The Sun/Judgment reversed. The Sun corresponds with Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, spontaneous, impulsive and energetic change), our Sun (the inner core of a person or situation), Resh (the face; reason), and the Path between Yesod (the place where patterns and images emerge that may manifest in the physical world) and Hod (provides analysis and communication), and tells of a time of enlightenment and peace. The Sun can tell of a brief time of harmony (but we do need to remember this pause is not permanent); this card can also indicate that personal power is returning after some challenge. 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 usually represents an opportunity to tally up and pay the bill so we can have a fresh start. My Judgement card is reversed, and I will need to have care when I am exercising my judgment; perhaps The Sun will be in my eyes and I will have trouble seeing reality, eh?
My Thoth card is the Ten of Disks reversed. “Wealth” is Crowley’s keyword for this one. The Ten of Disks (Mercury, reason, intelligence, education, communication, in Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, work and service oriented) represents physical world wealth and bounty, and the attempt to maintain the status quo. Crowley, in his typical fashion, reminds us of the down side of achieving wealth: we need to do something with it or it becomes a burden. My card is reversed, so perhaps the full integration of the suit of Pentacles into my physical world has not yet happened.
My Legacy card is The Chariot, flavored by the Eight of Coins reversed. 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 goals, and to avoid distractions. This is considered a “hard control,” and I am being told this is what is needed today. The Eight of Coins (Sun, the inner core of a person or situation, in Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, sensible, orderly) in an upright position is about taking care of details, working hard, and studying or learning new things, but my card is reversed, so I may need to consciously focus on those details, or some little slip could contribute to a big issue. Yes, I’ve got the emotional control of The Chariot, but since both of my Coins/Disks cards are reversed today, there just might be an imbalance regarding that suit and the element of Earth.
My Pearls of Wisdom Full Blue Moon card is the Six of Wands reversed. The Six of Wands (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic, noble, authoritative) expresses the celebration we feel when we have passed some test or successfully met a challenge. My Six of Wands is reversed, so perhaps there might be some issue here. Will I pass the test? Or will I think I have done a good job, but others won’t agree? Awareness of the situation could cure it, so being aware is a good thing.
My 6-digit date number is 6, the number of vertical and horizontal balance. Woohoo!
My horoscopes: “Today you might attend a group event of some kind in your neighborhood, Sagittarius, possibly in the company of a partner. You and your friend might take an active part in discussing goals for the group. You feel strongly bonded to everyone - your partner, fellow group members, even the community. It's a warm, fuzzy feeling that could stay with you all evening.”
And: “You may sense a bit of conflict in your world today, especially when it comes to your emotions. Keep in mind that your perception of the situation is apt to make or break the result of any sort of dispute. Look for opportunities in the spaces where you might disagree with others. You can gain a wonderful perspective today when you open up your channels to things that are completely new to you.”
My Shadowscapes Insight is regarding the Knight of Pentacles.
So, don’t be confused; my post from earlier today was actually yesterday’s post. I was at the Wayne Contingency of the Pagan Brain Trust last evening for a lovely time sitting around The Table, a time of good food, good talk, and good cake. I gave Curly a Thai Massage, and received a few bags of coffee as barter; looooove this arrangement. Bug, my dearest publisher (www.lunastationpress.com), cooked us a masterpiece of a meal, and TL shared her newest toy. We sent our love across the Great Plains to Phillie. As always, we did The Work throughout the evening. I got home just a wee bit too late (mere minutes late, actually) to get yesterday’s post up while it was still yesterday. But that’s okay.
A bit about Saturn.
Saturn is the ruling planet of Capricorn (before the discovery of Uranus, Saturn was also said to rule Aquarius) and the Tenth and Eleventh Houses (more about the Houses later). In Roman mythology, Saturn is the god of agriculture, founder of civilizations and of social order, and conformity. The famous rings of this planet that enclose and surround it reflect the concept of limitations that is associated with Saturn. Saturn takes 29.5 years to orbit the Sun, spending about 2.46 years in each sign of the zodiac. The last planet most of us can see with the naked eye, Saturn represents limits: the limit of our vision, the limit of our body (the skin), and the limits of personal action (the law). Saturn is the structure and the form behind the way things are. It is the Lord of this World, the Lord of Karma and Time, the keeper of Records, our father and our teacher.
Astrologically, Saturn is associated with the principles of limitation, restrictions, boundaries, practicality and reality, the crystallization of issues, and structures. Saturn governs ambition, career, authority and hierarchy, and conforming social structures (but of course!). It relates to our sense of duty, discipline and responsibility, and our physical and emotional endurance as we deal with challenges and hardships. Saturn is also considered to represent the part of a person concerned with long-term planning.
Saturn is said to be sad, morose, melancholy, and cold, and things that are dry and cold, and therefore inimical to life. It governs the melancholic humor. Saturn rules the skin, bones, teeth, spleen, bladder, knees (with our knees we are able to bend in humility to the way things are, a truth whether or not we respond to it) and ears.
Saturn also represents what you have to do in order to succeed at being who you are. By appearing in certain places within your chart, Saturn shows where you are being tested; its house position in your chart indicates lessons necessary for fulfilling obligations, and responsibilities that allow personal growth to occur. And these are usually not fun, although they are usually rewarding. Saturn also can offer insight into your experience of your father’s (or a father figure’s) authority, discipline and example, but remember. Saturn (and all the planets for that matter) only represents your response to, or experience of, things and effects in the outside world, not the actual things and effects in the outside world themselves. The Return of Saturn is also said to mark significant events in each person's life.
The World is the Tarot Major Arcana card that correspond with Saturn (because Saturn corresponds with discipline, responsibility, limitations and resistance, all of which need to be used or overcome in order to achieve the integration, involvement and understanding that The World brings. The World also corresponds with Earth (cold/binds and dry/shapes, and material, stable and practical energy that is slow to change), the Hebrew letter 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).
Today is the Full Blue Moon! Full Moon Blessings to you all! This is also the beginning of Labor Day Weekend; enjoy!