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~ “If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen” ~

— Cher


April 21 – May 21

A sharp contrast from Aries, those born under the sign of Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac, are steadfast, stable, and conventional in outlook. One of the most reliable and charming signs of the zodiac, they possess an ability to inspire confidence in others, and impress everyone with their genuine sincerity. Although they rarely lose their tempers, once roused, their rage knows no bounds. This can cause them to hold on to a lot of resentment, which can be overcome by learning to be a little more magnanimous (accepting) in life. Lovers of luxury and the ‘good life,’ they are blessed with natural good tastes, preferring classical conventional styles to funky new fads that are ever changing. Although known to be stubborn and lazy, Taurus needs to keep a healthy balance between working hard to afford the lifestyle he desires and pursuing indulgent hobbies of leisure.


Taurus - The Bull

  • Motto: I have
  • Element: Earth
  • Modality: Fixed (Organizers)
  • Gender: Feminine/Yin
  • Polarity: Negative
  • Duality: Night
  • Soul: Toddler
  • Ages: 7 – 14
  • Nature: Bestial
  • Season: Spring
  • Direction: South by East
  • Color: Green, Pale Blue, and Pink
  • Metal: Copper
  • Stone: Emerald
  • Trees: Almond, Apple, Ash, Cyprus, Fig, Pear, Vine
  • Herbs: Alder, Artichoke, Brambles, Cloves, Columbine, Daisy, Elder, Foxglove, Marshmallow, Mint, Poppy, Primula, Rose, Sorrel, Violet
  • Foods: Cereals (particularly wheat), Apples, Berries, Grapes, Pears, Spices
  • Countries: Capri, Cyprus, Egypt, Greek Islands, Iran, Ireland, Switzerland
  • Cities: Bologna, Dublin, Eastbourne, Hastings, Leipzig, Lucerne, Mantua, Palermo, St. Louis
  • Affirmation: I can create the life of my dreams. I give thanks for everything I have achieved.


Planet Venus

  • Planetary Dignity:-
    • Ruling: Venus
    • Exalted: Moon
    • Detriment: Mars (classical)/Pluto (Modern)
    • Fall: Part of Fortune
    • Esoteric Ruler: Vulcan
  • Classical Decans:
    • First Decan: Mercury
    • Second Decan: Moon
    • Third Decan: Saturn
  • Modern Decans:
    • First Decan: Venus
    • Second Decan: Mercury
    • Third Decan: Saturn
  • House: Second


The Hierophant - Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot

  • Tarot Correspondence:
    • Major Arcana: The Hierophant
    • Minor Arcana: 5 of Pentacles, 6 of Pentacles, 7 of Pentacles
    • Court Card: King of Pentacles; Knight of Swords
  • Qabalah:
    • Hebrew Letter: Vau (Nail)
    • Path: 16 – (Triumphal or Eternal One)
    • Sephiras: Chokmah (Wisdom) – Chesed (Mercy)
    • Qliphotic Name: Admiron (The Bloody Ones)
    • Calendar: Sivah
    • Magical Power: The Secret of Physical Strength
    • Magical Weapon: The Labour of Preparation [The Throne and Altar]
    • Hierarchy: Teraphim
    • Order of the Blessed Spirits: Cherubim
    • 12 Degrees of Damned: Lying Spirits


  • Anatomy:
    • External: Neck and Throat
    • Internal: Gullet, Larynx, Cerebellum
    • Structural: Bones of the Neck
    • Notable Features: Strong Neck and Shoulders (often a stoop). Pensive Brows. Full Lips and Nostrils. Curling or Wavy Hair. Full Forehead. Heavy Jaws.
  • Mind:-
    • Positive Traits: Purposeful. Patient. Steadfastness. Conviction.
    • Negative Traits: Obstinacy. Prejudice, Unreasonableness. Possessiveness.
  • Soul:-
    • Karmic Lessons: To let go gracefully.
    • Karmic Strengths: Strong ethics, with the ability to endure and see things through.
    • Karmic Goal: A slow and steady evolution and development of inner security, and a sense of being unshakably rooted in a piece of eternity within one’s Self.


