August 01, 2012

Pentacles : Fruits of Harvest

You are viewing this blog as a part of a chain called the Tarot Blog Hop. You can view the blog before this which is Aisling's blog. Hope you have fun viewing all the unique 35 bloggers that will share their unique perspectives about the Pentacles suit of the Tarot.

I have been attracted to quite a number of decks since I began learning the Tarot in 1999. Some of them have beautiful pictures, some have lovely themes while some others just resonate with me on a spiritual level. So, for this exercise I tried to think up of my favorite Pentacles card. Quite a few came up. I love the Osho Zen Tarot, and it is one of the first decks that I purchased.

 In that deck, the Pentacles suit is called Rainbows. There is a beautiful card, the Ace of Rainbows called 'Maturity'. This card is a wonderful reminder that we are constantly changing and maturing, just like a blossoming flower. The figure in the card is at peace, with his eyes closed. He is growing, from within, and only he knows it. Just the way, the trees and flowers grow on their own, and mature, we too mature as we are also a part of Nature. True maturity doesn't happen overnight, it happens slowly and steadily. This card is very meaningful and meditating upon it can help you to realize ways in which you have changed and are bound to change. You have it in you to grow and to keep learning. I find this a very spiritual card and it is very special to me.

On another note, I really love the Fairy Tale Tarot and love the different stories that represent each card. This deck awakens the child within me, and I flashback into my school days where I would read all these fairy tales. These tales are not just childish, but since they are so age old, they have important archetypal symbols which have great meaning. So, the messages received are so profound that you just need to pick up one card for a reading! Today, I asked a question for myself about my growth using this deck and co-inicidently (or synchronically!) I removed a single card belonging to the Pentacles suit which was the ''Three of Pentacles''. This card was represented by the fairy tale of  'The Three Little Pigs.''

The moral of this story is that you need to work hard and by spending more time on a project you can be the best in it and will never fail. Anytime you do something, do your best, and don't put in half-hearted efforts. The earlier pigs made houses of straw and sticks, but they were all blown away by the Big Bad Wolf. The third pig, though he took longer, made a house of cement and bricks and had the last laugh. This is a message for me, as I often feel that people are racing past me, doing things really fast, where as I take my own sweet time and leisurely get things done at my own pace. I need not worry about that as hard work will pay off in the end. There will always be wolves lurking in the background ready to take advantage of you, and bully you, but you must be sure of yourself and get things done on your own brick by brick. The important symbols in this card are:

Bricks : representing the materials of the pig's unmanifested dreams

Path : covered with pebbles. The road to success isn't always easy and obstacle-free

Ladder: use it when the time is right to climb to success

Apples: Temptations and distractions are there to deter you off your task

Wolf: The trickster who will try to play games with your mind.

The Background has debris of the collapsed two houses, so don't forget your past failures while working on your future goals.

Now off to the next blog by Louis Underhill. Let's see what are her favorite Pentacles cards!


  1. It's been fantastic to work my way through the Tarot Blog Hop and see the different types of people and styles of decks they like. I've just come from a very powerful shamanic site, and now I'm on this gentle, lyrical site. Osho Zen was my very first deck. The card you posted is so pretty isn't it. Blessings.

  2. The Fairy Tale is one of my favorites (I like both versions)and the 3 Pigs are perfect for the 3 of Coins!

  3. Love the art in that Osho Zen card ... beautiful!

  4. Thanks for wrangling the blog hop!

    I really like how you explored the visual information in these cards, and linked them to the archtypical associations.

  5. What a great treatment of the card from Fairy Tale Tarot. I tend to not take those sorts of decks very seriously. It is nice to see that, while filled with whimsy and cuteness, they are also filled with potent messages!

  6. Loving both of these decks, imagery, symbolism and sentiment/message. And the 3 of pigs one really commands you to make a story of a Tarot reading and knit together all the bits of the image.

  7. I, too, need that message to keep building and take the time to build things with a solid foundation. I can be tempted away from this when I spend too much time in cyberlandia! Fairy tales do have a deep wisdom.

    And, thanks for the excellent topic and wrangling. Did the power outage impact you much? I didn't notice it as you were on top of the blog hop all the days that I was hearing about problems.

  8. Hi Kareena,

    Can you believe, some of us are still hopping around ;)

    Lovely post - the Osho Zen was my second deck after the RWS, and still holds a special place in my heart, too! And I loved your interpretation of the Three Little Pigs card! Good luck appreciating your own strength and steadiness of purpose :)


  9. I've only just managed to get to your lovely Lammas blog but I'm very glad I made it.

    I have found your post interesting and insightful.

    I was interested to read your interpretation of both the Pentacles you chose, especially the Fairy Tale tarot. Recognising the wisdom in the old tales is dear to my heart and it was helpful to view the card through your eyes, as this is a deck that I am interested in adding to my collection.

    Brightest Blessings - Freespirit xx


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