KNIGHT OF PENTACLES
What card do I most fear?: Knight of Pentacles:
When I graduated from college about six years ago, I found myself at a stand still. I didn't know what in the world I wanted to do or who I wanted to become. With a degree in psychology, I felt restricted by its mind-focused approach to humans. So, from years of daily routine, I found myself with no structure, no path, and lots of student debt. Life began to fall apart. I started having panic attacks. I saw a psychiatrist who prescribed me clonazepam and lorazepam without ever even asking if I've thought about breathing into and moving my body. I began having debilitating stomach pain to the point I couldn't even stand up. Western doctors never found anything to be "wrong" with me so I was introduced to an acupuncturist who asked, "what can you tell me about anxiety? Your purpose? Will-power?" It was from this moment I understood the beautiful connection between mind-body-spirit. Not too long after I started practicing yoga daily. I found the quote (pictured above) during this time, "Our goal is to discover that we've always been where we ought to be." It become my daily affirmation. I posted it on this wooden frame/key holder. I've since moved away from North Carolina, and six years later I still read it every morning, and I'm still terrified of the power of its wisdom, of being okay right here, right now.
In a culture where we are always on the go, always planning our next move, striving for more, it's scary to accept that all we have is this moment, that we already are enough. The Knight of Pentacles is the only knight not moving. He stands sturdy in his path. With great confidence, he patiently awaits his crops, from years of hard work
As government, institutions, and foundations shift/re-establish, how can we best move through this energy? KNIGHT OF PENTACLES REVERSED ✨Acknowledge that now is the time to become the ultimate authority of your personal power. As the world around rewires belief system and undergoes huge power shifts, you too are being asked to reestablish + commit to your own sense of personal ethics. Be patient with this process. Conserve your energy. Be mindful of your consumption. Keep visualizing a world where everyone is gifted access to our planet's precious resources. Be a living embodiment of this Truth. If you're feeling frustrated by resistance, know it's because you may be light years ahead of others in terms of your understanding of what's to come. Be gentle with this knowledge. You've been working hard! Honor your diligence and rest easy! Transformation takes time. Baby steps. Baby steps.
Happy Capricorn Season! ✨Capricorn, as the last Earth sign in the astrological wheel, represents the element Cosmic Earth. Super expansive with ambition, Capricorn stretches out wide, laying a solid foundation which to build off of for the New Year. ✨Re-financing. New Years Resolutions. Rest + Recovery. Coming off the buzz of holiday travels. New Beginnings. Healthy eating. This time of year allows our more practical and resourceful self to step up to podium, gifting us the opportunity to present our most responsible, and goal-oriented selves to the public. ✨Day 22 of the #bkfoolschallenge, "As the world around us restructures, what are we being asked to step into?" 8 of Pentacles Reversed ✨Slow-and-Steady. Take a deep breath. Allow yourself the space to relax and restore. You've fearlessly been pursuing your dreams and ambitions this whole year, and deserve a break. This Capricorn Season, especially with Mercury in Retrograde, reminds us to chill out. Give yourself a much needed break. Instead of setting lofty goals for the future, make a promise to yourself to nurture and fine tune the smaller details of your beautiful life: your health, relationships, and home. You're doing great and deserve some soft tender loving care. ✨To meditate more on Sun in Capricorn, you can use your Sun card paired with the Knight of Pentacles (Cardinal = Knight; Earth = Pentacles). ✨🙏✨
How does my Jupiter placement influence my relationship to faith? ✨Jupiter is the planet of expansion. His placement in your chart may indicate interests you gravitate towards with an unexplainable faith. ✨Spending time meditating on this generous planet opens you up to experiences that will stimulate your self-confidence and wisdom, so that you may attract a life of abundance. ✨My Jupiter is in Pisces in the 2nd House. Pisces longs to transcend the suffering of everyday to experience union with God. The 2nd House relates to material possessions and values. ✨By meditating on this pairing, it encourages me to trust in the deep connection I hold towards sacred objects like my tarot deck and crystals. It reminds me to have faith that it is safe for me to own nice things, especially if they enhance my connection to Spirit. ✨I pulled the Knight of Pentacles in Reversed as additional reflection. He reminds me that I work hard for my money, and even though it may feel inappropriate to my practical nature to spend money on "frivolous" items, that it's totally okay and aligned to invest in things which bring me closer to God. Looks like I might be buying that new harmonium sooner than I thought
A message from my inner-father. ✨I didn't check the prompt for Day 14, and I thought it was "a message from my inner-father" to follow "a message from my inner-mother." But then after seeing some of y'all's posts I realized I had it wrong. But I had already taken some time while in Central Park yesterday to tap into the inner-father energy working through me, and some good stuff came through, so I thought I'd share anyways.
