Understanding The Card
The Ace of Pentacles is an Earth element card. In the Rider-Waite Tarot deck the card shows us a hand of light coming out of a stormy cloud and offering us a coin with the 5-pointed star marked on it. 5 is the number of change and transformation.
The hand has 36 light-rays coming from it, which we also take into consideration when reading this card. We break the 36 down to 9 (3+6), which is the number of endings and completion. Reversed, the card is not offering us material gain and wealth necessarily, but explaining to us the importance of other means of wealth.
Financial and material wealth is not the only kind of wealth we are able to possess.
Goddesses of the New Self
Last Saturday I celebrated the “Year of the High Priestess” by attending a Los Angeles community event hosted by Spirit House Collective. The founder of Spirit House, Aja, spoke to us of the energy of the goddess, Oya, who is blessing us with her presence this year.
Oya is the Yoruba goddess of death, rebirth, storms and the underworld. She is a warrior spirit. She is like the goddess, Kali from the Hindu religion. Kali is also the goddess of death, the remover of the illusion of ego. These goddesses are here to play an important role in our lives during the first half of 2018 as the balance of the divine masculine and sacred feminine come together, creating more sustainable versions of self and removing old and unhealthy behaviors.
We are being removed from the illusions in the world. Our ideas of success being only material are no longer able to be considered true- we are limitless beings. Our ideas of women (goddesses) being subservient and weak are being acknowledged as untrue, and we are starting to come into our femininity, proud and determined. We are so much more than the limits that we put on ourselves, we are so much more than half a brain and an ageing body. We are legendary, even without material riches!
This year, we are the High Priestess, exerting external bravery and carrying internal maternal strength in order to make the world work for US.
Do not be afraid of the power you possess. Do not dim your light for anyone or anything. We are so much more than what our two eyes show us.
Peace and Love,
Katherine Elizabeth Jackson