Featured Card of the Day – Knight of Pentacles – 78 Tarot Mythical

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Keywords

Reliability, determination, focus

Element

Earth

Astrological Association

Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

THE CARD’S STORY BY: KEN MEYER JR.

When I started to search for a myth that struck me, I thought it was going to be an uphill battle. But, I got very lucky when I came upon the African Akan world building myth of Adu Ogyinae, first man to emerge to the surface of the earth. It also said that all humans used to live deep underground, until one day, seven men, five women, a dog and leopard crawled up through a huge hole left by a giant worm. The fact that he was the leader and organizer worked for the card. And it also gave me a good visual place to start from.

THE CARD’S MESSAGE BY TRISH SULLIVAN

Adu Ogyinae stands above ground for the first time in his life. He’s made it. It was a slow, arduous task, leading and coaxing his people to the surface, but it was worth it. Now he and his people can live in the warmth of the sun, enjoying a new life. This is not a time to let yourself be distracted, or procrastinate any longer. Crunch time is here, and you need to get it done. So knuckle down and finish the job. Put away your phone, shut down social media, and really dig into the task at hand. No, it’s not always fun or glamorous, but it will be worth it – you are responsible for your own success, no one is just going to hand it to you! The Knight of Pentacles can represent a dedicated, responsible person in your life at currently – someone who never gives up. A bit of a perfectionist, this person gets everything done, taking pride in completing each and every task.

MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: ADU OGYINAE

Adu Ogyinae is a character in Akan mythology, responsible for guiding his people out of the earth, where they could begin a life on the surface. According to the legend, humans lived underground, until one day, Adu Ogyinae lead his tribe out through a tunnel left by a burrowing monstrous worm. He was a responsible out-rider who became their leader, organising them and protecting till his death. Th e chivalrous, reliable, nature of this fi gure makes him an appropriate Knight.

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