The Child of Pentacles is the archetypal “nature child”, although “child” in this context is more likely to mean someone with a youthful or child like attitude to the world. This is someone who loves to be outdoors, exploring their environment, and having adventures. They revel in the beauty and inspiration of nature.
This person has a fascination with how things work, and is endlessly curious and always asking questions. There is optimism and a sense of wonder here. The Child of Pentacles is very open minded about the discoveries they make. Nothing is set in stone yet, and so there is much freedom in this stance.
For the Page of Pentacles it is all about the journey, and the amazing discoveries along the way, rather than just reaching the destination. One important thing I feel most of us could learn from this character is to focus on enjoying the present moment; stop and smell the roses and be open to awakening our senses to the worldly pleasures which abound all around us. This seems to me to be an excellent antidote to the fear and uncertainty which is currently pervading our world, and reminds us of the wise tenet…..
Over these last months there has been much heavy, dense energy. It has seemed at times as if we would never come through this darkness, that we would always be living in some perpetual half life.
That’s why I was very happy to see this card today….the Ace of Wands. It is the epitome of hope and optimism. A tiny spark has ignited….it’s not much at the moment but if we can nurture the flame and keep it alight it will begin to grow and spread. What’s more, if we can ALL light a tiny flame of positivity, love, peace and light, the effect will begin to spread exponentially, shining light into all the dark and scary places. Once illuminated these phantoms lose their power over us, to control through fear.
Sometimes we can feel powerless and helpless to effect change, but if we can truly be the change we wish to see in the world, then we can work miracles when we join together in pursuit of peace, beauty, joy and positivity. With this attitude we can reach a tipping point and truly change the world.
The Fool often appears when a new adventure beckons. In The Spacious Tarot it is quite an unusual card as it doesn’t have any kind of human or animal representation of the Fool. In some ways this frees our imagination to be completely unfettered when visualising our next steps, and it allows us to use this card in a technique called Pathworking.
This is a simple process where we enter a meditative state and then imagine that we are actually stepping into the scene on the card. We can then explore the card whilst in a relaxed state, and notice any symbols, words, associations etc which arise.
As the Fool card often speaks of new beginnings, adventures and journeys, and taking a leap of faith, perhaps we could use the summit of the mountain depicted in this card, as a metaphor for a jumping off point? If we, in our imagination, go to the edge, and peer over the precipice, what do we see below? Does this give us any guidance about our direction and next steps in life?
The Four of Wands often appears when there is a reason to celebrate! This feels like music to our ears after all the bad news and tragedy of the last few months.
The wands are alight…like bonfire night sparklers, showing us the way. Passing under their shimmering archway transports us into a new and magical space. We don’t fully appreciate yet the goodness and abundance we are heading towards, but we feel certain that we are entering better times, as the card seems to beckon us towards a galaxy of sparkling possibility.
This card can also herald a special right of passage, and the announcement of good news. It could be a myriad of happy occasions such as a birth, pregnancy announcement, special birthday or marriage.
The Four of Wands is certainly a very positive card, and augurs well for any new project which launches around this time. It is a beacon of light in what has been a very challenging, and at times, hopeless and despairing period in all our lives.