Creating Detail With the Eight of Pentacles


At this point in the cycle of the Pentacles, you’ve got your raw skills down, and you’re honing them to a fine degree. You want everything to be just right, making small adjustments and changes as needed, like the fine tuning of a microscope. In the same way, these eight vertebrae are arranged in a carefully painted circle–perhaps still needing a tiny nudge here or there, or maybe two bones swapped, but the main work is done. Gold and green alike represent prosperity and good fortune as a result. But be careful if this card comes up reversed–you could get entangled in perfectionism, or hide significant flaws in your creations to try to get ahead.

It’s a good reminder to me that as the Tarot of Bones comes together, I’m going to have a lot of small detail work to get each card just right. As I go back over the assemblages, will I want to change any of them? When I take their photos, how much editing will it take to get them the way I want them? It’s a delicate balance, to be sure, and I’ve been working hard to get ahead of schedule to be sure I have enough time for all these considerations.

2 thoughts on “Creating Detail With the Eight of Pentacles

  1. Rachel says:

    I love this one! So delicate and beautiful!

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