Sunday, December 21, 2014

12/21/14

Transparent Oracle Sunday!

46, Mercury (Above).  Whatever happens in the direction of Above, it will happen quickly, and maybe in an unexpected manner, because there are no elemental constraints to be found.  The effects associated with this card (and this planet) of Mercury are quick to manifest; they are about connections and communications, about travel, and about the way it all happens through what seems like magick!  I associate Mercury with the Internet, and thus, with the astral realms.

54, Guide: Giant (Below).  The direction of Below is not easily associated with spirituality, yet it is a powerful symbol representing the opportunity to create a strong foundation, and to connect to the tools and powers of the Underworld.  Giant corresponds quite a bit with the element of Earth and Earth energies, and is about the stability of the ground below us, and about the huge geological forces that formed our world and even now, change it.  In most fairy tales, the Giant ends up being a great big bump in the road for the hero of the tale, and without these kinds of challenges, we would never get the chance to be brave or to see if we have courage.

19, Guide: Bee (South).  South is the direction of the midday sun and the peak of power and illumination; this direction is associated with passionate drive and creativity.  Bee is about teamwork and harmony and a sense of community, and about service to that community.  The service is performed for the greater good, and without an expectation of acknowledgment.  Bee is not about the individual’s needs, but rather it is about the needs of the hive, and often the individual is sacrificed in order to allow the hive to continue.

I then stacked my cards and created my mandala.   Bee is what we see first; the three Bees are bold and dark, and they kind of blur out everything else.  Giants become background, and except for one section close to the bottom Bee, Mercury is invisible.  Bee is about the needs of the hive, which are often maintained by personal sacrifice, and it looks like this next week is not about me, at least as far as being in the public eye.  I will be most effective in the place I like most: the background.  Connections and communications and the astral realm will be important, as will the challenges that might not be created by me, but need to be conquered by me.  My reward is the knowledge that I am a part of the big picture, a necessary (even if quiet) part of that big picture.

Interesting reading to throw on this Yule morning, also a New Moon.  Beautiful energies around and about today!

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Friday, December 19, 2014

12/19/14

Five of Cups reversed/Three of Pentacles reversed.  The Five of Cups (Mars, action, aggression, drive, in Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling, mysterious, obsessive) tells of an emotional setback or disappointment, or perhaps the belief that a wrong choice has been made; this card also warns us that we are focusing too much on difficult emotions. Feelings and emotions can be powerful tools, and what I feel can end up manifesting into the physical world.  “Suffering over one’s suffering” is a keyword of the upright Llewellyn Welsh Five of Cups, and today I should be able to see the good stuff, rather than the bad stuff.  The Three of Pentacles (Mars, action, spontaneity, aggression, drive, in Capricorn, “I build,” ambition, cunning, competence) tells of competence, planning and teamwork.  The Llewellyn Welsh card also tells of skills, making use of talents, and finding comfort in humble work.  My card is reversed, though, and I may find that I am losing interest in some physical world task.  Perhaps some renewed enthusiasm is in order.

