World Spirit Tarot (Llewellyn, 2001) we have another Court card: the Sibyl (Queen) of Pentacles.
As is often the case with this card, she has an almost Empress-like feel to her. Here, we have a dark-skinned, dark haired woman sitting on a white stone throne with black marbling. Behind her we can see a field of corn, and a Mayan-style pyramid. Interestingly, there are pink flowers behind her throne's back, and a snake at her side, rather than the European tradition of a bunny rabbit. Looking around on-line, this seems quite appropriate, as the Maya saw the serpent as a symbol of renewal and rebirth, as well as having several serpent deities associated with vision and beauty.
For me, the Sibyl of Pentacles is a woman sure of herself and her place in the world. She is loving and sensual, caring and nurturing, and definitely hospitable. She's the perfect mother figure, without any of the guilt-trips: always there with chicken soup (or whatever your special comfort food might be), and good advice on practical matters.
I can certainly see the relevance to my day. I have to do some shopping for a new bed and bedclothes for Big Boy, and some new pillows for guests. There are a couple of other nurturing tasks I need to get on top of, too: a GP's appointment for Big Boy; food shopping for the week. Then, there are some practical things at work, too. As they're to do with HR questions, I guess that might count as nurturing, as well ;)
I am grateful for the reminder to focus on others today.