The Pentacles represent the physical and material aspects of life, so the Father of Pentacles is someone who has dominion over the material world and through hard work, discipline and a conscientious attitude is able to create wealth, security and stability. This person has reached the pinnacle of prosperity and affluence and consequently is now able to take pride in their achievements and enjoy the luxury, abundance and sensuality derived from the fruits of their labour.
This person is skilled in wealth generation and never misses a business opportunity. The Father of Pentacles is strong and powerful and takes great pride in being an excellent provider who ensures the stability, security and protection of his loved ones.
The more negative aspects of this character which can sometimes be apparent are a tendency to be authoritative, controlling and domineering.
When The Father of Pentacles puts in an appearance it may be an indication that someone with these qualities may enter your life. It can also be a time when you will achieve the best results by incorporating the energies of this card into your projects!
The Mother of Pentacles is the epitome of the Earth Mother, providing caring, nurturing and warm hearted support to her loved ones. Her sense of devotion, and her affectionate, generous nature knows no bounds when it comes to providing a safe, secure and homely haven for her family.
This personality is also quick to assist others, and freely provides love and support where required. Others are often comforted by her presence. She could be your down to earth and practical counsellor, mentor or teacher. One thing’s for sure….she always makes others feel safe and heard, and has a knack for offering sensible, realistic guidance. She is one of those people who seems to instinctively know the right way forward in any situation, and trusts herself and her judgement implicitly.
The Mother of Pentacles could often be described as a domestic goddess too. She has a very sensual, earthy and creative approach …. life tends to blossom in home, family and work life wherever it is touched by this individual.
There are several ways in which you could capitalise on the characteristics of the Mother of Pentacles energy….
•Deal with others, and your present circumstances in a compassionate, nurturing, practical and down to earth way
•Focus on creating a calm and balanced life
•Be resourceful and practical, dealing with issues as they arise and coming up with simple, realistic solutions to fix problems with minimum fuss
There are also a couple of downsides to the qualities of the Mother of Pentacles to be aware of….
•Be careful that you are not sacrificing your own identity, and desires by constantly putting others before yourself and your needs
•Balance in all things is vital; you are just as important as anyone else
Until next week,
It’s probably going to be really difficult to focus on anything for too long this week, as your attention is called to multiple tasks and situations which you must deal with. Instead of trying to do everything at once by multitasking like crazy, if you can, attempt to put your energies into one thing at a time. It’s better to prioritise and do a few things well, rather than flying off at a tangent and not fully completing anything on your to do list. What you fail to accomplish will still be on your schedule for another day….and who knows, maybe some problems will solve themselves so that you are able to strike them off your list!
This weeks card is the Hierophant. It’s not one that usually resonates with me, but I find this interpretation from The Wild Unknown to be a very beautiful image. Often this card has strong associations with organised religion and tradition and if you’re not particularly religious it can be difficult to relate to.
This card however has an image of a crow which speaks to me of magic, wisdom, intuition and the voice of experience. The crow is tweeting so it obviously has something important to relay to us. It could be quite literal; maybe we will read something on Twitter which has a significant message for us this week! I think it’s important to remember with this card that the relevant information is likely to come from an outside source. It could be a mentor, counsellor or teacher, or just as likely it may be a snippet of conversation we overhear, the lyrics of a song on the radio or something we read on a blog at just the right moment.
The crow grasps a large key in her claws which suggests that something vital is about to be unlocked……something of great value which allows you to access new information that has previously been under metaphorical “lock and key”. The penny is about to drop and things fall into place.
The bolt of lightening underlines the fact that this message is likely to be received like a “bolt from the blue” when you least expect it. It is illumination that suddenly becomes available to you in a classic “light bulb” or “ah ha” moment.
So make sure you are alert to all incoming information this week, whatever it’s source. There may be gold and jewels mixed in with the everyday dross!
This weeks randomly drawn card is The Hanged Man, which depicts a bat hanging upside down, protectively cocooned by her shawl like wings, and with eyes glowing like red hot coals in the darkness. When this card turns up it is describing a time when we may feel that we are in limbo or suspense. It can be a period of forced withdrawal and retreat, or we may choose to take some time out to rest and let go, in order to regain our strength before launching ourselves back into the world.
One thing is certain however; we will emerge from this phase of our life seeing things very differently, often gaining wisdom or knowledge and a fresh perspective which can yield unexpected rewards when we again join the melee of our regular life.
The symbolism of the bat used in this card literally flips everything on it’s head, so if you are grappling with a baffling situation try to use this metaphor to see things completely differently to your habitual way of thinking.
If this slow down in your life is enforced rather than chosen it can be frustrating to say the least! Here we have a choice…..either to rail against this time of limbo, being dragged kicking and screaming to a place of surrender and letting go. Or, we could take advantage of the fact that life has slowed down, surrender control, and see what we can learn from looking at everything differently in this topsy turvy world.
Until next week,
This weeks randomly selected card is the Five of Swords depicting an earth worm which has been severed in two….a disturbing and repulsive image in equal measure.
Because swords represent the mind, thoughts and conflict, we can see that this card shows the negative consequences which can result when we become embroiled in power struggles and hostility with others. For me, the phrase which immediately springs to mind is that we may have ‘won the battle but lost the war’. This card can depict a situation where we may want to win at all costs, but end up being the loser because we have alienated and angered others leading to isolation and ostracism. It is vital that we pick our battles and don’t become involved in conflicts simply to get our own way, prove we’re right or because we feel challenged or threatened by another person.
This card symbolises a complete breakdown in communication leading to the severing of ties and relationships. We can also see that the earth worm has been torn asunder; this is not a clean cut but a jagged and messy wound which will take a long time to heal. This is a deep betrayal driven by spite and pettiness leading to loss and defeat. It seems that in our need to win or be right we have become our own worst enemy and quite literally ‘cut off our nose to spite our face’.
The Five of Swords can also point to self destructive behaviour and thoughts. Instead of cutting and aggressive language and communication being directed at another, perhaps we have turned this on ourselves in a self sabotaging, critical diatribe which leaves us cowed and bludgeoned into submission. Examine your self-talk and choices to see if you are indeed betraying yourself and being your own worst enemy.
Something good is heading your way. It’s so near you can almost taste it on the breeze. Ever had that sense of excitement and just known that something awesome was about to happen? The Ace of Cups carries the pure potential and possibility, that is ripe to manifest in the area of love and relationships. This could potentially be what you have been waiting a very long time for.