Herbal Tarot - Ten of Pentacles - Wild Yam

Soaring Eagle

You can see the minor arcane cards in Constellation 1.

Description: Ten discs with five-petaled flowers are floating up around a wild yam plant. There is a castle and mountains in the background.

Significant Details: The discs symbolize security and wealth. The castle symbolizes home and wealth. The mountains are the gateways to the spirit realm. The wild yam symbolizes women's qualities.

Keywords: Retirement, Stability, Future Generations, Inheritance, Material comfort

Medicinal Uses: Wild Yam is “A traditional remedy for menstrual cramps and colic.” American Nature Guides Herbs by Anna Kruger. “Antispasmodic. Perhaps the best relief and promptest cure for bilious colic, especially helpful in the nausea of pregnant women. Valuable also in painful cholera morbus with cramps, neuralgic affections, spasmodic hiccough and spasmodic asthma.” http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/y/yam---01.html

My Interpretation: You are ending one cycle and starting another. You may feel more stable now. You may have financial gain soon. This is a time of thinking of future generations.

Number Significance: 10 - End of a cycle, Beginning of a new cycle. The 10 of Pentacles is ruled by Mercury in Virgo. The Tens are in Constellation 1 with I Magician, X Medicine Wheel, XIX Sun, and the Aces. 1 – Communication; Self consciousness; Individualization; Self-expression; Initiative; At-one-ment; Originality.

Thoughts/Points to Ponder: The discs almost seem to dance up the wild yam, indicating that this is a time to celebrate.