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What I See:
The three women is something I expect on the Three of Water card. It threw me a bit. It also makes me want to head over to Maria’s house to help her put up the bounty from her garden. I just feel the friendship flowing from this card. The women also seem to be different ages, giving me that generational feel. I also get the sense of age doesn’t matter when similar interests bring you together.
According to the book, “a traditional meaning for this card is ‘building the house of the Goddess.’ In this case, the temple of the Goddess is our own bodies…” That puts to mind the blending of the mind, body, and spirit.
General Earth element/Pentacles suit:
Please refer back to the Ace of Earth.
Light (upright) Reading:
Synergy, your community is more than each of its separate parts.
- Keywords: Superior Talents, Progress, Diligence, and Expertise.
Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:
It’s time to seek out a community, or create one.
- Keywords: Inefficiency, Boredom, Thankless Task, and Lack of Respect.
Perhaps a story about three sisters, three friends, or three generations of woman? Harvest, canning, and freezing — perhaps a story about coming together to get a job done. How about a catering company?
Maybe those women are witches? Midwifes, cooking up medicines to help with labor and delivery?
- Three Themes: Harmony, Abundance, Ease, Manifestation, Productivity, or Expression.
According to Tarot for Writers by Corrine Kenner, “The card depicts the process of giving substance and form to our spiritual ideas and beliefs.” So perhaps your story is about an artist or a writer? How about channeling a vision? Or perhaps the feeling of words flowing through you rather than coming from you?
You find pleasure creating something of lasting value.
- Suit Archetype/Feudal Class: Merchants, Business, and Professional class.
Additionally, look up one of the Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) for personality traits.
For more information on the Threes in general, please refer back to the Three of Water.
Image: Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert from Llewellyn Worldwide