Every year, Kayleigh Jean from Falcons and Pentacles offers April Fool’s Journey – prompts for exploring the Major Arcana (the Hero’s Journey) through divination though tarot cards and a writing prompt. These are the cards I pulled for my own exploration – try pulling cards for yourself – or – get a reading from me.
Prompt for the Hierophant: What is my new role?
Ten of Swords, Four of Pentacles, and Queen of Pentacles
There is a final ending to a situation or belief surrounding my possessions and material wellbeing. The Ten of Swords looks scary, but it is the natural progression of work I have been doing on releasing beliefs in order to step into a new paradigm of health and financial flow through my creative endeavors. It was a process getting to this point, not a shock.
Letting go opens creative energy and the power of manifestation. Four of Pentacles shows that holding on only keeps me stuck in the same old situation. I might be familiar with it, but there is no growth. It may be fine, but clearly there is something more. The shift in beliefs is tipping a shift in my current physical reality.
I am moving from the idea phase of projects to putting them into physical form and sharing them. Holding onto my ideas (usually out of fear of being rejected or that no one will care) blocks financial and visionary flow. Yes, there is vulnerability – yet, sharing opens my capacity for greater self-worth, pleasure, and abundance.
Taking risks, reaching out, and sharing what I have learned is called for in order to step into the position of the Queen of Pentacles. Embodying the Queen opens the flow of generosity, connection with nature, and a deep enjoyment of sensuality and material resources.
I love the new role of the Queen of Pentacles! It feels in line with how I approach teaching and learning. Embodiment is how I understand and enjoy abstract concepts.
Now – before the day really gets on, I must go outside and connect with the Earth.
Be well everyone. Stay safe. Find ways to have fun.
Sat nam and so much love,
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3 thoughts on “April Fool’s Journey 2020 – The Hierophant”
Much appreciated, Holly!
I full-on dig your description of your experience of “Tender’s Wisdom” as having a cinematic quality, taking you on a trip. “fluid fluency” and “strong enough to be gentle” are two of my fave parts of its personality. Thanks for gold panning those out.
You as well. You as well have a wonderful evening/day. ~ Jordan
Looking forward to your further blogs.
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This passage of your especially struck chords to resonate in me:
“ Letting go opens creative energy and the power of manifestation. Four of Pentacles shows that holding on only keeps me stuck in the same old situation. I might be familiar with it, but there is no growth. It may be fine, but clearly there is something more. The shift in beliefs is tipping a shift in my current physical reality.
I am moving from the idea phase of projects to putting them into physical form and sharing them. Holding onto my ideas (usually out of fear of being rejected or that no one will care) blocks financial and visionary flow. Yes, there is vulnerability – yet, sharing opens my capacity for greater self-worth, pleasure, and abundance.”
I commend your courageous move into experience rather than worry of rejection. Heck, fear is a great tool of awareness, and as such dilutes and evaporates the anxiety of being afraid.
I’d like to contribute a poem I wrote for The Hierophant in 2013 on a Tarot BlogHop entry:
Wisdom expressed is best
with its soft curls and wisps
never cut too short or made to be brittle
by giving in to the reactionary arachnid
of conversation and reaction that bleeds things empty.
Naturally expressed wisdom,
talents honed and developed into secure abilities,
embraces wisdom in life itself wise in time in the moment
as it dispenses with futile searches for Truth.
Naturally expressed wisdom
embraces one’s own fluid fluency
fully becoming aware that Truth is not to be trusted to philosophers,
fully becoming aware that we are all similar and each unique,
and that the full Songs of Experience of Life and Love are Truth,
as Truth is born of a full life mixed up and kneaded over years
to rise up to continually be baked golden.
There feels to be a fluid fluency in the Truth of tender things,
a fluid fluency as much as coral zips back into its shell for protection,
at the same time as much the integrated armor
of a cute, ole, 600-pound tiger napping on its back
strong enough to be able to be gentle.
The Hierophant on a bad day may be the stubborn, unbending traditionalist,
though The Hierophant as Silverback has a welcoming, down-to-earth spirit
having brought spirit down to the earth long ago,
has a natural tenderness present
coupled with the strength of unflinching wits to support you.
continually baked golden and repeatedly kneaded and risen by decades under fire,
is present in those you know who live in continually evolving awareness
of their own Truth as they compassionately protect all four corners.
is present in those you know to be unflinchingly tender
while strong enough to be gentle without bluster.
continually baked golden by decades under fire,
bearing the naturally integrated armor of coral as his wits,
is strong enough to be gentle,
strong enough to be gentle.
(C) 2013 Jordan Hoggard
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I also resonate with your “ Letting go opens creative energy and the power of manifestation.” Keep up the great work! I’m happy to have found your blog.
Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing your poem. It has a cinematic quality – took me on a trip.
I love this – “fluid fluency” and “strong enough to be gentle”, and I love the repetition in the poem.
Have a wonderful evening/day. – Holly
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