Queen of Cups with Knight of Pentacles


Quantum Tarot (1.0) by Kay Stopforth and Chris Butler
Quantum Tarot (1.0) by Kay Stopforth and Chris Butler

Okay, so what’s with the run of Queens and Knights? Last week was the Queen of Coins with the Knight of Swords. I’m not kvetching here, I’m just saying…

Alright, let’s get into it. On the left we’ve got the Queen of Cups, the mother who tenderly feeds her children chicken soup not only when they’re sick, but when they’re not sick to ensure they never get sick because she loves them so much and wants to make sure she does everything she can in her power to ensure they grow up to be glowing wonderful human beings. She probably raised her voice at them only one time on a rainy afternoon and still regrets it to this day.

Then we have the Knight of Pentacles. You know that one friend of yours, the one who’s constantly tinkering and fussing with a specific endeavor, taking forever to complete the project because every detail has to be just right? Is that friend of yours a Virgo? I thought so. Wish them a happy birthday for me. Hopefully today is their birthday, for if it is a day or two early or late, they will say, “Thanks, but actually…”

Okay, so let’s get these two cards together to see what we come up with.  On one hand I see a message about getting swept up in those endearments to the degree of wading through molasses or pudding or some other thick gooey analogy, so that one is buried in the cloying quicksand of daydreams and fantasizing. However, it doesn’t feel fitting today so I’m going to tie that one hand behind my back.

Instead, the message from these cards today feels more like a reminder than a reprimand. They are telling us to leisurely gaze upon the canvas of our daydreams, ignoring the tug of time on our apron string, and painting the mental picture with minute brushstrokes. The more detail we let seep into our dreams, the more we feed the force of imagination. In our culture it’s all too often about hurrying up and getting things done post-haste, making results happen STAT. If you can’t get it done in the time it takes to reheat a slice of pizza in the microwave, then it’s a waste of time.

Au contraire, my dreaming friend. We could set our intention upon something and then have it manifest in no time flat, but to be perfectly honest the result we get from the Universe will likely be haphazardly slapped together. I doubt you’d be willing to get on that roller coaster without it having been inspected.

Forget the quick-set dreams, the just-add-water instant manifestation. Flush out the details. Bask in the reverie the dreaming brings. Fall in love with the illustration of the imagination, then add more details. How long should it ideally take for us to get what we want? As long as it takes.




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David Dear

David Dear suddenly became interested in the exploration of metaphysics shortly after the Harmonic Convergence of 1987. Over the next 25 years he became proficient in reading Tarot and astrological natal charts, learned past life regression and Thought Field Therapy, and became attuned in Chios and is a Usui Reiki master. David has the innate ability to perceive aspects of reality on a multidimensional level and is naturally telepathic. He has a bachelor's degree in metaphysical theology and is an ordained metaphysical minister and licensed metaphysical practitioner. David currently lives in Tacoma, Washington with his wife/best friend, two dogs and one cat.

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