Featured Card of the Day – 8 of Pentacles – 78 Tarot Mythical

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Keywords

Diligence, commitment, continued education

Element

Earth

Astrological Association

Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

THE CARD’S STORY BY: MAIGAN LYNN

The first thing that came to mind was to create a witch or a wizard so I decided to go with Morgan le Fay. It is rumored that she apprenticed beneath Merlin, the Wizard. So here, I have depicted her practicing her witchcraft in the forest as a new witch with new magic. In a lot of illustrations you see Morgan le Fay in a dark dress. I purposely went with a grey colour to further express the beginnings of who Morgan le Fay later became. I also purposely chose the winter season as it’s the season before spring, when everything begins to grow. It’s the beginning of something new. I also made sure to include some familiars, the Raven and the Fox, as she was often seen in company of animals with black fur or feathers.

THE CARD’S MESSAGE BY TRISH SULLIVAN

Alone in the forest, Morgan le Fay tests what she has learnt, away from the eyes of her teacher. This is her time to hone her skills, her chance to practice and push herself further, possibly push herself beyond even what Merlin has taught her. Getting the job done doesn’t have to be a chore. It can be a thrill to put your hard earned skills to use and provide for yourself by utilizing your knowledge and experience. To find new ways to achieve what you want, to test and challenge yourself. And to sit back once the tasks are complete, rewarded both in tangible terms, and in the knowledge that you did it ALL for yourself, without depending on anyone else.

MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: MORGAN LE FAY

Morgan le Fey is a powerful sorceress within Arthurian legend, oft en referred to as the half-sister of Arthur himself. She was the apprentice (and lover) to Merlin, and for all she was Arthur’s sister, she is a villain of the tale – a jealous, spiteful enemy and possibly the greatest adversary Arthur would ever face. She does relent in the end however, and is one of the maidens who takes Arthur to Avalon aft er his death. Given that she was a talented witch, constantly attempting to build on her power, and that much of her reputation appears to have resulted from her femininity, we felt she was an ideal representation of this card.

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