the Queen contemplates the worlds within…

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from Maria Loren,,,

If you have been struggling with money lately, keep in mind that this is an invitation to think constructively about positive habits to build, not to worry more about finance. The Queen of Pentacles doesn’t fret: she “contemplates”.

According to The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by A.E. Waite, The Queen of Pentacles as the following:
The face suggests that of a dark woman, whose qualities might be summed up in the idea of greatness of soul; she has also the serious cast of intelligence; she contemplates her symbol and may see worlds therein.
Divinatory Meanings: Opulence, generosity, magnificence, security, liberty.
Reversed: Evil, suspicion, suspense, fear, mistrust.
We often think of the suit of pentacles as the suit related to finance. This suit is connected to the material world, and in life today, finance questions are a huge part of our material world.
When we look at the Queen of Pentacles, we see our queenly figure cradling one large pentacle—or coin—in her lap. She regards it with a serious expression, which tells us she has the “cast of intelligence”.
When we think of finance and a queen with a glittering crown, we think of opulence. But when we think of finance and an intelligent, serious woman, we might instead think of responsible financial decisions and financial security.
So, our Queen of Pentacles today invites us to consider opulence and security. Let’s reflect on how we are using our spending habits to support us today and prepare us for our futures.
Are the choices we are making in our daily lives ones that provide us with quick pleasure or long-lasting confidence?
Opulence and Financial Security
Think for a moment about coffee, a beverage many of us consume on a regular basis. An opulent version of the drink could come from a fancy coffee chain complete with toppings and syrups, maybe even some whipped cream if you are feeling particularly decadent.
On the other hand, if you kept your eyes out for a sale, you could likely get a one-pound bag of ground coffee from the grocery store for the same amount of money that you would spend on just one of those opulent drinks.
Choosing ground coffee over the opulent choice is choosing security; it is choosing the ability to know you can afford your coffee every day.
This is not to say that opulence does not have a place in your life. Consider the more opulent choice as the luxury it is. Like with the fancy coffee, it can be delightful to treat yourself to something special on occasion. But remember that it is truly delightful in the long-term to build financial habits that will support you moving forward in life.
The example of coffee is particularly pertinent because it seems so small a thing. So what if you spend a few extra dollars on fancy coffee during your week?
Well, a couple of years of those frequent drinks, and you have shelled out thousands of dollars.
Thinking about things in the bigger pictures like this can feel disconcerting, but don’t be discouraged. The great news is that in the exact same way that small amounts of money add up, so too do small changes and small habits.
For you, the thing to change may not be coffee habits, but the Queen of Pentacles wants you to reflect today. Consider the way she is looking at her coin, and imitate her, taking a good look at your own financial situation.
Finance For Our Future
No matter where you are in your life, you can work on money habits that help you reach your financial goals. If you don’t already have one, take some time today to look into different finance applications that help you keep on top of your spending and stay on track with any goals for financial security you have.
If you are already signed up with one of these applications, spend this time checking back in with your goals and making sure that you are progressing in the way you want to be.
If you have been struggling with money lately, keep in mind that this is an invitation to think constructively about positive habits to build, not to worry more about finance. The Queen of Pentacles doesn’t fret: she “contemplates”.

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