Tuesday, February 7, 2012

King of Swords/The Magician reversed. The King of Swords (cusp of Capricorn, “I build,” ambitious, cautious, cunning, authoritative, and Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, the group, cause-oriented, aloof) is a good judge of people and situations, and is good at articulating those judgments. The Magician corresponds with Air (hot/separates and wet/adapts, and quick and animated energy which usually presents problems or challenges), Mercury (reason, intelligence, orderliness, communication), Beth (house; builder) and the Path between Binah (female, receptive energy and the origin of form and structure) and Kether (the source, limitless possibility); he takes action with confidence and is willing to work hard to manifest his goals. My Magician is reversed today, and perhaps he is validating the traits of the King of Swords, who uses intellect rather than action to manifest his goals.

My Thoth card is The Universe.  Oooh, nice card! 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.  Crowley sees this card as representing the crystallization of the entire issue at hand.  It can represent a bit of a lul or delay, which is normal at the end of one stage and lasts until the next stage begins.ß

My Legacy card is The Empress, flavored by the Seven of Wands. Wow! Powerful pair! 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), Daleth (door or womb) and the Path between Binah (female receptive energy and the origin of form and structure) and Chokmah (dynamic male energy and the origin of vital force and polarity)) is reversed for me today, and so I am being reminded that focusing on pleasing the senses and on achieving material reward may not be productive. Seven of Wands (Mars, action, spontaneity, aggression, drive, in Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic, natural leader, egotistical, selfish), is about physical world abundance of all kinds, abundance that is free-flowing and that pleases the senses.  My Empress is being flavored by the Seven of Wands (Mars, action, spontaneity, aggression, drive, in Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic, natural leader, egotistical, selfish), which is a significant card for me in its own right.  This is a card of assertion, of being sure of what I stand for, and going after what I want.  Earth (The Empress) and Fire (the suit of Wands) are friendly with each other, so the passionate confidence of the Seven of Wands is telling me to enjoy!

My Pearls of Wisdom Full Moon card is the Ten of Swords reversed. The Ten of Swords (the Sun, the inner core of a person or situation, in Gemini, “I think,” curious, sociable, dual, talkative) is a card of interference, powerlessness and restriction, completely manifested.  The card is reversed, however,

My 6-digit date number is 3, the number of new creation from the potential of the Ace and the balance, polarity and understanding of “distance between” of the 2.

My horoscopes: “See about using your good relationships with friends and loved ones today to get some group activities going, Sagittarius. Chances are you'll feel pretty good and the idea of socializing will appeal to you. See about inviting people over for supper or a game of cards. If you're especially lively, some sports may be just the ticket to get you out and moving. Do whatever it takes to have some fun and get some fresh air today.

And: “If there's something interesting that you've been wanting to get involved with, this is a great day for it. Adventure brings excitement, creative flow and energy to you; and as a Sagittarian, these are essential. Yours is often a highly artistic nature and continual stimulation is required to keep your psyche healthy. Make a point to experience something new today - even if it's a walk in an uncharted place to you, it'll bring the adrenaline you need.

My Shadowscapes Insight is regarding the Knight of Pentacles again!  The Knight in the image on this card has eyes only for his goals.  All around him are the spirits of the woods, hidden in the leaves and the bark of the trees and in the grasses and bushes around the Knight, but he does not see any of them.  Nothing can distract him from his task; like the roots of a great tree that can crack and crumble boulders over time, he inexorably manifests his goal.

Today must have been raptor day in Bergen County.  While walking this afternoon, I saw a coopers hawk, two turkey vultures and a red tailed hawk.  Cool!  Almost as many raptors as in Cape May.

I’ve been thinking more about Dissolution.  I visualized a glass of water, and then I dumped a spoon full of sugar into my visualized glass of water, and then stirred briskly.  Everything spun, and most of the sugar became combined with the water.  But a few bits of “non-sugar” settled to the bottom.  Okay, this visualization is the process of Dissolution.  The “ashes” that are left after the Nigredo Phase and Calcination are “reconstituted” by adding liquid back into the ashes.  The stuff that dissolves into the water must be emotions that work for me, that are “real” to me, that have an effect on me.  They can “flavor” my life.  They are reconstituted back by the addition of the water.  What is left is the stuff that sinks to the bottom of that visualized glass.  It does not dissolve, so it cannot affect me. 

What is happening here is the next step, called Separation!


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