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Two of Pentacles

Published March 15, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Two of Pentacles, from the Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Two of Pentacles, from the Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Two of Pentacles: “This card shows a farmer balancing two pentacles, indicating his ability to balance finances as well as learn new skills, as progress in his area of expertise creates changes in methods. As a card of practicing dexterity, this card indicates energy being directed with determination to accomplish something for job, financial, or personal security. New approaches at work or a promotion could require specialized training, but the person has the ability to pick up these new skills with ease. While others may struggle or resist change, this person moves with confidence, adapting easily to new situations and requirements. The farmer depicted is unconcerned about the coming storm, for he knows his job and has secured his barn, so he is prepared for anything.

In some cases this card indicates balancing two jobs for financial security, but with the resolve necessary to carry on until finances improve. It could also be a card of apprenticeship, learning from a master or other professional, or it could simply show the need to live within a budget, depending on surrounding cards.

Patchouli, an herb of growth, knowledge and balancing finances, grows by the barn. A fox, for adaptability, cleverness, determination and agility, walks nearby.”

Two of Pentacles Card Meaning: “Balancing finances, learning new skills, agile with finances, energy for attaining goals, next phase in work begins, employment opportunity, a learning stage passes quickly, weighing work choices or options for a business decision.”

Two of Pentacles As Challenger: “Difficult situation requires a careful balance, a need to live within means, lack of enthusiasm for changes needed for success, stress.”

Prompt Words: “Balancing finances, learning new skills”

~ By Ann Moura

There is a message of balance here, and also a message of choice; of weighing one’s options. There may be a polarity here – a big decision to make between two very different outcomes. The way that he is holding the pentacles indicates that really, the decision has already been made; within your heart of hearts, you know exactly which choice must be made… it is the choice that uplifts your spirits, even if it seems daunting or scary at first, you simply know this is the right choice for you. Notice that the man has a hint of a smile on his face as he gazes up at the pentacle on his right, his foot raised as if he is about to dance. He, the fox and the rooster on the rooftop all point in the same direction; this is also confirmation. There is more light in the sky on his right side, letting you know that your decision will be supported by the Universe, and that the future is bright. The impending storm in the background indicates that there is some urgency here; this is a decision that must be made soon, you simply cannot sit on the fence forever.  Fox is quick witted and agile; able to assess a situation and pounce without holding back and losing his chance. He is asking that you do the same; trust in your instincts and intuition and take the reins when the window of opportunity opens to you. The doors of the barn are closed, indicating that one chapter is ended and a brand new beginning is on offer to you now.

You know what you need to do in order to move forward.

Do it now

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Two Of Pentacles ~ Harrier Hawk

Published December 8, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Two Of Pentacles ~ Harrier Hawk, from the Animal Totem Tarot Card deck, by Leeza Robertson, Illustrated by Eugene Smith

Two Of Pentacles ~ Harrier Hawk, from the Animal Totem Tarot Card deck, by Leeza Robertson, Illustrated by Eugene Smith

Daily Angel Oracle Card:  Two Of Pentacles ~ Harrier Hawk, from the Animal Totem Tarot Card deck, by Leeza Robertson, Illustrated by Eugene Smith

 Two Of Pentacles ~ Harrier Hawk: Every day brings with it something new to deal with. It is like a never ending cycle of lessons, demands, and chores. Yet I know I am not alone and that those around me share the same burden. Each of us only deals with that which we are skilled to deal with. Meaning we only ever carry small pieces of the larger workload so none of us ever get overwhelmed or burned out.” ~ Message From the Harrier Hawk

“The Harrier Hawk lives deep in the southwest deserts. Unlike other hawks, this predator likes to keep its nest close to the ground, hidden and secure. This allows the others in the cast to keep a watchful eye out from the cactus above. In this card, we see a full nest and this mother has her talons full. The Two of Pentacles indicates a time of juggling responsibilities and personal goals. Just as the Harrier must divide her time between her nest and her responsibilities to her cast, so too will you feel divided. Just know that this juggling will not last forever, but for now it requires your time and energy. Take a page from the Harrier’s playbook: Keep your body close to the earth so you can recharge when you start to feel run down and overwhelmed.”

