Thursday, July 24, 2014

7/24/14

The High Priestess/Seven of Swords reversed. The High Priestess (Water; the Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination; Gimel, the camel who safely crosses Da’ath, the Abyss, and thus, has the secret of life; and the Path between Tiphareth, the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify, and Kether, the source, limitless possibility), is one-half of the Major Arcana representation of the Sacred Feminine, with The Empress being the other half. The High Priestess is the source of the power of The Magician (who is also in my spread today), the feminine version of The Hierophant, and the Keeper of the Mysteries.  She is the Gatekeeper who determines whether I am ready to experience the Mysteries, and she is somewhat removed from everyday life although her mind is receptive.  She is telling me that an understanding of the darkness and the light brings balance.  The Seven of Swords (Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination, in Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, cause-oriented, the group, aloofness) in an upright position tells of the effort to maintain things as we want them, often through the use of deception and without considering the wants or needs of others.  This card can also be referring to the effort necessary to maintain things, or lack of effort thereof.  Because my card is reversed, I am being told that keeping things as they are might be a waste of energy today.  Better to open myself to whatever is there, without expecting to control things.

My Thoth cards are the Three of Wands (“Virtue”) and the Five of Disks (“Worry”) reversed. The Three of Wands (Sun, the inner core of a person or situation, the deepest self and personal power, in Aries, “I want,” action oriented, pioneering, assertive) is a card of planning ahead that tells of the excitement that comes with good possibilities at hand.  Crowley sees this one as representing primal energy that is beginning to manifest.  This card tells me that today is a good day to take the initiative. The Five of Disks (Mercury, reason, intelligence, education, skill, communication, in Taurus, “I have,” sensual, cautious, stubborn) in an upright position tells of some loss or need within the physical world.  This card tells of wandering aimlessly looking for help and not finding it; because my Five of Disks is reversed, I am being told that asking for help may very well bring the answers I need.

My Legacy card is The Moon reversed, flavored by the Five of Swords. The Moon of the Tarot Major Arcana corresponds with Water (cold/binds and wet/adapts, emotional and sensitive energy that strives to stay the same), Pisces (“I believe,” feeling, suffering, soul growth, duality), Qof (the back of the head), and the Path between Malkuth (the physical world of action and physical, outer reality) and Netzach (the stimulating factors of emotion and inspiration), is about feelings and emotions and instincts and the subconscious.  This card tells of falsehood and illusion and the Dark Night of Soul, and about magick and mystery. The Moon also tells of being either drawn to or susceptible to the effects of these things.  The Moon is similar to The High Priestess, and it is interesting that the card of hidden or occult knowledge is upright, and the card of illusion and the subconscious is reversed.  Does this mean that illusion will not plague me?  Or does it mean that when exploring the subconscious, I will only find darkness?  My reversed Moon is being flavored by the Five of Swords.  The Five of Swords (Venus, beauty, allure, relationships, pleasure, in Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, cause-oriented, the group, aloof) shows what happens when we insist that our way is right, or when we impose our needs or wants onto a situation. This card could also be telling of what seems to be overwhelming opposition, or being made to suffer the sins of others.  I am uneasy about this pairing; somehow I get the feeling that my reversed Moon is not helping my Five of Swords, and I had better be real careful about consequences before I insist on making everyone play by my rules.

My 6-digit date number is 9, the number that tells of the completeness (not completion) of manifestation and effect.

My horoscopes: “Ever notice how quickly conversations about money—especially shared money—can get heated? Fortunately, today's alignment of the Moon and compassionate Venus in your joint resources zone make it easy to talk about this touchy topic. As a result, you'll probably get down to the real issues underneath any tension. Perhaps one of you feels unappreciated, taken for granted or even unloved. Today, a caring conversation can help you both get past it and back in harmony again.

