I have identified with the 9 of Pentacles for many years as “my” card. I think a lot of women who have worked hard to reach a place of accomplishment and comfort identify with this card. We’re at the peak of our creative powers, we have money in the bank, we’re tied to family & community and yet have time to be alone for our creative work and spiritual practice. A time of peace and plenty, which is internal as well as external. (And yes, of course, it is a self-portrait!)
A woman stands in the midst of a lavender field in full bloom on a sacred island where she has put down roots and made her home. She’s reached a time in her life when she is fulfilled, content and at peace with her home and her creative work. Even when she spends time in sacred solitude, she is inextricably part of a community that includes the people, plants and animals who call this Place home. Sister Heron flies overhead, a sign to her of the presence of the Divine in her life.