Pentacles: Embrace of the Earth
© Bonnie Moss 2003
Water gets tempestuous,
Air blows fiercely,
I am Mother Earth
I am firm under your feet,
I offer my embrace
I bring solace and comfort
I can touch your Spirit
for all begins and ends with Me
The Suit of Pentacles/ Coins/Disks
This suit is part of the Minor Arcana.
The Minor cards deal with the human psyche,
that which is inherent in the human mind,
the objective and at times unchangeable.
It represents the element Earth.
Pentacles deal with practicality, material matters
and possessions, career/ jobs
and aspirations and power.
Feel the unfolding of something new.
Let the spirit guide you as you seek a path
for your ideas and ambitions to manifest in the
physical reality,where health and comfort
can be yours.This is the Universe nodding in
approval of your efforts
Do not forget the magic and sacredness
within yourself, and all that Earth offers.
Believe in the powers of the Earth .
it offers raw energy, take advantage,
take the initiative to fulfill what is offered.
Find the beauty of your soul, feel the
richness of your Spirit .
Feel the embrace of Mother Earth
Two of pentacles, Two speaks of duality,
a pair of opposites,gain and loss,
fortunate through prudence, balancing of opposites,
a harmonious change or choice,
understand the dynamics of the universe.
Feel the connection of your Inner being
with the manifest world.
Balance the forces within the physical realm,
prudence will bring realization.
Recognize the shift in your awareness,
acknowledge your contribution,
Find the strength to bring all the aspects together.
If not well aspected,plans will go awry
with foolishness,carelessness, lack of discretion
and neglect of your inner being.
In the active world of matter, atune yourself to the
universe , feel a new current of energy,
listen to inner guidance and a chance to
manifest the longings of your spirit.
The number three stands for expression and
synthesis. Experience the strength of Mother Earth
in this realm,build and organize as you draw
from this resource. Do not be burdened, new insights,
new ideas are before you, new beliefs are opening.
Believe in yourself, your dreams can manifest
to reality, if you allow it.
Remember that material gains, power and success are
earthly powers- they may amount to nothing,
leave you with that feeling of emptiness.
Number four offers foundation and stability.
Obsession with the material world
casts the spirit to oblivion, with no power
Delve deeper into yourself to discover your
talents, waiting to take wings.
Put them to good use or suffer the
loss of untapped inner resources.
Recognize your strength and weakenesses,learn
from your mistakes.Beware of being suspicious,
manipulative, restless and discontent,
among other things.
Stop the tendency to brag, and unmindful
of your earthly responsibilites, to you and
your loved ones.
Think of a dead tree-that was once thick
with foliage,laden with fruits.This is
disruption in the material plane.
The number five brings with it disruption
Stress and stagnation surround you-
does it feel like the Earth is ready
to engulf you? All around you, the world
is cruel, your hopes and dreams are gone.
Remember, man brings unto himself trouble and
pain to some extent.Do not look at your
dilemma as a punishment of Fate.
Accept the error you made, seek counsel,
for there is strength when we work together.
Deal with the crisis, and move on.
However, kindness may come to you, even a chance
to regain material loss.But you have to look
within when the outside world collapses.
Six represents the balanced formation of the
powers of the elements. Ruled by the Moon
in Taurus, this natural cycle enhances the
steady prosperity and growth of Earth.
For this card signifies certain material
wealth and prosperity.
Share what you have, be aware of the needs of
others, for this gesture will blossom into
something wonderful for you.
There is a need to balance the scale of
where the giver and taker gains equally,
nothing more, nothing less, where both are winners.
Do not let your success and wealth overcome
your spirit with arrogance and insolence.
For material success can be overwhelming.
Unfulfilled.The number seven brings with
it the unexpected, offers deeper insight
Perhaps it's time to consider
a new perspective, a new outlook.
Otherwise, disappointment will lead to misery,
leave you feelling crushed and defeated,
efforts unrewarded, that pot of gold at the
end of the rainbow is out of reach, realization of
dreams simply will not materialize.Speculation
at this time is futile.However, take the time
to re-evaluate your talents, acknowledge what is not
working and seek another way. Always feel the
earth under you, stay grounded and focused
and stress your personal power.
Earth benefits from the number eight.
It symbolozes the highest spiritual
phase of Mercury who is exalted in Virgo,
thus shedding mercurial practical influence
on material projects. However, be aware of the
tendency of nit-picking, paying too much
attention to minute details at the expense
of obscuring the big picture and miss the
oppurtunity at hand.This is unwise use of energy.
There is a need to go outside yourself to find
yourself, to gain mastery.
Define your talents and limitations thereof.
Find new ways to express yourself.
Favorably ruled by Venus in Virgo, it is time
to bask in the material prosperity and popularity.
When this number comes around, it means completion!
Gives information on the hidden influences but are
not detected.Feel good about your accomplishments,
acknowledge your success, enjoy it. You have
accomplished your dreams , comfortable in your
solitary enjoyment and contented with yourself.
However, do not forget your inner self,
without this the feeling of emptiness clouds your
physical life.Know that you can look after yourself,
nurture what you have, bloom like a well tended garden.
When you love and acknowledge yourself , you have
something precious to share with others.Learn
to express this in all things, big and small
with your very personal stamp,
know that you make a difference.
This number represents renewal through a new
cycle, from lessons learned.It offers a position
of great material gain and prosperity. Physical
manifestation of dreams, hopes and desires,
it offers completion.
Sadly, it does not go beyond the material
manifestation.Life does not feel complete with
the richness of the Spirit, the Soul. There is
lack of connectedness.You have done well with your
material pursuits, enjoy the comforts with your family.
Find that connecting link within yourself, without
this, it is an empty existence. Embrace
everything this earth has to offer,
but go within yourself, for it is something
important, it is above the pleasures and comfort
derived on the material world.