Here we have a young fellow sitting in meditation under a tree (which reminds us of another young fellow ages ago who sat under a tree to receive enlightenment). The leaves of the tree seem to be pointing down to where he sits in a posture of defiance. His arms are not in the customary openness we are used to seeing in meditators. They are folded across his chest as if to protect his heart from opening. He gazes down and whether or not he is in deep meditation, we feel he does not “see” the divine hand shrouded in the heavenly clouds which offers him a beautiful golden cup. Where are your wishes coming from? Are they divinely inspired? Do you believe that goodness is yours? Are you opening yourself to the goodness which is yours? Or do you hold yourself in doubt and fear, resisting to look upwards in yourself? There is much sorrow and devastation in the world right now. We are called more strongly to hold ourselves in the light and like this young man relax our arms, open our heart path; perhaps we will witness and take hold of the offered cup and drink its goodness. And would this usher in a life of abundance where cups abound? For we can see there are three others standing in readiness for acceptance and exaltation.
Ouch! It’s painful to see the Magician on his head so to speak. If you’re feeling thwarted this week and none of those resources usually at your fingertips are present or coming together to aid you in your creative pursuits, well then perhaps this is how the Magician Reversed plays out. However, even though the cup, pentacle, sword and wand fall from their place on his work-table, the Magician continues to point towards heaven and earth aligning his energy as a connector between the divine and the world. The Magician knows how to use the world to manifest spiritual intentions. We see this connection as everlasting although this week there might be a minor setback in the manifestation flow. Some meditation perhaps is warranted to center oneself and focus on intentions to prepare for the time when manifestation comes more easily. Self-alignment is the key this week. Have a good one!
A young man clad in workman’s clothing leans on his hoe and looks wistfully upon his abundant crop resplendent with gold coins. Seven is a highly spiritual number, considered by many to be the bridge between the troubles of six and the solutions of eight. Pentacles is about as earthy and material-minded as you can get. We feel the fellow here is meditating and perhaps enjoying the results of his diligent labor. He takes a moment to appreciate his bounty. You may recall that last week’s card, the reversed Page of Pentacles, seemed to suggest a delay in new opportunities with a nod to giving attention to projects already in motion. This week we pause to assess and evaluate the accomplishments before we plot our way forward.