The Wild Unknown Tarot today; the cards I threw are the Eight of Pentacles reversed and The Star.
The Eight of Pentacles (Sun, the inner core of a person or situation, in Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, sensible, orderly) tells us that diligence and an awareness of details is important. This card also tells us to act as well, to act by making use of skills and talents, and to pay attention to each step. If we work hard today and build something that is quality, with a good foundation, we might be able to take it easy once we are done.
The Eight of Pentacles in the Wild Unknown Tarot shows an image of a spider web, with the spider sitting in the middle of the web. I’ve seen this image before on an Eight of Pentacles, and in my opinion it is the perfect example of the energies of this card. I have watched garden spiders build webs on early Summer evenings from my beloved porch in Cape May; the spider works diligently, with amazing skills, amazing proprioceptive visualization abilities. Just imagining the daunting task of building one of those webs allows me to understand the attention to detail and persistence of focus necessary to complete the task. And after all that work, by the following morning the web is discarded, and as the sun sets once again, the spider snips any remaining lines so she can begin anew the entire process. Powerful energies? You bet! Obvious and in-your-face? Nope. Instead, we have sustained power manifested through focus, skill, and attention to detail.
The Star (Air, hot/separates and wet/adapts; Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, cause-oriented, the group, aloofness; Tzaddi, fishhook; the Path between Malkuth, the physical world of action and outer, physical reality, and Netzach, the stimulating factors of emotion and inspiration) is the “good will to all” card, and while it can hint at some unexpected darkness, it also reminds us that things will turn out okay in the end. The Star reminds us to have faith, for while it may seem to be the darkest night, the dawn is just beyond the horizon, and it is in the dark sky that Stars can really shine.
The Wild Unknown Star card image is simple: a rainbow colored five-pointed star, set in a dark sky sprinkled with other, less unusual yet still beautiful stars. The colors on this Star are lovely and pure, and they make me feel as if this Star is an omen predicting the possibility of good things to come. A silent omen, silent as the night sky, dark and velvety. Subtle and silent, yet powerful still. What message does this rainbow colored Star bring? It brings that first glimpse of hope. Believe in beauty, The Star says as she glistens with the colors of a rainbow, believe in purity, believe in goodness. And those are the things you shall receive.
These cards seem to have a message that is somewhat similar to the cards of the other day. Sometimes details are important; they can make or break a situation. But sometimes details can distract us from the big picture; at least for today, details are not that important. Better that I step back from action and examine my world with my mouth closed and my ears and eyes open. I should share the warmth and peace in my heart with everyone I meet, no matter who they are or what they do in life; those details are not important today.