Friday, January 05, 2007

Small Pleasures
(Image copyright Robin Woods)

I recently went to Arizona to pack and mail the rest of the things I left behind when I moved last year. Some of the items have arrived and to my great pleasure, there were eight boxes of books and movies that made their way home. I was especially happy to see the books - all my beloved writing books, favorite novels and one that I had even forgotten that I bought just before I moved, "The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference: An Indispensable Compendium of Myth and Magic from the Editors of Writer's Digests Books."

Woohoo! Happy days are here again! :o)

I was also pleased to see my Robin Woods tarot deck tucked in among them (I've missed it - bought another deck which was quite pretty, but not as satisfying as this one.) The first card I saw when I opened the box was the Queen of Pentacles (or coins) and she's one of my favorite cards. I love the pastoral setting of this card, all the greens and golds, the fruits and flowers, as she sits calm and contented, the soft little rabbits sheltered by her side. I always see her as a strong, independent and warm woman who has intelligently tended her gardens and crafts, and now enjoys the fruits of her labor with plenty to share. She's in control of her life and offers assistance to those who may need it, while being at peace with her own nature and surroundings. That's who I want to be when I grow up. :)


  1. Oh oh --you're home! Welcome back, Kate! Ohhh, I love the Robin Wood Tarot too! In fact, last year I had to 'retire' the deck I bought when it first came out in 1991. It was getting crinkles & the slick finish was long gone. Of course, I replaced it with another RW deck that's all slick, shiny --and no crinkles. ;)

    Hugs & welcome backs! S )O(

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Sabrina! :)

    My deck is starting to look a little worse for the wear too. :) I bought the Gilded Tarot a few months ago, and while the artwork on that deck is absolutely beautiful, the cards were too thin and slippery for my taste. I'm thinking of making a collage on canvas with them. The cards are too pretty to just lie unused in a box. :)

  3. Kate, the Queen is lovely! I love card decks, but haven't gotten the hang of a good reading yet. I just love to look at them, do an occassionaly card pull. Does that count? I have the Faery Wicca ones, mermaid, goddess, and angels decks. hehe.

  4. Of course it counts! :)

    Your intuition will lead you in the right direction. There are other interpretations for this queen card, but that's what she represents to me most of the time.(the context is important)

    The ones you mentioned are all lovely - there are so many great decks, you just need to find the ones that seem to speak the most to you, the ones that resonate. In my humble opinion, that's what will allow the most accurate reading. (Of course, your mileage may vary :)

  5. I love your interpretation of the Queen. That's not me, lol. I hope to die at a very old age just as I finished typing my newest book.

  6. LOL, Edie. Then you'll be the Empress. :) (Older than the queen, still wise, wealthy and active *g*)


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