Daily Angel Oracle Card: Knight Of Pentacles, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore
Knight Of Pentacles: “The foliage parts for him in a narrow path, and he has eyes for none of the temptations that surround him. The spirits of the woods gather near and whisper temptations and dangle their faery baubles. The dryads stretch out their slender fingers to brush his helm as he passes beneath their outstretched branches.
But he does not notice; he has eyes only for the light that is his goal. The Knight Of Pentacles is methodical, thorough, and unwavering. He rides upon the crest of an earth dragon, grounded and slow but undeniable in its progress; where he sets his sights will be reached.
He never charges in without first fully assessing a situation. He has the time and the patience to do so. He is conservative and prefers to do things in a tried and true way, not deviating into the unknown. It may appear that he lacks creativity or a desire to explore, but he places more value on the success of a venture than how that goal is achieved. He is dutiful, steadfast, and loyal, and holds true to his word when he gives it. When there is a task at hand, his patience and energy never wanes until it is complete.
The Knight Of Pentacles is stubbornly set in his ways and on his path, locked onto his goal, with almost a tunnel-vision mentality. This may seem to be a failing, but it can also be incredibly effective. He sees and knows exactly what he wants and where his destination is, and he moves steadily towards it in an implacable way. When he reaches that goal, he strikes with all the force of the earth that is his to summon: the weighty might of giants, the thunderous roll of an earthquake, the thrusting of a mighty tree’s roots through soil and stone.”*
~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
This card is about getting clear on what it is that you wish to create and sticking to the task until it is complete. Success is assured if you have the commitment to the journey ahead. Do not let anyone or anything sway you off course, watch for distractions and navigate them carefully but surely. You have got this.
There may be a little curve ball coming your way, but this is only an illusion. It’s a bit of a test actually. Will you give up? Will you get distracted and go off track? Or will you ignore the temptations and move forward deliberately, step by step, until you reach your destination? Only you have the power to decide.
There may be someone who is trying to talk you out of your heart’s desire. Do not listen to them. There may be someone offering you something that benefits them more than you, maybe they do not have your highest good in mind. Do not consider it. Maybe you are in a relationship and someone else catches your eye; or maybe you are trying to leave an unhealthy relationship and someone starts offering you things that you know will not come to fruition. Again, only you know what is in your heart.
Stay the course. Move forward fearlessly. This is a mere speed bump on your journey, do not allow it to be anything more.
*Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore