Your Chosen Card – Ace of Patens Reversed Salem Deck
When reversed, the Ace of Pentacles (golden coins) suggests that something may have gone awry in your quest for material well-being. Perhaps you are missing a significant opportunity to improve financial security, or maybe your attitude toward wealth and prosperity needs adjusting. In the myth of King Midas, his unbridled greed for the acquisition of material goods leaves him devoid of human contact. Now may be a good time to ponder Buddhas teachings about nonattachment. Interestingly, the lilies on this card in the Llewellyn Classic Tarot resemble the lotus, a Buddhist symbol of nonattachment; the lotus has the ability to rise above the mire of the swamp and produce an object of beauty.
Keywords Reversed: Materialism, greed, discontent, poverty, wastefulness, bad medicine, excessive attachment, missed opportunities.
Timing: Astrologically, Earth is linked to wintertime.
Astrology: Primordial energy of Earth, the element associated with the season of winter.
Number Symbolism: 1 – initial spark, will, creation, beginnings, new life.
Etteilla: Contentment, great joy, happiness, rapture, ecstasy, pleasure, accomplishment, the perfect medicine, the color red; (R) riches, capital, wealth, opulence, treasure, precious things.
When Ace of Patens is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Ace of Patens is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Ace of Patens is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Ace of Patens using cards from the Salem Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Angel Encyclopedia: The idea of judgment after death may have originated with the Egyptians. In order to reach paradise, or Sekhet Hetepet, the body and soul travel by the boat of Ra, the sun, along the river of the Milky Way, much like later Greek souls navigated the river Styx. Upon disembarking, the dead must pass through seven gates, each with a gatekeeper, watcher, and herald, then enter the Hall of Justice. Thoth, god of wisdom, prosecutes the case of the soul before Osiris the Judge, and the soul may defend itself. Eventually Anubis places the petitioners heart on the scales of justice, and if the heart sinks lower than a feather from the headdress of Maat, goddess of truth, the soul is eaten by the horrid monster Ammit. Christian parallels are St. Peter as gatekeeper of heaven, and the archangel Michael as psychopomp and weigher of souls. (See
Complete Book of Tarot: An alternate method for calculating birth cards also appears in the literature. Unlike Mary Greers method, this alternate technique involves simply adding together all the single digits in your birth date rather than adding the day plus the month plus the year.
Complete Book of Tarot: If you decide to use reversed cards in your readings, you may find this method useful. Because inverted cards catch your attention as they stand out from the other cards in any spread, you can read the reversed cards as if they were trying to give you a special message. Simply read the inverted cards in any tarot spread in sequence while ignoring all the upright cards. Assume that the inverted cards are trying to highlight an important issue that you need to become more aware of.
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Tarot Triumphs: Shuffle the cards thoroughly, making sure that they are all the right way up and that they are facedown during the shuffling. Spread them out either in your hands or on a convenient surface, and ask the querent to pick out three cards. He or she should hand each one to you as it is chosen. Neither of you should look at the cards until all three have been selected. Then you, as the reader, should turn the cards over and let them be seen. For this form of Tarot reading, the order they are drawn in doesn’t matter.