Ted Andrews associates the Page of Pentacles with deer, especially the adult male, and “the lure of new projects”.
That is particularly relevant to me right now. With uploading #PeaceTarot to amazon, updating websites to show it is available…on and on, yadda yadda business stuff…I understand the appeal. The new book is like a new toy, and I don’t mind. The hard part is putting it down…but sometimes you have to stop playing with your new toy and go do your homework.
It takes self-discipline to do that. That speaks to the strength that the stag brings to this card. Yet deer, as a whole, are associated with gentleness. Their strength is deep, and true, and self-assured, and so it is gentle. Just as a parent would allow time for a child to play with their new toy in addition to doing homework, we lose nothing by a touch of playfulness within ourselves too. It serves nothing to be over-indulgent (you don’t let your kids do nothing but play, they have to get the homework done too). By the same token a little indulgence in the ‘new’ can go a long way too. Allow yourself to bound through the woods…if not literally, at least figuratively by following your curiosity, playfulness and desire to find and follow your newest projects.