Monday, 8 October 2012

Welcome | The Queen of Pentacles

This post is a little bit late, but I wanted to include it even though the full moon was last weekend.  I got caught up in posting the Lenny Oracle stuff and the gorgeous Page of Swords from Alexander Daniloff's Tarot.

Anyway, here's the post:

It was a glorious full moon here at the weekend and I felt EXACTLY in the right frame of mind for my regular draw to see whose energies will assist me towards the dark moon in a couple of weeks time.

I used the Rider Waite Smith deck (because, let's face it - it's a great Comfy Slippers deck!)  and welcomed the Queen of Pentacles to my life.  At least for the next little while.

While I like the practical nature of this Queen, it's more about appreciating it in other people rather than myself.  I am so NOT the Queen of Pentacles.  She's organised and nurturing.  I'll tell you how nurturing *I* am.  I abandoned my tomato plants a fortnight ago.  Just abandoned them.  Shut up the polytunnel and forgot about them because they were 12" tall, devoid of tomatoes and USELESS.  A bit like Kim Kardashian.



Y'see? I'm not the Queen of Pentacles.

The Queen of Pentacles would cook a really good meal every night.  I do buy cookery books and fantasise about cooking the food within the glossy pages, but in real life?  In real life, I tend to open packets of filled pasta and boil them to death for 5 minutes before dishing up to my very own Page of Cups.  This immediately turns him into the Page of Swords.

The Queen looks caring.  She holds her Pentacle gently and with love, as if it was precious and fragile. Which, of course, life is.  She sees life.  She sees life in the manner of the big blue princess in Avatar tells the small damaged human in her arms 'I see you.'

I have no recollection of this song in the film at all, do you remember it?!





But how often to we really SEE something?  We LOOK at plenty of stuff.  Often on facebook.  But we don't actually SEE it for what it is.  In real life.

'I see you' is a Native American greeting.  I read that somewhere. To see another is to honour their existence.

I know.  I am being deep.


Namaste carries the same sort of meaning.  I found this quote at wisdom quotes 

"Namaste. I honour the place in your where the entire universe resides... a place of light, of love, of truth, of peace, of wisdom. I honour the place in you where when you are in that place and I am in that place there is only one of us."
Mohandas K. Gandhi
Isn't that beautiful?


So let the Queen of Pentacles inform your relationship with the Other:  see it, honour it, attend to it fully.  And THEN go on to facebook :-)

Let me know how she materialises in your life over the next week or so :-)

8 comments:

  1. You forgot to mention that this Queen is the type that cleans her skirting boards ...

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    1. Yeah - I don't do that either....... if you DO do this, we may have to end our friendship yanno :-D

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    2. I refuse to answer that on the grounds that it might incriminate me or you might kill me..... :-D

      Ali x

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  2. I've had a Q of P week already - the nurturing was mostly expended on the bread dough :)

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    1. *jealous face* I'm thinking about signing up for a day's bread-making course, for Hestia, of course. She needs all the Queen of Pentacles help she can get :-D

      Ali x

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  3. There's a book called Goddesses in Everywoman by Jean Shinoda-Bolen. One of the things that most struck me was her saying that particular situations draw archetypal energy from us. I definitely find that: it's easier to be all Queen of Pentacles-y when you have a young child, for example, or a cute animal, who let you know what they want, and who delight in the simple pleasures of life. Reminds us to do the same :)

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    1. I must take a look at that book. I have one of hers - Crossing to Avalon. Thanks for the heads-up on that, Chloe!

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