When I see this card come up it’s very tempting to think, “Money! Money! Money!”, especially in these economic times. And the Ace of Pentacles can certainly be an indicator of prosperity, a successful phase in a new or current business venture, for example. But to focus solely on that aspect of this energy is to miss the bigger picture. Pentacles are the suit of the earth plane – the material, and the practical. They speak of security and connectedness to earth, including physical and tangible manifestations.
Being interested in spirituality I tend to spend a lot of time focussing on, guess what, spirituality. Readings I perform for myself, for example, tend to be more wands and water. Yet I still live in this world just like everybody else – go to work, grocery shop, get the kids to school, pay the bills, take out the trash, wash the dishes, etc., etc. – all the things that come with taking part in the “real” world. At times it can feel like I’m more in tune with my inner world than the external world. The material world can seem imperfect, difficult to navigate and in conflict with my beliefs and aspirations. Meditation is so peaceful.
Here’s the thing – we are here to experience life, and we create our own reality.
Everything in your external world is a reflection of your inner world – the things you believe, what you love, what you fear, any soul contracts you’ve made before you began this life, and any debris you’ve collected along the way. It all works together to build the world as you perceive it. If you’re not seeing the world as you want to see it, well, maybe it’s your perception and maybe you’ve spent more time contemplating the world than you have spent changing your part of it, probably both. I reckon that’s pretty common during the season when it’s cold, wet, and it gets dark too early.
Looking inward is all well and good, but the Ace of Pentacles suggests that it’s time to bring your inner world out for some fresh air, to create, to connect, to be a part of this world. We are here to experience life. If we weren’t, we could have all stayed home and spared ourselves the more painful aspects.
Spring is here. It may not look like it right now where you are, but that will soon change. It’s time to create, to grow, to manifest. Use the energy of this Ace to realize your dreams and desires and have an effect on the world around you, ideally making it a better place for yourself and those closest to you who you share it with.
Apparently this card came up earlier in the month, so if you’d like to read another day’s take on it, click here.