The queen of pentacles showed up in my draw today. She is one of the court cards. In the RWS tarot she is seated in what appears to be a courtly chair. Upon closer inspection, the chair is carved or cast with an angel, animals and fruit. The queen is holding a pentacle and looking downward, perhaps considering her queendom. She is surrounded by lush vegetation an sunny sky, mountains and a bunny in the lower right hand corner of the card.
Pentacles are the suit of earth, material good and of worldly things. When confronted with pentacles we may think of finances but they are richer than just money matters. Think of the element earth. Earth is the ground on which we stand. Pentacles are associated with nature, stability, abundance and prosperity. We aspire to reap the harvest of the earth. Pentacle address the future, taking a look at your personal and professional aspects such as how generous or stingy a person is. What a person has or doesn’t feel they have. They address aspects of ambition, vocational life and providing for not just your own familial needs but caring for the earth as a whole.
The Queen of Pentacles may be you or someone you know. She is caring and generous with her possessions. If you show up at her home she would likely invite you in for coffee or a meal and whether or not she she has the finest or most meager provisions, she will share with you what she can and do so in an elegant manner. Her home is likely well organized, she can make the plainest foods seem like a feast and she will make ensure the well being of children in her life. She knows how and when to show love – keeping an orderly home, cooking comforting meals and takes care of the children.
She cares equally about the outer world and has a long term plan and goals with which to meet it. She balances her career with her homelife and can make others feel as though all of this is as natural as breathing. She ss pragmatic and relies on common sense. She wears her poker face where her finances are concerned. You likely will not know what she has, only what she appears to have through your encounters with her.
Why does all of this matter?
I think if the queen of pentacles were to show up in our modern life she might be marching for her rights. She is strong because of life experiences. She knows how to take the lessons that have been challenging and spin them into priceless wisdom. She does not let bitterness or anger weaken her resolve. She reminds us that there are women like her in our lives that have lessons to teach us. Who are those women for you? If you understand yourself as the queen of pentacles what can you share with those of us in need of your strengths?