Happy New Year! We have arrived in 2015, a new calendar year stretches out in front of us. Besides what I've included below under the card for the week, the Queens of Pentacle, there will be a full moon in Cancer on Saturday the 3rd. Typically full moons are good for releasing conflict or overcoming obstacles. This is the first full moon of 2015 and in Cancer much of the focus is on releasing old habits which may have at one time brought you comfort but which now hold you back from the future you want to build. It is our future vision that Saturn is pushing us to create and the Full Moon in Cancer will be helpful in clearing obstructions to those goals.
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full moon in the sign of the crab, take a stab, gift of gab, working in the lab, hail a cab, just a dab, put it on my tab, feeling fab, mercury and venus switch signs, a fork with tines, grand fire trines, cover with vines, wind in the pines, staying in the lines, where the sun shines, abandon mines, reading the signs, sun in the sign of the goat, build a boat, it must float, put in your vote, crossing the mote, murder she wrote, new year, lots of cheer, shed a tear, abandon fear, stars above, lots of love.
QUEENS OF PENTACLE
Sometimes before I start writing I sharpen pencils. Even though I do most of my Tarotscopes writing on the computer, it is helpful to ground myself with some tangible and meditative activity before I trot off into my thoughts. Also included in my preparation are peculiar snack cravings I must satisfy (lately it is shredded coconut). Both Capricorn and Pentacles are associated with the element of earth. The Queen of Pentacles or the Queens of Pentacle, as Amy Von Harrington has named this card in her deck, seems to be a nod to the Capricorn section of the sky the Sun, Mercury and Venus are currently traversing. The question raised by this card and the astrology this week is, what do you need to support your work in the world? The answer is not as simple as the question itself would suggest. While food, clothing and shelter are basic necessities, they are not the list in its entirety. Each person’s needs may differ from one to the next and each person’s needs may also change over time. These needs may be as changeable as an ocean and water is the other element associated with this card. Capricorns are known for their stability and steadfastness, but these strengths can quickly pen them in if they do not remain flexible enough to adjust their course when intuition or circumstance demands it.
As we sit at the top of 2015, now is the time to set your sights on what you want to build in the future, but with the understanding that what you build must also be able accommodate waves of change.
(What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve- The Orioles)
The theme this week is Homonyms, words that sound the same, but have different meanings and often spellings. This sprang to mind because this weekend Mercury (planet of communication) moves from Capricorn to Aquarius. Venus is also making this move this week, further emphasizing the transition from earth to air, from concrete to amorphous. In Capricorn words are often used directly, with no hidden meaning or agenda. In Aquarius, the use of words is more inventive. In her speech to the anthropology department at Berkeley Ursula K. Le Guin says of her father, the founder of the department, “If he couldn’t find the right words, he wouldn’t use the wrong ones.” In Capricorn there is an emphasis on saying what you mean and meaning what you say. If there is no word to convey your meaning then perhaps you won’t “use the wrong ones.” In Aquarius, this solution may not be satisfactory. Aquarius says, “if there are no words, I will invent new ones” or use words in unusual ways which may convey my meaning more accurately. So here we go, words with multiple meanings, both of which, when combined with your card and astrology for the week, make some sort of sense or cents or scents.