Today’s card is the Seven of Pentacles.
This card speaks to a pause after great labor. It can be a time of appraisal, evaluation, and assessment or of patient nurturing and dedication. It can be a time of leaving things alone.
The shadow of this card can be second-guessing the work you have put in by overthinking or of leaving behind something that didn’t happen on your own timeline. If you are a workaholic, it can also be a reminder that there is more to life than work.
The Efflorescent Tarot card shows a somewhat expressionless woman ready to reap the harvest. The pentacle-fruit grows on the bush, some larger than others and all in varying warm colors.
Huszka’s card shows a woman looking happy and satisfied at the break of dawn. She holds a chicken and wears a dress decorated with the same trees she stands next to. Clouds move across the sky, and a crescent moon holds a sphere with a crescent moon on it. The woman looks perfectly content to wait.
The Animal Widsom Tarot’s deer mimics the bush with fruit, and the Animism Tarot shows a peacock sitting in a tree as snow and icicles melt. Waiting for spring?
Waiting for fruit to grow, waiting for the sun to rise, and waiting for the spring. Waiting! Waiting can feel many different ways. It can feel exhilarating when we’re waiting for something good. It can be awful if we’re anticipating something bad. It can make us restless or impatient. We can feel sad if what’s coming means change. Or wary.
Depending on what kind of interim care the seeds we’ve planted and cultivated need during this time of waiting, our action or inaction might affect the outcome. Or if we cut the waiting short and try to harvest early, we may compromise the outcome or not get what we were hoping for.
Additional LWB tidbits:
- Hastiness can damp out creative fire
- Recognize what is good
- Waiting can be a challenge, but it is worth it
- Don’t hurry
Today, the Seven of Pentacles might say to me, “Yes, you have to wait. You have said what you needed and what you could. You may be uncomfortable and scared. But you still have to wait. The harvest will be ready when it’s ready. Don’t second-guess yourself.”