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Kung Hei Fat Choy! Tarot Card of the Week: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

The Page of Pentacles

Life is a field of unlimited possibilities.

— Deepak Chopra

Once again, the Tarot shares its gift of perfect timing. With the appearance of the Page of Pentacles, we can expect that there will be important news about money, land, investments, and jobs. That’s not such a surprise these days. But I am fascinated by the fact that this week, we celebrate the Lunar New Year, ushering in the Year of the Earth Ox.

In China, the Ox (or Buffalo) is associated with wealth, stamina, patience, determination, stubbornness, hard work and family. Precisely like the Pentacles suit. This will be a time when sustained, mindful effort is absolutely essential. One source describes the Year of the Earth Ox as, “A year [of] strength gathered through unity, harmony, obedience, courage and hard slog.”

The Pages in the Tarot, sometimes depicted as Princesses or even Daughters, are often messengers, or catalysts for change. They may indicate an actual child (male or female), our own “inner child,” or simply a fresh, new perspective. They are open to possibilities and taking risks. With Pentacles being such a steady and grounded suit, risk-taking in this suit is more like a new beginning than impulsiveness.

In the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, the background shows a grove of trees, a newly plowed field, and the Page standing in a meadow of flowers. It would seem that he is in transition, in a period of possibilities.

In the distance the lofty peaks beckon, yet for now, the Page is focused only on his Pentacle Coin, which is almost floating in his hands. Is the coin simply the same color as the sky background, or is it instead transparent? Certainly our current global economic crisis is due, in part, to a lack of transparency and honesty in the wielding of our treasure. It would seem to indicate an auspicious change if we would hold our wealth as the Page does — gently, thoughtfully and with clarity.

Like the Page, this week, focus on your goal, consider carefully what is given to you, and use the Pentacles’ steadfastness and stamina to help you be a wise steward of the abundance around you. It is time to embrace new, fresh approaches.


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  • January 26, 2009, 1:53 pm ARIE

    Hey Beth,

    Reading your posts always fills me with inspiration. It is like breathing fresh oxygen from the mountains.

    The Rune Uruz also stands for Wild Ox. With meanings somewhat similar and deeper.

    The coin reminds me that Imbolc is approaching and that the Goddess Brigit loves coins as offerings. Throwing a wish coin in the well…

    To me it seems that he is offering the coin. About to let it float free in the air as a gift.

    He is also very delicate.

    Warm Hearth

    Arie

  • January 27, 2009, 11:15 am Madeline

    HI BETH OWL– I have been reading your blog,meditating,, and laying low–January /Capricorn time is always my very low time of year–i seem to come out of hibernation just as the first NEW MOON of January comes.. and Aquarian energy revives me.. all your blogs from the last month are awesome and inspirational–I have copied the prayer to the goddess you posted to lay upon my altar.. I have such a full heart about our new leader and his beautiful family–we can all sense something bright and shiny and real coming forth– it’s TIME..

    Wishing you blessings–thank you for your inspirational posts!! The one about LESS is worth re-reading and pondering!!!!!

  • January 28, 2009, 4:15 pm Beth Owl's Daughter

    Thank you both! Blessings of this New Beginning!