Queen of Pentacles

Queen of Pentacles

The Queen of Pentacles is also referred to as the Queen of the Thrones of Earth, and she is the most grounded and practical of the Queens. She is most linked to the Earth signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn and the Goddesses of the Hearth as well as the Great Mother and Gaia, Hera and Juno. She demonstrates her love with practical attention and so she will cook you a meal, offer to drive you to the doctors when you car is in the shop or offer some practical advice about balancing your cheque-book (does anyone do that anymore?)! If you are in need, she is the one to call on, not for emotional support for the Queen of Cups is more suited to that, but to bring chaos under control and let you know that there is sanity and continuity in the small details of life that need sorting. In love she is warm, giving and sensual. She delights in anything that will light up her senses and she is physically demonstrative when moved. She will overlook anyone who is not financially sound as a potential partner, as she understands the importance of comfort, ambition and ultimately peace of mind. Once she has brought you into her world she is reluctant to let you go – this goes for friends, family and lovers – as she regards people and relationships as investments. You may not hear from her every day but she will remember your birthday or other significant milestones. In business she is well-organised, productive and hard-working. She knows that anything worth doing is worth doing...
Eight of Cups

Eight of Cups

The Eight of Cups is aligned with Saturn in Pisces and is also known as the Lord of Abandoned Success. It represents stagnation of energy, turning in on one’s thoughts and withdrawing from external efforts. It heralds a time when you need to stop pushing for results out there, and instead need to examine in your life, your past and your personality, what emotions and habits you cling to that no longer provide the return that makes you happy and fills you up. This card often appears when you are spent emotionally – you have been putting your emotional energy into people or circumstances that deplete you and do not reciprocate with an equal or better source to top up your emotional cup. And so now it is time to rebuild your strength and give back to yourself, but also to understand where you went wrong in allowing your efforts and care to be misused or under-appreciated. There is a sense of sadness for opportunities lost and perhaps frittered away, which have arisen from a relaxation of efforts, a habit of trusting blindly and lack of diligence on your part. You realise now that it is time to leave behind certain aspects of your life, but there is a reluctance ┬áto move towards what is needed since it is an unknown quantity and therefore viewed with some degree of fear and uncertainty. It is time for you to embark on a search for fulfilment which requires you to find out what really matters to you and it is not what you thought it was in the past. A new...