In this series, we are taking the time to smell the roses, which for tarot lovers often means taking the time to really appreciate a single image of tarot art.
Today we are looking at the 9 of Pentacles from the Llewellyn Tarot by Anna-Marie Ferguson. Here can see more images HERE.
I love the golden warm of this card and the charming lines of Anna-Marie’s work. The geese, the tilt of the woman’s hand, the curve of the wheat…these are all so elegant and really suit the image. What I find particularly interesting about this version of the 9 of Pentacles is the inclusion of another person, which is very unusual. He is clearly not “with” the woman, but seems more like a steward or manager. So this adds to the meaning. We often say this is the “self-made woman,” but this reminds us that the world she’s made may be quite large, requiring people, under her direction, to help keep things running.