Eight of Pentacles
Everything in this world has a price; your value is calculated by your ability to feed the great engine we loosely describe as the economy. You are categorised as active or passive, often discriminatory terms that classify your worth in fiscal means and merits.
For we worship a new prophet, a malevolent being that has little regard for human nature and needs, for old age, sickness and disability have no place in a society that values profit over wellbeing, compliance over personal freedom and autonomy. For it gorges upon the need to feed itself, to expand continually, having little regard for the individual needs, desires or wellbeing.
Today’s card interjects this deeply flawed model and takes you deep into the essence of its astrological aspects, Sun in Virgo. A sign known for its contemplative nature and perfectionism, a powerful blend of practicality and detail. The ruling planet of Virgo is Mercury, offering a powerful way out of this perpetual cycle of work and consumption, acquisition and debt, a calling to pull back, consider your direction and start to make plans for a more balanced and spiritual way forward.
Our ancestors lived a simpler life; they had a deeper connection with the cycles and rhythms of the earth, taking us back into the roots of the cards astrological and esoteric meanings. Mercury is a planet of the mind and communication; Virgo is represented by the Hermit in the Major arcana; the message couldn’t be more explicit. You’re called to go within, encouraged to let your mind explore more creative and fruitful ways forward. A path that fulfils your monetary needs and responsibilities, yet offers the space needed to enjoy the deeper qualities of life. While money is important, if this relationship becomes unbalanced, we become increasingly detached from the more spiritual dimensions that bring deeper meaning to life. It’s not healthy to have all work and no play, for life is too short to become entangled in that trap and illusion.