It’s time for some real commitment.
Those who know me well know that I’ve always got some new scheme on the go. It’s not that I’m not happy in the moment, or that I can’t stick to one thing. It’s more that I just love the process of planning and plotting and mapping! I’m an ideas person and I like to dream up new schemes all the time. But right now, I know it’s time to do things well – with passion, yes, but also with a real committed work ethic.
The Knight of Pentacles showed up today to remind me of this.
This is particularly pertinent considering I drew The Fool last week in a quick Beltane reading. Work does not do itself, it is performed (hopefully) with love. New homes do not simply *happen*, they are sought, fought for, moved to, created. Projects do not complete themselves – it is down to me, or down to you, to see them through. The excitement of the new, the novelty of the latest scheme, wears off, and then we are left with the actual work needed to make this happen.
Does that sound boring? I used to think of the Knight of Pentacles as a quiet, plodding, not-very-interesting kind of a card – slowly moving forwards on her horse, getting the job done without ceremony. But that does a disservice to the suit of pentacles, which, for me, are so much about finding magic in every day life. More than any other suit, Pentacles (and the element of earth) seem to represent being present in the moment, about experiencing sensual life in the here and now.
Far from being boring, today the Knight of Pentacles teaches me to imbue my work with love and magic.
To be present in every task. Although she is certainly concerned with goals and moving steadily towards something in the future, the stillness in this card encourages me to enjoy each element of my work for its own sake. Commitment is beautiful. The way the knight holds her pentacle, gazing at it lovingly, feeling its power, shows me that my work is a beautiful thing and a conscious choice. I have set my own goals and I am proud of these. I am committed to these. Now, also, I can be proud of each small step towards them.
I’m a 30-something writer, artist, tarot reader, and perpetual explorer of the space between thought, feeling, and action.
I believe that spirituality and ritual are for everybody. I’m about the journey, in all of its messy, non-linear, chaotic iterations. I am excited by anticapitalist business and living with my whole entire self present. I use tarot cards to bring forth hidden truth, and ritual to affirm my commitment, over and over, to my ever-shifting path.