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What I See:
We have the emotional element in the water behind her. The intellectual element with the bird flying across the image. And, of course, we have the physical element — Earth. The setting is peaceful yet the greenery seems to act as a boundary, or protection, between the field and water. I understand this is the author/artist herself. She looks happy and content. I imagine there’s a scent of lavender on the breeze. She’s alone but doesn’t appear lonely. I get a happily-ever-after feeling looking at this card 🙂
General Earth element/Pentacles suit:
Please refer back to the Ace of Earth.
Light (upright) Reading:
You are at peace and enjoying the bounty of your life.
- Keywords: Prosperity, Good-Fortune, Protection, or Self-Mastery.
Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:
What do you need to be secure? Embrace what you already have.
- Keywords: Entrapment, Loneliness, Incompleteness, or Self-Indulgence.
How about a farm/farmer? Herbs? Farmer’s market? Florist? It almost looks like an estate, perhaps, lady of the manor. A refuge?
Prosperity, perhaps through investment or inheritance. Or maybe, taking advantage when opportunity knocks?
Protection, perhaps a security fence or walled garden. Or maybe, a glided cage is still a cage? What about a marriage of convenience? An overprotective parent or spouse?
- Nine Themes: Self-mastery, Solitude, Wisdom, Experience, or Completion.
Grateful for home and the putting down of roots.
- 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 Nines in general, please refer back to the Nine of Air.
Image: Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert from Llewellyn Worldwide