Feb 19 • Guild Gathering • Queen of Pentacles

Sat. Feb. 19, 3-5 • Guild Gathering • Queen of Pentacles

Our Snow Moon guild gathering’s theme is the Queen of Pentacles.

This gathering is an opportunity for us to discuss this card and to explore her meaning and history. Whether your insights are personal, historical, or practical to readings, meanings, insights and interpretations and presentations in decks – however you approach this card you are welcome and encouraged to share.

What is she to you? A person? An aspect? A divine influence? And unachievable goal? A fast and true friend or a terrifying visage?

What meanings do you find when you meditate on her?

What are your favorite representations of her in your decks or in art and media?

Do you hear music when she appears in a reading? Remember a smell? Remember a place or a time?

We are still re-growing our guild, watching to see what sprouts this spring. So please come with an open heart and an open mind, and as our gathering will be virtual please bring a dish of your mind to share for this card.

Here is some of the canonical and legacy information about this card – things others have written – that may help to kick off your research, meditations, and thoughts.

The Pictorial Guide To The Tarot

The Outer Method Of The Oracles: Queen of Pentacles.

The face suggests that of a dark woman, whose qualities might be summed up in the idea of greatness of soul; she has also the serious cast of intelligence; she contemplates her symbol and may see worlds therein. Divinatory Meanings: Opulence, generosity, magnificence, security, liberty. Reversed: Evil, suspicion, suspense, fear, mistrust.

  • A.E. Waite, ill by Pamela Colman Smith, 1911

The Book of Thoth

Water of Earth

The Queen of Disks is throned upon the life of vegetation. She contemplates the background, where a calm river winds through a sandy desert to bring to it fertility. Oases are beginning to shew themselves amid the wastes. Before her stands a goat upon a sphere. There is here a reference to the dogma that the Great Work is fertility. Her armour is composed of small scales or coins, and her helmet is adorned with the great spiral horns of the markhor. In her right hand she bears a sceptre surmounted by a cube, within which is a three- dimensional Hexagram, and in her left arm is curved her proper disk, a sphere of loops and circles interlaced. She thus represents the am bition of matter to take part in the great work of Creation.

  • The Book of Thoth p 166. Aleister Crowley, ill by Lady Frieda Harris, 1969

Tarot Wisdom – Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings

The Queen of Pentacles embodies the Empress as strongly as the King of Swords takes the role of the Emperor. The two cards occupy very different realms, each one self-sufficient. In the Queen of Pentacles we find a deep love of nature, a joy in whatever grows from the ground. As Water of Earth she brings passionate love to the living world. In the Rider deck she sits in nature, with no buildings in sight, compared to the Pentacles King, whose palace stands behind him.

  • Rachel Pollack, Tarot Wisdom, pg 431

The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals

The Queen of Pentacles, like the convivial Martha Stewart, is about hospitality, gracious living, and material well-being. She has a pragmatic concern for conservation of resources, and an interest in business, nature, animals, homemaking, and interior or landscape design. This card often represents prosperity.

  • Mary K Greer, Tarot Reversals, pg 208

What Is The Queen of Pence/Pentacles/Coins/Earth For You?

When you gaze into the mirror of the Queen of Pentacles, what is the reflection you see? What is the voice you hear? What words of wisdom and warning are in the air around you? I can’t wait to hear!

  • Ciaran

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