This week in Tarot 4 Tyson…
- The Past – King of Pentacles
- The Present – Four of Pentacles (reversed)
- The Future – Queen of Wands (reversed)
- The Outcome- Knight of Pentacles (reversed)
It’s all about pentacles and people this week Mr Tyson! Well, three and three to be exact. Two male figures associated with the material and a powerful woman involved with action and making things happen. I suspect that this may be your wife, mother, sister or other dominant and influential female in your life because she means business for sure. Yikes! I’m about to hide under the covers at this point, but that’s me.
There is a theme presented here of “three out of four.” Three out of four are pentacles. Three out of four are specifically people. Three out of four are reversed. Three out of four are court cards. What does this mean you ask? I have no idea, but it’s interesting. So, stop looking at me like that!
Though, what we can do is speculate.
In all four of the (three card) scenarios we still have the remaining fourth card that interrupts the cohesiveness of each group and the spread as a whole. An odd man out, so to say. Interestingly, if we even look at the people in all four cards we have three male figures and one female (so, now there is a fifth grouping) and if we really struggle, we can even find a sixth as the Four of Pentacles is being looked at by the other three cards and he is the only card looking at us, oddly enough. (Are you still with me Mr. Tyson? Or have you strained your eyes from all the eye-rolling you are doing?). Curiously, he (2) is also the one with all the pentacles as the other two cards (1, 4) only reveal one pentacle each. So, it would appear that he (2), or what he represents, is calling the shots here. He has a great foundation and appears to be content and in control and, despite the authority and hierarchy around him, they’re looking to him for what he has offer and it would stand to reason that he, or what he represents, may be at the center of this situation.
But to be thorough, let’s go card by card to see if this awards us anything further insight on the situation.
The text reveals that the King of Pentacles represents a business man, someone fruitful, possibly someone who possesses mathematical aptitude. The Four of Pentacles, in its reversed state, reveals suspense, delay and opposition. The Queen of Wands can be a good card as she is said to be economical, obliging, and serviceable however she is also said to be a card of opposition, jealousy, and even deceit and infidelity. The Knight of Pentacles, in his reversed state, harkens towards stagnation, idleness, discouragement, and even carelessness.
So, what I’m now seeing is a standoff between the King of Pentacles on one side and the Queen of Wands and the Knight of Pentacles on the other side. The standoff possibly deals with money or decisions regarding finances, possibly a divorce scenario where two parties are playing a game of chess in a sense. Or another, yet similar reading would be, The King (1) and Queen (3) are at odds over money and the outcome of their conflict is stagnation as represented and emphasized by the Knight of Pentacles. In these explanations the Knight of Pentacles may be an outside male influence like a brother, friend, lover, or even a lawyer.
All in all Mr. Tyson, things are looking precarious because all six of the previously mentioned groupings contain stagnation (4) which tells me that possibly the only way to avoid stagnation is to look at a seventh grouping (1, 2, 3) where the King and the Queen come together to resolve their differences without the involvement of the Knight (4).
My advice? Let bygones be bygones Mr. Tyson. Cheers!
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, is an American astrophysicist and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. – (Wikipedia)
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