Ace of Wands reversed/Ten of Wands. The Ace of Wands (Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic, egotistical, Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, sensible, orderly) in an upright position tells of the initial emanation of enthusiasm or inspiration that could very well energize an entire process or project. Like all the Aces, this emanation is presented as potential only, but oh boy, what potential. The problem is that I’m not doing a good job of sensing these opportunities, maybe because they are not something I can control. 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. I may be feeling overburdened, as if a job that began as a joy has become a huge job. Perhaps if I look at each step of this job individually rather than all of them at once, I might be able to get a better handle on things.
My Thoth card is Lust. Yep, that’s Uncle Al’s name for the Strength card, Lust. 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. Crowley sees this card as representing magickal power, and that makes sense. We need to have an ability to focus, and an ability to have patience, in order to work with magick. Hmmm . . . similar to The Magician, eh?
My Legacy card is The Empress, flavored by the Page of Cups reversed. 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), the Hebrew letter Daleth (door or womb) and the Path between Binah (female receptive energy and the origin of form and structure) and Chokmah on the Tree of Life (dynamic male energy and the origin of vital force and polarity)) is one half of the Major Arcana representation of the Sacred Feminine. The Empress is about creativity and compassion and the pleasure of the senses. She cares about everyone (as her focus is outward), whether they are looking to be cared for or not. She has a deep connection to Nature, and sees the world in vibrant colors. *** The Page of Cups corresponds to Libra (“we are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation), Scorpio (“I desire,” intensity compulsion, mystery) and Sagittarius (“I seek,” philosophic, adventurous, blundering); it is a card of soft and tender energies and of getting fulfillment through connections to others and through innocent and simple joys. My Page is reversed, and perhaps this is an attempt to balance out the sensuality of The Empress, which is being flavored by reversed Page. Worse case scenario is that those pleasures of the senses are beginning to be addictive.
My 6-digit date number is 7, the number that tells of a pause that occurs as growth slows and degeneration approaches, usually requiring a choice of some kind.
My horoscopes: “It's a good day to express your thoughts and feelings, Sagittarius. Whether it's a loved one who'd appreciate affectionate words or a colleague who requires instruction, communication will come more easily than usual. You have a practical nature. Often you say what you think is required and not much else. Yet others may need you to say a lot more. Consider this as you go about your day.”
And: “Things should get better and better for you as the day progresses, and by evening, you should be rocking and rolling at full tempo. Tonight is a good time for you to come out of your shell and break through the intense emotionalism that has been prevailing for the last couple of days. Feel free to grab a couple of friends and take them on a spontaneous adventure someplace wild and crazy.”
My Shadowscapes Insight is regarding the Knight of Swords. This card is telling me that today I need to not allow emotions to get in the way of logic. Being the hero is okay and coming to the rescue might save the day, but pride is an emotion too, so watch out!
I actually got to a 9:15 am Yoga class today, and not only was I asked to demo the class, but I was also asked to give leg pulls during relaxation. I love being able to make people feel that extra pleasure!