Go ahead, this week take a bow. Like the champion atop his white horse with a victor’s wreath around his head and staff, you have the crowd behind you supporting your victory lap. Facing the future all is well as you ride the wave of the crowd’s adulation. The white horse looks to us with a knowing eye. Victory must be seized for the moment before the tide changes as it inevitably will.
A woman of authority comes into your life this week. She is blunt, she is fair, her truth cuts like a knife but she is always for the good and her emblems include butterflies, angels and clouds (the stuff of ideas and thoughts). You might not like what you hear but try to listen with an open heart and be grateful that someone is willing to risk discomfort for telling you the truth. Perhaps this queen is you. If so, remember the action of your outstretched left hand which adds mercy to the resolute judgement of the upright sword.
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.
Although opportunities might be stagnant this week, like that brilliant young person who promised to show up with a new way to work your computer has gone missing, don’t despair. There’s a lot of illumination despite the reversal. Perhaps the time is better spent working on projects that are already in flow. Or perhaps it is necessary to dig into what’s holding you back from receiving the abundance that is yours. New offerings are around, just not coming into view just yet. Keep an open mind and look for the green of abundance and the light of creativity.
This week may be a quiet week for you socially. You’re content to stay at home, read a book, maybe do some meditation to connect to your inner self. The queen of wands, normally independent, courageous and passionate, is reversed, upside down so the energies are internalized. It’s not so much about being an extrovert as it is stoking the fires from within. The mischievous black cat who usually sits at the foot of the queen now takes center stage by popping into the picture at top. Who can ever tell what lies ahead. Be receptive to magic at this time.
Your creative juices are flowing and the seeds you have sown are ready for harvest. Drawing on the energy of the Empress who sits on her luxurious divan in the midst of a wheat field you trust in your nurturing and loving spirit that embraces the life-force found in everything. As you are in tune with your divinity and the positive energy of source within you can’t help but create in a positive flow. Honor nature, beauty and the impulse to create. This is the spirit of the times.
What a dismal scene. A man and a woman are walking in a snowstorm. His legs are bandaged and he uses crutches. She is barefoot in the snow wrapped in a cloak. Her gaze is downcast, he looks up to the heavens as if to say, “Why me?” Each despairs of their condition which is abject poverty. So engrossed in their unhappy and hopeless situation are they that neither notices the bright lights coming from the pentacles (gold coins) depicted in the stained glass windows in the church to their left. It is a cautionary tale, one that messages the mistake of too much attention to the problem rather than solution. If we keep our heads buried in the circumstances of our despair we will miss the signs of hope and help. Look to the light…always.