Card of the Day: The Queen of Pentacles
"Contentment in the present."
The Queen of Pentacles represents the success we gain after prolonged effort. Everything growing in her garden was guided by her skilled and patient hands. In the card, the Queen is calmly sitting, admiring her coin. Even though everything in her garden is not in full bloom, she finds contentment in the moment. She's present.
Are you content with your life just as it is right now? Do you tell yourself, "I'll be happy once I finally achieve X, or get Y." Do you race through time not acknowledging even small achievements you make? Are you sometimes a cruel task master to yourself? (You don't get to enjoy anything until you finish this!)
The Queen of Pentacles reminds you to ground yourself in the abundance of the present. Acknowledge the warmth of your home, the good meal you are eating, your time with loved ones, the beauty of the raindrops misting outside. Look at life with content eyes. Look at all this beauty!
In the foreground of the card (in the right- hand corner) is the Queen's pet rabbit. Rabbits are symbols of fertility (hence the Easter Bunny and the budding of Spring). They were also believed to bring good luck. (Remember those ghastly carnival rabbits feet in the 1980's?)
An old teacher of mine used to say "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." If you are preparing the way for future success, all you need to do is look out for the opportunity, then move toward it as swiftly as the rabbit when it arises. Rabbits are also symbols of nervous energy. This reminds us that we must still act toward our dreams even if we are afraid.
Today know that your efforts are ripening and blooming in their perfect timing. Find contentment in the now. Be like the Queen of Pentacles and enjoy what you have, what you've already achieved, and what is still manifesting.