My Thoth cards are The Empress and Adjustment/Justice.  Wow!!!  Powerful women!  The Empress (which corresponds with Earth (cold/binds and dry/shapes, and stable, material, practical energies that are slow to change), Venus (beauty, allure, pleasure, relationships), the Hebrew letter Daleth (door or womb) and the Path between Binah (female receptive energy and the origin of form and structure) and Chokmah on the Tree of Life (dynamic male energy and the origin of vital force and polarity)) is one half of the Major Arcana representation of the Sacred Feminine (along with The High Priestess), the half that is about creativity, fertility of all kinds, a deep connection to Nature and the nurturing of others, and an enjoyment of the senses. My Empress is not stern and analytical.  On the contrary, she is able to enjoy the pleasures of Nature and of her own body, and she is able to create a pleasing environment for all.  Crowley sums this up: love and let love, rejoice in every shape of love, and get thy rapture and thy nourishment thereof.  Sounds like good advice.  Justice is a card of adjustment, and that is why Crowley calls this one “Adjustment.”  It corresponds with the element of Air (hot/separates and wet/adapts, and quick, animated energy that usually brings problems or challenges that bring growth), Libra (“we are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation), Lamed (ox goad; training or teaching), and the Path between Tiphareth (the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify) and Geburah (the place where forms and structures are challenged or affirmed).  To Crowley, this card presents two important concepts: balance and truth, and it tells us that the purpose of the law is to implement and manifest these two concepts.  Crowley also sees Adjustment as telling of a suspension of activity while waiting for a final decision.  The traditional image of Justice has two pillars on it, as does The High Priestess; hmmmm . . . each is a guardian of sorts, Justice a guardian of equilibrium and The High Priestess a guardian of secret knowledge.  The High Priestess is also connected to The Empress, the queen of sensuality and the senses. 

My Legacy card is the Four of Coins, flavored by the Nine of Coins reversed.  The Four of Coins (the Sun, the inner core of a person or situation or the deepest self, in Capricorn, “I build,” ambition, authority, caution cunning) tells of very solid foundations and an awareness of the value of our possessions.  This card tells of a resistance to change, as well as a need for predictability.  Wealth and resources can either be our slave or our master; we should value them, but not be afraid to use them to benefit everyone.  There is more to the world and to life than physical things, and perhaps I need a reminder of this today. My Four of Coins is being flavored by another Coins card, the Nine of Coins reversed.  The Nine of Coins (Venus, beauty, allure, relationships, in Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, work and service oriented) in an upright position tells of accomplishment through the imposition of discipline.  The Legacy Nine of Coins also hints at seeing these accomplishments through rose-colored glasses.  Affluence and comfort allow us to spend time focusing inward, true; and that would not be possible without affluence and comfort.  But since this Nine is reversed, perhaps its energies are encouraging that bit of obsession over physical word resources being presented by my Four of Coins.  All six of these cards together are hinting at a physical world imbalance, one that can be fixed by valuing non-physical world resources. 

My 6-digit date number is 9, the number of completeness of manifestation or effect. 

My horoscopes: “Game over! Admitting defeat isn't something you do often, Archer, but it may be necessary under today's alignment of the Moon and tough-love Saturn in your 12th house of endings. Rather than get down on yourself about this, look at the big picture. Is this mission bringing the rewards you'd hoped it would? Is it something you want to expend more energy on? This is not a sign of failure, Sag; it's an opportunity to "recalculate" and head in a more fulfilling direction.

And: “It isn't because your new projects demand such precision that they are causing you problems. You still have a tendency to think that details impede you from having a global vision but this is simply not the case. There really is no conflict between the long-term view and the short-term needs. You just think that the latter gets in the way of the former. Try thinking of the details that you find so annoying as stepping stones to your larger vision.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

12/18/14

King of Wands reversed/King of Cups reversed.  The King of Wands (cusp of Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, nurturing, moody, and Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic egotistical) in an upright position is honest and open hearted, and rules his realm through the advantageous use of his creative impulses.  He is admired by all, is able to assert authority without alienating others, and his achievements not only bring him benefits, but also increase the quality of life for those around him.  When upright, he reminds me that I do have the skills to make things happen and the Will to direct those skills, and I should trust in those skills, and act with confidence.  Because my King is reversed, material success may outshine any attempts toward achieving the highesd good for all, and I need to remember that.  The King of Cups (cusp of Libra, “We are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation, and Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling mysterious, obsessive) is the expert on emotions and the subconscious, mainly because of his life experiences.  He is able to be calm, caring and diplomatic, and still get things done by getting others working together in a productive way.  My King of Cups is also reversed, and envy of the accomplishments of others is never productive.  Neither is being overly defensive. 

