Around the first of the year I find myself taking stock of my physical world. Perhaps this is because I grew up moving a lot, even living for a time in our home made camper-used-to-be-bread-van.
Everything I held dear was up for scrutiny, as we prepared to live in tight quarters. My bed was a single-wide drop down board on pulleys over the cab. My stuff would live in two drawers and two small selves big enough for paperback books. There is only so much you can hang on to.
Fours are a number of foundation and strength. Square and solid, you can count on anything built from this start. In coins, or pentacles, we see material – well, everything. From money in the bank, to the ‘talents’ of your labor. Remember, talent is an ancient word for the day’s wages of a working man’s labor. So this is definitely a card of taking inventory, of your finances, your stuff, and even how you share your talents with the world.
What is worth your energy in the physical world? How much time to hold it, use, maintain, store, clean and even dote upon your stuff? Perhaps it is worth considering today.
Images from The Smith-Waite Tarot Centennial Edition Deck are used in this blog. They feature the artist, Pamela Colman Smith’s, original coloring and lovely back design. The cards are a bit oversized and printed on sturdy cardstock. This deck is one of my personal favorites. =:->AD
Rider-Waite images used with permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902. c. 1971 by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.