TAROTSCOPES | AUGUST 20 - AUGUST 26
ACE OF PENTACLES
The Ace of Pentacles is like a grandmother clock that tells the whole day. It is the summation of our seconds. It speaks to first sights, second glances and thrice charmed gazes. Every moment of our lives held in the spirit of our potential. It concretizes our intention. It mentions the action that follows but has yet to come. It is the plan to manifest soul fire. It is the thread prepped on the loom and promised for weaving. It is the eyes we make and what we mean by them. It knows that meaning well means being kind to ourselves. It understands that kindness directed inwards multiplies itself outwards. It acknowledges that part of being kind means allowing ourselves to want things. To desire a future filled with good bread, clear water, lush healthy lands, warm hearths, cocooning embraces, attentive regards and generous hands. The Ace of Pentacles, in its circular form, acknowledges the function of moving as one. It grounds us in the actions that define and devise the things we want to see come to light.
This week, after Mercury’s opportune station in the middle degrees of Leo, we begin to find some clarity. In some areas we are ready to make our way, while other spaces sift and turn under Mars’ paling rouge retrograde light. The Ace is the promise of prayer, laden with preference for how we hold ourselves. This is a week to write yourself some vows. To divine what you’d like to see and how you’d like to see it. To believe yourself into being.
The Ace encourages us to look at past and future. To take in now-withered patterns. Forgive yourself for boxes unchecked, for forced labor, for milk that turned or spilt. The Ace recalls an element of repetition in the wrinkles of our existence. If you are remembering vices, visit them with compassion. Is it possible that you are not or were not as vicious as you like to venture? The Ace reminds us that life is like a spiral. Part of its magic is moving up and down while it expands and contracts. It offers choices to do things again but to do them differently. This week, plant your tree and commit to watering it. If it’s young, perhaps provide a rod for it to lean on. If it’s in a pot and grown too big, offer it more earth to expand in. Commit to taking the time to pick away dead leaves as they droop. Admire budding branches, signs of new life as they take form. Talk to it. Embrace it. Remember that it will grow thicker, stronger, taller in time and that it will be all the greater for your having loved it.
WHAT EVEN IS A TAROTSCOPE? We often think of horoscopes as predictions that are specific to each astrological sign. In Ancient Greek, the term horoscope simply means "I watch the hour." To astrologers today, a horoscope is a chart that maps the planetary bodies in the sky. From this chart, we derive meaning that can influence how we work with energy. Regardless of our unique individual charts, we are ALL working with the same energy from above. Each week, I examine this energy, pull a tarot card and write a guided meditation with the collective in mind. My tarotscopes are meant to be read as inspiration. Please note that because we are all operating with our individual energy, some elements will resonate more than others. Take what you like and leave the rest. Tarotscopes are offered freely in an effort to cultivate collective healing. I am always grateful for your support in sharing this work with anyone you think it might help. If you are inspired or find support here, please consider making a donation to help sustain these weekly offerings.