King of Cups/Three of Wands. What a difference a day makes! The King of Cups (cusp of Libra, “We are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation, and Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling mysterious, obsessive) is the expert on emotions and the subconscious, mainly because of his life experiences. He is able to be calm, caring and diplomatic in order to keep people working together in a productive way, and thus people are eager to do as he wishes. The Three of Wands (Sun, the inner core of a person or situation, the deepest self and personal power, in Aries, “I want,” action oriented, pioneering, assertive) is a card of planning ahead that tells of the excitement that comes with good possibilities at hand. This is a powerful card, filled with potential, but not completed manifestation. This may be a good day to dream of future possibilities, for those dreams will be fertile, and very likely to manifest.
My Thoth card is the Seven of Cups reversed. Second day in a row! “Debauch” is the keyword. The Seven of Cups (Venus, beauty, allure, relationships, in Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling, obsessive, mysterious) in an upright position represents the distraction, sensory overload and dissipation that can happen when we are presented with too many enticing choices. The Thoth card arranges the Cups in the same configuration as the part of the Tree of Life below the Abyss, indicating that the pleasures experienced through this card in an upright position are cut off from Spirit, and thus these pleasures inevitably become diseased and corrupted. The card is reversed, which means I should also have the will to pull myself out of the mire they could end up creating.
My Legacy card is the Queen of Cups, flavored by the Three of Cups. Niiice! Two Threes, and the King and Queen of Cups, all in one throw. The Queen of Cups (cusp of Gemini, “I think,” curious, sociable, dual, and Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, tenacious, nurturing, moody) represents the energies of Water and The High Priestess manifested into the Minor Arcana. She tells me that no matter how I feel inside, the best way to handle my day is by being compassionate and loving, and striving to stick to the rules without ruffling feathers. The Three of Cups (Mercury, reason, intelligence, orderliness, communication, in Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, tenacious, nurturing, moody), which is flavoring my Queen of Cups, is about connections, emotional abundance, and about blessings. This is seen as the friendship card, and it validates the message of the Queen: listen and sympathize without becoming anyone’s fool, and all will be well.
My 6-digit date number is 7, the number that tells of the pause that comes as waxing energies begin to slow and waning energies approach, often involving a choice or crossroad of some kind.
My horoscopes: “Perhaps you can't believe it, but it's time to say goodbye to your rigid attitude. A little pleasure among all that seriousness and responsibility won't do you any harm. This day could help you change your point of view on life. This will feel great.”
And: “Your footloose and fancy-free nature is feeling extra frisky today, so give yourself room to explore and expand. Your spirit is feeling quite generous, free, and loving, so take this opportunity to extend this feeling out to others. Your smile is priceless today. Make sure to keep it shining from ear to ear as you walk down the street. Project your energy outward and see how far you can expand your range of influence.”
My Shadowscapes Insight is regarding the Four of Wands. Perfect! A momentary respite that will allow us to celebrate that we made it through yesterday’s storms and upheavals. We are not finished with challenges, not by any means. But that does not mean we can’t celebrate a bit! More excitement to come; and that is part of the celebration of today!
For some reason, I am feeling expectant in a good way, as if my subconscious knows that just beyond the horizon, just out of sight, is something really and powerfully positive, just waiting for me to find it. I can’t pin down one single reason for this beautiful state of being, so I’m going to not look this gift horse in the mouth, and just enjoy the day. I will remain open to all these Cups energies, and hopefully the lovely experience waiting just beyond my field of vision will be drawn to me by my actively positive attitude.
And just to capture a bit more of this lovely energy, I threw another Wild Unknown Tarot card: The Father of Cups. The image on this one is a bit different than that of the Son of Cups, yet there are similarities too. This card shows a black swan, seated in the same way that the Son is seated, yet the Father appears much more alert. His wing feathers are erect, giving him a commanding and alert appearance. He seems to be making eye contact, unlike the Son, who is gazing off to the side. The Cup, the symbol of his suit, is above him, as if it was something within both his conscious mind and subconscious mind. The background lines are vertical, yet they are not restricted to being straight and solid; almost as if we are being shown a way to see straight lines in a different, more valuable way that does not restrict us. This card evokes a strong sense of authority, and a sharp awareness of what is going on in all directions. This swan is watching over his family, calm and serene yet ready to defend those he loves. He makes sure they are well taken care of.