I’ve always had a lot of affection for the Queen of Pentacles. I find her earthy and solid approach to life very appealing. She reminds me of the practical woman who deals with crises by picking herself up, dusting herself off and doing what needs to be done. She’s at home in her skin and her space and knows how to take the necessary steps to achieve her goals and manifest her desires. She can also, as suggested by the Bear on the Wildwood Queen of Stones, be fiercely protective of her territory and her young. She will leave you alone as long as you don’t both her but cross her or invade her home turf and you’ll have a fierce battle on your hands. Bears are also known to hibernate during the colder months. In some cases bears give birth while hibernating. This suggests that it is possible to incubate various ideas and projects eventually manifesting them when the time is right, even if I don’t realize it at the time.
I’m interpreting the Queen of Pentacles as a positive omen today for a few reasons. The first is that I’m meeting a friend who happens to be a Virgo and has some pretty powerful Queen of Pentacles energy (very practical, organized and no-nonsense). She’s also treating me to lunch as a birthday gift so she’s the bountiful, beneficent one sharing her gifts. I also happened to get my Gaian Tarot today – a very earthy, full-bodied and realistic deck showing people of all shapes, sizes and colors in setting both natural and beautiful and created by a Capricorn with very strong Queen of Pentacles energy. I manifested the Queen of Pentacles today by shopping at a local green market and just experiencing the gorgeous, rich and earthy aromas as well as enjoying some very earthy humor with one of the vendors. I chose two beautiful heads of lettuce, some rainbow chard and several herbs. I’m actually quite proud of myself because I made my first batch of pesto yesterday – quite a Queen of Pentacles type of thing to do. And tomorrow I want to make some more tasty sauces (like a spicy chimichurri) and toss some fabulous salads. My Capricorn mother is coming up tonight, more Queen of Pentacles energy.
My friend and I also used the Vision spread from Catherine of the Tarot Elements blog to help us work towards manifesting our goals. It was interesting to see what cards we each selected and where there was overlap. In some respects we complement each other and in others we enable. It did allow me to see a snapshot of some things in Tarot form that I knew but preferred to avoid addressing. It also became clear that passion and manifestation are inextricably intertwined for me right now. Whatever I want to manifest in my life must be something about which I am passionate. I also need to take practical, concrete steps to manifest abundance and prosperity in my life. These are things I know and this spread helped me clarify some of the issues that have been preventing me from moving forward. I’ll have to make sure I revisit this reading in the future to ensure I’m moving in the right direction.