The Element of Earth

The Element of Earth

We see before us a plot of land that has been transformed into a beautiful landscape through the vision and loving hands of a master gardener. Manifestation has occurred through the fruits of their labor. A beautiful environment like this does not happen overnight. It evolves over time and with love and attention will continue to be a peaceful safe haven for years to come.

The element of earth is represented by diamonds in regular playing cards and by pentacles, coins and disks in the tarot. When you have many pentacles in a reading, it can mean that conditions are in the realm of completion or manifestation and it is now time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Or perhaps your focus is primarily on the earthly plane and you are concentrating on home, family, career, security and material possessions (or perhaps lack of such).

Pentacle energy is necessary to insure that all the hard work that has come before from the energy of fire, water and air will come together and make your ideas become reality. It is a patient and much slower process like the movements of a tortoise who has the strength and endurance to go the long distance while others may become exhausted and drop out of the race before the finish line. However, remember that we can’t spend all of our time focusing on the physical plane, as we need also to nourish our spiritual self as well. Always look upon what you have achieved with gratitude (there is always something to be grateful for) and beware of becoming too fixated, possessive or obsessed with your material needs as that may lead to an imbalance that could spell disaster and force you to start all over again with your search for the inspiration of the element of fire.