The Three Charities - Thalia (Abundance), Euphrosyne (Joy), and Aglaia (Glory)

  • Biblical Reference: The Judge (John 5:22)
    • Apostle: Simon
    • Prophet: Haggai
    • Archangel: Asmodeus
    • Angel: Araziel
    • Evangelist: Luke
    • Tribe of Israel: Ephraim
  • Deities:-
    • African and Haitian: Yemaya Ataramagwa Sarabbi Olokun; Babalu-Aye
    • Celtic/Welsh: Ceridwen; Cernunnos
    • China: Kuan-Yin; Lu Hsing
    • Egypt: Heqit, Hapi
    • Greece: The Three Charities – Thalia, Euphrosyne, Aglaia; Boreas
    • India: Gauri; Kuvera
    • Japan: Benzaiten; Bishamon
    • Native and Latin America: Chantico; Pachacamac
    • Nordic/Germanic: Nehallennia; Freyr
    • Oceania: Humea; Tane
    • Roman: Ops; Bonus


Henry Cavill

  • Men: Al Pacino, Andre Agassi, Bono, Channing Tatum, Cory Monteith, Daniel Day-Lewis, David Beckham, David Boreanaz, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Enrique Iglesias, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, George Clooney, Gabriel Byrne, Harvey Keitel, Henry Cavill, Henry Fonda, Jack Nicholson, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Liberace, Niccolo Machiavelli, Piotr Tchaikovsky, Pierce Brosnan, Robert Pattinson, Salvador Dali, Sigmund Freud, Stephen Colbert, Stevie Wonder, Tom Welling


  • Women: Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Bea Arthur, Candice Bergen, Carol Burnett, Carolyn Jones, Cate Blanchett, Cher, Cloris Leachman, Enya, Eva Peron, Florence Nightingale, Janet Jackson, Jessica Lange, Joanna Lumley, Julie Benz, Katherine Hepburn, Laetitia Casta, Megan Fox, Michelle Pfeiffer, Natasha Richardson, Nora Ephron, Patti LuPone, Penelope Cruz, Queen Elizabeth II, Rene Zellweger, Shirley MacLaine, Shirley Temple, Tina Fey, Uma Thurman

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~ “Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around, encouraging young things to grow.” ~

— Dolly Levi (From the musical Hello Dolly)

The Suit of Pentacles is associated with the element of Earth. Pentacles signify the fruits of our labor, the results of the process we have been through with the other suits. They represent security, as well as, the literal ‘ground’ from which new ideas can grow. Pentacles also represent the value of physical experience, and are also our connection to nature and earth. Everything within this suit is tangible, real, and can be experienced in the physical level of existence. Within a reading, an excess of Pentacles could represent things like getting stuck in a rut, lack of imagination and stimulation, heaviness, sluggishness, and to some extent, even melancholy. A lack or absence of Pentacles could represent flightiness, lack of focus, anxiety and confusion, a weak root chakra, and financial instability.

The following are a list of keywords for the suit of Pentacles. These keywords are not to be relied on as crutches, but as creative springboards for us to develop our own interpretation and understanding of not just each card, but the suit of Cups on its whole.

    • Alternative Titles: Coins. Disks. Circles. Stones. Shields. Diamonds.
    • Element: Earth
    • Signs: Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo.
    • Planets: Venus. Saturn.
    • Style: Drying. Cracking. Materializing. Stabilizing. Crystallizing. Solidifying.
    • Jungian Function: Sensing.
    • Colors: Brown. Green. Black.
    • Season: Winter
    • Direction: North
    • Time of Day: Midnight.
    • Feudal Class: Merchants, Business, and Professional class.
    • Keywords: Money. Material World. Property. Inheritance. Wealth. Business. Possessions. Savings. Talents. Training. Education. Study. Time. Giving and Receiving. Profit and Loss. Tangible Reality. Work. Values. Mother Nature. Emotional Security. Sensual Pleasure. Rewards.


    Ace of Pentacles - Fenestra Tarot

The Root of the Powers of Earth

    • Astrology: The Aries/Taurus/Gemini Quadrant of the Zodiac.
    • Chart Position: 0 Aries to 30 Gemini
    • Dates: March 21st to June 20th
    • Qabalah: Kether (Crown) in Assiah (Body)
    • Positive Keywords: Tangible Beginnings. Prosperity. Comfort. Reward.
    • Negative Keywords: Greed. Miserliness. Possessiveness. Materialism.
    • Affirmation: I am open and receptive to all the love and abundance in the universe, and thank you life.

    2 of Pentacles - Fenestra Tarot

Lord of Harmonious Change

    • Astrology: Jupiter in Capricorn
    • Chart Position: 0 Capricorn to 10 Capricorn
    • Dates: December  22nd to December 30th
    • Qabalah: Chokmah (Wisdom) in Assiah (Body)
    • Positive Keywords: Balance. Movement. Multitasking. Changes.
    • Negative Keywords: Disequilibrium. Disorganization. Inflexibility. Unfocused.
    • Affirmation: I feel safe to be me and free to be in this moment of life.

