Original, matted and framed, Queen of Pentacles artwork from my Krystalline Kweens I tarot series, originally debuted at the Chocolate and Art Show in 2018.
This 5″x7″ pen and ink portrait represents nurturing nature, practicality, providing financially, and a working parent. This queen sits on her throne cradling a gold coin in her arms, embracing her financial independence. Supporting the earth element, her gown flows into a grassy carpet beneath her feet, representing her connection to Mother Earth. The stones associated with this card, amethyst and moonstone, protrude from her head, shoulders and chest. A small rabbit settles near her symbolizing fertility and suggesting flow and alignment in her life.
I chose one of my best friends Panda to represent this card because she is a hardworking mom to several of Earth’s children (4 pups, 2 kitties, a chinchilla, and so many plant babies). She cares for all the creatures of this planet as one would their own children. The verdant gardens surrounding her are reflective of the many plants she nurtures within her domestic living spaces, creating an inviting environment steeped in comfort. As a polyamorous pansexual, she has an abundance of love and warmth to give to the world. She is compassionate, practical, and rooted in reality. She invests in herself and her family, first and foremost. The roses above her head, a symbol of balance in the tarot, are a flower she associates with her grandmother, who watches over her in the afterlife. But don’t forget the thorns because like most mamas, she will protect her babies, her partner, and herself fearlessly, as a snake over its eggs.