November 2022

Tarot Reading for Nov 28 – Dec 4

First off, I apologize for being late with this reading video! I’ve been sick for the past week and lost my voice for a few days…just as it returned, I got food poisoning! So it’s been a rough time for me but I’m feeling much, much better now 🙂

I’m using the Modern Witch Tarot and I had a little help with this reading from Snooki, my new favourite foster kitty….

Have a good week!
XOXO
Kate

Queen of Pentacles – Tarot Meaning Deep Dive

Welcome to part 1 of my 16 part series Meet the Court Cards – each week we will hang out with ONE court card and dive deeply into the symbols, personality traits, talents and dark side. This will be similar to my Major Arcana Meanings Deep Dive series, but we’ll also explore how each court card acts in the context of love, work and money.

I’ll give you specific ways to embody this card as well as some journalling questions to help you connect with this card on a more personal level 🙂

Today we’re diving into the Queen of Pentacles –the most down-to-Earth and grounded of all the Queens!

Sit back, relax and discover who this Queen really is…

Element: Earth (physical and material stuff, home, body, money, health, sex, food)

Keywords/personality traits:

grounded, practical, down to earth, nurturing, organized, sensual and connected to her own body, patient, stable and consistent, a home body, what you see is what you get, does things in moderation, very connected to the plant and animal kingdoms.

Symbols:

pentacle = money/material realm/the body- 5 pointed star looks like a person

throne = her mature, powerful status (takes ownership of her domain)

plants = the earth, nurturing, plant kingdom

bunny = animal kingdom

red dress = blood/life giving bodily fluid/root chakra

Special Talents…

The Queen of Pentacles knows how to nurture and nourish herself and others in a physical way. She’s a good cook and is gifted in the healing realms.

She knows how to connect to her body and fully experience the sensual side of life through eating, sex, and movement. This lady looooves being in a physical body!

She also knows how to build a strong foundation, is organized and excels at keeping things running smoothly (like finances, schedules, her physical body).

At a Party…

While not the most exciting character, this Queen is always the most reliable. She shows up right on time and will stay late to help with cleanup. She knows how to enjoy good food and wine but never goes overboard so you won’t catch her getting drunk or behaving erratically.

She always brings a calm, grounded presence to any social gathering. You can always count on the Queen of Pentacles NOT to start a fist fight or get into a loud argument! She has a great sense of humour, particularly when it comes to crude jokes about sex or bodily functions. While the other Queens might not laugh at diarrhea jokes, the Queen of Pentacles certainly will!

In love…

Practical and grounded, the Queen of Pentacles looks for a partner that mirrors her stable qualities. Commitment and future plans are what gets her hot and bothered, rather than grand romantic gestures. So don’t bother with dumb cliches like a dozen red roses or sappy poetry – she won’t be impressed.

She knows the initial thrills of a relationship will fade with time, so she doesn’t get too caught up in it. She’s going for the slow burn. She’s not interested in drama or playing hard to get but instead will make her partner feel special with home cooked meals and sensual massages. Her affection is always expressed in a physical way, through hugs, back rubs and cuddles.

In work…

The Queen of Pentacles is happiest doing or creating something physical or doing anything that involves planning and organization. She is disciplined, hard working, reliable and organized – exactly the kind of person you want to work with!

This Queen is best suited to jobs like fitness instructor, physiotherapist, massage therapist, nutritionist, financial advisor, personal organizer, cook, potter or teacher.

In money…

While she’s gifted at managing money, you won’t catch the Queen of Pentacles casually playing the stock market or making any high risk investments. While she loves to indulge a little here and there, she isn’t a splashy spender and believes in doing everything in moderation.

She knows how to live within her means and maintain a comfortable financial in-flow and out-flow balance. Yes, she’s good at making money, but even better at managing it and balancing the books.

In order to thrive, the Queen of Pentacles needs…

Structure and planning! Life needs to feel purposeful and connected to the here and now, otherwise she will feel lost.

Her physical needs of three nutritious meals a day, daily exercise and frequent hugs must be met in order for her to be at her best.

She is happiest in beautiful and comfy physical surroundings – her home and office will be filled with plants, beautiful pictures, comfy throw pillows and always smell lovely. Whatever space she occupies will feel warm and inviting.

She can’t stand…

Unpredictability and change. While she can always adapt, the experience of change is un-grounding.

She dislikes flaky people and gets frustrated by erratic and impulsive behavior in others.

Environments that lack beauty and comfort (gov’t buildings for example) disgust her, and you won’t catch her eating mediocre food in a sub-par restaurant that has big screen TVs blaring everywhere. Yuck!

