Friday, 1 August 2014

Lammas Blog Hop - Who is the Queen of Pentacles?

Meadow (Garden), Fish, House, Ring, Woman, Anchor, Clover, Dog, Bear
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For this round of the Tarot Blog Hop, Joanna Ash, the divine Sun Goddess, asked us to write about the Queen of Pentacles.  Which is a lovely topic, but this is a Lenormand blog...  Worry not, I decided to look at how Lenormand cards might describe a Queen of Pentacles woman!

One way of reading a 3x3 (nine square) in Lenormand is to read each card in the round as related to the centre card.  So, placing the Woman card at the centre, we build a description of the Queen of Pentacles.

The choices made here are based on the keywords I use for cards.  For instance, I see in the Bear the wise use of resources (it's the "manager" card), and I also relate it to mothers.  Although the Queen of Pentacles likes to spend money (Fish), she does know how to make the most of what she buys, and is very motherly.  Likewise, the Garden (Meadow in the Celtic Lenormand) is related to social events, and so to hospitality, a definite trait of this tarot Queen.  The Queen of Pentacles is also loyal (Dog), focused on her home and family (House) and doesn't shirk her commitments (Ring).  She is hard-working (Anchor), and makes the most of the opportunities (Clover) that present themselves. 

Some people are sure to choose different keywords for these cards.  So, which cards would you choose to describe the Queen of Pentacles?

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12 comments:

  1. I think you've chosen great cards to represent this queen. I like to try ithis for myself with different people or courts. You've also whetted my appetite for this deck again :)

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    1. Glad to hear I've whetted your appetite again, Ellen. And this is a fun exercise, even to gain insight into friends and family :)

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  2. What a great idea, Chloe! I'm going to try this...Thanks for the inspiration x

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    1. It's a nice way to explore what you think about someone, and then reading it with more traditional positions can also be insightful!

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  3. What a fabulous thing to do with the Lenormand. Really enjoyed this.

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    1. Tee hee, well I had to come up with something to link the Lenormand to the Queen of Pents! :D

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  4. I'm loving all the cards that you've choosen... though I am mostly delighted to see the clover pop up as it fell into my Q of P's hand also :D

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    1. Will's Clover picture is pretty wonderful, but your son finding you a five leaf clover, now that's something! :D

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  5. What an excellent description of the Queen! And your cards look so rich and inviting!

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    1. Thanks, Olivia. It was fun to do, and as you say, always a pleasure to look at Will's artwork! :)

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  6. I did wonder how you were going to use Lenormand to describe the Q of P.. What a great idea this was.

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    1. Glad I managed to rise to your challenge, Joanna :D

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