This card is, of course, my version of the Knight of Pentacles. So one way to look at this card is ask myself: How am I exploring the realm of finances and/or health? And (no surprise!) those are the two areas of my life that are “up” for me this week. In finances, I continue to work on my business plan for 2010 and to work on healing some of my money mindset issues. I’m tracking my daily income and blessing the checks that I write. I continue to ponder ways to heal the “money/spirituality split” that was discussed so thoroughly in the comments in my last post. As for health issues, I’m joyfully drinking a green smoothie a day and am addressing a persistent cough I’ve had for a couple of months. A medical procedure I'm having tomorrow should give us some more insight into that.
Here’s the commentary I wrote on this card for the Gaian Tarot companion book:
When you get this card in a reading . . .
The Explorer of Earth experiences her spirituality in her body and in her relationship with the earth. Although she is very realistic and practical, she is also very intuitive. This is a time to connect to the Great Mystery (God/dess) by spending time in Nature. The Explorer's spirituality is pragmatic, focused on the “how” of spiritual teachings, rather than the “why.”
She has made an art of green, sustainable living, and has much to teach about the spiritual rewards of choosing simplicity. Follow her example and be cautious at this time with your money, spending it wisely and tracking its inflow and outgo. Repair and recycle what you can, rather than making new purchases. This is a time for finding pleasure in the rewards of hard work, especially if you are doing what comes easily and naturally to you. She also reminds us that staying fit and eating a wholesome diet are the best kind of health care.
What does this card say to you, dear Readers?