Eight of Swords reversed/Six of Swords. The Eight of Swords (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Gemini, “I think,” curious, sociable talkative, dual) in an upright position tells of a confused and restrictive response to obstacles, or maybe perceived obstacles. My card is reversed, so the situations that seem to create problems without my being able to control them will not be as bad as they initially appear. The Six of Swords (Mercury, reason, intelligence, education, communication, in Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, the group, cause oriented) is about balance, healing, moving towards a better place, and even about learning the science behind things that work (because understanding why they work makes them more effective). This card kind of validates the message of the reversed Eight of Swords. After all, we can’t aim for a better place unless we experience a bit of what came before that better place.
My Thoth card is the Nine of Cups. “Happiness” is Uncle Al’s keyword for this card. The Nine of Cups (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Pisces, “I believe,” feelings, duality, suffering, soul growth) is about emotional satisfaction and the ability to find pleasure in feelings and emotions, and in our expectations for the day. This is a lucky card!
My Legacy card is the Four of Cups reversed, flavored by The Wheel of Fortune. The Four of Cups (the Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination, in Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, nurturing, tenacious, moody) in an upright position tells us that too much pleasure, or maybe too much nurturing or overprotectiveness, deadens the senses. Because my card is reversed, I should be able to prevent myself from taking things for granted or assuming that pleasure will continue. The Wheel of Fortune (Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive and energetic change), Jupiter (expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune), Kaph (grasping hand), and the Path between Netzach (the stimulating factors of emotion and inspiration) and Chesed (the place where forms and structure are stabilized and nurtured)) tells of sudden movement, but not movement caused by us or controlled by us. I like these two cards together; they tell me that I will be aware of cycles and their effects, but I won’t be made drunk by any good stuff.
My 6-digit date number is 9, the number of completeness of manifestation.
My horoscopes: “Enlist the help of others today, Sagittarius. Information exchange is key to putting the last few puzzle pieces into place. Doing things on your own is important and necessary, but at some point you need to realize that the next major step requires a certain amount of input from others. Gather data and apply it to your situation. Don't become a leech or burden to others.”
And: “Social events are likely to put you in touch with some attractive and exciting people. Stimulating discussions could take place, which set your mind whirling even more than it usually does. Some interesting books could be recommended. You'll want to take the names and phone numbers of some of those whom you meet today, so make sure you have a notebook with you when you go out. Have a great day!”
My Shadowscapes Insight is regarding the Ace of Cups. Oooh, nice! I love the images on this card. A single drop of water begins the ripples on the surface, so very much like a scrying mirror. The Ace of Cups is filled with possibilities connected to dreams or imagination or feelings or emotions.
It’s been an interesting few days. I taught a Chair Yoga Class, volunteered to teach four Chair Yoga Classes in August with another YTT trainee, and my sister is now asking me serious questions about Wicca. Never a boring moment!