Saturday, March 7, 2015

Kenaz and the Queen of Pentacles - Enjoying the sunshine

Original Rider Waite Tarot Queen of Pentacles, Runes, Ken Kenaz
The rune for today is Kenaz or Ken (torch), the rune of fire and illumination, of knowledge and cunning, of inspiration and creativity. Kenaz is about the physical fire like for instance the hearth, as well as  about the spiritual fire we see displayed in the suit of wands.
The Queen of Pentacles from the Original Rider Waite Tarot has come to share with us her wisdom about the wonders of her earthly realm. 
Kenaz and Queen together remind me of the cunning woman in the forest. She has no need for book knowledge because she reads nature as her ”book of life” and she distills not only potions and ointments from the herbs she finds but also deep embedded truths from the lessons learned by observing the turning of the wheel and all its wonders.
I could dream and fantasize about such a life for hours and hours but that won’t bring me much fiery energy in today’s life. So for now I am going  to finish my coffee and then I will take my bike out for a spin to enjoy the sun on a early Spring day. 

15 comments:

  1. Maybe it was the fiery rune, but these two draws made me think of Brigid. She was known for her inspiration (poets) but also her practical side (smiths, crafts, medicine and livestock).

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    1. Wow thanks Bev!!! I like it; Brigid!! How could I have missed that :D
      Wonderful!!!

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  2. Coffee and a bike ride? Perfect! I enjoyed this post Ellen. Enjoy the sun!

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    1. I am home again. It was so good to be outside and watch the early signs of Spring but omg, my muscles are rusty from couch potatoing. Luckily I can always make more coffee:D

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    2. So nice to get out on your bike Ellen! Geez by the piles and piles of snow here,it will be way past Spring before it melts, and I can get out on my bike! But I am so looking forward to that!

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    3. I can imagine you're longing to get out of the house.I do hope you don't have to wait that long! It felt so good to exercise outside. My skin absorbed the sunshine like a dried sponge!

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    4. Ya looking forward to doing my impersonation of Sponge Bob Square Pants!

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  3. We've also enjoyed a glorious Spring day here, Ellen, and I thought of you, the Queen and the torch. I don't think I can read nature as well as our Queen today, but I have been gardening! :-)

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    1. That sounds great Margot. I think this Queen is a lady with green fingers, so she would be a good energy to tap into for gardening. :)

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  4. I really like that integration of the card and rune. Great post, Ellen!

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  5. We walked in the sunshine on Saturday, too. Such a blessing to feel spring in the air and the sun on my face :)

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    1. I can imagine how wonderful that must have been. It is Monday now and the sun is still shining!

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