My Thoth cards are the Nine of Swords (“Cruelty”) and the Queen of Wands reversed.  .  The Nine of Swords (Mars, action, spontaneity, aggression, in Gemini, “I think,” curious, talkative, social, dual) represents brooding and worrying, usually self-caused, and usually unproductive.  Often the worrying attached to this card is connected to insecurity or suspicion, or it is connected to things that are over and done with, and thus unchangeable.  This card represents the “agony of the mind,” and the poison created by this agony can kill every positive opportunity that comes my way today.  I can’t allow myself to be haunted by the past; those kinds of focuses will be detrimental in every case.  The Queen of Wands (cusp of Pisces, “I believe,” feelings, duality, soul growth, spirituality, and Aries, “I want,” action oriented, assertive, competitive) in an upright position is energetic, adaptable and enthusiastic; she is filled with persistent energy and calm authority at the same time, and because of this she draws others to her.  She is kind of a self-made woman, with her sense of humor intact.  She just might be reversed because of any obsession with what I should have done; hind sight is always 20/20, but the issues are over and done with, so they should be released. 

My Legacy card is The Emperor reversed, flavored by the Eight of Cups reversed.  The Emperor corresponds with Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive, energetic change), Aries (“I want,” action oriented, assertive, competitive) and the Hebrew letter Heh (window, illumination), represents confidence, authority, and the archetype of the Father.  The Emperor instills balance, form and structure onto the fertility and creations of The Empress, an important task.  The Emperor says that the best way to make the day have a happy ending is to follow the rules, get things done on time, and encourage others to do the same, and he does his best to guide and protect others so they may do so.  This is all well and good, but because my Emperor is reversed, being the big gorilla in the room could end up only causing uncomfortable conflict.  I need to ask myself “what is the responsible thing to do?”  My reversed Emperor is being flavored today by the reversed Eight of Cups.   The Eight of Cups (Saturn, discipline, responsibility, limitation, law and order, in Pisces, “I believe,” feeling, duality, suffering, soul growth) tells of an ending or a decline or a change of direction, often one associated with emotions, and it offers one possible response to that decline or change: moving on.  Sounds like the inability to release the things that no longer serve me is unhealthy.  One interpretation of the reversed Eight of Cups is that it presents the kind of timid behavior that attracts predators; perhaps that is the message of these two reversed cards: be careful; you are acting like prey.

My 6-digit date number is 8, the number that tells of the conscious and deliberate response to the pause and approach of degeneration of the 7, in order to preserve for a bit longer the harmony of the number 6.

My horoscopes: “As the Moon lumbers through introspective Scorpio and your sleepy 12th house, it'll take superhuman effort just to stay awake. But no need to apologize for skipping tonight's pre-holiday cocktail hour, Archer. If what you really want is solitude and the ability to work quietly on your own, just do it! When la luna moves into your sign and your excitable first house tomorrow evening, you'll be the belle of the ball once again. So get your disco nap in now!

And: “Today is going to be a great day for you. You are not one to embrace rules, constraints or restrictions of any type, preferring instead to reside in a fantasy world where no limitations apply. Have you considered that it is possible for you to join the rest of us here on Earth and still retain your liberty and ideals?

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12/17/14

Six of Wands reversed/Five of Cups.  The Six of Wands (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic, noble, authoritative) in an upright position expresses the celebration we feel when we have passed some test or successfully met a challenge.  Yes, this card is about the sense of accomplishment and the recognition that happen when we stick to our own plan despite adversity, but it is reversed today.  Looks like I need to remember that any victories I achieve today may not be of the long-lasting variety.  I need to be careful that there is not undermining of my plan going on, and I need to remember that recognition is not the be-all and end-all of Purpose. The Five of Cups (Mars, action, aggression, drive, in Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling, mysterious, obsessive) tells of an emotional setback or disappointment, or perhaps the belief that a wrong choice has been made; this card also warns us that we are focusing too much on difficult emotions. Feelings and emotions can be powerful tools, and what I feel can end up manifesting into the physical world.  I need to remember not to obsess about uncomfortable emotions today, because that just might be my natural tendency.

