Today I begin again. Turning to my cards during this time of grief is like calling upon a long and trusted friend. For today I went in search of a guide that I knew I needed and The Healer of Pentacles is the perfect companion to help in times when you are hurting or in need of solace.
Some of you may know that 15 days ago I lost my mother to cancer. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer the beginning of December. This after fighting to get her health back from a previous heart attack and breast cancer was just more than she could endure.
As a child my mother was the Healer of Pentacles. She looked after family and home and made sure that everything in our physical world was comforting and safe. Connected to the earth she loved to build garden beds that brightened up our little home. I remember so fondly the smell of bread rising, cinnamon buns baking, delicious perogies, and so many home-made soups and meals that always had a way of filling more than just our stomachs. Life wasn’t easy then and she did everything to make sure that I and my other 4 siblings felt loved and nurtured in the best way that she could. I got my love for Christmas from her as it was a time that she went all out and turned our home into a magical experience of fun and family.
The Healer of Pentacles cares deeply about the health and welfare of those they are connected to. They make sure that everyone else’s needs are met first before they worry about themselves. Providing support, shelter and nourishment is at the base of this guides focus. When you are hurting or feeling lost these simple comforts help to ease the ache, grief and emptiness that sits heavy in your heart.
The Healer of Pentacles will seek to provide a warm, welcoming and secure environment where all feel welcome and equal. She nurtures the body and emphasizes the importance of caring for hearth, home and family. She is willing to take the time it takes to make sure that everything is in place and will encourage others to take the time they need to heal.
All of us will suffer loss at different times during our life such as; the loss of a loved one, loss of health, the loss of a job, a relationship, belief or a dream. The gift of the Healer of Pentacles is the knowledge that self-care and connecting with others is important. Reaching out and accepting the help you need is essential and there are people that will want to be there for you. Often we feel the need to withdraw and hide our pain, and the Healer of Pentacles is a reminder that you deserve to be nurtured, that you are loved and also to be kind and gentle with yourself.
I dedicate this beautiful card and healer to My Mom in heaven who is now an angel watching over us and to all the people who fill this role and make this world a better place.