Five of Cups reversed/Queen of Swords reversed. “Disappointment” is Crowley’s keyword for this one. The Five of Cups (Mars, action, aggression, drive, in Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling, mysterious, obsessive) tells of an emotional setback, or perhaps the belief that a wrong choice has been made. There is a sense of isolation that comes with the upright card, but my Five is reversed, so perhaps, just perhaps, I’ve been able to learn the lesson of the Cups cards: happiness comes from within. 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.” This Queen knows of joy and she knows of sorrow, and in an upright position she is well able to balance good and evil in her life, and choose the response that is appropriate to the occasion. My Queen is reversed today, and that means the truth is even more important, most likely because it will be difficult to discern.
My Thoth card is the Queen of Wands reversed. Another reversed Queen. The Queen of Wands (cusp of Pisces, “I believe,” feelings, duality, soul growth, spirituality, and Aries, “I want,” action oriented, assertive, competitive) is energetic and enthusiastic, gives 100% of herself, and always has a smile on her face and humor in her heart. Upright, she is able to offer friendship and generosity, but my Queen is reversed. Thus, I may not deal well with opposition, or I may have a tendency to brood about perceived slights.
My Legacy card is the Queen of Wands, flavored by Justice reversed. Bookends, and my only upright card, too! The upright Queen of Wands is the best combination of spiritual awareness and the ability to take the right actions. She is passionate and persistent, and thus she is attractive to those who are drawn like moths to the flame. She is proud of her accomplishments, and justifiably so. Justice is a card of adjustment, and 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).
My Bookends card is the Queen of Wands, so here is a bit more about her. She is intense, maybe in a bit of a less obvious way than the Knight of Wands, but intense just the same. The Queen of Wands can either make your dreams come true, or make your life hell. She lives life to the fullest, whether good or bad, and she can manage to laugh at herself and keep her sense of humor no matter what the outcome. This Queen nurtures self-expression, but she can be bitter and judgmental if reversed. Finally, the Queen of Wands has amazingly potent charisma, and oh boy, that can be either a blessing or a curse. She’s pretty interesting, eh? But she could be high-maintenance.
My 6-digit date number is 6, the number that tells of vertical and horizontal balance.
My horoscopes: “You may get the feeling that despite all the hard work you've accomplished, something is still missing, Sagittarius. There's still a long road ahead, regardless of the goals you've attained so far. Perhaps the thing you're searching for is a tender moment with a loved one, something that's much closer than you think. Stop searching far and wide for the thing that's right under your nose.”
And: “A friend whom you haven't seen for a while could surprise you with a phone call or short visit, Nanci. A lot of interesting news and useful information could be exchanged, benefiting both of you. You may make a number of short journeys throughout the day, as you have a lot to do. A small increase in income could also be in the works. In the evening: rent a romantic video.”
My Shadowscapes Insight is regarding the Ten of Pentacles. LOL, one of my regulars. Yes, the Ten of Pentacles tells of physical bounty, often bounty that comes through discipline and the implementation of a long-term plan. It warns us that we must do something with this bounty, or it becomes a liability. What I love about the Shadowscapes Ten of Pentacles is that it reminds us that the best way to respond to physical world bounty is to connect it or infuse it with Spirit. Sounds like a good plan!!
Yoga and gardening! Okay, then.