With the arrival of Valentine's Day tomorrow, the Knight of Pentacles seems appropriate, on the day before.
I think many women admire this Knight of Pentacles. He is the Aristaeus, known as the " Guardian of the Flocks". The Earth Mother Demeter, fed him nectar and ambrosia as an infant. I can only imagine what that is! He's a real humble farmer, who loves the good earth. He's kind, responsible, steadfast, and always follows through on what he starts.
I'm of the belief most women want more than a country squire, steady and responsible, but that's just my opinion as I spent too long lovin' the bad boys, who never seemed to know how to love me back the way I needed. I have loved the country, Knight of Pentacles type in the past, but got bored after a while. Now a days a well rounded balanced type of individual is my preferred ideal, to admire, and desire. Unfortunately they are hard to find.
More importantly, I need to strive to be that person who could be loved by another, reflecting the personality strengths of all the Knights in my own personality, and being able to have a loving relationship with myself, before I can expect someone else to fulfill the well balanced, desired qualities found in the Knights.
I heard someone say today, Valentine's Day is really not so much those who have the ideal romantic, loving relationship, but for the brokenhearted. In many ways agree with this. Saint Valentine's Day is not about hearts, flowers sentimental schmaltz. Saint Valentine who lived in the 5th century, and there were several of them, was martyred, and very little is really know about him. Fiction seems to supersede fact, and it is actually thought that perhaps Gregory Chaucer may have invented Valentine's Day.
Well regardless, it's hard to resist flowers, chocolate, and love for that matter, and who would want to? So this Valentine's Day I am wishing you much ambrosia, the nectar of the gods. I have no idea what it is but it sure sounds good!