Tarot Card of the Week: Eight of Pentacles

Eight of Pentacles from the Morgan-Greer Tarot Deck

Another new deck I have acquired recently is the Morgan-Greer Tarot Deck. First published in 1979, this borderless deck was illustrated by Bill Greer based on the continued knowledge, wisdom and interpretation of Paul Foster Case and Arthur Edward Waite.  Greer said “There are certain colors used as dictated by Case for symbolic reasons. I sought to incorporate these colors and elaborate, so as to create an immediate emotional reaction to each card even before an image could be looked at in depth.” I have just started using this deck, but am enjoying the colors and imagery of it so far. I am not crazy about the design on the back of the cards, which are a bunch of white stars on a blue background, but for me that does not take away from the beauty of the images on the front of the cards.

The card I drew was the Eight of Pentacles.  When I look at the colors in this card, I get the feeling that the sun is low in the sky, and shining an amber hue into the room where the man is working. It may be late in the afternoon or early evening. He is intently focused on his work on carving a pentacle, perfecting his craft. He has been practicing as evidenced by the similar pentacles on the wall next to him, and he takes great pride in his work. Has he been working hard all day? Likely. 

Are you currently taking a class or learning a new skill? Maybe you are in a new position at work, and learning how to master your skills. You could be working very hard, and are extremely focused at this time. If so, it appears that you are on the right path. If you are not, then maybe you should take another look and decide if it is necessary so you can move ahead, or maintain job security.

Have a productive week!