Dark side of the Queen of Pentacles

The worst part about this Queen is that she can be a bit too practical and boring. If she allows herself to get overly concerned with the material side of life, she loses the ability to dream and imagine, often ignoring the spiritual and emotional side of things.

Embody this Queen:

– Make a to do list!
– Exercise – dance, walk, lift weights – move your body!
– Cook a delicious and healthy meal
– Make a schedule or plan (meal plan, finance plan or fitness program)
– Give someone (or yourself) a massage
– Do some gardening! Put your hands in the dirt
– Spend the day cleaning and organizing your home (I like to jack into some terrifying true crime podcast and then fire up the vacuum!)

Journalling questions:

♥ How are YOU like the Queen of Pentacles?

♥ Do you know anyone who is like this Queen? How well do you get along with them?

♥ Which of her traits could you benefit from? Where in your life do you want to be more like this Queen?

♥ Which of her challenges or dark side can you relate to? Where in your life would you like to be less like this Queen?

Tell me your thoughts!

Did you enjoy this deep dive? What aspect of the Queen of Pentacles do you most relate to?  Let me know in the comments below…

♥ Join me next week as I dive into the Queen of Swords – witty, bitchy and wide awake, this Queen doesn’t miss a trick and she doesn’t suffer fools gladly! Hop on my mailing list so you don’t miss it!

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Tarot Meanings Deep Dive series (Major Arcana)

The World – Tarot Meaning Deep Dive

Welcome to part 22 of my 22 part Tarot Meanings Deep Dive series – each week we explore ONE major arcana card and uncover it’s secrets, symbols and messages.

Today we’re diving into The World – the very last Tarot card in the Major Arcana! We’ve come full circle 🙂

Grab a notebook, pen, a hot cup of something good and settle in…

Keywords: completion, integration, wholeness, expanded horizons, celebration, voyage, flight/taking off, success, worldly, experienced.

Symbols:
nudity = innocence, freedom, comfortable in one’s own skin
purple ribbon = purple symbolizes divinity
“0” green wreath = coming full circle, The Fool, portal, cosmic egg/emergence
four heads in corners = the four elements, wholeness, integration
red ribbon infinity symbols (on wreath)
posture (dancing feet, open arms) = similar to The Fool

Dark Side: no dark side. This card is all about integration and bringing it all together. While other Majors can be though of as having two sides (like a coin), The World is like a sphere.

1) Completion

The World symbolizes the completion of The Fool’s journey and all the achievement, success and celebration that comes with it.

We began this series with The Fool – young, naive, trusting and optimistic, he sets out for an adventure not knowing what joys, terrors, pain and ecstasy await him. This journey takes us through all the Majors and with each card, a new experience is had and a new lesson is learned.

The World is the last stop on this journey and despite all her worldiness and experience, she’s looking bright, fresh and has the same open posture as The Fool. While The Fool’s optimism and open heartedness came from naivety, The World’s open heartedness is based on experience and spiritual understanding.

Journalling questions:

♥ Where in your life have you come “full circle”? (from Fool to World?)

♥ In what ways are you more worldly than your younger self?

2) Wholeness & Integration

The World is all about becoming whole, integrating all parts of ourselves and everything we’ve learned and discovered. No matter what experiences we’ve had, we come to recognize their value in developing our spirit. The World has a higher, spiritual perspective and so acceptance and integration is possible.

Journalling questions:

♥ What does “becoming whole” mean to you?

♥ What aspects of self or your life experience do you find difficult to accept and integrate?

3) Openness & Connectedness

Whenever The World shows up in a reading, we’re encouraged to expand our horizons, think globally and see the connections that are everywhere! Think big and know that you have an impact.

When The Fool sets out on his journey, he see’s himself as separate from the world around him, whereas The World sees herself as an integral part of something. She knows that she is in everything and everything is in her.

Journalling questions:

♥ If you weren’t limited by time, space or money, what would you do?

♥ In what ways are you staying small? What stops you from being more open?

♥ What helps you feel more connected with yourself, others and the world in general?

4) Voyage/flight/taking off!

Since The World represents the completion of a journey, it’s also the stepping stone into a NEW adventure! The appearance of this card can show that you’re ready for the next step. As you gain momentum and achieve lift off, where will you be flying to next? Where will your next journey take you?

Journalling Questions:

♥ What new adventure/journey/voyage are you ready for?

The Wisdom of The World

Out of all the Majors, The World is the most “wise” because she’s seen and experienced it all! Yet look at her – she isn’t haggard and jaded like you might expect, but appears fresh and innocent, naked and dancing with a smile on her face.

She has found a way to use her experiences, her struggles, her trials and tribulations, her joys and successes in order to grow and expand and gain a certain understanding – a higher perspective. No matter where you are, you are on a path that will eventually lead to The World.