My Thoth cards are the Princess of Cups reversed and the Seven of Cups (“Debauch”) reversed.  The Princess/Page of Cups corresponds to Libra (“we are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation), Scorpio (“I desire,” intensity compulsion, mystery) and Sagittarius (“I seek,” philosophic, adventurous, blundering) and is a card of soft and tender energies and of getting fulfillment through connections to others, and through innocent and simple joys.  Crowley sees this card as representing a more immature version of the Queen of Cups, and that means she might be seeing the world through rose-colored glasses.  She is Earth of Water, and thus all about feelings and sensations, particularly pleasant feelings and sensations. That kind of optimism and belief that everyone has good intentions might be nice, but since my card is reversed, it could lead to discomfort or disaster.  The lack of maturity in emotional matters could tend to bring deception or selfishness.  I don’t want to shut down my emotions entirely; I just want to be sure they are appropriate reactions to the events of the day.  The Seven of Cups (Venus, beauty, allure, relationships, in Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling, obsessive, mysterious) represents the distraction, sensory overload and dissipation that can happen when we are presented with too many enticing choices.  Crowley sees this one as being drunk on pleasure, so drunk that we are not able to focus enough to make sensible choices.  Another pair with a clear message; these two together are hinting at emotional excess.  A bit of grounding?  Or maybe some cleansing Fire?

My Legacy card is the Four of Coins reversed, flavored by The Hanging Man.  The Four of Coins (the Sun, the inner core of a person or situation or the deepest self, in Capricorn, “I build,” ambition, authority, caution cunning) tells of very solid foundations and an awareness of the value of our possessions.  This card tells of a resistance to change, as well as a need for predictability.  Yep, could be the definition of “prudence,” but sometimes being careful is not the answer.  Sometimes we need to risk it all, or allow change to happen even if on the surface it appears to be costly.  My reversed Four of Coins is being flavored by The Hanging Man, who has been showing up lately, upright and reversed.  The Hanging Man corresponds with Water (cold/binds and wet/adapts, and emotional, sensitive and imaginative energy that tends to move deep, and attempts to take the same path as in the past), Neptune (inspiration, spirituality, magick, enchantment, dreams, altered states), and the Hebrew letter Mem (water, stability and balance, the reflective quality of thought), and presents the kind of balance that comes to us through surrender, and through deliberately attempting to see things in a different way.  This card tells of initiation and destiny, as well as sacrifice and loss, but the interesting thing here is that in many situations, the face of the Hanging Man is not distorted by pain or suffering, as we would expect.  Instead he is serene, as if he was experiencing a quiet epiphany.  The Legacy card has a “wait and see” feel about it, a recommendation that we wait for a bit because the energies flowing around us are on the verge of changing.  The key to The Hanging Man’s evolution is his ability to see without expectations, and without including the input of his body or his physical world into the issue at hand, and that could be the flavor my Hanging Man offers to that Four of Coins reversed.  Owning an issue or a thing with obsession can cause stagnation, and we all know where stagnation brings us. 

My 6-digit date number is 7, the number that tells of the pause that occurs as growth slows and degeneration approaches, usually requiring a choice of some kind.

My horoscopes: “Taking care of the body isn't hedonistic or trivial, Archer. After all, it's your soul's address! Today, with a powerful trine between the empathic Moon and sensitive Neptune, tuning in to your physical self is like coming back to your home sweet home. And because Neptune is activating your domestic turf, you'll want your personal space to feel less like a crash pad and more like your personal sanctuary. If you're not loving what you see, get busy rearranging, redecorating and clearing out stale energy.