And: “Sometimes we all feel a little lost. We feel that we can move mountains and we use all our energy and enthusiasm to do so. But a few moments later we feel that our efforts will be vain. This is one of the hard facts of life:" Nothing is for granted". You shouldn't let that refrain you from trying to makes things change around you!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

7/23/14

The Horned One/Eight of Pentacles reversed. The Horned One/The Devil (Earth (cold/binds and dry/shapes, and stable, material, practical energies that are slow to change), Capricorn (“I build,” ambitious, competent, cautious, cunning), Ayin (the eye, senses), and the Path between Hod (which provides analysis and communication) and Tipareth (the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify) tells of being caught up in the physical world and the effects of the physical senses, to the point of being bound or addicted to those things. The Llewellyn Welsh Tarot does not see the Devil as a more negative card (hence the name, “The Horned One” rather than “The Devil”), but still I do need to be aware of these tendencies.  This one is less about chains and bondage, and more about life in its natural state, without the interference of technology and society.  This card is about primal instincts and ancestral memories; some of that makes sense to me right now.  The Eight of Pentacles (Sun, the inner core of a person or situation, in Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, sensible, orderly) in an upright position tells us that diligence and an awareness of details are important.  Because the card is reversed, I will have trouble putting my nose to the grindstone today.  With that Horned One showing up, a day spent hiking or relaxing on the beach might be more in order

My Thoth cards are Judgement and The High Priestess reversed. 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 calls this car Aeon, and sees it as representing a final step that ends an issue of the past and at the same time brings us forward.  Deliberately releasing and leaving behind the things that no longer serve me  is not so easy to accomplish, but it might be worth the effort. The High Priestess (Water; the Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination; Gimel, the camel who safely crosses Da’ath, the Abyss, and thus, has the secret of life; and the Path between Tiphareth, the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify, and Kether, the source, limitless possibility), is one-half of the Major Arcana representation of the Sacred Feminine, with The Empress being the other half. The High Priestess is the source of the power of The Magician, the feminine version of The Hierophant, and the Keeper of the Mysteries.  Upright, she represents intuition and the use of hidden or occult knowledge.  In a reversed position, she could be saying that form and structure, and knowledge already made public, are important today.  If I am to focus on releasing what I need to release in order to move forward, this makes sense. 

My Legacy card is The Tower reversed, flavored by the Nine of Wands. The Tower (Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive, energetic change), Mars (action, spontaneity, aggression, drive), Phe (mouth or speech), and the Path between Hod (which provides analysis and communication) and Netzach (which offers the stimulating factors of emotion and inspiration)) is one of the Major Arcana cards that talks of adjustments.  This one tells of a violent or explosive correction in the way things are going that usually happens after more gentle corrections don’t bring the needed result.  The destruction caused by The Tower is actually clearing away the old and expired, so new growth can begin.  Because my card is reversed, perhaps there is still time to make the necessary adjustments in a more gentle manner.  My reversed Tower is being flavored by the Nine of Wands. The Nine of Wands (Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination, in Sagittarius, “I seek,” philosophic, fun-loving, adventurous, blundering) tells us that the final challenge approaches, and we need to ready ourselves.  Change is stability, and the faster we move the easier it is to maintain balance.  Perhaps my Nine of Wands is enabling me to find some good from the effects of my reversed Tower today. 

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

My horoscopes: “Teamwork makes the dream work! The Moon in your partnership house gets all jazzed up by hot-to-trot Mars in your collaboration sector. Abandon your Sagittarius style of doing everything yourself and join forces. While you might feel like people are rushing you to make fast decisions, there's no sense in procrastinating either. Sometimes, you just have to take the plunge. The good news? You've got a fantastic crew to catch you when you make that "trust fall" today.

And: “Insights shared by a family member could lead to possible ways to increase your income. Expect to handle a lot of paperwork today regarding money, but this is a positive development and definitely should leave you feeling good about your situation. This is a great day to do in-depth research, as your intuition is high, and you're also apt to see through superficial appearances right to the heart of any matter that interests you.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

7/22/14

The Emperor/The Wheel. 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), and represents confidence, authority, and the archetype of the Father.  The Emperor of the Tarot instills balance, form and structure onto the fertility and creations of The Empress; he rules over the concrete and corporeal world and is the manifestation of spirit.  He is reminding me that I should have confidence in myself as I work within my chosen venues, and he is reminding me that the imposition of form and structure is the best response to chaos.  The Wheel of Fortune (Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive and energetic change), Jupiter (expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune), Kaph (grasping hand), and the Path between Netzach (the stimulating factors of emotion and inspiration) and Chesed (the place where forms and structure are stabilized and nurtured)) tells of sudden movement, but not movement caused by us or controlled by us.  The Wheel reminds us that nothing is permanent and everything is always in motion, motion that we can’t control.  The Llewellyn Welsh Wheel tells of luck and good fortune, and it tells of the concept of progression; nothing stand still.

