18/03/19 - Waiting?

Monday, 18 March 2019

Today's reading is from the Animal Tarot by Radleigh Valentine and (beautifully) illustrated by Dan Craig. You'll see that I have disregarded the wording on the card - I don't like words on cards, preferring to listen to my intuition when I look at the image, which means that my interpretation might be slightly different each time I see a card. (You can read my earlier review of this deck here.)

Deck: Animal Tarot Cards by Radleigh Valentine
The Seven of Autumn / Pentacles is represented by a cow. If you've spent time around cows you will have seen that even though they are best known to be slow moving, intelligent, and gentle creatures, they have distinct personalities and can actually be quite playful. Despite this, the term 'bovine' is often used to indicate placidity, even dullness and it's probably for this reason that cows are thought to represent patience. 

The truth is that they are often like this illustration - curious and engaging. This one is looking us straight in the eye as if waiting for a response or reaction. What is the cow waiting for? What are YOU waiting for? 

Traditionally, the Seven of Pentacles relates to a ripening of the fruits of one's labour - or waiting for things to mature after the hard work has been put in. It often represents impatience. If the things you are waiting for seem to be progressing (too) slowly, I believe this card is telling you to stay sharp. Don't be lulled into complacency - instead, stay curious and attentive. 

I mentioned to my husband earlier that I spend about 360 days a year waiting for the lovely Magnolia tree outside my window to bloom. When it does, it looks magnificent for such a very short time - a few days at most, less if the weather is bad. It certainly feels as though that ties in with today's message. 

In summary, I believe today's message is to stay alert. It would be such a shame for you to miss out after all that waiting!

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