Tarot Contemplation – Queen of Pentacles (reversed)


When the Queen of Pentacles appears reversed it is a signal to look at the relationship between yourself, your body and your physical environment.  You may be treating yourself badly, particularly in terms of how you are treating your body.  You may be eating or drinking things that bring you momentary satisfaction, but that you know are bad for you.  Pay attention to how you feel after indulging in these “treats”; are the long term costs really worth the short-term pleasure?  You may be eating or drinking in order to soothe difficult feelings, what is commonly called “emotional eating”.  While this may provide you a quick fix in the moment, chances are good that drowning your emotions with food or drink ultimately leads to even more difficult emotions.  Try to let your emotions flow rather than burying them with food.  When we let ourselves really feel our emotions we can begin to get to the root of our troubles.  Short term fixes don’t encourage us to grow.  You may be expending a lot of energy to nurture and nourish your family or friends, or maintain a perfect home, while at the same time neglecting yourself. Remember, we can care for others better if we take care of our own needs first.  If we are caring for others at the cost of not taking care of our own needs and desires, we are likely to burnout or get stuck in negative emotions.  If you’ve been feeling out of sorts and the Queen of Pentacles appears reversed this could be the Tarot telling you to spend time in nature, nourish yourself with whole, natural foods, or treat yourself to some earthy luxury, like the healing touch of massage, or an esteem-boosting makeover.  The Queen of Pentacles reversed can also be someone who has trouble managing money or their home.  They may be wasteful or in some other way damaging to their environment or future security.  They may be overprotective, either of their own self, or their loved ones.  In any extreme example, they may be so protective of their safety that they become afraid of leaving their house.  If you are having trouble managing your own safety and security, this card may be advising you to seek help from others.

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