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Dear Friends,

The pentacles suit is a favorite among tarot card readers because it represents health and money. Who doesn’t want more of those? It’s also associated with earth and the physical aspects of life. Anything that is solid and real is represented with the pentacles. For that reason, the good cards in this suit are perceived as very, very good and the bad are full of hardships. Some decks refer to pentacles as coins, so keep that in mind while reading the interpretations.

Ace/One – It’s the start of a new job, a new phase of luck or a stroke of good health. You’re experiencing the need to be grounded and get down to do some dirty work. You’re ready to till your garden so you can have a harvest. You want to hold on to what you’ve got and work to make it grow in the future.

Two – The juggler on my Rider-Waite deck sums up the essence of this card perfectly. You need to know how to juggle your personal and professional life, your times of feast and famine, etc. Life requires balance and keeping money and health balanced is a major undertaking for everyone. At this point, you just need to keep juggling because you’ll have something to show for it soon.

Three – Your work is beginning to pay off in your ability to transform the physical plane. This could be a sign of more money or greater health achievements. Your hard work has resulted in raise. Your bi-weekly workout sessions are showing results. Take pride in your accomplishments and make plans to keep working at them in the future.

Four – This, like the other fours, is a card of balance and stagnation. You’ve reached an impasse where you’re holding on to tightly to what you’ve got. In order to make your wealth and health grow, you’ve got to share your bounty. Invest your money. Get your spouse to start working out with you. You’re afraid that you’ll lose it all if you open up, but the exact opposite is true. This card is a reminder to “cast your bread upon the water” in order to get more back.

Five – This card is the result of holding onto things too tightly. It’s a card of loss and one of the most difficult ones to read while doing a tarot reading because you or the person you are reading for simply doesn’t want to face it. No one wants to experience loss, and this card reminds you that you need to make a plan to deal with it. The card insists that there is hope within loss. Every season will pass, and this too will. There is an end in sight even if it doesn’t seem like it.

Six – The sixes in tarot are all about balance and this card depicts that to the hilt. When you give away and open up, you’ll achieve balance. It’s the answer to the question of the previous card.. “How do I get through this time?” asks the Five. The Six card answers “By opening up, giving away and balancing or be open to accepting the gifts that are being given to you.” It’s a card of hope.

Seven – This card is all about playing the waiting game. Sometimes there’s nothing you can do but wait. You have to wait for medicine to take effect to feel better. You have to wait for your business to grow until you can get it into the black. All you can do at this point is be patient. The rewards are coming and there’s nothing else you need to do about it.

Eight – In this card, in my deck, a man is working on eight pentacles. He’s learning a trade and is showing off what he has learned. After waiting in the last card, it’s time to start expanding your skill set and become a student again. It’s hard work to step out of your comfort zone and it takes courage to become a beginner at something new. However, you need to do it for the sake of your health and wealth. This may indicate, literally, that you’re going to be taking a job in a lower position than your current one. It’s a card of change, like all eight cards. But that change can lead to transformation on the inside.

Nine – This card is a retreat from the world to marvel at what you’ve helped create. You’re experiencing happiness in the material plane, through a windfall or streak of good luck. But you have definitely earned your place here. You’re suddenly coming into experiences and possessions that you’ve wanted for a long time but were never able to have.

Ten – Like the ten of cups, this card is happiness and joy but this time it’s experienced on the material plane. Material goods and health are secure and not in jeopardy. It’s something that you have created and preserved for future generations. Instead of being worried about losing what you’ve built up you can take comfort in knowing that you can rely on what you’ve achieved for a long time to come.

Brightest Blessings,

Rose Ariadne
Your Warm And Caring “Resident Witch In Charge”

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  1. Corrinne says

    Rose, I just want to thank you for your wonderful instruction regarding learning the Tarot. It’s the best I’ve ever found in many years of trying to learn it. I’m finally learning it.
    Bless you

    May 1st, 2009 | #

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