    3 of Pentacles - Fenestra Tarot

Lord of Material Works

    • Astrology: Mars in Capricorn
    • Chart Position: 10 Capricorn to 20 Capricorn
    • Dates: December 31st to January 9th
    • Qabalah: Binah (Understanding) in Assiah (Body)
    • Positive Keywords: Superior Talents. Progress. Diligence. Expertise.
    • Negative Keywords: Inefficiency. Boredom. Thankless Task. Lack of Respect.
    • Affirmation: I am filled with life and energy and the joy of living.

    4 of Pentacles - Fenestra Tarot

Lord of Earthly Power

    • Astrology: Sun in Capricorn
    • Chart Position: 20 Capricorn to 30 Capricorn
    • Dates: January 10th to January 19th
    • Qabalah: Chesed (Mercy) in Assiah (Body)
    • Positive Keywords: Power. Enrichment. Possession. Stability.
    • Negative Keywords: Greed. Stinginess. Suspicion. Fear.
    • Affirmation: I am flexible and flowing and experience the new wholly with joy. I move forward with forgiveness, tolerance, and compassion.

    5 of Pentacles - Fenestra Tarot

Lord of Material Trouble

    • Astrology: Mercury in Taurus
    • Chart Position: 0 Taurus to 10 Taurus
    • Dates: April 21st to April 30th
    • Qabalah: Geburah (Severity) in Assiah (Body)
    • Positive Keywords: Spiritual Awareness. Renewed Faith. Independence. Survival Skills.
    • Negative Keywords: Loss. Frustration. Worry. Misfortune.
    • Affirmation: I release all restrictions, and I am free to be me. My faith in myself and the universe liberates me and enriches my life.

    6 of Pentacles - Fenestra Tarot

Lord of Material Success

    • Astrology: Moon in Taurus
    • Chart Position: 10 Taurus to 20 Taurus
    • Dates: May 1st to May 10th
    • Qabalah: Tiphareth (Beauty) in Assiah (Body)
    • Positive Keywords: Success. Generosity. Gratitude. Profits.
    • Negative Keywords: Disparity in Power. Shortchanged. Codependence. Bad Debts
    • Affirmation: My good now flows freely. Divine ideas express through me. I am at peace.

    7 of Pentacles

Lord of Success Unfulfilled

    • Astrology: Saturn in Taurus
    • Chart Position: 20 Taurus to 30 Taurus
    • Dates: May 11th to May 20th
    • Qabalah: Netzach (Victory) in Assiah (Body)
    • Positive Keywords: Reevaluation. Patience. Persistence. Planning.
    • Negative Keywords: Failure. Depression. Demoralization. Self-Pity.
    • Affirmation: It is my birthright to have my needs met. I now ask for what I want with love and with ease.

    8 of Pentacles - Fenestra Tarot

Lord of Prudence

    • Astrology: Sun in Virgo
    • Chart Position: 0 Virgo to 10 Virgo
    • Dates: August 23rd to September 1st
    • Qabalah: Hod (Splendor) in Assiah (Body)
    • Positive Keywords: Talent. Dedication. Apprenticeship. Financial Caution.
    • Negative Keywords: Fraudulence. Poor Quality. All Work and No Play. Self-Criticism.
    • Affirmation: My talents are a gift from the universe; how I apply them is my gift to the universe.

    9 of Pentacles - Fenestra Tarot

Lord of Material Gain

    • Astrology: Venus in Virgo
    • Chart Position: 10 Virgo to 20 Virgo
    • Dates: September 2nd to September 11th
    • Qabalah: Yesod (Foundation) in Assiah (Body)
    • Positive Keywords: Prosperity. Good-Fortune.  Protection. Self-Mastery.
    • Negative Keywords: Entrapment. Loneliness. Incompleteness. Self-Indulgence.
    • Affirmation: I release and dissolve the past. I am a clear thinker. I live in the now in peace and in joy.

    10 of Pentacles - Fenestra Tarot

Lord of Wealth

    • Astrology: Mercury in Virgo
    • Chart Position: 20 Virgo to 30 Virgo
    • Dates: September 12th to September 22nd
    • Qabalah: Malkuth (Kingdom) in Assiah (Body)
    • Positive Keywords: Tradition. Comfort. Abundance. Inheritance.
    • Negative Keywords: Family Troubles. Suffocating Traditions. Dependence.  Excessive Materialism.
    • Affirmation: I am free to enjoy the pleasures of life. I release all pressures and burdens. Life flows freely through me and I live in the joyous present.

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