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Tarot Reflections

April 2006

Meditation: Eight of Pentacles
Michelle Swan, Tarot Reader

Michelle Swan is a Tarot Reader and actress from The Bronx, New York. She fell in love with Tarot cards about four years ago, and has been a devoted lover ever since that time. Michelle has found her personal and spiritual development has flourished with the use of Tarot.

"I am delighted to write the Tarot Meditations and I hope you all enjoy reading them as well. Bright blessings to all!"

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Imagine walking up to a tall, sturdy oak tree. You put your hands on its trunk. Feel the energy of the tree, totally taking away all the stresses of the past few days. When you are clear, we can begin.

It is midnight. You find yourself back in the lovely church that you were in when journeying to the three of pentacles. You look for the two craftspeople of the church that you met before. You see no one. There are full, lush green candles around the room with the smell of pine and cinnamon in the air. There is a huge book in the middle of the long elm table. On the cover it says the eight of pentacles. How does the book feel to you? You flip to a page and it says “Touch here for your masterpiece.” You smile to yourself then touch it hesitantly.

Eight pentacles spill out of the book rolling down on the ground. They look like golden coins with numbers painted in green. The pentacles radiate on the floor then merge to form into gold clay. You sit and stare at the clay wondering what to make from it. Then the idea comes to you. What is it? What masterpieces have you been longing to create? Give yourself permission to become the master craftsperson you know you are. Go to the clay. Put your hands on it and feel the energy from it. Begin to shape and work on your creation.
Does anyone come to join you or do you work alone? You can stay here as long or as little as you like. When you are ready, you can leave the eight of pentacles where you found it or somewhere on the table for when you return. Walk back to the front door; when you open it, you are back in your own reality.

How do you find your meeting with the eight of pentacles? Take time to write in your tarot journal about your experience. For the next weeks, seek out your own masterpiece that you wish to create. Start to manifest that in your reality. Remember we all have creative ideas that are waiting to be born.


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