Business and Career: “When you run a business, it can seem like all you do is juggle. There are multiple things to get done on any given day, and there never seems to be enough time in the day to get through that ever-growing to-do list. Let’s face it, if you don’t have help, you really need to get some. Prioritize your tasks, and hand off those that are truly below your skill level to someone else. Your clients and your bottom line will than you in the long run.”

Family and Relationships.”The Harrier knows only too well that in order to get everything done, she has to work with and rely on other members of the family and community. This is a key reminder that you are not meant to be doing this all on your own. You are meant to be working as a part of a team. So, if you have been too afraid to ask for help or to delegate tasks, now would be a good time to stop acting like a martyr and start acting like a team player.”

Health and Well-Being: “Sometimes in lie we find ourselves in either/or situations, when we can pick one choice over the other. But not this time. Like it or not, you must step up to the plate and be present for all of your current responsibilities. Rest when and where you can, but don’t allow yourself to lose sight of the bigger picture.”

Card of the Day Journal Prompts: “How good are you at being a team player? Which tasks do you need to delegate to others? What resources are you currently juggling?”

~ By Leeza Robertson

This is a crazy time of year, and the end to a crazy year. There are polarities every which way we look: what we wish we were doing vs what we have to do. Responsibility, obligation, charity. The giving until we are exhausted of all of our precious resources, time, energy, money. There is family to tend to, social obligations, those in need, and then there are the larger causes looming over us, making the smallest delights seem so trivial when our future looks to be in shadow.

What to do?

Do the only thing we can do. Slow down. Breathe. Do what we can. Ask for help when we need it. Pare down to the necessary social obligations. Relax every day if only for a few minutes. And breathe, yes I will say it again!

Pull back on the material stuff and give of yourself… there is a shift happening, can you feel it? Do you feel that things need to have more meaning? That there is really no point in the fruitless search for generic, man made trash. That if you can give something of meaning, something hand made or even an experience it will mean so much more? Give of your time. Give of your self. Gift someone an hour of your time without technology! Give them an hour with you hiking outside or walking down the beach! Make them something special, or purchase something that someone else has made with love and care. Simplify. Open. Love.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Animal Totem Tarot Card deck, by Leeza Robertson, Illustrated by Eugene Smith

 

Two Of Pentacles

Published November 7, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Two Of Pentacles, from the Tarot Apokalypsis Oracle, by Erik C. Dunne and Kim Huggens

Two Of Pentacles, from the Tarot Apokalypsis Oracle, by Erik C. Dunne and Kim Huggens

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Two Of Pentacles, from the Tarot Apokalypsis Oracle, by Erik C. Dunne and Kim Huggens

Two Of Pentacles: “The universe changes on a grand scale as befitting its cosmic design: Change is its mother; flux its father; you are its child. As a product of the ebb and flow of the tidal heavens, it is your charge to enact change upon the earth and to know the careful dance of balance in order to maintain your center. Though you may be buffeted by life’s tempestuous waves, know that beneath your feet is the very foundation of the world. I teach you the mystery of managing change in the realm of earth, the gift by which you may make the best of this abode of beauty and ugliness. I speak to you in polarities and opposites, in duality and complement, for in the journey between each you come to know the balance of the scales. Yet listen well: balance is not equality; rather, it is found in the gentle shifting of weight from one side of the other, continually, and it is in the unevenness of balance that the world is recreated.”

Mystery: “Dancing on the foundations of change is necessary once we’ve begun manifesting our desires. We’ve met change before, writ large in the world in the Wheel, but here we find it on an everyday level. Here are the ups and downs of daily life, the balance that must be found and maintained in order to manage our mundane world and the fine line between failure and success. Here also is the intricate relationship between our higher self and lower needs, between the divine and mundane in our lives and between our duties and our hopes.

