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Queen of Pentacles is one who can look compassionately at the world, at her place in the world, and all that she’s accomplished or gained within the world (which may include owning her own business!).  Pentacles represent Earth, and the Queens are extensions of the Empress and of maternal energy, so this Queen of Pentacles celebrates life (in all of its forms) on earth – the nurturing “hostess with the mostess”.  If I could think of one phrase to describe this queen, it would be “well-manicured”, and I don’t just mean in regard to her fingernails.  She’s well put together in her dress and lifestyle and delights in the material joys this life offers, and in sharing those joys with one and all. She shares her loving energy with those in her environment, including plants and animals, as well as friends and family.

Inverted, this card is probably asking me to become this type of energy, is letting me know that this energy is beginning to manifest in me, or to seek out this type of energy in another.

Here’s what the sources say:

From LearnTarot.com:

Nurturing
gives love and support
creates a warm, secure environment
makes people feel better
responds to the natural world
has a green thumb
has a way with children and animals 
Bighearted
will do any service for others
is a soft touch
always has an open door and welcoming smile
gives freely and abundantly
is warm, generous and unselfish 
Down-to-Earth
handles problems matter-of-factly
allows others to be themselves
has no pretensions or affectations
takes a simple, sensible approach
appreciates all the senses 
Resourceful
finds a use for whatever’s at hand
is handy and versatile
makes a little go a long way
gets around every obstacle
comes up with what’s needed 
Trustworthy
keeps confidences and secrets
is loyal and steadfast
comes through in a pinch
keeps faith with others
is true to his or her word

The personality of the Queen of Pentacles combines the positive earth energy of the Pentacles suit with the inward focus of a Queen. If you were to visit the Queen of Pentacles, the first thing she would say is, “Come in, come in. It’s great to see you. Have a bowl of soup!” No one is more welcoming and nurturing than she. Her greatest pleasure is to care for others – making sure they are happy and secure. Her home is always overflowing with children, pets, plants and footloose friends. She is warm and generous to all. In day-to-day matters, she is sensible and practical. She doesn’t have a lot of time for elaborate plans and other craziness. If something needs doing, she just takes care of it without a lot of fuss and bother. If necessary, she makes do with little and always comes through in a pinch. There is a down-to-earth, matter-of-factness about her. She is always loyal and steadfast. Because she is trusting by nature, others trust her completely. When you are hurting or in need, the Queen of Pentacles will calm your fears and share your troubles.

In readings, the Queen of Pentacles asks you to think and feel as she does. For example: Are you feeling warm and caring toward others? Are you being sensible? Have you been true to your word? Do you feel generous? Can you be counted on when times are tough?

This Queen can also represent a man or woman who is like her, or an atmosphere of warmth, trust and security. In a reading, she tells you that her special energy has meaning for you at this time. Let yourself be inspired by this Queen in whatever form she appears in your life.

From Aeclectic Tarot:

QUEENS

The element of Queens is water and, not surprisingly, they are a reflection of the Empress. In this they signify the creative force. One way to think of the court cards is this: The Kings are the motivating force (Fire = the sun waking up the sleeping Earth). The queens are the ones who make it real (water = rain bringing forth life from the earth). The Knights spread the idea of the Kingdom (wind = spreading the seeds). And the Pages, of course, are the fertile soil in which all of this can grow.

When Queens appear they signal a time of growth and development, a time when the Querent is making things real. For example:

Queen of Pentacles – Making real a business, altering a work situation, or developing an exercise or health plan.

Queen of Pentacles

This is the practical, down-to-earth woman. An enthusiastic outdoors woman, she’s always encouraging friends and family to exercise. She also owns her own successful business. Her accounting is scrupulous, but that doesn’t mean she’s afraid to spend. She loves beautiful things and has an artist’s eye. Her home is impeccably decorated with paintings, furniture, and trinkets. Her garden is also beautifully maintained. Tasteful is the perfect word for her; likewise in her dress, jewelry and make-up. As in work, nothing less than giving her all to her family will do for the Queen of Pentacles. She wants them to have the best so they can succeed. But this can put a lot of pressure on them. The queen does not understand that buying a child a Steinway piano will not make them Beethoven; also, this Queen’s pragmatism, her dislike of anything strange or distasteful, may exclude anything unique or imaginative – solutions as well as people. Her children or partner feel that they can’t be themselves and still be loved.

