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Today’s card is the Queen of Pentacles. Today the card is bringing the earth element energy just shy of the major arcana Empress card. The card screams practical. It’s a refreshing change from the angst, the sense of warning from the US holiday events. The queen of pentacles is offering a refuge of sorts.
The video above (in the blog) features the Heart of Stars Tarot deck 3rd edition with original art by Thom Pham. I love this deck both for its color palette and the pop culture, movie and TV references that Mr. Pham uses in his images. My intuition has always peppered readings with those kinds of references. Movies, TV, and music is, in many ways, the psychic message to plain language Rosetta Stone. If we’ve both seen the same movie or heard the same song, it lets me communicate a great deal of nonverbal information to you. Mood and aesthetics unspool over time the first time you see the movie or hear the song, but can become a condensed, shorthand way to communicate that mood and aesthetic to you later in a reading.
Today is a good example. The card brought a crate full of reference. More than direct meaning, actually.
The old nike ad, saying “just do it”
The ladies from an old BBC show “How Clean is Your House” saying “tuck in”
The Zen proverb “Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.”
Surfrider ads and plastic free July ads on social media.
How-to mend and repair videos on YouTube.
And, of course, Will Smith’s song “Get Jiggy With It” for the active feel of it, not any double entendre with the lyrics.
Today is a big “reduce, reuse, recycle” energy. Find creative solutions. Fix things rather than replace them. Think. Act. Engage with life actively and tangibly. It feeds your soul and conserves resources both at the same time.
Today is a day for our inner bohemian hippie. For some of us, every day is earth day. If that isn’t your style, do one small tiny thing today that is as green as you can manage. I’d say recycle, but you should be doing that all the time. Maybe repair something, grow something from the food seeds you usually toss, buy a plastic-free option the next time you replace a thing.
Interesting. Maybe it’s from the article about microplastics that I read recently, or the Surf Rider ad reference, but I get the mental impression of aqua blue, upcycled ocean plastic products, ocean or beach scented blue jar candles, and that salt spray smell when there is a breeze at the beach, one of my personal favorite experiences. One good beach day is enough to make anyone want to protect the environment.
It’s a good day to take a break from the big feels lately, roll up your queenly sleeves, and tuck in to it. Repair. Reuse. Upcycle. Recycle. Do it with royal style, but do it.
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