You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.
~ Maya Angelou
My goodness! Here is a card we haven’t seen since 2008! In this week of the New Moon in Her home sign of Cancer, we welcome the Queen of Pentacles!
Pentacles, of course, are Earth energy: money, career, health, practical matters, and the physical, material realm. And we have a Court card – which can be challenging because the Courts can either be an actual person we know (we ourselves, or someone else), or they might indicate a particular kind of energy being brought to bear.
The Queens of the Tarot are, to me, Priestesses, Mothers, and Goddess energy. Rather than the hierarchical power–over of the Kings, they teach us the nurturing power from within.
The Queen of Pentacles is a woman who is materially secure, even wealthy. She has a great appreciation of beautiful objects, home, and creature comforts.
She holds the Pentacle gently but firmly on her lap, knowing that there is no disconnect between the material and the spiritual, for to be fully alive is wealth beyond imagination. She knows she is the steward, not the possessor, of her prosperity.
Her throne is outdoors, beneath a rose arbor. It is carved with the symbols of Capricorn, and she is surrounded with vines and flowers; there are also mountains and rivers (or lakes) in the background.
The Queen suggests that there is that there is no such thing as lack to those who are open to the flow of magic that is the life force itself. Her gifts include robust health, vitality, and sexuality. The magical hare in the foreground indicates fertility and good fortune.
All of Nature is her treasure. She may be a splendid gardener, cook, mechanic, herbalist, animal caretaker, or environmental guardian. She is a trusted guide for appreciating what is sacred in the “mundane.” She is your favorite Earth Mother, nurturer, wealth maker, and skillful pragmatist.
In what ways do you need to address matters of down-to-earth importance? Are you facing any sorts of health issues or financial concerns?
The Queen offers reassurance that you are meant to be happy, healthy, and content. If you are dealing with job, home, illness, or other practical concerns, she can help.
This week’s New Moon offers a beautiful moment of magic for such matters, since it is in the sign of Cancer. Nurturing, nest-making, family wealth and health, and all that is needed for comfort and security are woven into its energy.
Plant your wishes on this New Moon, if you wish to enhance these aspects of your life, with the Queen of Pentacles presiding.
She reminds us that magic is everywhere, and there can be plenty for all. The politics of inadequacy, stinginess, and competition is an illusion, created by those who would hold all the power.
When you are in love with your life, there is no lack. Gratitude begets abundance. Money is not the goal, joy in what you do and share is the source of wealth.
Let Nature shower you with blessings this week; like the Queen, let your throne be, not in some dreary castle, but in the meadows and forests.
May the rich bounty of the Summer’s ripeness fill your heart, and so it shall fill your practical needs as well.