THE THREE OF PENTACLES in The Red Sunlight Tarot on Roswila's Birthday
Today’s my birthday. In the Tarot there are various cards we can determine to be our “family” of cards by our birth date, astrology sign, and so on. The card I tend to most identify with as representing me in my Tarot family of cards is the Three of Pentacles, which covers my birth date of January 4. (Some of the other cards in my family: The Hierophant, Temperance, The Devil. Click here to go to the post here on my last birthday, with the entire family of cards from the quirky Terrestrial Tarot.)
The above version of the Three of Pentacles is rather surreal and maybe that's why I’ve always been drawn to it. There’s something playful about it, too, maybe a child playing with building blocks. And that face sort of radiates like a sun. Though it does seem to be paying attention to something other than the building blocks. Hm, maybe that’s one way to see this particular card. Our sub- or unconscious is always building and creating, no matter where we have turned our conscious attention. And The Tarot and our night dreams, e.g., help us draw those creative efforts into consciousness.
In addition, that sun/face seems very calm and beneficent. Maybe it is also High Self watching over our lives through us. Now if that doesn’t sound strange, I don’t know what would. But that’s my mood as I turn 64 and come ever closer to moving cross country to California – where I’ll be building a new life. I.e., I hope that High Self is watching beneficently over me. And that leads right to the more traditional images on this card of a stonemason working under the supervision of what are sometimes said to be The Fool and The Hierophant. For example, here’s The Three of Pentacles in the Rider/Waite/Smith deck:
And lastly, here’s two links at which you can learn how to determine some of your own Tarot cards:
‘til next time, keep enjoying The Tarot,
[aka: Patricia Kelly]
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