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Pentacles, Prosperity and Elementals

Today I felt called to share a few things I’ve been rolling around in my mind and heart for months. Sometime last year, I felt drawn to purchase a Faery Wicca Tarot deck, which I use more often for my own divination than in readings for clients. This deck requires so much familiarity with Faery tradition and lore that I find the Robin Wood deck much more universal and efficient. The Robin Wood images speak for themselves, creating rich tapestries of symbols and stories.

That said, I absolutely love the Faery Wicca Tarot for myself! Having studied Runes, Celtic, Druid and Faery history, I very much enjoy the coded whisperings and mystical bent. Where the Robin Wood deck brings spiritual insight into ordinary life, I feel like the Faery Wicca Tarot just blasts through any illusions of the mundane world. Everything reveals a touch of the sacred, and the multi-layered connections among cards, history and legends wrap themselves around any situation like the mists of Avalon.

Like most tarot readers, I own several decks –even a Jane Austen Tarot Deck that substitutes Quills for Swords, Candlesticks for Wands, Teacups for Cups, and Coins for Pentacles. I enjoy the variety, and that nerdy English Major in me especially enjoys close-reading the accompanying texts. I find that the chosen order of the suits tells quite a lot about the deck’s designer: hints about world view, priorities, ideas about evolution, and a hierarchy of focus. For example, in the Robin Wood deck, we begin with Pentacles and end with Cups. We experience an evolution from the material world (Pentacles), through the mental realm (Swords), into the spiritual realm (Wands) and finally move into the heart (Cups).

By contrast, the Faery Wicca Tarot suits begin with Aer (Swords/Thoughts/Air), then move through Tine (Wands/Spirit/Fire), Uisce (Cups/Emotions/Water), and finish at Domhain (Pentacles/Physical/Earth). Rather than considering physicality as a base state, the Faery Wicca tradition (based upon Celtic and Druidic wisdom), recognizes physical manifestation as the culmination of inner transformation and growth. Faeries are masters at manifestation, and this tradition holds the physical realm as direct evidence of progress (or lack thereof) in the other realms. Abraham-Hicks would likely agree: “I’m a vibrational being in a vibrational universe.”

I see tremendous value in all the tarot traditions, but today I’d like to explore the idea of physical reality as something to celebrate rather than denigrate. Many people consider the Faery Realm as part of the 5th dimension, less dense, but still with physical attributes. The Elementals, those creatures like gnomes, faeries, elves, leprechauns, brownies, and even crystals, tend the Earth. They are extremely connected to the Earth Element, and thus related to the suit of Pentacles. Money also holds its place in Pentacles — one reason some decks refer to Pentacles as Coins. Indeed, this suit covers the entire physical realm, including anything needed for survival.

As Earth shifts from dense 3D reality into higher dimensions, it occurs to me that we might learn something from the Faery Realm. Some of us already see how thoughts become things. If you find this a new concept, please familiarize yourself with the work of Abraham-Hicks, Dr. Joseph Murphy, TUT, and “The Secret.” You’ll learn to how your point of attention (Swords), combined with Source (Wands), runs through your “Emotional Guidance System” (Cups) and then finally manifests into physical form (Pentacles). Exactly the Faery Wicca Tarot order!

Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows that I do have a particular affection for the Faery Realm and Faery Rules. “No Rudeness.” “A Person’s Word is Bond.” “Respect, not Control.” I also love manifesting (especially instant manifestation), magic, Nature, Earth and all her creatures. Observing the remnants of the 3D world so many people call “reality,” I’d have to say we could learn a few things from the Elementals.

A couple weeks ago, I stumbled upon this free MP3 from Inelia Benz, who runs http://Ascension101.com. Given my prior pondering about tarot suit order, her discussion of “Money as an Elemental” really resonates! She encourages Lightworkers to make peace with Money, an Elemental who has been terribly abused by those who’ve sought to monopolize and control her. Inelia helps Lightworkers to get in touch with their own judgments surrounding Money, with the intention of releasing that negativity. Any judgment, resistance, fear, or outright disgust has the effect of lowering our vibration. We live in a time of financial upheaval and uncertainty, but we can make peace with Money the Elemental. As Lightworkers we can help energy — all energy — to flow freely and with Love. I highly recommend this exercise. You can read it or listen to Inelia’s recording.

Whatever happens with the markets, the dollar, gold, silver, or your retirement account, making peace with Money will help you on your journey. Whatever we resist persists, right? If you desperately wish to see an end to all the financial abuse, then loving the abused Elemental in the middle of this storm can only help us all to move beyond the old paradigm. I’m talking about Unconditional Love, by the way. Not Love based on, “Hey, Money, I will love you if you get me out of debt, help me win the lottery, give me a million dollars.” I’m talking about living from a place of Love. Being Love. Even with regard to Money.

There’s a difference between greed (control, hoarding, lack consciousness) and Love. Perhaps the Bible says it best: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

For some reason, I keep thinking of the Spirit Ariel in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Ariel is bound to serve Prospero because Prospero rescued him from imprisonment in a tree. Ariel creates the Tempest, not because he wants to, but because Prospero controls him. Perhaps Money, too, would love its freedom from those who control rather than respect. Elementals honor “Power to, not Power Over.” I ask you each to consider — for the love of each other, this planet, and all the realms affected by our choices — if you can open your hearts a little bit to the vastly abused Elemental of Money. Let’s surround her with thoughts of Love, Freedom, Liberation and Joy. Let’s imagine Money flowing freely and in alignment with Pure Source Energy. Let’s bring in the entire suit of Pentacles and imagine all aspects of our physical world transforming before our very eyes. Can you feel it? Do you see it?

Bring it.