Eight of Pentacles

Eight of Pentacles is about taking action, doing the work that turns vision into reality. Thinking of the phrase "busy as a beaver" I took a walk in search of them along the Santa Fe river. Their habitat is a strange construction site; trees gnawed down to giant pencils, piles of sticks and logs, tracks in the mud. Through the dense cattails I heard the slap of one of their large flat tails against the water. The river is barely running this year but thanks to their construction a dam wall of downed aspen logs created a lush and fertile habitat. Beavers are home builders creating and maintaining elaborate lodges. The message of this card is to focus your attention on the physical work needed to achieve your dreams.