Wednesday, June 21, 2006


TODAY'S CARD is The Five of Pentacles. This version is from the new deck in progress, The Philospher's Stone, by Simon Christopher.

For comparison, here's The Five of Pentacles in the Rider/ Waite/ Smith deck:

THE FIVE OF PENTACLES: As someone who is largely an "outsider," and definitely an Urban Hermit, I've always identified a bit with this card. Also having had my share of financial woes over the years, and spiritual struggles, this card tends to resonate for me. Actually, all the Tarot cards move me deeply. Some just seem to do it a bit more persistently. :-)


I find that fives in general in the Tarot have a sense of "separating one's self from the herd." E.g., during times of emotional and psychological growth, especially in the sword and pentacle fives.

Literal cold weather/temperatures -- this card showed just before my apartment heating system kept breaking down; or metaphorical cold -- feeling "left out in the cold" by a situation/person.

Something in your life needs attention or repair very badly.

Feeling like a failure. Therefore, maybe also afraid of retribution or longing for forgiveness.

Fear of always being the outsider, of being too different or too much.

Get out of your home and be physically active.

Get outside yourself and be more social; share what you have with others.

You feel like an outsider in this situation because you don't belong in it. It's neither healthy nor right for who you are, no matter how much you may want it.

You are meant to be an "outsider," though not ungiving. It is how you gain your unique and valuable view of things.

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Resource: Tarot Meditations. When I was teaching Tarot I always urged meditating on the cards. This site has some good ones for selected cards, though you need not follow an established format to mediate on a card. You can simply gaze at it and be aware of your inner responses. However, a predefined structure definitely has its merits, too.

Please see the top of the sidebar for my background with the Tarot and a recommendation to beginners.

‘til next time, keep honoring your uniqueness and enjoying The Tarot,


[aka: Patricia Kelly]

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