When I work with my inner-family (inner-child, mother, father, elder), I lead myself through a guided meditation. When we first make contact, I allow for non-verbal communication to occur. Is there eye contact? An embrace? Is it a joyous reunion? Or does it feel disconnected? Or closed off? Then I simply wait. Without asking any questions or making any statements, I wait until spoken to. With my inner-child I find the conversation to start relatively soon, but with my inner-father, I usually sit in silence for a good while. This time he was super laid-back, and didn't have anything to say. He was just happy hanging out. ✨When I feel the time is right, I present questions about my life. Concerns I may have, or decisions I'm trying to make. And then I wait for a response. I do this entire meditation before pulling a card. ✨My inner-father told me he was proud of my hard work. He encouraged me to keep to my natural pace. He emphasized slowing down to enjoy day-to-day pleasures. He reminded me I'm stronger than I give myself credit for. When I asked where I could improve, he insisted I manage my bank account more regularly. Then I pulled a card: Knight of Pentacles. Pretty spot on. ✨I find when I carve out the space to connect to my own intuition prior to pulling, the message in the card is very clear. ✨I would also like to add, from my own experience with tapping into my inner-family, these entities are simply just parts of ourselves. Not our whole self. So what they offer isn't always our personal Truth. This is up for us to decipher, as a marriage of all parts, the entire inner-family coming together. Powerful stuff! Would love to hear your thoughts.
Carve out sacred space for yourself every day to hone in on your own individual craft. (I used to use an hour-glass to carve out time for my daily morning writing. I think I may start incorporating this again). Through consistent practice + diligence, you will see to it that your vision will manifest more beautifully than you can even imagine.
Who am I ready to forgive?
I'm ready to forgive conservative assholes... well maybe just conservatives. 😂😆😇 The Knight of Pentacles Reversed.
Okay...I'll explain. Cards whether upright or reversed essentially contain both energies within. The pendulum swings on the same line. The Knight of Pentacles upright indicates routine, resourcefulness, and financial responsibility. He is grounded in reality and provides safety and protection. When he shows up reversed he indicates the same quality but inverted. He gets stuck in mundane routine. His beautiful quality of conserving turns into rigid beliefs and fear of losing. His financial responsibility may become tight keeping him from spending his hard earned coin. This all results in turning his ability to stay grounded into a wall of stubbornness and defense.
Traumatic experiences can often flip a card into reverse. In this case it would be anything related to finances. On a personal level this could be dismissal from work, death of a loved one who provides money, divorce or separation settlements, injury or illness keeping you from work, bankruptcy, loss of home or business, being sued, or just simply being unable to pay the bills. On an environmental level this trauma could be caused by famine, economic crisis, corporations taking advantage of workers, gentrification, lack of resources, economic depression, or war/terrorist attack/mass shooting.
When we take into consideration personal and environmental trauma it helps to bring compassion to the situation. The reality is when people become close minded or stuck in their ways it often comes from a place of fear. Any frustration I have towards "conservative assholes" can be simmered down when I remind myself that we all have different life experiences. I'm single and in my late 20s with no children, property, or investments. I have experienced only limited trauma mentioned above. Of course I'm liberal. Its important for me to remember this.