Tuesday, May 27, 2014

King of Pentacles - Enjoy the earthly delights

Today’s card, the King of Pentacles from the Druidcraft Tarot, has a whole different feel than the two previous cards from this Deck. They were both painted with a cooler color palette of mostly blues and greens. This card however, with a lot of red, yellow and orange, has a much warmer colour tone.
It is like this king is inviting us to join him for a glass of wine near his fireplace. The day is done and he is satisfied with his accomplishments in his earthly realm. He is barefoot, a symbol of his deep rooted connection with the element earth and all it's aspects like food, health and money. Don’t expect to have an in depth talk about your feelings with him, but he does make you feel comfortable and he is willing to share his practical expertise and his secret of how to enjoy the earthly delights without feeling guilty afterwards.

While conversing with this king I've learned I have a lot to be thankful for. My table is set for dinner every night. I have a warm and cozy house. The health of my family is good. We have a steady income. I am proud to say my household is organized sufficiently; no need for perfection here J. So in the Pentacles area no worries are insight.(Expect the annual checkup for our car) And realizing this I sit back and enjoy with a great sense of gratitude the life I've build for us right here and now. This calls for coffee and …….

10 comments:

  1. I'm considering the DruidCraft for my month of one tarot deck, I've not worked much with it but it has an earthy feel I think. I like this card, it is completely relaxed and open.

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    1. I highly recommend this deck. Especially for the autumn season you are having now. It is one of my most favorite decks and I always keep coming back to it:)

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  2. This is another well-loved deck for me. I can just hear this King ask "Are you spending your time, energy and money well? Are you a good steward with what you have?" And then he would give a hearty laugh and say, "Well I hope you are spending some of it on pleasures and comforts too!"

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    1. It seems to me you know him well :D

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  3. Ellen, I've come across this deck before, other than online. The illustrations are very rich. I must see if I can find one!

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    1. You wouldn't be disappointed. In reality the cards are even more vivid :)

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  4. I love the colors in this deck. I think I'd use my copy more if it were a bit easier to shuffle, because it's just so rich, beautiful, and "full." It's a very satisfying deck to read with. No matter what else is going on in life, there are few things are wonderful as a full refrigerator or cupboard! :)

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    1. I've trimmed the white border which makes it so much easier to shuffle
      I always have a bit of happy feeling inside after I've done my groceries.:D

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    2. Ha, me too! I love having a house full of food!! :-D Yeah I have two copies of the Druid Craft - the first one I de-bordered and then I got another one to have the full, intact deck. I think it's the card stock not being overly smooth, maybe? Though I do have a strange shuffle-style, I think! :)

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    3. ha ha I have two copies too just in case my trimmed one gets damaged or something like that. Personally for me they are smooth enough.
      Shuffling techniques: Perhaps an idea for your first Youtube video :D LOL

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