Well, we’ve finished our journey through the suit of Feathers, or Swords. And with the winter solstice (in the northern hemisphere) and our ingress to Capricorn just past, I thought I’d turn my attention to the suit of Pentacles – or Coins, in the Margarete Petersen deck.
What do we associate with this suit? We’re in the element of Earth, so the practical, down-to-earth affairs that matter to us. The things that bring us a sense of security and comfort. Work - the ability to earn enough to keep us warm, dry and fed. That leads us to the idea of wealth, not only in monetary terms but also in terms of our personal resources - not to mention spiritual ones. Our health is also covered by the Pentacles/Coins – our physical well-being affects our comfort and sense of stability.
|Ace of Coins (trimmed): ©Margarete Petersen
Here’s the Ace of Coins. I see a seed in the centre of image, protected by the coiled serpent. The coils of the serpent hold energy – like a seed, it’s just starting to warm up before it begins to move. New growth, beginnings,… What better card to see on this day of exchanging gifts? Merry Christmas!
Continuing with the haiku...
Earth full of promise
Ready to take root.
Margarete Petersen Tarot, AGM-URANIA, 2004