New Mythic Tarot graces us with the Nine of Pentacles.
In this card we see Daedalus, successful and independent after much hard work. He created the labyrinth to hold the minotaur in Crete, and then sided with the Queen against his patron in a new venture. This was risky and hard, but he made a success of it. In front of him is a veritable wall of Pentacles, symbols of the wealth he has accrued through his labours. These protect him, so he is now independent and can make what he chooses, rather than relying on commissions and the boons of kings. He stands, richly clothed, beneath a grapevine, symbol of abundance, in a beautiful garden with a background of rolling hills and a lake. This idyllic setting suggests ease - no mountains to scale, just a pleasant place to enjoy long country walks or just looking out at the scenery from a comfortable chair.
My gratitudes, then:
I am grateful for my independence.
I am thankful to be able to go for long walks in beautiful countryside, in touch with the ever-changing face of nature.
I am grateful for the abundance in my life.