Tarot Eight Pentacles, Earth, Prudence
Minor Arcana: First Decan Virgo
Tarot Eight Pentacles and each of the Minor Arcana cards numbered Eight, express attributes of Hod, the eighth sphere on the QBL Tree of life. whose title is Splendor,
Sephirothic Planetary Correspondence
The planetary correspondence of Hod is Mercury and each of the minor arcana cards, numbered “Eight”, exhibit this planet’s quality colored by their corresponding elemental suit of fire, water, air or earth.
These four suits correspond to the four worlds of the QBL: Fire: Atziluth, Water: Briah, Air: Yetzirah and Earth: Assiah.
Astrological Decan Allocation
Tarot Eight Pentacles is allocated to the First decan of Virgo whose planetary attribution is Sol.
The combination of Virgo and the decan planetary attribute of Sol is summed up in the card’s title of Prudence.
Prudence, is the quality expressed by a Sun Mercury combination under the influence of Earth.
Here the mind is focused on practical application of opportunities directed toward everyday events and needs, witnessed as scrutiny and caution.
Virgo brings an influence of spiritualizing which in the right circumstances is experienced as serenity and delicacy in undertakings.
This character of caution and moderation in all things material sometimes results in loss of promising opportunities through lack of enterprise. Although industrious, there is a tendency to hoard.
Skill and cunning is present because of the strong Mercurial influence.
The character qualities of the court card Knight of Earth are those best suited to receive and translate the specific ancestral voice of this decan.
Knight of Earth expresses personality qualities that exhibit patience and direction in material undertakings preventing a dissipation of focus and melancholy that can arise from Virgo/s quality which is Water of Earth.
In our failure to understand what any minor arcana card is saying, we should allow ourselves to be driven back to our specific inner voice of the decan for resolution.
In this example of Eight Earth, the conjunction of major arcana cards Hermit and Sun, corresponding to Virgo and Sun, the specific signature of this decan will be projected through the personality type represented by the Knight of Earth whose elemental quality is Fire of Earth.