eek of the last quarter moon in Taurus
“The last quarter moon phase symbolizes the power of an acute awareness of ideals and high standards and implementation of these standards into daily life. Disappointment can occur if these standards are not met”
5 of Coins
Planetary ruler the Sun
The image for the 5 of Coins is two petitioners tossing coins into the sacred well at Sancreed. Sancreed is one of the many sacred wells and springs of Cornwall. For centuries humans all over the world have gone to sacred waters in hope of miraculous healing. According to legend the waters of sacred wells and springs are most powerful during the time of Lammas/Ludnasad (August 1st the time of the first harvest of the year).
In the 5 of Coins image, there are strips of cloth blowing in the breeze above the heads of the two pilgrims which were hung by other petitioners. It is thought that as the cloth disintegrated so would the person's disease. This idea seems to have been lost to some modern visitors as a few strips left hanging are now made of indestructible synthetics and even plastic.
This card represents the healing and rejuvenating powers of Earth. As the moon is waning in the sign of Taurus (death), it would seem as though life has overpowered death. At this time earth begins to show its abundance, giving its resources of food and pure spring water for the life of its inhabitants.
When was the last time you went skinny-dipping? Do you remember how amazing and free you felt, the wind and water on your naked body? There are some scientists who are convinced that we don’t have hair on our bodies because of how much time early humans spent by the water. Our newborn infants instinctively know how to swim. Pregnancy stresses in women’s bodies are greatly reduced in the water. Woman’s menstrual cycles coincide with the cycle of the moon and tides.
This is the perfect time of the year to get in the water. Why not get in touch with our ancestors from the water while the weather is right?
Traditional tarot meaning: poverty, illness, life outside of the Church, punishment for non-conformity.
In a Reading: This card signifies a time for healing especially by water.