Monday, April 14, 2014

Five of pentacles - Sticking together

For today I've drawn the Five of Pentacles from the Morgan Greer Tarot and I wanted to try to answer the question which has been popping up lately on various tarot blogs( including my own):
What can I do right now in this moment that will bring me pleasure and also positively impact my future?
I can think of easier cards to answer this question with, but I will give it a try. The key is to not to focus on what is lacking in this card; which is a lot but instead focus on what it still there.
When we have lost a lot: finance, security, health and other Pentacle aspects, it is good to focus on friends and loved ones. The two people in the card hold on to each other and find comfort together. They give each other the strength to keep going  and perhaps even endure more hardships. In my opinion the emotional bond of love and friendship is often strengthened in a Five of Pentacles situation. In times of need you know who will be there for you (and who won’t) Together you often can overcome the most stressful situations.

So for today I will be grateful for what we do have (love, friendship, togetherness) instead of complaining about what we don’t have. This will impact us positively for the future because we will grow more closely together and we will appreciate each other even more.

6 comments:

  1. What a wonderful post - one that I definitely needed to read. There is so many good things in my life, yet allow a few challenges to pop up and that's all I seem to see. Gratitude doesn't mean I don't work on the challenges, it just means I remember the support and resources I do have. Thank you, Ellen. :)

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  2. I am glad you liked it and got something from it. I hope you will find some peace of mind again soon
    Hugs

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  3. <3 This is so often the "UGH" card when it comes up in a reading. "This isn't what I want to see or look forward to!" But you've so eloquently highlighted the way that the 5 of Pentacles calls us to focus on the true value in our lives, which often lies in our relationships with other people. I love it.

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    1. Thanks Olivia! because of this question the focus is on the positive aspect. And their is always something good to find in any situation. Perhaps only afterwards but still it can be found :)

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  4. :) Whoops, you made a song jump into my head. "Love the one your with." And then, I thought, wait isn't that the dude from Nine of Wands. LOL. But seriously, you've made a great positive with this oh, so negative card. As I look upon the card, the woman seems to be the main focus, and the answer would be 'volunteer, take care of someone in need.' But, that's the wonderful thing about Tarot. They talk to each of us in a different way and can change from moment to moment. I could look at it tomorrow and see exactly what you saw, or see something entirely different. :)

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    1. The woman was my main focus too.Perhaps because were women? :) She represents the mothering energy I always seem to be able to conjure up for my girls when they need me. It doesn't matter how exhausted I am there is always enough left for times of trouble
      Yes the tarot is extremely versatile.That's why we don't get bored with these 78 cards :D

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