Our reading today is quite complex. The 6 of Pentacles is one of the most multilayered “gate” cards in the Tarot. Combined with today’s Cancer Moon, we are going to want to be laser focused in extracting our distilled message and creating sigils for amplifying the most vital essence of the card and today’s astrology.
6 of Pentacles Lord of Material Success and the 4 of Cups Lord of Blended Pleasure
In 78 Degrees of Wisdom Rachel Pollack relates this card to a powerful quote from Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra: “If you want to go to them, give no more than an aim, and let them beg for that. Give more and no one will listen.”
To me this quote captures the essence of the relationship between the 6 of Pentacles and the 4 of Cups (the home-base Tarot card for the Moon in Cancer). The 4 of Cups famously ignores and rejects, or maybe is truly just blind to, the Cup (blessing, abundance) offered by the Universe. The 6 of Pentacles shows us a deeper shadow in this story by representing a scenario in which the “scales are balanced” (not shown in the Rennenkamp depiction) when one person dominates over the other two.
Second Decan Taurus Sextile the Moon In Cancer
While the Moon in Taurus represents blessings of comfort and security in both material and spiritual treasure - She directs us to look at the cyclical nature of material success throughout life’s passages and transitions. The Moon in Cancer tells us to take this moment in our collective Moon cycle to protect our sensitive, psychic, empath selves, to rebuild our strength, recharge our batteries, heal any cracks in our crab shell and re-attune ourselves to the rhythms and cycles of the natural world. The sextile aspect of these two forces indicates an opportunity today for cooperative energies between these two endeavors.
Our sigil today invokes the power of this 60 degree aspect so we can understand it as much much more than a “weak trine.” This sigil includes the symbols for: sextile aspect, the Moon, Taurus and Cancer. Focusing on harmony and cooperation between Earth and Water elements will help us receive the opportunity to want and utilize material and spiritual treasure. It’s all too easy to allow this chance to slip through our fingers when we aren’t feeling the activation (and even pressure) of a full 120 degree Trine telling to develop our talents within these elemental relationship. The sextile represents a challenge to act, and offers an opportunity to learn and expand one's horizons without the same degree of intensity as the trine.
Our art-magick spell for today is for “SPIRITUAL TREASURE.” You can utilize the sigil by meditating or praying with it in conjunction with a signifier word, some examples include: balance, protect, recharge etc..
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If you’ve enjoyed today’s column, I invite you to join my weekly email group where we practice the mystical art of scrying with Maria DiStefano’s Circle of Life Tarot to improve our psychic senses and deepen our relationship to the Tarot. You can also get email notifications for this very weekday Tarot-Astrology collective readings posts that you’ve just read. Last but certainly not least, we use Lettie Jane Rennenkamp’s Many Queens Tarot for all of our weekday readings this year which is the source of the beautiful images in these posts. If you enjoy the sigils, you can purchase my sigil coloring book "Collaborative Magic" and join the coloring book coven in amplifying universal healing.