March 2004 Tarot Passages Spread of the Month
Pentacle Work Spread by Leah Samul
This comes from the work I’ve done with my Feri Witch Coven, and it is based on the Pentacle. I have added pleasure as a subset of sex to the top point of the pentacle; this is my addition. For those of you who learned the Pentacle differently (in other words, if you associate different attributes with the different points of the Pentacle), please adapt it as you see fit. -- Leah Samul
Location Iron Pearl
Top point Sex, Pleasure Love
Left Foot Pride Law
Right Hand Self Knowledge
Left Hand Power Liberty
Right Foot Passion Wisdom, Compassion
Top point: (Sex) what is the root cause, what gets things started; what do I need to be aware of to get something started?
Lower left: (Pride) what do I need for pride to come into my being; how can I counteract shame or lack of confidence?
Right arm (or left): (Self) who am I at the core of my being regarding this situation?
Left arm (or right): (Power) what will help empower me, what gives me strength, power?
Lower right: (Passion) what emotions will drive me, and help me to counteract fear or senseless rage, which of my passions in life should I be paying attention to?
Optional center card: What else might I need to know; what other information will help me?
Note: In Starhawk’s book The Spiral Dance, the Pearl Pentacle is slightly different, with Wisdom and Knowledge reversed. That is Knowledge is the right foot, and Wisdom is the right hand.
Top point: (Love) what must I love, learn to accept, learn to deal with effectively?
Lower left: (Law) what laws dictate my actions, what parameters must I stay within, what must I limit in order to manifest?
Right arm: (Kowledge) what do I need to know; what piece of information should I be aware of?
Left arm: (Liberty) what will help free me, what liberates me?
Lower right: (Wisdom) what is necessary for integration, where can I access compassion or use a compassionate response, either toward myself or toward others?
Leah Samul is the author of Wisdom in the Cards: Inspired by the Hudes Tarot Deck.
Spread © 2004 Leah Samul
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