From Solitary Witch: Book of Shadows for the Next Generation by Silver Raven Wolf:

A down-to-earth woman known for her financial acuity; nurturing; one who enjoys the out-of-doors and gardening; one who saves; financial fertility, puting practical ideas to good use.

And, from Numerology and the Divine Triangle by Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker:

As a Temporary Vibration: Friends, money, travel. This period deals with the material aspects of life and the pleasures and comforts derived from it. Money and possessions are accentuated. You will gain more affluence and prestige in some manner. An influential friend may assist you, or you could receive an inheritance or promotion. The courts and the legal profession could be involved.

Educational pursuits will bring wealth and influence. If you have dreamed of a special vacation or trip, you will now have the funds to fulfill that desire. Enough money is available for you to feel opulent and secure.

Your mind is very active now. Channel this energy to create a successful business or otherwise bring about tangible results.

TAROT SYMBOLISM: The Queen is dressed in an elegant but conservative costume, which befits her character. Her throne is decorated with symbols of fruitfulness. The goat, symbol of Capricorn, is carved into the arms of the throne. Flowers are in bloom all around her. The hare is also a symbol of fertility and productiveness. Cherubs always indicate the protection of divine beings, who radiate love, peace, happiness and contentment.

ASTROLOGICAL CORRESPONDENCE: Second decan Capricorn. The second decan of Capricorn, (Taurus dominant, Earth and Venus co-ruling), produces not only a practical individual with an eye on financial gains and prestigious positions, but also a determined, loyal and sometimes stubborn individual. It would be hard to imagine anyone with these qualities who would not become successful in whatever endeavor he or she chose. Certainly, with this card, this is the case.

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Today is:
August 13, 2008

*Neither planting or harvest day

Today’s Coffee Thoughts: Leash that Monkey!
Today’s Tarot Card: 8 of Wands, Inverted
Today’s Fairy Oracle: Creative Expression, Inverted

Wednesday:
*Governed by Mercury – study, travel, divination, wisdom

Colors:
*yellow, brown, white, topaz

The Moon:
2nd quarter waxing in Capricorn

Waxing Moon: Waxing moon is where the moon is growing in the sky. Each night for two full weeks she grows in light, getting bigger and bigger in the sky until she reaches full moon. During the two weeks that the moon is waxing, it’s the best time for trying to draw things to you, encourage growth, or to “magnify” certain things in your life. Want your nails to grow longer? File them while the moon is waxing. Want your hair to grow faster? Trim it during waxing moon. Want to increase your finances? Focus your energies on improving finances during waxing moon. Waxing moon is the best time for starting new things, seeking new employment, or establishing “gain” in any area of your life. (but remember, the zodiac position of the moon is also influencial, so reference where the moon is in the zodiac prior to working any magick).

When the moon is waxing, we feel more positive, more energized, more outgoing.

Moon in Capricorn: *Develops strong structure. Focus on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. A good time to set boundaries and rules.

*Source: Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2008

The Sun:
Leo, The Lion

Click here for the influences and energy of the Sun in Leo

Today’s Horoscope for Leo:

Quickie
Don’t brag about how healthy you are becoming — everyone makes different choices.

Overview
You’re excited about something big that seems like it could change your life, but you may need to keep it to yourself for the time being. Things are still complicated for your people and they need to approach you.

Daily Extended
The work you’ve been putting in at the gym is starting to pay off, but not everyone has been following your progress as closely as you think — don’t get upset if no one has noticed you lost a pound or gained some muscles. And whatever you do, don’t brag about how healthy you are becoming — especially right in front of a friend of yours who’s about to lunge into an ice cream sundae! You have to be sensitive to the fact that not everyone will make the same kinds of choices that you have.

Daily Flirt:
You’re all excited over something new, but you need to let other folks have their say too! It’s sadly easy to get wrapped up in your own business so much that everyone else decides to ignore you!

Daily Couples:
Your honey has something on their mind. Let them give you all the details before you offer any advice. Just saying it out loud may help them figure out what they need to do.

Daily Singles:
A strong sense of what you want comes in handy when pursuing a new lover. Nothing holds up romance faster than a wishy-washy partner. Make sure you tell this new person exactly what you want and when. Confidence is sexy.

Career & Finance
Some may look at you and mutter, have you no self respect? But others look at you and see someone working with unbridled enthusiasm. You know which is your boss and which is the competition.

