So, Pagan Perspective is back online after their winter break and did new videos this week, but I felt very uninspired by the topic, which is about looking back at 2019 and ahead into 2020 and what our plans are. I’m a bit burnt out on the whole transition from 2019 to 2020. It seems to be all that’s focused on at this time of year from YouTube videos to writing prompts, tarot prompts, journal entries, etc.
So… I decided to do a different topic for this week. Namely, since a few days ago I focused on what my favorite Major Arcana card in the tarot is (The Hanged Man), I thought today I would focus on a similar question.
Topic for the Week of 1/6: What is the card that you identify with most strongly from the Minor Arcana? And, if it is different, what is your favorite card from the Minor Arcana?
This is probably not surprising, but in the Minor Arcana, I associate most strongly with the Two of Pentacles. I struggle with finding balance, and when I look at the imagery on most two of pentacles, that’s exactly what I see. I see an eternal juggling of responsibilities, as I seek a balance that works for all.
The relationship and identifying I feel with this card isn’t surprising. I hold down between three and five part time jobs depending on the season, plus run a home business. I’m on my building’s administration board, and in a long distance relationship that requires my time and attention. Add into this family responsibilities, medical responsibilities, and all the other things that make up a life as well as my own personal self care? It’s a lot to keep in balance as the needs and responsibilities for each element are constantly changing.
Sometimes it feels like juggling and sometimes it’s even fun, other times it feels overwhelming, but it is a never ending task, which is what I see the infinity loop around the pentacles as being a symbol of in the card’s imagery.
Unlike in the Major Arcana where my favorite card and the card I identify strongest with are the same card, in the Minor Arcana this isn’t the case.
In the Minor Arcana, my favorite card in a tarot deck is the Ten of Swords.
This is because I appreciate a good warning that something’s coming that’s really going to hurt. I do predictive readings, and to me? That’s what this card says most often. It says, “Take a breath and keep moving. This shit is really going to hurt.”
It can also often feel a bit like compassionate understanding that sometimes to move through something or move on from something? It has to hurt… and that that’s natural and okay.