My card of the day is drawn from one of my own treasured decks; my interpretation is drawn from my intuition and from my many years of experience as a professional tarot reader. Each time I read in this way, I add to my own experience of the arcana, the journey is evolutionary. Perhaps my reflections will add something to your own understanding.
King Pentacles sits, majestic and completely at ease in his world of green
His oneness with nature is reflected in his clothing, also green. His throne is part of an ancient tree – he seems almost part of it – perhaps he is part tree, part man.
Around him stand beautiful crystals, still in the earth from which they have grown. The king of earthly abundance takes only from the earth that which he needs, he is not wasteful although his world overflows with bounty.
He wears a simple crown of antlers and greenery, his royal sceptre a glowing crystal point atop a simple wooden staff.
He is the High King of the Minor Arcana; he represents both prosperity and wisdom. He has worked through the challenges of youth, the fire of his passions, his heartbreaks and rejoicings and now he comes to the winter of his life, serene, aware, comfortable in his own skin, one with his earthly relations.
In our earthly race towards achievement, we tend to measure success in terms of financial wealth. We are taught that Pentacles represent money, and indeed they may – at times – do just that.
But they are more than that, for there are many ways to be prosperous and sometimes the simple things are – truly – the most important.
In what way can you appreciate the abundance in your life today?
For surely, if we are healthy, loved and have a place of rest and warmth, then we are rich indeed.
Mitakuye Oyasin – We Are All Related