I’m using the Alexander Daniloff 3rd edition deck this week. Daniloff’s distinctive artistic style has elements of medieval iconography with the addition of astrological symbolism to many of the cards. Definitely unique and once I learn the symbolism (no book, folks: go to Falcon Cloak Tarot for a great intro to the symbolic system for this deck). Partly because this deck is new, I ended up with an all-coins/pentacles draw, but I did shuffle several times first, so I’m going with this material abundance theme.
Since there is no specific question or area of concern for these readings, my interpretation will be very general in nature, based on my sense of what the Tarot itself is addressing and the general energy potentials for the week.
Let’s do a chronological look first, and then we’ll use some mirrored pairs to round out the message.
The Timeline View
We begin this week with a great support for practical projects, whether those might be working for someone else, building your business, taking care of family, or adopting a new healthy lifestyle. All of the astrological Earth signs are in this draw, starting with Taurus the Bull hanging out with the King and the Capricorn goat with the Queen. So much energy for a methodical approach to whatever you are doing this week, and maybe a visit from a supporting family member or friend to lend a hand.
By midweek, things are really getting moving (but meticulously) with the Knight of Pentacles (Virgo the Virgin is the last Earth sign on his shield). Whatever your goal may be this week, it’s time to move out and start seeing some results.
Moving toward the end of the week, it’s all about changes as a result of your earlier efforts. The opposite-and-yet-the-same Ace and Ten of Pentacles sit side by side, emphasizing new opportunities that may start small but will grow quickly to a satisfactory conclusion. And since Daniloff favored a single person for his Ten of P (usually it’s a family), there’s also a sense of accomplishing most of what you wanted to do on your own (although I think I’d thank the court cards at the beginning of the week to keep good relations going).
The Mirrored Tarot Pairs
The focal point for this view of your cards is the power of attention to detail and a methodical approach. Dot those i’s, cross those t’s, but unlike with the King of Queen of Pentacles, this Knight indicates movement, reinforced by the ultimately meticulous Virgo influence. Take your time with everything this week and get it right.
Now let’s pair the outer cards up to see how they might inform your situation. Almost looks like the King of Pentacles starts the draw and then travels through it to take charge of the results at the end (Ten of P). But this pairing also focuses on the importance of family, home, and legacy in this week’s activities. Use the resources of the King to make that rich conclusion happen.
The inner pair seems to be the source of the initial effort this week. The Queen of P and the Ace show where to look for initial support for your project, either in your own methodical nature or through the help of a woman (or supportive man) who has resources to help you get to the 10 of P moment.
Cosmic Whisper of the Week
In the spirit of astrological associations with Tarot and for a break from the Earthy realm of Pentacles, Alison’s Alembic has a great series on Libra (an Air sign) and the Swords suit. Start off with the latest on the Four of Swords, here, and then you can look at previous posts for more cards with this connection.