Although I don`t follow astrology, my birth time is represented by the Queen of Coins, Disks or Pentacles.
I would love to have the qualities of this queen, I aspire to have them. And though I don`t pick up the cards often for myself, when I glimpse her there, I remember this.
She is earthy and generous, wise and helpful as well as creative, a good entertainer and smart with money, which she has enough of for herself and her family to make a good sound secure life . I may have some of these and I`m working on others, especially the money one! I`m not so good with that one. I like to spend it.
I`m in her creative mode at the moment and thought I`d post an old picture I did several years ago of this Queen in prisma colour pencils. She`s not as well done as the Moon and High Priestess I`ve posted in the past, but what she stands for is nice.Here she sits with her dog and a cushion embroidered to look like a disk or coin. I chose to make her an older queen than is usually represented because she has bloomed to her fullest potential, comfortable in herself and now the family matriarch, the nurturer of her husband, children, family and friends. The earth mother who has a great love of nature and home. Making that environment more welcoming, more attuned to her own sense of peacefulness. Buying something that makes things more comfortable, or re-arranging something so it's more pleasing, or cleaning out that cupboard that has been gathering cobwebs for ages.
Spending time and energy both on self, and home - and to do both of these things with the intent to harmonize more thoroughly, to feel more rested and centered, to make more of a haven than we already have.
Excuse the flash mark. I had to take it with my camera rather than scan it.
And speaking of cupboards, my Mum came over and lined mine to match the dish and glasses cupboards I`d previously lined, and tidied them. She is a pro at good housekeeping! If I could be half as good, that will fulfill another aspiration! Oh no....look! I`ve shown you two cat dishes that are on the counter :(
They are banned to that end and until we can figure out another spot, this is the only place Elvis can`t help himself to a snack. One other dish is on a small table but with three cats all wanting to munch at the same time, sometimes, I`m stuck with this faux paux.
Here`s the little table with the other cat dish. A dollar store clear plastic tablecloth covers my good white antique one and protects against a big furry back that sticks his head underneath to sup. You might be able to see the pretty fairy ring that my darling hubby got me one year. It has a little white lily candle in the centre.
More pictures to come....