Horoscope Source: http://shine.yahoo.com/astrology/

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Due to technical difficulties and time constraints, I’m going to group it all in one post – and omit images.  I don’t like doing it that way, but it’s better than not doing it at all.

Today’s cards that I’ve drawn are repeat cards, meaning I’m stuck in a cycle I’ve yet to break.  Not surprising, really, and they’re right on target with how I’ve been feeling.

Today’s Tarot Card: Judgement – I drew this one on July 3rd and had quite a bit to say about it.  Today, it shows up in reverse, just as it did on the 3rd, which means I’m really not making the progress I should be making in this area of my life.  If I was progressing, it would have shown up in the upright position… I’m too scattered, too spread out, and too harsh of a critic when it comes to myself, my past experiences, my current state of mind, and my future potential.  When I drew the card previously, I included references from LearnTarot.com and Aeclectic.Net – today, I’ll add one more reference… from “Solitary Witch: Book of Shadows for the New Generation” by Silver Raven Wolf:

Things coming back to haunt you; revisiting and taking responsibility for one’s actions (past or present); spiritual awakening; forgiveness; facing consequences; learning from experience; reaping what you have sown. 

*Astrological association: Pluto

So, having still not done my mid-point review of July’s Tarot (and likely not having time this morning as hoped), it seems as though I’m stuck in a rut… the same place now that I was at the beginning of the month.  It makes sense since last night I said I lost the last two weeks… and that time is slipping through my fingers.  I haven’t been “living” or “evolving” as I should… I’ve been in straight up survival mode. Go to work, work all day and late into the evening, drive home exhausted, crash…. repeat.  In the only spare time I’ve had, I’ve been doing readings, which is fine – no worries – I’m meant to — but there hasn’t been any time remaining for myself (which is likely why I drew that Quiet Time fairy the other day!)

Speaking of fairies, today’s draw is also a repeat card, drawn six days ago on July 10th.

Today’s Fairy Oracle: Higher Consciousness

Here’s what the guidebook says:

Card Meaning: You are receiving guidance from your true self, your higher consciousness, which is one with Divine universal wisdom. You are listening to love rather than fear.

Description: This card is a validation that your recent feelings, thoughts, dreams, and aspirations are coming from Spirit. You have been asking for Divine guidance, and your higher self has answered your prayers. Your spiritual path has helped you hear this voice because you’ve taken the time to listen. Perhaps you’ve begun a meditation or yoga practice, and this has helped you quiet your mind. Or maybe you’ve put your foot down to the Universe and have adamantly decided to improve your life.

Whichever route you’ve taken is working very well. Now, the fairies ask you to keep having conversations with your higher consciousness. This will involve carving out time away from noise and stress. You may need to take frequent nature walks, join a spiritual support group, or go on a retreat. By quieting your life and your mind, the voice of your higher consciousness becomes increasingly loud and clear. It guides you perfectly through all life areas.

Affirmation: I easily hear and understand the inner voice of Spirit.

Source: Healing with the Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue, Ph. D.

And today’s correspondences:

Today is:
July 16, 2008

*Neither planting or harvest day

Wednesday:
Governed by Mercury – study, travel, divination, wisdom

Colors:
yellow, brown, white, topaz

The Moon:
2nd quarter waxing in Capricorn

Waxing Moon: New Moon to Full Moon (this Friday is full moon!) is the ideal time to do magic to draw things to you.

Moon in Capricorn: Develops strong structure. Focus on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. A good time to set boundaries and rules.

The Sun:
Cancer, “The Crab”, June 22 – July 22

Due to those pesty internet issues, I’m skipping today’s horoscope.

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Today is:
June 20, 2008

Today’s Faerie Oracle: “Letting Go” (upright!)
Today’s Tarot Card: Six of Wands (Victory!)

*Planting Day

*SUMMER SOLSTICE/MIDSUMMER ~LITHA~*

A magickal holiday, and the day when the veil is thinnest between the human realm and the faerie realm! I’m really hoping to be able to write, at length, about this holiday before day’s end.

*Sun shifts from Gemini to Cancer*

Friday:
Governed by Venus – Love, friendship, reconciliation, beauty

Colors:
white, pink, rose, purple, coral

The Moon:
3rd Quarter waning in Capricorn, void of course at 2:02 p.m. US Central through 4:33 a.m. tomorrow when it shifts into Aquarius.

Waning Moon: Waning, from Full Moon to New Moon is a time for study, meditation, and magical work designed to banish harmful energies.

