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Here we meet the Queen of Pentacles. She sits on an ornate throne with a triple back that seems almost to wrap around her. Above her are beautiful, red roses, and she holds a bouquet of white and green tulips, honeysuckle and wheat, which are held together by green ribbons. The green is echoed in her bi-shaded dress, and in the emeralds on her golden crown and in her necklace. In the other hand she has a golden pentacle, and by her feet sits a brown dog. The landscape behind her is quite mountainous, with rocks amongst the grass around her.
Everything here points to the elemental association of Pentacles with Earth. There are also indications of this Queen's wealth, wisdom and loyalty, as well as her beauty and love. She is a practical, dependable character, one who expresses her emotions in physical or material ways - through hugs and/or nourishing, tasty food, for instance.
I used to think of myself as mainly swords-y, but I have come to recognise my pentacles tendencies of late (could be as I have a Capricorn moon, which fits well with the association of the Queen of Pents as Water of Earth). Certainly, I aspire to the positive traits of this Queen, and recognise several of them in myself - hugs are hugely important to me :) Perhaps today I need to express her practicality, getting on with stuff, and her loyalty - expressing my love to my nearest and dearest. There will certainly be chances aplenty as my mum is coming to visit, and we shall spend the afternoon with Big Boy, who is off school...
I am grateful for good company.