QUEEN OF PENTACLES

Today marks the cross quarter day midway between the solstice and equinox. Here in the northern hemisphere it is a time of fecundity. Summer rains here in northern New Mexico have brought life back to the desert: wildflowers carpet the the sandy soil, trees are laden with fruit, seeds explode in the breeze and best of all our rivers are running again. 

At this time of first harvest, the Queen of Pentacles comes as a messenger to tell you that there is plenty for all. The Queen of Pentacles is the sensuous embodiment of abundance. This card indicates a time of sharing the gifts of the land. Generosity nurtures both the giver and receiver.

In this card we see Queen Sheba carried on a golden palanquin by two virile men. She is surrounded by the riches of the earth: ripe fruit, fragrant flowers and abundant herbs.