Monday, 21 October 2013

Back To Work!

What a determined-looking character we have today from the Tarot of the Hidden Realm (Llewellyn, 2013).

In this version of the Eight of Pentacles, we see a golden-haired, golden-skinned man looking down somewhat imperiously at the pentacle between the forks of his metalworking tongs.  Flames leap up in front of him, and golden disks are arrayed behind him, connected by ribbon-like strips of gold.

To be honest, at first glance I thought he could be the Six of Wands, crowned with a glowing halo of success.  Still, I think that's just to do with the angle and his golden glow.  He's also great as the extremely hard-working Eight of Pentacles, slaving away in the heat of the smithy, creating and perfecting his work.  When he's finished, maybe he will become the Six of Wands...

This card reminds me that I have a lot to get on with today.  Having been away for the weekend, with both limited time and a dodgy internet connection, I've done nothing for several days!  However, it'll start with some internet catch-up, then I've a parent/teacher meeting at Big Boy's school, then back home for more work, and to the doctor's to try to get Big Boy a referral to a specialist for his increasingly bad allergies.  He had an awful attack on Friday at my uncle's, due to a couple of dogs :(

I am grateful for variety in the stuff I need to get done.


  1. What a gorgeous card! Wouldn't like to mess with him while he's busy working lol! He definitely has a 'let's get to it' attitude going on :)

    1. Yes, he's very focused, isn't he? :) Hope your week is off to a good start, Sharon!

  2. I agree with Sharon :)
    The eight of wands is a good card for me today. On the table in front of me there is a to long todo list: Just one pentacle at the time and the rest will have to wait for tomorrow
    Sorry to hear about Big Boy's allergies

    1. Hope your to-do list got cut down a little, Ellen :) As for Big Boy's allergies, at least we have some medicine for emergencies now. The rest will take a while, but it's moving, so that's good!

  3. I hope you're feeling more in the swing of things since returning. I'm glad you've gotten away some recently-I know you need it.

    It's funny because the first thing I thought when I saw this card was:

    "Nice man boobs."

    Kinda rude, hunh!? But really there's nothing wrong with it--just the angle of the card/perspective made me think that.



    1. Huh, when I first saw him I thought he looked masculine and strong, but since reading your man-boobs comment, I do see them... As you say, it's probably just the perspective/shadows.
      Yes, feeling more in the swing of things, and have also had some time to catch up on blogs a bit - yay! :D