Nov 10, 2009

Tarot Tuesday

When I first started out learning to read the tarot, I almost always relied on the LWB (little white book) that comes with (whatever) deck I was using. Later, I learned to trust in myself a bit more and started "going with my gut" which usually turned out to be more appropriate for the situation than the LWB was. I began take the advice of many seasoned readers and kept a notebook with my observations of the cards and a few simple spreads...I now give this advice to anyone just starting out.

Aces, I learned, are about beginnings and Pentacles stood for material things such as financial issues and material goods. Just for grins and giggles, I picked up the LWB for The Universal Waite deck (which I'm going to be using for a while as my daily deck and for Tarot Tuesdays) and read what keywords it had for the Ace of Pentacles. It read: perfection; attainment; prosperity; felicity; bliss; valuable coins or artifacts; treasures and the combination of material and spiritual riches...Wow, that's heavy!

Although the keywords from the LWB are a general idea to start with when learning,  it's been my experience that the Ace of Pentacles,( like the Aces of the other suits)  represents  new beginnings, fresh energy and inspiration. and  symbolize the material world and things associated with matter and the body... (they also represent money and  financial concerns) and therefore a deeper meaning can be attributed than just single words such as riches, treasure, bliss or gold. To me, it is a progression... starting  from... 1.  having a  desire or need (Cups) 2. the need becomes an idea or concept (Swords) 3. then the idea is put into action (Wands) 4. and with the action, you then begin experiencing the end result (Pentacles.)

The Ace of Pentacles can be an indication that you will be able to make your dreams real. Your ideas can now be turned into something tangible.  Maybe that funding that you needed will be available for you to get your ideas off the ground. Now may be the time to tap into the material force of the Ace of Pentacles and  have all your ideas  succeed.


Anonymous said...

Lizzie - this is perfect! I've tried to read tarot for many years and know that there is a block - cannot seem to figure out what. Anyway, your insight is the jump start I needed. Can you share more about how you journaled?
Thanks! =) *hugs*

Rue said...

I'm glad you mentioned that you don't always go by the book - I really feel drawn to certain meanings in certain decks I have, and they don't always jive completely with the book meanings. It's nice to know that intuitive reading is just as valid as going by the LWB!