Sunday, November 26, 2006


TODAY'S CARD IS The Ten of Pentacles. This version is from Stone Riley's Simple Tarot.*

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

THE TEN OF PENTACLES: I'm preparing to review Stone Riley's "Magic Mirror Tarot" which is a double deck set, made of the Simple Tarot (see mini-review below in this post) and The Spirit Hill Tarot (see my review here). In going through the Simple Tarot just now I was especially struck by his Ten of Pentacles. It set off a lot of responses, including the meaning I offer below in which I mention a hermit crab.

DIFFERENT OR LESS COMMON, EVEN QUIRKY MEANINGS FOR THE TEN OF PENTACLES (i.e. the below is not intended to be an exhaustive exploration of this card; a quick google will produce a wider variety of takes should you not be familiar with this card):

Restrictive times, e.g. tight budget.

What you expect to come to you may not.

Don't buy this boredom or lassitude. It's a sign that new creative energy is about to emerge. Be open and willing to respond when it does.

Don't let the form you acquired in your current struggles continue to define you. Like a hermit crab who's outgrown its shell, shed it and allow a new form to develop.

There are implications beyond the completion that is upon you that you cannot see. Be prepared for surprises.

Celebrate where you came from and the gifts that were given to you both of nature and nurture.

You have accomplished a great deal. If you find yourself focussing on fear of losing it, it may be time to challenge yourself with something new.

There will always be community around us: helpful and not, fitting and not. Renewing and unchanging Spirit lies within and beyond these ties.

*MINI-REVIEW ALERT: I will go into the Simple Tarot at greater length and share more cards from it when I review Stone's Magic Mirror Tarot here in the future. However I do want to say it's an intriguing deck. The simple and varied black and white drawings are extremely evocative, and the words on each card are thought provoking. These cards offer uncomplicated doorways onto profound depths.

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

‘til next time, keep honoring the gifts of nature and nurture, and enjoying The Tarot,


[aka: Patricia Kelly]

****If you wish to copy or use any of my writing, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”)**** SEE ALSO: Roswila’s Dream & Poetry Realm for some articles about Tarot.****



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