Tarotbytes – Page of Coins


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.