Only when the last tree has died, and the last river been poisoned, and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.
~ Wisdom from the Cree Nation
After a rare visit during the Cancer Full Moon of December, the Knight of Pentacles returns for this week of the Obama inauguration and the Full Leo Moon. For the more in-depth analysis of the Knight’s lessons, please stop by here.
But for this week’s appearance, in honor of today’s holiday and since it’s been such a short time, I’m abbreviating this post somewhat.
During this climactic moment of history, the focus continues to be on the global and national economy, the U.S.’s debt ceiling, and the stalemated war between the two political parties in the United States which is poisoning the public’s good will, prosperity, and faith in the government itself.
The Knight of Pentacles holds his treasure, and makes careful, deliberate choices as to where he will invest. He may not be the fastest rider of the Tarot Knights, but he is the most patient, and his actions are solid, methodical, and for the long term.
This week, under the waxing and fullness of the Moon, we are going to feel the nonconformist visionary influence of the Aquarius Sun directly opposite the proud, individualistic Full Leo Moon. This Knight offers a much-needed grounding, suggesting that despite our rebellious, self-gratifying impulses, we would do well to take care of what is real. He urges us to tend our resources, protect our assets, and use what we have with gratitude and wise stewardship.
Let us take a long, clear look at what is really of value, which is rarely what we are being hustled. Let us learn from the Knight of Pentacles to tend our garden, growing a future that will feed the peaceful well-being of all, especially those yet to come.