I have grown particularly fond of this Knight over the years. He knows that nothing comes without hard work and effort. He is one of the world’s fighters. You just might not realise it because he doesn’t make a grab at the limelight.
This particular Knight of Pentacles stands and looks right at us. He is still young but strong. Behind him, he has his lawnmower, so we could make the assumption that he is a landscape gardener or someone doing a few odd jobs to earn some extra money. This guy doesn’t mind rolling up his sleeves and getting down to the task at hand. He understands that anything worthwhile takes time and his focus is fixed on a greater prize.
Take a moment to think about what you want. I don’t mean the stuff-of-tomorrow. I mean those things which you’ll only reap rewards from after time and commitment. Is there something which you can invest in now, which you’ll benefit from at a later date? Maybe you are involved in something which you’re putting a lot of energy into but are not seeing bear fruit just yet.
Today’s card advises you to adopt a bigger-picture-mentality. The real important stuff takes time and belief. Remember that each step you take is as important as the last and next one. The Knight of Pentacles may not get to his destination any time soon .. but take comfort in knowing that he will get there!
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end” – Ernest Hemingway.
© Steven Bright Tiferet Tarot 2015
Illustration by Steven Bright