Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Seven of Pentacles – Honor and Gratitude

Joie De Vivre Tarot Paulina Cassidy Seven of Coins
For today I've drawn the Seven of Pentacles from the Joie de Vivre Tarot by Paulina Cassidy When you  could use a lighthearted and cheerful message, this a deck which will always be one you can count on without being too cheesy.
For each card the artist has written a little story about the characters in the picture. For the Seven of Coins it goes like this:
“A pair of fairydeer, Gratitude and Honor, planted a tiny seed. Through thick and thin, they were dedicated to nurturing this tree through its stages of growth. Ultimately, their seed had grown into a monument of beauty and grace. They pause for a moment of contemplation, reaping the rewards of their hard work.”
The two fairydeer are aspects of ourselves which are vital when working on a long term project.  Honor and Gratitude are what keeps us going when we commit to an idea or an intent: a tiny seed of love we sow and care for.  It will grow and develop and during this process we can be proud of ourselves for our commitment and achievements. Sometimes it is good to pause to see how far you’ve come. Although you are not there yet the change is evident. So pause, reflect and think back where you came from to see how your seedling has developed and grown stronger. You don’t have to wait for your goal to have been reached. Just tend to you seedling with honor and take pride in its development. Enjoy the process moment by moment and count your blessings every step along the way.

Affirmation: Today I am going to take a step back and look at my  “garden” with honor and gratitude

11 comments:

  1. A great message for me there, Ellen. Things take time. Rome wasn't built in a day. I need to remember that.

    As well as the stories, I particularly like the names Cassidy has given the characters in the deck. I love that personal touch. Cameron does the same in the Phantasmagoric Theatre Tarot.

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    1. So do I Steve, so do I :D
      Yes the stories do give the characters more depth and make it easier to relate to the cards

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  2. I love that the fairy deer show the masculine and feminine side of "growing" something. I tend to get caught up in one side or the other instead a balance of each. This is such a sweet deck!

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    1. Again it is balance we are seeking. Although I've been focusing a lot on my feminine aspect I tend to open up more to my masculine side as well. Maybe because I realize I have to balance out both parts in me because I can not rely on someone else to complement that part when needed.

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  3. I love Paulina Cassidy's cards, I have the deck just called the Paulina. This is so lovely, Ellen - the fairydeer pausing. It's easy to forget or ignore our achievements when we still feel we're trundling on. This is a delightful (and timely, for me!) reminder.

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    1. Hi Margo !
      Ha ha "trundling" I had to look that one up. When we are moving like that,it is definitely time to stop and take a pause and admire our achievements:)

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  4. Hi Ellen!!! Thank you for this beautiful and positive message! It's very inspiring!!! Lovely deck, so sweet image! A big kiss and Muchas Estrellas my friend!!!!!

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    1. Hi LM! thanks for stopping by!
      Big Hug

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  5. Very nice meditation! It's the journey, not the destination :)

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    1. Thanks Olivia, I hope I can remember to pause now and then :)

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  6. Beautiful card and affirmation, Ellen! Makes me think, too, about what is in my "garden"… :)

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