Tarot on a Supermarket Wall

March 15th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

On my recent trip to San Francisco, I came across a tile mural on the side of a Safeway store.

It was created back in 1959 by John Garth, who apparently made a number of such mosaics for Safeway stores across the country.

It’s an impressive piece meant to depict how the foods of the world are grown, toiled over, and ultimately transported to shopping carts at Safeway stores everywhere.

When I saw it though, my Tarot radar went off and three cards jumped out of the picture – the 10 of Wands, the 3 of Pentacles, and the 9 of Pentacles …

Tarot in the Mosaic

comment on this post

Voting and the 3 of Pentacles

November 6th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Yay!! It’s election day today in the United States!

Though as a Canadian in Toronto, I won’t be participating in this particular democratic process, like much of the rest of the world, I’ll be watching with great interest to see how it unfolds.

And unlike the psychic squirrel in the CNN clip below, I’m not going to try to predict the outcome. I did, however, ask the cards what they had to say about getting out to vote (something I encourage all my American friends to do).

3 of Pentacles from the Smith Waite Tarot

The card I got was the 3 of Pentacles.

In it, an artisan stands on a bench and displays his work for a priest and an architect. They, in turn, seem to be passing judgment on how well the artisan has been following the plans they hold in front of them.

Normally I see this card as describing a growing mastery in one’s work, where people in authority recognize and often reward the technical and spiritual skills of the querent.

Today though, when I look at this card, I’m thinking that the priest and the architect represent the two candidates, each trying to convince the worker to choose him.

The whole story is turned around a bit in the voting scenario, but the main theme of the card remains.

Mastery is still at issue, but now it is up to the artisan (or worker) to judge whose plans are best, and who should be rewarded with the mantle of leadership.

I think that the 3 of Pentacles is reminding us that getting out to vote is a practical and creative activity, where the average person gets a chance to help shape plans for the future.

Don’t miss the opportunity – if you’ve got a vote, use it!!

comment on this post

Beyond Worlds Tarot Intensive – the 3 of Cups and the 3 of Pentacles

July 29th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

3 of Cups from the Smith Waite Tarot

Tonight on Beyond Worlds it’s another Tarot Intensive!!

The cards we’ll be exploring this time are the ‘feminine’ threes, the 3 of Cups and the 3 of Pentacles – emotional abundance and material mastery.

3 of Pentacles from the Smith Waite Tarot

Join myself and the Beyond Worlds panel of Tarot experts to dig down into the story of these two wonderful threes.

There’s a lot more to them then just dancing girls and work.

We’ll all be live in the chat room, and you can call in to listen at (646) 200-0765.

Beyond Worlds Tarot Intensive – the 3 of Cups and the 3 of Pentacles
Sunday, July 29, 2012
7:00 pm ET (4:00 pm PT)

comment on this post

Where Am I?

You are currently browsing entries tagged with 3 of Pentacles at The Tarot Room.