Featured Card of the Day – 2 of Pentacles – 78 Tarot Carnival ~ Cirque du Tarot

Artist: Joanna Nelson

Website: JoannaNelsonStudio.com


Balance, juggling, financial decisions, time management

Artist Statement

“The Two of Pentacles is about balancing one’s life. In my image you see juggling upon juggling. The cat dances upon one foot, staying alert, agile and patient as he juggles two pentacles in the air, also balancing the juggling frog on a unicycle, high above on the high wire. Despite all the juggling and balancing that’s happening which represents the different aspects of life, they all seem to have a very content expression and look as though they have a handle on the situation. The cat has mastered the art of balance and harmony for a happy life. The elephlies jump carefree off of the pentacle and fly into the air as the froggies in the boats ride the ups and downs of the water roller coaster with ease and enjoyment.”

Card Meaning

Against a frenetic backdrop, a cat stands poised on one foot, juggling two pentacles. Despite appearances, everything is in balance and the cat is calm and controlled. A tightrope is rigged between his ears, along which an adept frog rides a unicycle, while juggling. The circus is busy, but no one looks panicked – this is just the hustle bustle of a carnival, all the performers are masters of their arts. A roller coaster shaped as a turbulent ocean is behnd the cat, expertly “navigated” by frogs in boats, and two winged elephants use the momentum of a pentacle to launch themselves into the air.

This card warns of taking too much on before you’re ready – balance has to be achieved and maintained in order to make sure that things do not spiral out of your control, while you’re juggling the various apsects of your life.

Astrological Element & Association

Earth / Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

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