Your Chosen Card – Eight of Pattern Upright Mage Deck
When upright, the Eight of Pentacles shows a craftsman perfecting his skills and working diligently to do an excellent job. This is a card of training and apprenticeship with the goal of honing ones abilities to produce a quality product. There is much satisfaction in attending to details and doing things well, even if it takes several attempts to get it right. The artisan on the card is willing to put in the necessary time and effort. He understands the need to be patient and allow things to mature properly rather than try to rush the process. Traditionally this card refers to an amiable and modest peasant girl who approaches her chores diligently without complaint or pretension, as symbolized by the sign of Virgo associated with the card.
Keywords Upright: Work, employment, training, apprenticeship, careful preparation, putting in the effort to do a task well, competence, dedication, patience, job satisfaction, skill in material affairs, honing ones talents, technical expertise, doing your homework, dexterity, prudence, discretion, diligent labor, perfectionism, determination to do a good job, making good use of available resources, getting paid for what you love to do.
Timing: 0 Virgo10 Virgo. Tropical, 23 August1 September. Sidereal, 17 September26 September.
Astrology: The proud and powerful Sun in the first decan of earthy Virgo, realm of the Knight of Pentacles (Fire of Earth) and the Hermit (Virgo). The Sun in Virgo is known for its perfectionism, service-orientation, and meticulous attention to detail.
Number Symbolism: 8 – movement, action, power, determination.
Rider Waite: An artist in stone at his work, which he exhibits in the form of trophies. Divinatory Meanings: Work, employment, commission, craftsmanship, skill in craft and business, perhaps in the preparatory stage; (R) voided ambition, vanity, cupidity, exaction, usury. It may also signify the possession of skill, in the sense of the ingenious mind turned to cunning and intrigue.
When Eight of Pattern is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Eight of Pattern is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Eight of Pattern 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.
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