My Thoth cards are the Ten of Wands (“Oppression”) and The Wheel reversed.  Bookends!  The Ten of Wands (Saturn, discipline, responsibility, limitations and resistance, in Sagittarius, “I seek,” philosophic, fun-loving, blundering) 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 gotten out of control. Crowley sees this card as indicating that we have done our work too well, and government has become tyranny. The Thoth Wheel of Fortune in the Thoth Tarot represents change.  Upright it tells of good change, but reversed, that change may be uncomfortable.  The reversed Wheel could be warning of being intoxicated on success.  That is something to be watched for, particularly because of that Ten of Wands. 

My Legacy card is the Queen of Wands reversed, flavored by the Two of Wands reversed.  No balanced Fire today. 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.  However, since she is reversed today, her intentions may not manifest well.   I need to be careful, because some kind of opposition could throw a wrench into the gears.  My reversed Queen of Wands is being flavored by another reversed Wands card, the reversed Two of Wands. The Two of Wands (Mars, action, spontaneity, aggression, drive, in Aries, “I want,” action oriented, pioneering, assertive, enthusiastic) in an upright position tells of power, influence and authority, and the implementation of the Will.  My Two of Wands is reversed, and flavoring my reversed Queen.  Ugh, not a good day to impose my Will onto a situation; things might be chaotic, and out of my control.

More about my Bookends card, The Wheel of Fortune.  The traditional image on this card shows a hand coming out of the clouds to turn The Wheel; this hand represents assistance coming to us from outside of the situation, often assistance that we cannot control or access, only respond to.  The lesson here is that we are not to change the events; instead we should look for signs and messages, for in the end things happen in the time and manner that are beneficial to us (even if they are uncomfortable). The Wheel may represent the intervention of Destiny, but we would be wise to remember that when The Wheel stops turning, life is over. The Wheel can also indicate natural cycles in life, ebbs and flows of energies that are not necessarily disastrous, but that are at times strong and at other times weak. 

My 6-digit date number is 7, the number that tells of the pause that occurs as growth slows and degeneration approaches. 

My horoscopes: “There's nothing a Sagittarius loves more than a chance to pack a suitcase and explore new vistas. Well, ready the luggage, Archer, because today the Sun begins a monthlong visit to Leo, your ninth house of travel, adventure and learning. Sagittarius is the native ruler of this zodiac house, so you're in your element until August 23. Expand your horizons through cross-cultural friendships and experiences, or even by taking an online course that gets your wheels of inspiration turning.

And: “Dreams or visions could put you in touch with deep feelings that you may not have been aware of before. This could enable you to release traumas from your past and give you a new sense of lightness. However, your logical mind is very much at work, so you could use this experience to shed light on the experiences of others and help them out as well. Whatever happens today is likely to produce noticeable results. Use it!

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

7/20/14

Transparent Oracle Sunday!

20, Elemental: Salamander (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.  Salamander is also intense in personality, but this one is about consumption of fuel, and the changes and transformations that happen through consumption of fuel.  The changes presented by Salamander are more transmutation than transformation or metamorphosis.  Salamanders are actually known for putting out fires!  This is because they consume all fuel and then the flames themselves.  They are true experts, and know just how to handle Fire and its tricky nature.

