My Pip Card Sheet Sheet has the Ace of Coins as the “seed of manifestation.”
In readings, the Ace of Coins can represent a new start, a new idea or enterprise, a new project, a good footing for financial or physical health, or even an unexpected windfall. When it turns up for me, I try to be especially attentive for opportunities to bring something unique into the world.
The suit of Coins/Pentacles refers to everything that we experience as material reality or the physical realm. I like to think of this Ace card as representing a literal seed or germ. In the seed is the potential for the full expression of whatever it grows into. Although the environment will have its influence on how a tree will turn out, you can’t grow a Maple from an Apple seed no matter the environment. Also, you cannot install a forrest. You have to plant things, and allow them to grow.
This concept is elementary, and yet sometimes evades us. We can’t plant doubt and negativity and expect to reap a harvest of joy and prosperity.
We also cannot rush natural processes. Scripture tells us “the earth brings forth fruit from itself; first the blade, then the ears; after that, full corn in the ears.”
Whether literal or figurative seeds, we must plant what we hope to harvest. We must create the proper conditions for our seeds to germinate and grow. We must tend and nurture what we have planted, and leave the rest up to Universal Law.
Most of us recognize these essential truths with regard to a garden or crop, but when it comes to creating the sorts of changes that we’d like to see in our lives, we often forget. We expect results that are not in alignment with our thoughts and actions. Or we create problems for ourselves because we are impatient for results. We take counterproductive short cuts, settle for less than we deserve, or lose faith and give up.
The same natural laws are at work in our lives as they are in the rest of nature, and the same processes apply. Our work is to plant our seeds in fertile ground at the proper time, to tend and nurture them, and to look forward to the harvest.
That’s all we can do, but if we do it, it’s plenty enough.