Bear Necessities

Bear Necessities -Tarot Tidbit #1
Ace of Pentacles – The Druid Craft Tarot by Philip & Sephanie Carr-Gomm, Illustrated by Will Worthington

Goldilocks looks for all the material comforts: the just right porridge portion, the just right chair, the just right bed. The Ace of Pentacles means the chances of Goldilocks getting her ‘just right’ are good – the sky is favorable.

In my story for this tarot card we are both Goldilocks and the bear (or bears). We are seeking material comforts and we are ensuring we can provide material comforts.

Brown bears get lethargic in winter and snooze in dens, carrying fat to slow burn when food is gone and slumber is long. They make the most of seasonal resources because they know they must…survival depends on being pleasingly plump.  

This Ace of Pentacles depicts a bear emerging from between rocks and in the spectacular, bruised sky is a pentagram.

For me, this is the story:

The pentagram is telling us it’s the season for taking care of bear necessities – to get fat all over again. It’s not going to hang around forever, beaming benevolence – it’s a  Divine gift, just right for what we need right now.

We’ve been curled up in a cosy corner but it is once again time to forage and hunt – to smell the changing season and respond appropriately. Our blubber is thin and we’re lean; hungry for our physical needs to be met – the rock solid, tangible things that make our days pleasant and relaxed.

It means we’ve got to look for, and seize, opportunities to get what we need – look! there’s the river we can fish, there are the berries we can munch, there’s a nice, fragrant hollow to rest in, and there’s the opposite sex to mate with and make baby bears.

Necessary resources are out there, in the worldly wilderness. Finding and utilizing them is what takes us on the pentacle journey from the Ace to the Ten – when we’re again podgy enough to snore in our snug and warm den, oblivious to the blizzard outside.

We’ve got to be a bear called Goldilocks.

Look out for those tangible, solid, sustainable, real opportunities to increase your stability and security; opportunities that bring you the desired money, assets and partnerships that enable you to enjoy your life; to build, grow and bless the world with your comfortable happiness.

I’m lifting my snout to sniff the air – is that a fresh bear business I’m smelling? A new cabin in the woods? Or is Granny Bear about to gift me a bicycle? I could run away with the circus and make some pentacles pedaling around the ring…and there I’ll meet Bo Bear who’ll buy me a ring…and together we’ll build something amazing…Bear Inn?…

Thank you for bearing with me. I can’t wait to see which card I draw next time.

xxx TeaShell


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