Opportunity, focus, enthusiasm
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
THE CARD’S STORY BY: TIFFANY TOLAND-SCOTT
The Fisherman and His Wife is a tale about a man who catches an enchanted fish and lets it go. As thanks for being spared the fish grants the fisherman’s wishes, but the fisherman’s wife is the one making all the wishes. At first her wishes are realistic – a hut instead of a pig-sty – but quickly her wishes become more and more profligate until finally she offends the fish by wishing to be in charge of everything including the fish. The fish takes back all of her granted wishes and puts her back in the pig-sty she came from. To me, the story is the perfect representation of the Page of Pentacles, both upright and reversed. The Page has the ability to make all of their dreams come true, but if they daydream too much none of their dreams will come true.
THE CARD’S MESSAGE BY TRISH SULLIVAN
It’s time for realistic enthusiasm. The ideas are burgeoning within you, driving you to build on them, so keep your eyes open for opportunity. You’re ready…just make sure that you stay practical. Don’t rush in, risking it all for a get rich quick scheme and end up regretting it. Instead, put the work in…It’ll be worth it! The Page of Pentacles often represents a person in your life – young at heart, giving you the chance security. Or suggesting you embrace your physical nature, taking care of your health – reminding you to connect to nature, and keep moving through life.
MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE
The Fisherman and his Wife is a folklore tale in which the fisherman catches a golden fi sh, who offers wishes in return for being released. The fisherman’s wife is the one who makes the wishes, starting off small and asking for simple things. But she ends up getting too greedy, and losing it all! Th e “morality tale” of this legend, reminding the reader to maintain a sensible level of desire, we thought this was a wonderful Page of Pentacles!
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