One method of study some Tarot enthusiasts use is to study the same card from several decks. If you are blessed (or is that insane) like some of us, you may very well have an large inventory to choose from. Even if you don’t have several decks, you can often go to Google Images and search for a certain card. You will get several examples.
Today I wanted to take a look at the first in the Coins. This suit emphasizes material things such as money, house, job, community. It’s what you have physically. The Aces of the suits represent the seed energy. This is the beginning–what you can do with this energy if you so choose.
And isn’t it a fabulous card? It holds all the promise of the Earth suit.
In Frank Fradella’s Adventure Tarot there is an obviously robotic arm holding a CD-ROM disc up. The CD is gleaming gold, but is it full of information for us or is it a blank disc waiting for us to write on? Aces of all suits represent the potential of that suit. Think of them as the spark leaping from the flint to ignite a blaze. The Ace of Disks is associated with north and winter and earth for me.
In the Tarot of the Old Path’s Ace of Pentacles, you see a table with a pentagram upon it. There is a rabbit in front. Beginning behind the table is a narrow path that gradually widens as it climbs a verdant hill towards a large home or even a castle. This card is very green and full of life. I see this card as pointing out the potential fertility of this energy. If you give it your all, you will succeed.
Pamela Smith created the quintessential Ace of Pentacles with the hand of Spirit holding the coin out to whomever looked at the card. This image is so ingrained for most of us. But look down to the bottom of the card. Do you see that path leading through that arch? And the mountains in the background? This is about the good things that can come to you if you take on this energy of Earth.
And that is what we have to decide for ourselves. Is today the day you begin working with all your potential or is today the day you begin that new project, that new skill you’ve been wanting to learn? Here is your passion for starting something new be it a new job or a new path to be a healthier you. Or you can see it as your seed to plant for growth in your life.
All the Aces are about beginnings and starting something. Don’t let an opportunity pass you by simply because you think you don’t have enough information. Remember the message of the Ace of Disks and access what you have and get what you need information-wise. You will be successful if you address things in this manner. Ask relevant questions!
Consider what Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) said: A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.