A pile of six swords sits in a heap under what appears to be a drenching rainfall. While at first, the six of swords may appear dark and dreary, it’s important to note the rainbow that arches high above, topped with a clear sky.
If we back up in the deck, we refer to the five of swords that embodies a spirit of hostility and battle within the self. The six of swords shows the aftermath. At this point, we can see the healing process beginning but there’s still work to be done on our road to recovery.
The Eight of Pentacles is all about skill and honing our craft. Like a spider – a true master of her craft – we’re being asked to look at what we’re skillful at and understand what we need to do to refine our artistry. She weaves her web intricately, with a precise focus and confidence in the end product.
The Mother of Swords perches confidently and strong. With sharp perception and a keen eye, she’s a no-bullshit and straight-to-the-point soul. Her card, simply black and white with solid straight lines reminds us of a strong sense of determination. Dignified and regal, she prefers things to be drama-free. Extremely knowledgeable in her field, she moves ahead full force with her convictions, but she isn’t unkind.
The Mother of Pentacles lies down while her fawn gently rests upon her. Domestic, loving, and patient, she excels in the home. She’s associated with the qualities of a healer and is very connected to nature. She’s nurturing, generous, and warmhearted; others are comforted by her presence.
The Mother of Pentacles easily understands material concerns. Using her instincts, she catches on quickly to subtle roots of problems and finds tangible ways to solves them. She uses the resources made available to her and works in the material world. She’s capable of creating what she focuses her attention on. Leading by example, she senses how to approach the material world, physicality, finances, and all things tangible.
This week’s card asks you how her character traits currently impact and influence your life. Are you tuned into your physical surroundings? Are you giving enough attention to the people, plants, and animals in your life? Think about how much you are willing to give support and help to others and yourself.
Until next week, xoxo