Sacred Sites: Seven of Pentacles

Seven of Pentacles
Sacred Site – The Lascaux Cave, France.

The Lascaux Caves are a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. They are located near the village of Montignac, in the department of Dordogne. They are home to some of the best-known Upper Paleolithic art, estimated to be over 17,000 years old. They consist mainly of images of large animals that lived in the area at the time. In 1979, Lascaux was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

At times this card is far removed from the more traditional Tarot, and at others is almost the same card, I think it is the man’s gaze that tells the story and alters the card slightly. In the Waite-Smith deck the look on the main figure is at times one of “is this all worth it” (imo), whereas in this card he seems to have just come out of a reverie, you know that space you go to when you are being creative and nothing will disturb you, almost a meditative state. Then sometimes when this card is drawn he looks to be having a lack of faith in his work.

Keywords: Evaluation, reflection, patience.

Possible deck specific interpretations: If you are doing the best that you can at what you love to do, there is no need to worry about what people think of your work.

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This is a short (2½ minute) clip detailing the Lascaux Cave paintings.

And this an hour long documentary about how prehistoric Europeans came to invent art.

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