Interesting.. we had a queen last week and we have a king this week. These are lucky omens especially since we’ve been in all of this retrograde energy lately. I’m sure for many of you, life has felt a little disempowering due to the fact that it’s been difficult to really make stuff happen! I’m stamping my foot a little over here, as I too have been personally affected in my life. Lots of starts and stops.
Royalty cards hold a specific energy, a very confident and sure messaging. They don’t leave much up for interpretation like some of the other cards do, namely because (as I mentioned last week) royalty is already in power. They aren’t seeking it or fighting for it, they are the power, which means that as long as you stay aware, the energies inherent in this card can be yours. That said, there are interesting differences between the energy of a king and a queen (which is stating the obvious, right?) They’re both royalty and they come to the table with those qualities, but the masculine and feminine represent much differently.
We had the Queen of Wands last week which is fire energy and The King of Pentacles (coins) this week which is earth energy. Very different flavors.
Kings are confident, they embody their masculine energy efficiently and to the most of their abilities. We have here the King of the Money, and it’s a very powerful and auspicious card. Know that this card speaks to wealth and success, both financially and in any areas that you equate to good fortune. This is minor arcana so it will represent details in your life as opposed to big picture. Look for abundance in the day to day areas that have perhaps felt a little empty of late. First and foremost, Pentacles cards are about money and finances, but money energy is also representative of things like love, beauty, security and resources of any kind, aka things that give you comfort. Drawing this card is a sign that these energies will be readily available to you this week, if you’re willing to do the work. They may arrive in the form of an actual man that embodies these qualities or it may be that you’re simply able to call upon the kingly energy yourself and manifest more prosperity this week, especially of the financial kind.
The King of Coins is surrounded by beauty, notice how the entire card is lush. He’s draped in a gown covered in grapes which are a traditional symbol of love, fertility and virility. He has a gorgeous castle in the background, proof of all he's been able to build. His scepter is a big round glowing orb... something you’d like to wrap your palm around, and touch to your cheek, right? Of course you do, because we want what this king has. The bull is depicted 4 times in this rendering, which speaks to strength and power. True to the imagery, this king can be compared to the bull in many ways. Bull energy doesn’t mess around, it may take awhile (which is okay because the bull can be quite patient) but when it wants something, it will dig its hooves in and won’t budge until it arrives. There’s a steadfast quality that you can look for in your own life here; when you are resolute in your decisions (and then wait patiently for everything to shore up), your desired will be delivered.
This handsome king uses his senses to discern what's worth his time. If it isn’t pleasing, it’s out. This is an important message! Don’t waste time on the things that don’t make you feel good; be primarily interested in the beauty of life, indulge your senses. He's a sensual king and you can see it in his face. If he was your lover, he would have the capacity to go slow, be present and focus on you. How can you do this for yourself?
He’s able to manage money practically and easily makes more. He exudes confidence and rules with ease. People fall under his smooth spell very easily because he’s not needy and demanding, he’s confident. He's knows what he's doing and we all want leaders who know what they're doing.
These things are yours for the taking this week, but you must be like the king and assume that they’re yours, as doubt will cause them to slip through your fingers. So, knowing that you can channel energy this week, lets recap:
-What kind of abundance would you like to call forth this week? Be specific.
-Are you trying to get your needs met by being needy and demanding? Use confidence instead.
-Where do you need to commit to being more resolute? Be honest.
-If it looks ugly or smells bad, let it go. This goes for things and also emotional states.
-Be your own lover by staying present and moving slowly with yourself this week. Don’t just consider it, do it.
You’re holding the power- now how will you use it?