Friday, 13 July 2012
Don't these cards simply light up a reading? One of the reasons I like [well done] pip decks is due to how a dominant suit can be instantly recognised in a reading. A lot of scenic minors can not always manage that. Here, you can see the wash of green on the left, which lends itself to the suit of Pentacles. What I first found interesting is how the Prince (or Knight) of Pentacles in the centre juggles those same three disks we can see in the Three of Pentacles at the top left. That's got to mean something, right? I'd say he is mastering his working life at the moment and is exercising control over it nicely. Besides, look at his horse. It's simply grazing in the background, suggesting that all is okay. He keeps his eyes on the spheres. This is the kind of guy who stays concentrated and involved in his work. It might make him a bit dull at times, but you know you can depend on him.
Looking at the three green cards, I think they relate to my being dependable and able to step in and keep those pentacles in the air. I have been voluntarily attending the gallery to help out a friend, and right now, this is more relevant than when we started some weeks ago. She heard that her 18 year old nephew had died at the end of last week and his funeral was today. The Six of Pentacles is about helping others out when we can and accepting help when we need it. I see the prince in the centre as myself, stepping in and juggling all that needs to be done at the gallery while she is amongst such extreme grief. The work that I do with these friends is often about covering each others backs and supporting each other through the process. It is more often about team work (my word for the Three of Pentacles) than anything else. We have our private view tomorrow, so I think these cards will continue to play out their parts until the end of the weekend.
The 10 of Wands sits at the top of this reading, suggesting burn-out and burden. I guess it isn't difficult for me to wonder if this is a wash of fatigue. It's warmth sets over the spread like a sunset, laying energy to rest. I am not entirely sure what the High Priestess is referring to just yet, but I will use her as a reminder to lean on my intuition.
I have had a quiet day today. While my boyfriend's mother is away, I seem to have taken her place. His sister came around for coffee this morning and then we went out clothes shopping and had some lunch. I started to fade around midday, so when I got back, I took advantage of having the house to myself by having a nap. I don't feel so guilty about doing that when there is nobody else about.
My boyfriend is cooking dinner and we have another quiet evening ahead of us. A couple of our friends are going out and hitting the pubs to watch bands, but I declined their invitation. It's just not what we need at the moment. It's been over two months since I have touched alcohol and I like it. We started watching a two-part drama last night and will watch the second episode tonight. Maybe it's a bit of a dull option, like the Prince of Pentacles, but it will allow us to be up earlyish tomorrow, before driving down to the gallery. You can depend on these quiet kind of nights. This reading seems to be hinged on the prince's ability to get on with things and keep those pentacles spinning.
Illustrations from The Path Finder's Tarot by Sylvie Daigneault