Another non-traditional court card. This one corresponds to the Queen of Pentacles. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that my vision for the Guardians is that they are at midlife, productive and actively involved in their communities. They “guard” the issues of their suit — in this case, he guards the qualities of stability, security, grounding, practicality, manifestation.
The Guardian of Earth tenderly examines the corn that is ripe for harvest. He has planted, tended, weeded, nurtured the plants all season long. Now it’s time to cut the cornstalks and let it nourish the community.
I didn’t consciously plan it this way, but I see that the Explorer of Earth is out in the wild; the Guardian is here in the garden, practicing the arts of agriculture.
The model is our friend who hosts CornFest each September. Blessed be John Barleycorn!