45, Mars (Above).  The direction of Above takes us up and out of the four traditional elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth, and reminds us that we are but a small part of the Cosmos.  Above also reminds us that while the Machinery of the Universe is huge, it does have an effect on each of us, and each of us is an important part of the workings of that Machinery. Mars is about drive and energy and passion; it is also about striving to do things our own way, about conquest, power and aggression.  Mars can bring sexual tension, often infused with domination or submission, as well as fiery tempers.  Since Mars is connected to the element of Fire, all the traits of this planet can bring transformation.

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.

I then stacked my cards and created my mandala.  Wow, this one has power, and I had better fasten my seatbelt.  The mandala looks like a mini-solar system, with the Fiery Salamander at the center, controlling everything with its swirls and eddies of influence.  While I think I just might get stuff done today (just look at all that passionate drive, power, and magickal connections!), I’m thinking that I will need to be aware of resources.  I don’t want to run out of gas just as things are beginning to look interesting. 

I’m having a great weekend, mixing physical activity with getting stuff done, laced through with spending time with loved ones.  I feel as if I’m owning my day, but without drifting to the dark side.  Let’s see if this holds to bed time.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

7/19/14

The Tower reversed/Queen of Swords.  Whew; I feel like I just dodged a bullet.  The Tower (Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive, energetic change), Mars (action, spontaneity, aggression, drive), Phe (mouth or speech), and the Path between Hod (which provides analysis and communication) and Netzach (which offers the stimulating factors of emotion and inspiration)) is one of the Major Arcana cards that talks of adjustments.  This one in an upright position tells of a violent or explosive correction in the way things are going that usually happens after more gentle corrections don’t bring the needed result.  I do understand what this card is about, even though it is reversed.  Yes, the adjustment may not be as explosive as I expect, but the card is there no matter what.  And this one needs to be listened to.  Oswald Wirth offers a great description of this card: the essence of The Tower is “. . . less a temple, a house of God, than a sacred building of a body mistakenly identified with God.”  Thankfully, I will be able to adjust things today in a way that will prevent this downfall. The Queen of Swords (cusp of Virgo, “I serve,” practical, sensible, work and service oriented, and Libra, “We are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation, grace) can be considered a Minor Arcana representation of the Justice card, which is about responsibility and the relationship between “cause” and “effect.”  The main difference is that while Justice is about the law, the Queen of Swords is about the intent behind the law.  I have a feeling she is keeping that Tower in the reversed position.

My Thoth cards are The Wheel of Fortune and the Nine of Swords (“Cruelty”) reversed. The Wheel of Fortune (Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive and energetic change), Jupiter (expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune), Kaph (grasping hand), and the Path between Netzach (the stimulating factors of emotion and inspiration) and Chesed (the place where forms and structure are stabilized and nurtured)) tells of sudden movement, but not movement caused by us or controlled by us.  The Wheel reminds us that nothing is permanent and everything is always in motion, motion that we can’t control. I am being told that my job is not to control what is coming to me, but rather to effectively make use of whatever comes to me, whether comfortable or uncomfortable. The cycles of The Wheel are important, even the uncomfortable ones, and if The Wheel stops turning, we will fall off.  Since my Wheel is upright, I should be able to grab hold of good opportunities. 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.  Since it is reversed, I should be able to prevent the poison from taking hold, or at the very least, provide a useful antidote.

My Legacy card is the Seven of Coins reversed, flavored by the Ace of Coins. The Seven of Coins (Saturn, discipline, responsibility, law and order, in Taurus, “I have,” sensual, cautious, stubborn) in an upright position tells of pauses and choices and assessments within the physical world.  Pausing to evaluate my efforts thus far may not be in order, and in fact, a pause may short-circuit enthusiasm.  There is still work to be done, and perhaps I will be able to assess things tomorrow.  My reversed Seven of Coins is being flavored by the Ace of Coins. The Ace of Coins (Aries, “I want,” action oriented, assertive, competitive, Taurus, “I have,” sensual, cautious, stubborn, and Gemini, “I think,” curious, talkative, dual, social) tells of the presence of potential that is connected in some way to the physical world.  This card represents the seed of something that could be great, but it is potential only, not yet manifested, and it is validating my interpretation of the reversed Seven of Coins.  There is still potential to be nurtured and cared for, and a pause now might cause me to miss opportunities.

