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The Ace of Pentacles

A Gift. New Beginning. Fresh Start.

Aces represent beginnings. Pentacles represent earth, money, physical bodies, things we can hold, see and feel. Armed with that knowledge, we see that the Ace of Pentacles represents a fresh start in the material world. Aces remind you to trust your instincts concerning any new matters your life. The Ace of Pentacles also wants you to be on the lookout for gifts and abundance.

I enjoy living in a climate with four distinct seasons. Feels as if I always have something to get excited about. When I’m sick of the humidity of summer frizzing my hair, the leaves begin to turn and the chill of fall is in the air. Just when I think I can’t shovel another foot of snow, bulbs start poking through the ground and spring arrives. Seasonal living keeps me on my toes, comforts me in its rhythmic cycle and continually gives me something to look forward to.

This past weekend, spring officially arrived. In under a week, a landscape that was bleak and gray is now green. I spent the weekend gardening like a madwoman. I can’t stop thinking about what my landscape will look like come August, how my heirloom tomatoes will taste, how the my dinner guests will appreciate the fragrant flowers spilling around them. This year, as I dig, plot and plan, I am aware of the metaphor this spring contains. I know as the world wakes up from winter’s slumber that I have the same power to awaken and grow whatever I choose to put my attention towards.

I pulled the Ace of Pentacles and knew I was looking at was a seed. I planted hundreds of seeds this weekend. I know not all of them will flourish, but I can tell you for sure many of them will. You don’t have to wait until spring to start planting seeds of your own but since we are in the midst of spring, use it as your own personal metaphor. Take note of the lush, fertile garden in the background of the Ace of Pentacles card.

What would you like to see flourishing come August? Make a list of realistic things you’d like to get done. Would you like to make more money, improve your relationship, find a new job, improve your body? Then, make a fantasy list of things you’d like to accomplish by August. Write the great American novel, join the Peace Corps, make a million dollars – anything you want to imagine. Now, start planting your own seeds. Begin laying your groundwork. Even while reading this you know deep down what you need to get started on. Before you know it, it will be the height of summer and you’ll be so happy you listened to me. Let the Aces of Pentacles and all the aces in tarot be a reminder of the joy of the journeys to come, of gifts from the universe, synchronicities that stop us in our tracks and the seeds we plant in our life each and every day.

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