And: “If you actually knew the truth of all the things that are going on outside your world, you would be appalled. You should not take things at their face value today. It is important for you to simply go out and see things for yourself. Do not trust other people's word on what is the truth and what is not. Question what you see, and make sure you don't let others pull the wool over your eyes.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

12/15/14

Nine of Cups reversed/The Hanging Man reversed.  The Nine of Cups (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Pisces, “I believe,” feelings, duality, suffering, soul growth) is about emotional satisfaction and the ability to find pleasure in feelings and emotions, and in our expectations for the day.  This card is about getting what you wished for, but it reminds us that we need to be detailed in our visualizations if we want to receive exactly what we are wishing for. Because my card is reversed, perhaps all the happiness and commonalities are not working for me.  A bit of diversity makes things more interesting, at least occasionally.  The Hanging Man corresponds with Water (cold/binds and wet/adapts, and emotional, sensitive and imaginative energy that tends to move deep, and attempts to take the same path as in the past), Neptune (inspiration, spirituality, magick, enchantment, dreams, altered states), and the Hebrew letter Mem (water, stability and balance, the reflective quality of thought), and presents the kind of balance that comes to us through surrender, and through deliberately attempting to see things in a different way.  This card tells of initiation and destiny, as well as sacrifice and loss, but the interesting thing here is that in many situations, the face of the Hanging Man is not distorted by pain or suffering, as we would expect.  Instead he is serene, as if he was experiencing a quiet epiphany.  This card has a “wait and see” feel about it, or maybe a fatalistic acceptance of what presents itself.  The key to The Hanging Man’s evolution is his ability to see without expectations, and without including the input of his body or his physical world.  But this is not always easy to accomplish.  I love the reversed keywords for the Llewellyn Welsh Hanging Man reversed: not knowing when it is wise to surrender, missing the point of a lesson, martyr to an unworthy cause, and my favorite, blind shoots that do not flower.  All that effort to not expend effort, and all in vane. 

My Thoth cards are The Hanging Man reversed (again!) and the Eight of Cups (“Indolence”).  The Thoth Haging Man in an upright postion tells of sacrifice and loss, often done for the benefit of others (sometimes the sacrifice is even forced on us), or of non-action chosen because of fear of a negative outcome.  But not choosing an action is still a choice, and since my card is reversed here too, I won’t feel forced to sacrifice in order to benefit others, and I won’t pause because I’m afraid of what is going to happen.  The Eight of Cups (Saturn, discipline, responsibility, limitation, law and order, in Pisces, “I believe,” feeling, duality, suffering, soul growth) tells of an ending or a decline or a change of direction, often one associated with emotions, and it offers one possible response to that decline or change: moving on.  Sounds like the perfect response to a situation that is forcing me to make sacrifices to benefit others, sacrifices that I don’t want to make: just walk away!

My Legacy card is the Five of Coins, flavored by the Seven of Wands.  The Five of Coins (Mercury, reason, intelligence, education, skill, communication, in Taurus, “I have,” sensual, cautious, stubborn) tells of some loss or need within the physical world.  Sometimes this card can indicate an inability to balance personal issues with professional issues, but because my Five of Coins is reversed, I should find light in unlooked-for places, and any physical-world losses that present themselves just might not be bad at all.  We can’t appreciate the good things unless we experience a few challenges, en? My Five of Coins is being flavored by the Seven of Wands, which explains a lot.  The Seven of Wands (Mars, action, spontaneity, aggression, drive, in Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic, natural leader, egotistical, selfish) in an upright position reminds me that my own judgment is worth relying on, so I should have confidence in that judgment.  This card also reminds me to choose my projects carefully, and then stand by them until the end.  The Legacy Seven of Wands has a personal message to me whether upright or reversed: a test is coming.  Perhaps the way to pass the test is to rise above physical-world discomforts and turn lemons into lemonade.  Lots of sacrifice and surrender happening in my cards today (even though many of those uncomfortable cards are reversed).  Truly, there is much to be learned from experiencing discomfort.

