Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Chariot/The Tower.  Eeep!  The Chariot, which corresponds with Water (cold/binds and wet/adapts, and sensitive, emotional and imaginative energy that likes to stay the same or follow the same course), Cancer (“I feel,” sensitive, tenacious, nurturing, moody), Cheth (the fence), and the Path between Geburah (the place where forms and structure are challenged or affirmed) and Binah (female receptive energy and the origin of form and structure), tells of having the control necessary to focus on my goal and steer myself away from distractions. 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)), on the other hand, tells of a violent or explosive correction in the way things are going.  Control?  Or out of control?  That is the question.  I guess I need to remember that no matter what happens, I am in control of my reaction.  Hmmm . . . I think that is what I am supposed to be focusing on.

My Thoth card is the Knight of Disks reversed.  The Knight of Disks (cusp of Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic, egotistical, and Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, work and service oriented) in an upright position tells of persistence to the point of being stubborn, and caution to the point of being boring. My Knight is reversed, and according to Crowley, this means the caution and persistence of this Knight just may end up not being helpful today.  Perhaps The Fool and the Knight of Cups will convince him to back off, but we actually need a bit of Earthy energy today.

My Legacy card is The Fool, flavored by the Knight of Cups.  The Fool corresponds with Air (hot/separates and wet/adapts, and challenges that tend to require the use of the intellect to solve), Uranus (technology, science, radical change), Aleph (the head, youthful learning) and the Path between Chokmah (male in the electric sense, dynamic energy and the origin of vital force and polarity) and Kether (the source; limitless possibility).  New beginnings and the unexpected, and interestingly enough, The Tower is about unexpected events too. The Knight of Cups (cusp of Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, the group, cause-oriented, and Pisces, “I believe,” feelings, duality, suffering, soul growth), which is flavoring my Fool, is about feeling things strongly, and dreaming.  These two are a powerful combination, and together, they just might be able to accomplish magick!!

My 6-digit date number is 4, the number of depth and stability, with the potential to become stagnation.

My horoscopes: “You might find yourself really interested in getting out and doing something today, Sagittarius. And why not? It can’t be too difficult to phone a few friends and arrange to get together in the evening. Or perhaps you can look in the events page in your local newspaper and see whether a meeting or lecture is taking place that you'd like to attend. Is there a place you've been curious about and wanted to visit? If so, go there today and check it out. Make the best of your time!”

And: “The topic of the day is knowledge and learning. Did you study the field you dreamed of? Do you feel ashamed of not having attended such-and-such a school or program? If those sorts of issues are uppermost on your mind today, remember that your creativity has little to do with the degrees you hold and everything to do with how you use your skills and knowledge to better the world.”

My Shadowscapes Insight is regarding The Star.  Starlight is not bright like the sun, nor does it change the way things appear, like the moon.  There is peace connected to starlight, and soft, safe, dark spaces.  And once the brighter lights are out of our eyes, we can see those things that were hidden from us before.  We can see the answer.

So.  I have broken down the negative energies attached to me, and humbled my ego through the actions of The Tower; I have used the Fire of metabolic discipline to keep the flow of detritus out of my body and my energy field.  I have washed away the detritus and purified my energy body, and delved into the dark, dusty corners of my psyche to determine what has been stored there.  The sludge has been stirred up, the blockages have been opened, and awareness has been activated.

And so, I move on to Separation.  The process of Separation can be seen as a filtration of the waters (into which I have dissolved the ashes of Calcination).  Separation allows me to finally discard the materials from my Shadow that have blocked me or caused me to doubt myself, and to reclaim those parts of myself that are valuable and now cleansed and purified.  Time to sort through things with awareness, and choose what stays and what goes. 

Calcination is about the Dark Night of the Soul, and the pulling of the metaphysical rug out from under my feet so that I am forced to look at things in a different way.  Dissolution is about metabolic discipline.  Separation asks me to use my breath in order to better connect to my spirit, vitalize my energy body and renew my physical body.  Separation asks me to rediscover my unique essence, and to reconnect with the dreams that my Talking Self discarded.  It is quite important for me to remember here that I cannot judge myself and still progress through this process of Separation.

No self judgment!


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