The card image shows a dancer performing a classical Cambodian dance. She wears the traditional headdress of the Robam Preah Reach Trop (“Apsara Dance”) and balances carefully on a yoni-lingam carving. The waters of one of ancient Khmer’s man-made lakes are rough, the small boats riding the waves. Around her flit silver dragonflies, emblems of change. There are many aspects of the card image that symbolize the interaction between polarities and the process of change that is created through this interaction. The focus, however, is on the dancer, as the card’s focus is on the human place within this continual fluctuation and landscape of change. The golden pentacles balanced in the dancer’s hands are facing point-upwards (her right hand) and point-downwards (her left hand), indicating the exchange between the divine and the mundane that takes place on a daily basis. Around these pentacles, in white light, the shape of infinite flux, suggesting that the polarities of divine and mundane, up and down, can be swapped. Indeed, the dancer’s headdress indicates that she, a human, is standing in for a divine being. During the Robam Preah Reach Trop, female figures become Asparas, beautiful, nymph-like divine female figures that can be found frequently on carvings from ancient Cambodian temples.385

The man-made lake – or reservoir – is representative of the polarity between man and nature, here united in an attempt to harness and tame the forces of nature. Archaeologists found a copper pipe on an artificial island in the center of the Yasodharatataka reservoir, built in the 9th century. It is surmised that the king would regularly visit and use the pipe to measure water levels to ascertain whether rice planting could begin. 386 The Two Of Pentacles represents ways in which we try to make the best of all the changes that happen around us, seeking ways to not be negatively affected by them. Like the boats in the card image, we must ride the waves of life and allow ourselves to be carried by change: if we make ourselves rigid and unmoving, we will be drowned.

The yoni-lingam upom which the dancer balances is a sacred representation of Shiva – masculine creative energy – and Shakti – feminine creative energy. These cosmic forces create and perpetuate the cycles of change and generation in the world. The union of lingam and yoni represents the “indivisible two-in-oneness of male and female, the passive space and active time from which all life originates”. 387 In Taoist philosophy, this force is expressed as the yin-yang, which emphasizes that the seed of one polarity is present in its opposite polarity. Thus, the dancer who balances carefully on the yoni-lingam is balancing on the fundamental force of change in the world, on that which contains the seeds of flux. In the same way, we carefully balance our everyday lives in a sea of change, making sense and order in the best way we can of an otherwise chaotic, unpredictable world.”

Revelation: “Constant shifting and flux; small changes in everyday life; maintaining order in a chaotic situation; balance; juggling many aspects of daily life; the requirements of the everyday world all seeking attention; budgeting; time-keeping.”*

~ by Erik C. Dunne and Kim Huggens

385 “Cambodian Dance and the Angkor Dance Troup” online at “http://www.hattales.com/view/hat-gallery/cambodian-dance-and-the-angkor-dance-troup/Accessed 12 Feb 2016
385 John Tully, A Short History of Cambodia, p.44. Allen & Unwin, 2005387 Eva Rudy Jansen, The Book of Hindu Imagery: Gods, Manifestations and Their Meaning, p. 46. Binkey Kok Publications, 2003

There is much needed change coming into your life now… are you receptive to the opportunity that it is bringing you? This is a positive change, even if it feels like it is stretching you beyond your comfort zone. It could be in any area of your life, but you will find that it actually affects many aspects of your life once you fully commit to accepting it.

Do not struggle to hold on to the old, for with this shift comes what you have been wishing for, dreaming about and desiring to manifest. Go with the flow. Conserve your energy. There is no need to swim upstream when you can find bliss in allowing the river to take you exactly where you need to go. Have faith, open your heart and jump right in.

There is a balance here also between the polar energies; the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine meeting and coming into balance. This can be in regards to love, relationships, power, or any other aspect of your life that has been previously out of balance. As harmony is restored, acceptance and love become the dominant forces, rather than the push and pull of fear and lack. Find these energies within yourself and you will find them all around you.

Step into the change. Transform yourself and transform the world around you.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Tarot Apokalypsis Oracle, by Erik C. Dunne and Kim Huggens

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