My horoscopes: “Cha-ching! With revolutionary Uranus in a tense square to transformational Pluto in your financial zone, it's time to shake up your moneymaking strategy. It's not in your nature to stick to a budget, but that's the best way to get a handle on how much is coming in and going out. How can you earn more and save more? Think about it, because this is the pathway to reaching your fiscal goals. Just try not to talk about money with others today. Casual conversations could easily escalate into arguments

And: “Today's planetary configurations indicate that this would be a good moment to get rid of everything that is still holding you back from an impending rebirth. One stumbling block for you may be the impulse that you seem to have to blend with others. Don't forget that you are an individual. This is not something to be overcome, rather it should be celebrated!

So I just realized that my loooooong Second Saturn Return is finally coming to an end.  When I was born, Saturn was in the sign of Scorpio.  On October 5, 2012, Saturn entered Scorpio for the second time since I was born, heralding my Second Saturn Return.  For many long months, I have been dealing with the growth of the effects of Saturn as that planet approached the anniversary of my birth, as well as the approach of the other planets that had been in my Seventh House along with Saturn on the day I was born (and that would include the Moon, Venus and Mercury, all in Scorpio, and the Sun, of course in Saggitarius, just barely).  This time of that conglomeration of those energies has been intense (as Saturn Returns tend to be), but these past few months everything has been easing.  So, good news that Saturn passes out of Scorpio?  You would think, eh?  But no.  Not necessarily.

You see, my sun sign is Saggitarius, and guess where Saturn is going?  Yep.  Saggitarius.  And Saturn will be there until December 2017!! 

Just to add a bit of icing on this troublesome cake, Saturn will go retro in 2015 (from June 14th to September 17th), during which it will dip back into Scorpio.  And then firmly root itself into my sun sign for a loooooong time.  **sigh**

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

12/14/14

Transparent Oracle Sunday!

14, Time of Day: Midday (South). South is the direction of the midday sun and the peak of power and illumination; this direction is associated with passionate drive and creativity.  Midday is also a time of peak power, the peak of light and illumination for the current day.  This is a time when shadows are small and seeing clearly is easy, but this moment of clarity is not permanent.  Soon enough, the shadows will begin to grow once more.

62, Dream (Within).  Within is the direction of the Self, and thus the cards associated with this direction deal with the ways our Self connects to the world and perceives the world, and the Self.  This direction is mostly abstract, and yet is our bridge to the Universe around us.  Dream is the language of the unconscious mind; our unconscious mind is constantly absorbing and interpreting information, and since Dream has no physical world limits, it can interpret that information without being bound by any limits. Thus we can see the past and the future, and talk to those who are not now (or maybe never were) of the physical world.

54, Guide: Giant (Below).  The direction of Below is not easily associated with spirituality, yet it is a powerful symbol representing the opportunity to create a strong foundation, and to connect to the tools and powers of the Underworld.  Giant corresponds quite a bit with the element of Earth and Earth energies, and is about the stability of the ground below us, and about the huge geological forces that formed our world and even now, changes it.  In most fairy tales, the Giant ends up being a great big bump in the road for the hero of the tale, and without these kinds of challenges, we would never get the chance to be brave or to see if we have courage.

I then stacked my cards and created my mandala.  Giant is the most obvious part of this beautiful mandala, with the brightly lit flames of the Midday Sun shining down upon Giant.  Between these two easily-seen cards is Dream, with its subconscious connection to the self and its intuitive messages.  The peak of power represented by Midday is also an ending of sorts, an ending of growth.  If a strong foundation has been created, and if we have the ability to work with waxing energies and then prepare for when those energies naturally wane, balance can and will be achieved!

