Pentacles: Embrace of the Earth (c) Bonnie Moss 2003

Pentacles: Embrace of the Earth
Bonnie Moss 2003

Fire rages,
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.


This page was created September 1, 2003.