Queen of Pentacles
from The Starman Tarot by Davide and Esther De Angelis
“We are all part of Mother Earth: an indivisible, living community of interconnected systems. Evidence of exploitation and contamination of the lands, over the years, has lead to corrosive deterioration and destruction, threatening the diversity of life, including our own. If we were boldly to proclaim, as Universal Declaration of Rights announcing the Earth is Gaia; a living entity with the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles; then might we not be catalyzing the life force from the seed pod with our own hands? We need legal power to prevent misguided interests from treating this Earth as mere property to be sold to the highest bidder. Might it protect the gift of fresh, clean water – less than 3% of all water sources and even more miraculously fragile, less than .01% of the surface water found in lakes, swamps, rivers, and streams?”
Something happened at the founding of the United States that shifted the value system of the planet over time. Early in our history, the pinnacle of success was defined as profit. For a time, the rest of the world just watched; now, though, this idea has infected every major system in the world. What if we defined success as something else? What if we defined success by the quality of life of the poorest of our members, rather than our richest? What if we defined success by the robustness of our population? What if we defined success as the solving or problems and challenges? What if we defined success as every person doing something that involved their passion? We have gotten so money-focused that most people don’t even know what their passion is; they have become so confused by the programming of our society, they no longer hear their heartsong.
“This Queen is certainly moved to take action. Despite her considerable wealth and status, she is conscious of the precious opportunities and resources she can access in her daily life. She doesn’t take them for granted for one minute. Aware of her afforded privileges that many in the developing world don’t have, she realizes wealth for all can only happen when we engage our collective political and social will to distribute it fairly. You are being invited to connect with the natural abundance of nature that is your birthright and channel it beautifully to catalyze life.”
As we move further into this paradigm shift, we need to acknowledge what does not work and set new goals. If you can redefine the meaning of success for yourself, it starts to radiate outward, and we can ‘infect’ the world with a new, healing virus. Look to the children, asking us to learn new values; they know. Listen to the Ancestors, they are no longer stuck in this paradigm, and they can show you. Take October to really look at what we are doing to our legacy, what we are leaving for those who will come after. We are a global community. Let’s start to act like it.
You are the light of the world!