Hors de Combat | The Queen of Pentacles

Published by Alison Cross on

I have been under the weather with the Noro Virus and it has been ghastly.  I freely admit to being a bit of a drama queen, but honestly I hate not knowing which end of my body to drape pathetically over the loo.

It is on the way OUT – if you catch my meaningful drift – so I thought I would take a look at a suitable Tarot Court to help get me back on track.

Because it’s a health issue, I’m choosing from the Pentacles family.

I’m going to go for the Queen of Pentacles because I am feeling pretty sorry for myself and want to some ideas about how best to look after myself.  The Queens are all about nurturing, so the Queen of Pents should be the very gal to help me out.

I’m using the Queen of Pents from my new Tarot from Alexander Daniloff.  Which I am luffing to DEATH.

Here she is:

All the Queens are presented in this ‘gallery’ format.  I hope to be able to show you the Court Cards very soon so that you too can marvel at their sheer AWESOMENESS πŸ™‚

Anyway, let’s take a better look at her.  I am loving her earthy colours and her bountiful fruit – pears and grapes, two of my favourites.  She looks relaxed and comfortable in her environment, with her hand lightly placed upon her Pentacle (which looks like a globe here), so she rules her world with a light and tender touch.  She has luxurious clothes on too…. that appeals to the Leo in me like you wouldn’t believe!

So how can she help me with my health?

Why not try upping my fruit intake?
Relax a little more?
Treat my ‘world’ (in this case my body) with a light and tender touch – massage?
Get out of my slobby ‘sick clothes’ and into nicer stuff.

Would adding an Oracle card or two bring any further information that I could use?

Delving into my Dreaming in Colour deck by Mindy Somers (my favourite for this kind of exercise), I drew the Power card.  I like how the colours are sympathetic to the Queen of Pentacles shades.

Maybe I could try some orange/bronze shades to make myself look a bit less corpse-like?

And of course POWER.  I am loving the whirling spiral as it rises from the bottom of the card to the top.  This is exactly what I need to do –  I really need to be getting out and about again as I’ve hardly crossed the threshold since Saturday night.  I also acknowledge that if I was a bit more active, maybe I wouldn’t be so laid low with this?  In my house I am notoriously sedentary.  My son did a portrait of me and it was basically the back of my head, sitting at the computer. I know.  Scary.

I don’t want you to get sick of seeing the same sorts of cards on here, so let’s expand our horizon and end with a different Oracle card.  This one is from the Celtic Animal Oracle by Anna Franklin.

He’s BADGER!  I love badgers and the keywords for this card are Tenacity, Strength and Defence – which are appropriate!

Badger urges me to look after my home, my world, to be strong ….. and to infect cattle with TB πŸ˜€

What do you think of these cards? Do you have a spread or a card that you refer to when you’re feeling below par?

Alison Cross

The Tarot's Court Cards are my specialist area.Β  They talk to me. Not LITERALLY though ....


Inner Whispers · 19th November 2012 at 4:34 pm

Sorry to hear you've been so unwell. Still, with that lovely Queen of Pents energy you should soon be up and at them again. I'd never thought of drawing a card for how to look after myself when I'm poorly, but it's a nice idea πŸ™‚ Hope the upped fruit intake helped!

Ruth · 15th November 2012 at 10:05 pm

I wish you a speedy recovery Ali! I had to google Noro, i didn't know what it was… I hope it's gone asap! Btw, to me, for some reason – QoP is homemade, cooked food – and especially … soups πŸ˜‰ xxxx

Bonnie Cehovet · 15th November 2012 at 10:47 am

Ali –

Loved this post!I like taking cards from other sources to add to a reading myself.Sending good thoughts to you feeling better soonest! I know the feeling of going from "sick cloths" to something nicer!

    alisoncross · 15th November 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Feeling much better, thanks Bonnie! It's fun to mix it up, isn't it?

    Ali x

Vivianne · 14th November 2012 at 3:05 pm

LOL don't fall for the farmers' tripe about bovine TB πŸ™‚ And the cards are most appropriate: shall you actually do as they advise ? πŸ˜‰

    alisoncross · 15th November 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I am certainly trying today – got my war paint on, quite a lot of orange in my clothing (yes, I haz no taste) and am shortly to head out to co-op for froot.

    So looking more Queen of Pents today than 5 of Pents (yesterday) or Death (Sunday morning)

    Ali x

Bonkers · 14th November 2012 at 1:14 pm

a very very lovely queen card indeed.
do hope you feel better soon!

    alisoncross · 15th November 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Thank you – am feeling much better now πŸ™‚

    Ali x

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