My 6-digit date number is 4, the number of depth and stability.

My horoscopes: “Warning: The green-eyed monster might descend on you unannounced, throwing your normal optimism into a tailspin. Today's tense angle between aggressive Mars and the Sun in your competitive eighth house will pass by tomorrow. Yet, when you're in the throes of it, there's nowhere to run or hide. If you're overcome with envy, call an even-tempered friend for a reality check. In the love department, you could see a friend in a new light. Stay open to possibilities, but don't do something you might live to regret.

And: “Have your friends ever told you that you could be a great teacher? At home, you are the one who speaks all the time, you are almost compelled to make those around you listen to you. Children are fascinated by your knowledge! Today, Nanci, someone might not agree with you and might destabilize you. You will learn that your lessons are understood and can lead to a conversation! Knowledge is not a one-way street

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

7/17/14

Ace of Pentacles/Queen of Wands.  Aces present potential only, and the Ace of Pentacles (Aries, “I want,” action oriented, assertive, competitive, Taurus, “I have,” sensual, cautious, stubborn, and Gemini, “I think,” curious, talkative, dual, social) tells of the presence of potential that is connected in some way to the physical world.  Perhaps a physical focus is just what I need today in order to get rid of the lethargy of the past few days.  Aces are powerful cards, and especially because this card of potential showed up first in my throw today, it just might be the way to activate all the other cards.  The Queen of Wands (cusp of Pisces, “I believe,” feelings, duality, soul growth, spirituality, and Aries, “I want,” action oriented, assertive, competitive) 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.  This card tells of life and of the animation that is the manifestation of life, and the calm authority that comes when we are comfortable with both.  I should know that I have this authority.  I should make use of it, particularly in the physical world (as that seems to be where my potential lies today), and no matter what happens, I should lace humor into the day.

My Thoth cards are the Nine of Cups (“Happiness”) and the Four of Swords (“Truce”).  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 fulfillment and good times, about experiencing good luck, and perhaps getting what we wished for.  Emotionally, it looks like I will be able to move beyond the focus on discomfort of yesterday.  Perhaps it is that ability to notice the focus on discomfort, and then choose to not continue it, which will provide my Happiness.  The Four of Swords (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Libra, “We are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation) can represent a pause or truce or mutual deterrent, or a time of silence and isolation used to prepare for challenges to come.  The pause represented by this card does not happen due to weakness, but rather through conscious choice.  Again, I am being reminded that I have strengths at my disposal, and that it is not necessarily the actions that bring power and Happiness, but rather, the choice to take action.

My Legacy card is Strength reversed, flavored by the Nine of Wands.  The Strength card (Fire, hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive and energetic energy; Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic, egotistical; Teth, sieve or basket, digestion; and the Path between Geburah, the place where forms and structures are challenged or affirmed, and Chesed, the place where forms and structures are stabilized and nurtured) is about having the strength and the patience to endure and focus.  The Legacy Strength card tells of “fortitude,” the ability to face danger or discomfort with confidence, yet not seek it out for personal glory.  This card is about enlightenment, but it is also reversed today.  I may be moving in the right direction, but the empowerment being offered to me is not yet owned by me.  My reversed Strength is being flavored by the Nine of Wands.  The Nine of Wands (Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination, in Sagittarius, “I seek,” philosophic, fun-loving, adventurous, blundering) tells us that the final challenge approaches, and we need to ready ourselves so we can guard our assets.  This card also tells of the order and control that helps us to plan for possible challenges or hostilities to come, the way a seasoned warrior would plan.  Taken with my reversed Strength card, my Nine of Wands is telling me to hang in there even though I feel as if I might not be able to endure.  The poem, “When Things Go Wrong, As They Sometimes Do” is in order here, and if I persevere, I just might be able to turn that Strength card upright!

My 6-digit date number is 2, the number that tells of balance, polarity, and the energy of “distance between.”

