The Peace Practice draws a monthly tarot card. We look at what message the card might hold for us, as a Universal Human Collective, from the perspective of Peace. How might we find Peace in the story unfolding for the month ahead? What do we need to learn to come to this place of Peace? How do we find Peace within any challenges and messages the card brings? This month we draw from our favourite deck - The Wild Unknown.
Welcome to the April 2018 post of our Peaceful Tarot series
Son of Pentacles, Reversed
I intend that reversed cards might show me how to tune in beneath the surface, or to look at the inner world of the card and as I connect with this card of the Son of Pentacles Reversed, I feel somewhat quiet. A reflective, emotive sense of being. Not sad, just quiet.
I see the youth and vitality of the Son, with his newly forming antlers – more than a bud but still finding their strength. I bow down as he does here. I bow down to the emergence of a being, one who is growing and learning, moving forward – with life at his feet. So much to do, so much to be. So much to come.
Reflecting on the growth of the emerging new humanity, it feels a little the same.
The Pentacles reflect the practical foundation on which we build our lives and here bows the boy. He bows to the Earth. A bow to the foundation? Maybe. A reflective nod? A sigh? A rest? All? Yes. A breath. Taking a breath. Slipping into the gap. He is bowing to himself. “I bow down.” Says He – the Son.
I move inside and look some more.
The Son whispers to me – “I am young at this”. A pause.
“Sometimes I am fearful. Sometimes I am afraid of the dark within my own being.
Yet I also know the light shines above me and rains the shadows away.”
He continues to talk quietly. I continue to hear him.
“I carry the lunar pentacle of 5. The magical pentacle and the number of dynamic energy. The number of independence, motion, unpredictability. The moon’s crescent wraps around me. She protects me, illuminates me and lifts me up. The way she lifts me is to anchor me down. Intuition wrapping around wisdom.
“I am the Divine Masculine emerging from the new foundations. I am to anchor here in a new way. I am learning how. For the moment I shall ponder and focus on my path. I shall feel my way.
“As I move my footing, I combine. I move in and weave the light with the dark. I weave in the essence of One. I move to Her. She moves to Me. And we come together as we fully intended. Inside I know this to be true. I just have to now find my space, my knowing and then I can lift my head. Yes, for the moment I am quiet. But I will emerge. And we shall all be free.”
Oh, Son! I hear your song in the heart of all men. And I hear the welcome to this new world from all women.
So in this card I see the quiet of the brave new masculine energy filtering through to our newly laid foundations. I see it coming forth from our youth as they move away from the old set of rules and I see it filter in like new light in the morning from all men. As the Divine Feminine rises, so too does the Divine Masculine. I see it my sessions, as more and more men come in to work with their heart space. I see it in their eyes. I see it in the meditation groups I attend that more and more men seek a different path. I hear it in their conversations. I sense it in the air.
It is still growing. This powerful understanding and melding of energies, vibrations and souls. It is still anchoring into the wider collective. But you can feel into the Peace it will bring when this card is drawn - and it is no longer reversed...