I love the 8 of Pentacles in the Faerie Tarot by Nathalie Hertz. It shows a beautiful faery princess who has gone outside with her lyre to practice late at night. Her arms are muscular from all the practice and she has a look of intense focus on her face. To her, the surrounding darkness is only a bonus because it makes it easier for her to focus on the beautiful sounds coming from her lyre.
After all the attention my Doreen Virtue blog post got yesterday, I felt a need to seclude myself with the Fae this morning, and to connect with Goddess and Earth energy for the purpose of regaining my focus. I’ve never had a blog post go viral to the point of crashing my site before but it happened yesterday and sadly not because of my own work… not because of a focus on love, divination and healing… but because people are upset about recent events and losing another spiritual teacher.
That is how news and social media work though and I wasn’t all that surprised.
This card is a wonderful reminder for me to stay heart-centred (the 8’s all relate to the heart-centred Leo energies of the Strength card), and to bring the focus back to what I wish to achieve with my own work. One thing is certain, the recent turn of events has served to deepen my commitment to working with the Tarot and to share this fantastic tool for personal and spiritual development as far and wide as possible!
The astrological correspondence for the 8 of Pentacles is Sun in Virgo and tomorrow we have a fresh new astrological Month of Virgo ahead of us… bring on the Virgo energies which lend themselves so very well to buckling down and getting the work done!
I love this time of year and the ‘back to school’ vibe. Even as a child, I used to get restless and eager to get back to school toward the end of the summer holidays. Oh… and stationery! Must get myself some new pens and notebooks… 🙂
I hope at least some of the people who found my Angelorum blog thanks to the Doreen post will stay and enjoy what I have to say… but my focus shall remain firmly on the work I’m inspired to pursue. I have faith that even though it may not attract a massive audience, it will attract all the right people.