Artist: James Priest
Website: None Given
Material focus, possessiveness, control, hoarding, closed off
Artist’s Interpretation & Card Meaning
“So my card meaning is about being over-possessive, or obsessing over material objects. With the nautical theme I immediately thought of how pirates are fascinated by gold/treasure and are willing to die to defend or obtain it. The fish skeletons swimming about are a symbolism of the amount of time he has/will stay underwater to protect his prize.”
A pirate stands on the sea bed, a pistol in one hand and a sword in the other. A key hangs around his neck on a chain, and his eyes are dark – he is tired from work, but alert, and poised. At his feet lie four pentacles, and these are what he protects, with force if necessary. He stands guard over them, unwilling to move and risk someone taking his treasure.
This card is a warning – that whle it is understandable, even admirable to be happy about your success, too much of a good thing can be harmful. Your work should be rewarded, acknowledged, and built on, rather than becoming obsessed by what you have achieved and the wealth that you have accrued. That way lies greed, miserliness and misery.
Astrological Association & Element
Earth / Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
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