Although reversals usually indicate blocks and adverse movement, when the Five of Pentacles appears in a reversed position we rejoice because we know we are moving out of victim consciousness and spiritual poverty. The two beggars are upside down and have no where to look but at the brightly lit pentacles in the stained glass windows of the church. The pentacles certainly catch our eye much more in this position than in their background spot when the card is upright. These symbolize resources–financial, inner, any kind that lead to a change in fortune, whether internal such as self-worth or outer such as new job, etc. A perfect card to appear on this week of Thanksgiving where we acknowledge our gratitude for all our blessings.
There’s no doubt about it, things are lining up for a big success. The fellow in the picture is smiling as he sits on a wooden bench with arms akimbo in front of a blue curtained platform on which a line of nine beautiful golden cups stand. All is illuminated and there is a feeling of comfort and satisfaction from the fulfillment of wishes. This is why the nine of cups is often called the wish card and so perhaps there is a happy alignment in areas of your life and you are enjoying a moment of bliss. Yes, you can relish this delightful confluence of happiness. Take stock of this feeling and anchor it in an expression of gratitude. You will want to remember it when the pendulum swings the other way.
Isn’t she lovely this blonde goddess pouring water? She is the hope we long for, the inspiration that follows the long dark night. Eight stars including one golden magnificent bright light illuminate this peaceful scene of refreshment and solace.
Did you know we are all made of stardust? Therefore we all have the capacity to endure the troubles and find ourselves on the other side with grace and gratitude. This is a perfect place to be as we celebrate the upcoming holidays of light and rebirth with messages of hope and inspiration for all. Namaste.