You may be trying to create a better balance between your home and work life’s given it your all in both domains and trying not to compensate one for the other at the same time, you’re also able to find time to invest in yourself and ensure did you have enough “me” time in between all of your other commitments.
This queen asked you to maintain a compassionate, nurturing, practical and down to earth attitude when it comes to dealing with others and your present circumstances. You need to focus on creating a calm and balanced life for yourself. You need to be resourceful and practical, dealing with issues as they arise and coming up with realistic and simple solutions that fix the problem with minimal fuss. The queen of pentacles is also able to find a use for everything in the home and is very handy and versatile.
She definitely knows the finer things of life and can recognize true quality at twenty paces. Whether it is satin that flows like liquid gold or wood polished so high that it looks like glass, she loves things that shine and glow. But she’s a woman of pentacles, so it had better be functional and comfortable as well as beautiful. If those to die for shoes pinch her toes, they’re merely ridiculous excuses for shoes. Truly luxurious shoes are art and craft, architecture and style, engineered to support the foot as well as show off a pretty ankle.
The queen of pentacles knows how to make a room look its best, how to plan the perfect dinner party, and how to make anything better with practically nothing. Making things be the best they can possibly be is not a matter of layering more and more on top of something. It is a matter of releasing a thing’s inner shine. That shine is really the part of the divine that dwells within. That is her best beauty secret, showcase your inner divine and you will be the most beautiful ever. Anything you add to something, or to yourself, should be like a frame to a piece of art, a way of highlighting and showcasing. She fancies herself a little like Michelangelo, you simply chip away what isn’t essential and what is left is perfect. Perfection can be unadorned, elegant or can be positively rococo, she never limits the possibilities of beauty or the divine. Dance with this queen and you’ll be swept away by the finest music in the arms of the loveliest woman in the most comfortable room in the world. Release yourself into her arms and you will understand that the dance between the physical and the spiritual is indeed the great dance of life.
I think this card beautifully sums up my journey so far and acknowledges the struggles, as well as highlights the successes I have found along the way. It speaks to my core to see beauty in everything and to create a sanctuary with practically nothing. To incorporate all elements, but mainly stay grounded within Mother Earth. The queen of pentacles reminds me to continue to chip away by removing the layers. Less is more and my true freedom and independence lives within that concept. I have enjoyed the finer things of life and have attained enough financial security to allow this extended stay to care for Mom, but I’m not held a prisoner in the means of competing for status. Like the queen of pentacles I’m versatile…dressing in satin, all glamorous one day, while being wild and free, riding my motorcycle the next.