Moon in Capricorn: Develops strong structure. Focus on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. A good time to set boundaries and rules.

Moon Void-of-Course: Just before the moon enters a new sign, it will make one final aspect (angular relationship) to another planet. Between that last aspect and the entrance of the Moon into the next sign it is said to be void-of-course. Activities begun when the Moon is void-of-course rarely come to fruition, or they turn out very differently than planned.

(Source for the above information, excluding divination cards: Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2008 )

The Sun:

Gemini, “The Twins”, through 6:59 p.m. this evening, then the sun shifts to:

Cancer, “The Crab”.

View older Daily Dose posts for information on Gemini (and watch for a possible future article on the subject based on what I’ve learned thus far).

Here’s a bit on Cancer energy and influences:

The Principle of Security

Element-Water
Quality-Cardinal
Symbol-The Crab
Sun Sign Dates– June 22 to July 23 (varies according to year)
Planetary Ruler-Moon
Natural Zodiac Affinity-Fourth House

Cancer is a sensitive sign, capable of sensing the ebb and flow of it’s environment and the fluctuating moods of other people. How can it do this? Because Cancer understands emotion. Cancer understands feelings. Cancer is especially susceptible to the waxing and waning of the lunar cycles and so appears moody to those who are not aware of this fact. Cancer can play the role of either the mother hen or the little baby. Immature is a Cancer keyword. No, all Cancers are not immature! They can be the best at nurturing, or they can be extremely self-protective. It’s easy for Cancer to feel slighted. “Hey! What about me?” As an aggressive Cardinal sign they can still display a good deal of self-interest.

Cancer is one of the most tenacious signs you’ll ever meet. They know how to hang in there when the going gets tough. They may be whining and carrying on the whole time, but they don’t give up! Here of course we’re referring to the pure energy. Think of the crab in the sea. This little guy knows all about going with the flow, Cancers can be traditional too. Go with the flow. Let someone else blaze new trails. Why upset the status quo? Cancer has enough to worry about. Their safety and security for one thing. Back to the little crab in the big ocean. This is another sweet sign you don’t want to cross. Cancer can be mean as the dickens if you step over their boundaries. Ouch! They’re a defensive bunch too.

Cancers many moods will teach you the art of gentle diplomacy whether you want to learn it or not. Cancer doesn’t forget either. They have very good memories and a fondness for reliving the past, for good or ill. Don’t try to hide anything from a Cancer. Sometimes they get a gut feeling about things. They’re like your mother was. They just know stuff. They’re usually right. Many Cancers are attuned to domestic things, too.

Pure Cancer energy is …..
* sensitive to the desires and needs of others
* feels a strong need to protect themselves
* a hard time letting go of the past
* a retentive memory
* playing the role of “big mama/daddy or can be the baby
* can be overly touchy, sensitive and insecure
* avoiding upsetting the status quo
* can be very tenacious
* often quite domestic
* ups and downs/mood changes

(Source)

*Note: I’ll find different sources/learning materials each day as I can, accumulate the information, and my goal is to write a piece in my own words based on what I’ve learned at the end of the month.

Today’s Horoscope for Leo:

Quickie
Someone you care about will throw a wrench into your plans — don’t get frustrated.

Overview
See if you can just hear people out without getting your ego involved. That may be harder than you think — on a day like today, it’s far too easy to interpret every scrap of criticism as a slight!

Daily Extended
Someone you care about will throw a wrench into your plans for today, and you will have to do your best to avoid getting angry about not getting what you want. Work with them to solve their problem, and not only will you be seen as a helpful and kind person, you will help remove that old wrench and get things back on track. See — sometimes being selfless and helping someone else enables you to actually help yourself! That’s what you call a real win-win situation.

Daily Flirt:
You need to set aside any concerns you might have about credit or blame, and just accept whatever comes your way — this time. Your ego might shake with rage for a moment, but things get better quickly.

Daily Couples:
It’s one thing to listen when your sweetie tells you what they want you to do, and another to act on it. Make sure your follow through is as good as your intentions!

Daily Singles:
Is your arrogance misrepresenting you to new people? Even though you’re proud of your successes doesn’t mean you need to list them all at dinner. Let the other person discover your greatness on their own.

Career & Finance
If at first you don’t move forward, go around. You need permission, but make sure you find out from whom. The perfect authority is out there, so don’t settle for ‘no.’

(Source)

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