King of Pentacles/Father of Earth

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The King of Pentacles is a master manager.  He shows us the abundance that comes from the practicality of diligent, hard work.  He’s the culmination of worldly success, material satisfaction, and ambition at its highest level.  The King of Pentacles is a natural born manager.  Contrast this with the King of Wands who is a natural born leader.   Continue reading

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IV of Pentacles/Four of Earth

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Fours are about structure, and the Four of Pentacles is no different.  This is a figure that is a master of management and has the ability to close off the rest of the world in order to manage things of this earthly realm (money, work, the physical body).  While the figure has the ability to very carefully manage these things, he is tied down by those four pentacles – there’s not a whole lot more he can do. Continue reading

King of Cups/Father of Water

king of cups

The King of Cups is a master of his emotions more than any of the previous cup cards.  He is the quiet, powerful energy associated with giving love to others.  He’s a leader by example through his mastery of compassion and mastery of kindness.   Continue reading

VIII: Strength.

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Like a boss.

While the Chariot was all about outer strength, the Strength card is all about inner strength.  The power seen in the Chariot card is being tested in this card.  Those mountains in the background represent challenges.  The woman has tamed the lion, representing her overcoming her inner demons – ego, lust, impatience.  The infinity symbol over her head is the same as the infinity sign we saw with the magician.  She’s wearing white, like the fool, representing purity and innocence.  And we saw those mountains in the background, those challenges she is overcoming, in the Lovers card. Continue reading