My horoscopes: “Your lust for life knows no bounds, but today's challenging square between the Moon and muckraker Pluto in your financial sphere could froth up some anxiety over money. Before you cut up all your credit cards, look at your recent spending habits. Have you been going overboard? Look where you can easily cut back— extravagant clothes, meals and gifts—and rein yourself in. Instead, take pleasure in preparing fresh, simple meals at home and upcycling clothes in the back of your closet.

And: “A lot of physical activity, possibly including workouts, sports, and dancing, could take place, as your energy, enthusiasm, and stamina are all very high today. Life may be demanding on a mental level as well, but you can handle it. Relations with friends and colleagues should be warm, congenial, and full of good-natured banter. By the end of the day you could be exhausted but satisfied with everything you've done.

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7/16/14

Five of Cups/Eight of Swords.  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. I am being told that while it may seem that the uncomfortable stuff is ruling my day, there are some hidden satisfactions to be found.  I just need to turn away from the bad stuff and look behind me.  The Eight of Swords (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Gemini, “I think,” curious, sociable talkative, dual) tells of a confused and restrictive response to obstacles, or maybe perceived obstacles.  These two cards together make a lot of sense to me, and I need to remember that in the end, I only lose the power to choose my thoughts, words and deeds if I surrender that choice.  Emotions and thoughts can bring pleasures, too.

My Thoth cards are the Five of Cups (“Disappointment”) again, and The Universe reversed. Crowley really describes this card nicely: he says that Cups are about feelings and pleasures, and the number 5 is about disturbing the stability of the number 4; thus any disturbance of “ease” can only lead to discomfort. The Universe/World, which corresponds with Earth (cold/binds and dry/shapes, and material, stable and practical energy that is slow to change), Saturn (discipline, responsibility, limitations and resistance), Thav (mark or sign), and the Path between Malkuth (the physical world of action and physical, outer reality) and Yesod (the place where patterns and images emerge that may manifest into the physical world) is a card of integration and involvement and understanding, a crystallization of the entire issue at hand.  Crowley sees this one as also telling of opposition or obstinacy.  The completeness of manifestation in this instance is set in stone; while it may also be the catalyst that begins the new cycle, the current cycle cannot be changed.  Since My Universe is reversed, the integration is not happening.  Lethargy?  Disappointment?  Some feeling or belief must be holding me back.

My Legacy card is the Ace of Wands reversed, flavored by the Ace of Swords reversed.  The Ace of Wands (Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic, egotistical, Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, sensible, orderly) tells of the initial emanation of enthusiasm or inspiration that could very well energize an entire process or project.  Lots of Fiery energy here, but in the early stages; Will has not yet been manifested.  My reversed Ace of Wands is being flavored by another reversed Ace, the reversed Ace of Swords.  The Ace of Swords (Capricorn, “I build,” ambition, caution authority, cunning, Aquarius and Pisces, “I believe,” feeling, duality, soul growth, artistic) tells of the birth of ideas and concepts. This Ace in an upright position offers the power to analyze that is necessary in order to make good choices, and in order to react correctly to events in our day.  Both Aces are reversed, and oh boy, looks like I am being set up for some weird stuff over the next few days, without many ways to get away.  The only suit not presented today is Pentacles, and since my emotions will be unbalanced and my thought processes will be ineffective, and I won’t have creative or intellectual potential available to me, I may need to focus on my physical body.  No going back to bed today!

My 6-digit date number is 2, the number of balance, polarity, and the energy of “distance between.”

My horoscopes: “The world becomes your oyster today, Archer, as your celestial ruler, lucky Jupiter, swings into Leo and your ninth house of travel, expansion and study for the next 13 months. This only happens only once every 12 years, and it brings with it golden opportunities. You'll be in your element since the ninth house is associated with Sagittarius (the ninth sign). You could get "really big in Berlin," embark on a major trip or even start up a serious long-distance relationship.

And: “Today you're likely to be more focused than usual on whatever it is you have to do, whether it's chores around the house and yard or projects of your own which are very important to you. Your mind is especially sharp and in tune with your feelings. Dreams and imaginings might prove valuable sources of inspiration. At some point your mind might turn to travel, or the acquisition of new knowledge, or both. Enjoy your day.

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