Thursday, July 11, 2013


The Hanging Man/Nine of Swords reversed.  The Hanging Man corresponds with Water (cold/binds and wet/adapts, and emotional, sensitive and imaginative energy that tends to move deep, and attempts to take the same path as in the past), Neptune (inspiration, spirituality, magick, enchantment, dreams, altered states), and the Hebrew letter Mem (water, stability and balance, the reflective quality of thought) presents the kind of balance that comes to us through surrender, and through seeing things in a different way.  But since he is reversed, I need to avoid indecision and do things pretty much by-the-book, and I need to think about my own needs.  The Nine of Swords (Mars, action, spontaneity, aggression, in Gemini, “I think,” curious, talkative, social, dual) in an upright position represents brooding and worrying, usually self-caused, and usually unproductive.  Crowley calls this worrying “cruelty of the mind,” and he’s right.  This kind of worry is a total waste of time and energy and from the looks of things, I won’t fall into this funk.

My Thoth card is the Nine of Wands.  “Strength” is the keyword for this card.  The Nine of Wands (Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination, in Sagittarius, “I seek,” philosophic, fun-loving, adventurous, blundering) in an upright position tells us to prepare for the worst, but to wait before being aggressive. Strategic withdrawal or hiding from the truth may not be effective today

My Legacy card is the Knight of Cups reversed, flavored by the Seven of Swords reversed.  The Knight of Cups (cusp of Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, the group, cause-oriented, and Pisces, “I believe,” feelings, duality, suffering, soul growth) in an upright position is about feeling things strongly and without restraint or grounding.  He may appear calm, cool and collected to others, but my Knight of Cups responds deeply to life, and dreams big dreams.  He is not about power and dominance in the physical world, and thus his attributes might be underestimated.  He has a powerful connection to his own feelings and to his Inner Voice.  The Seven of Swords (Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination, in Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, cause-oriented, the group, aloofness) tells of the effort to maintain things as we want them, often through the use of deception and without considering the wants or needs of others.

My 6-digit date number is 4, the number of depth and stability.

My horoscopes: “Love is in the air, Sagittarius! You may encounter some wonderfully passionate situations today. You're ready to live these marvelously rich and emotional experiences to the fullest. Put your doubts and insecurities away for the time being. Lose yourself in pleasure and the unknown. Have a great time!”

And: “The fiery charge of the day is helping you press through with the projects you have brewing. Set things in motion now. Get out of the background and onto the center of the stage. Your rocket is on the pad ready to take off. All you have now is to ignite the engine. Use the power of your emotions to deliver a powerful boost that will propel you to the stars.”

My Shadowscapes Insight is regarding The Hermit.  Love this guy; he is the seeker who turns his back to the bright lights and noises of the city, and heads out into quiet solitude.  It is only then that he can hear the whispers on the wind, maybe for the first time!

Another Wild Unknown Tarot card, and this one is a beauty.  The High Priestess.  The image on this card is a white tiger, sitting serenely with that inscrutable look cats can get, a rainbow hewed crystal ball between her paws and a waning crescent moon in the sky.  Cats are mysterious creatures; anyone who has ever lived with one knows this.  They are predators, and yet they are devoted parents and loving companions.  But they seem to see things or hear things that aren’t there; they seem to know things that we can’t even imagine, never mind sense the presence of.  Even in repose, eyes half closed, gazing gently off into the distance, we can tell that she knows . . . she just knows. 


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