Auntie Doris’s Tarot Card of the Week #51: The Five of Pentacles – 20th – 26th October 2014


Of course, I have an international readership these days, with people going on the Internet in both hemispheres and all the ruddy continents to receive my help advice and wisdom. So when I draw a card like the five of Pentacles, and reflect that the nights are drawing in, and winter is on its way, my readers in the antipodes will wonder what the sodding Nora I am on about.
Of course, when you are a world renowned Tarot Card reader and your punters wonder what the sodding Nora you are on about, you have to fall back on the knowing smile and reference to metaphor. ( whatever that is, when it’s all at home) Look them in the eye and say. You have had a good summer, but now the nights are drawing in, and winter might be difficult, and uncomfortable. But do not despair. There will be good days, when the sun shines, even if not as warmly as it has for you in the past. Enjoy those days.
Trust me, if you say it with a confident look in your eye, they will find some meaning in it. Even if they have just sucked off three tubes of the amber nectar. In fact if they have done that they are more than likely to accept anything.
Look at the poor beggars in the picture though. Old, cold, disabled, poor. We know that they are going to have a hard time whatever the season is. Particularly if the right wing Tory “every man for himself” brigade holds sway. People like them are useless anyway, they don’t pay taxes. Why should hard working people pay taxes to support them? I can hear that oily Cameron and his cronies now, pretending that they care, whilst cutting the funding for more ruddy public services and muttering about us being “all in it together.”
There is light in this picture. And money. But it comes from a church window. Whatever you think about ruddy religion, at least most decent religions encourage you to help others. And in greedy ruddy societies, sometimes it’s only the religions that can be bothered to help out. Apart from the celebrities, if it draws attention to them of course. Well, when you draw the five of Pentacles, it’s time to do something about it, even if you aren’t a vicar or a celebrity, and let’s face it, that’s most of us. It’s time to have a go at doing unto others as we would want to be done unto ourselves if we had a bad leg and had lost our shoes and it was ruddy well snowing or there was a recession on or something.
Four things that you might do this week. (i) go to your local church, or mosque or temple or whatever you have. You don’t have to believe in any mumbo jumbo, just go for half an hour, listen to the vicar or whoever they have on, and put a few bob in the tin. Chances are they will put it to good use. They spend a lot of time in places like that, thinking about how they can help the needy. So it won’t be wasted. (ii) Clear out your unwanted items and give them to a charity shop. Try and avoid the sort of charity shop where they inject animals with horrible diseases in order to find a cure for human illness, but there are surprisingly few of those left these days, so you should be alright. If in doubt give it to the headless orphans or guide dogs for the bald. (ii) there’s no point in giving money to them beggars, because they will only spend it on ruddy booze. And you probably need all the booze money you can get. Instead buy a family bar of fruit and nut chocolate, and give them that. It will be a nutritious treat for them. Unless they are allergic to nuts. If they are maybe a Fry’s Turkish delight might tempt them. (iv) It’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping. Even if you are Australian and summer is only just beginning. Remember your elderly friends and relatives. Some of them probably still smoke, and fags are always a welcome gift in the festive season.