Feb 16, 2010

Tarot Tuesday

The Ace of Pentacles, like the Aces of the other suits, is representative of new beginnings, fresh energy, and inspiration. In this case, the pentacles represent the element of earth and therefore symbolize the material world and things associated with matter and the body. Pentacles also represent money and the financial concerns. 

The appearance of this card is usually the sign of a turn for the better in terms of fortune and wealth, and sometimes it can even indicate gifts of money, or inheritance from unexpected sources (the coin appearing from "thin air"). This gift does not necessarily mean money though... any kind of gift that has value to both the giver and the receiver can be indicated by this card.

 In relationship readings, the Ace of Pentacles may refer to wedding rings and proposals of marriage, which may seem out of place in the Pentacles suit until you realize that such proposals are the solid foundation upon which the castles of love must be built.

The Ace  can also represents the fertile soil in which ideas can be planted to grow and mature. This will be a slow growth, as the Pentacles never move at a fast pace but the success of the harvest is practically assured. The only caveat is that the Pentacles suit demands a realistic outlook. If you want to succeed... start now, hard work is the only thing that is going to produce results with the Ace of Pentacles. 

Keep your feet firmly planted in the Earth and let your common sense (and your intuition) guide you to success.

And speaking of material matters....

I've ordered two wonderful new decks this last weekend, the greatly anticipated "Shadowscapes Tarot" by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law which will be sent out the beginning of May and a signed, first edition deck of the Deviant Moon Tarot  by Patrick Valenza, which will be getting mailed to me after he returns from a trip this coming Friday. I'm SO excited! The Deviant Moon is a well spoken of deck and just unique enough to catch my attention...and the "Shadowscapes Tarot"  has been in the making for several years and Stephanie's artwork is simply stunning!