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12/11/14

Ten of Swords reversed/Page of Cups. The Ten of Swords (the Sun, the inner core of a person or situation, in Gemini, “I think,” curious, sociable, dual, talkative) tells of the perception that interference, powerlessness and restriction will rule the day.  The futility, interference, and mental agony of the previous cards have manifested as a total breakdown of the thinkig process. The traditional image on this one is of a body laying on its stomach, with ten Swords sticking up out of his back, a perfect example of overkill!  My Ten is reversed, and the message is obvious: don’t feel sorry for yourself, and don’t give up! The Page of Cups corresponds to Libra (“we are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation), Scorpio (“I desire,” intensity compulsion, mystery) and Sagittarius (“I seek,” philosophic, adventurous, blundering) and is a card of soft and tender energies and of getting fulfillment through connections to others, and through innocent and simple joys. This Page is Earth of Water, and thus all about feelings and sensations, particularly pleasant feelings and sensations. That kind of optimism and belief that everyone has good intentions might be nice to immerse myself in today.

My Thoth cards are the Ten of Wands reversed and Aeon/Judgement. Another reversed Ten!  The Ten of Wands (Saturn, discipline, responsibility, limitations and resistance, in Sagittarius, “I seek,” philosophic, fun-loving, blundering) in an upright position tells of being taxed to some perceived limit, or of feeling as if we are out of gas at the bottom of a hill.  This card can also tell of a passion that has taken a life of its own and then gotten out of control or taken over.  Without checks and balances to keep things under control, this is what happens! Thankfully it is reversed, and I should be able to modify my methods.  Or maybe even totally reinvent them.  Aeon/Judgement corresponds with Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive and energetic change), Pluto (power, metamorphosis, cycles of dying and becoming), Shin (fang), and the Path between Malkuth (the physical world of action and physical, outer reality) and Hod (provides analysis and communication) and represents an opportunity to tally up and pay the bill so we can have a fresh start.  Crowley sees it as representing a final step that ends an issue of the past and at the same time brings us forward.  His definition reminds us of the profound relief to be achieved if we truly release that which no longer serves us, and if we balance out what we owe with what we have. 

My Legacy card is the King of Wands, flavored by the Page of Coins. The King of Wands (cusp of Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, nurturing, moody, and Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic egotistical) in an upright position is honest and open hearted, and rules his realm through the advantageous use of his creative impulses.  He is admired by all, is able to assert authority without alienating others, and his achievements not only bring him benefits, but also increase the quality of life for those around him.  He reminds me that I do have the skills to make things happen and the Will to direct those skills, and I should trust in those skills, and act with confidence. My King of Wands is being flavored by the Page of Coins. The Page of Coins (Aries, “I want,” assertive, action oriented, Taurus, “I have,” sensual, cautious, stubborn, and Gemini, “I think,” curious, sociable, dual) is down-to-earth and responsible, and a listener and a learner. This Page loves to learn new things and have new experiences, but he also can see the big picture in an optimistic way.  He is reminding me today that much can be accomplished in the physical world, but I needt o be willing to try new things, and I need to accept that I might need to work my way up the ranks in order to achieve my goals.  Together, these cards present some great authority and ability to manifest hard-earned skills, as well as a bit of humbleness and an understanding that I am never done with the learning process.  Nice

My 6-digit date number is 10, the ending of a cycle, which reduces further to 1, the number of potential and position.

My horoscopes: “Grab that passport! Voice your grandest dreams—and then roll the dice, as the Moon in Leo, your adventurous ninth house, forms a supportive trine to communicator Mercury in Sagittarius, your identity-driven first house. Speaking out about your most cherished goals acts like a magical potion, giving you the optimism and confidence needed to take that grand leap, whether a life-changing overseas trip, an entrepreneurial venture or heading back to the Ivory Tower for an advanced degree. Risks are your friend, Sagittarius!

And: “Climactic events are apt to pop up in your life It is time to condense and solidify your grand schemes and bright ideas in such a way that makes them more practical. Things may be spinning so fast that you aren't quite sure where to jump on. Worry about this later. For now, what you need to do is express your ideas forcefully and succinctly. Doors will open wide.

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