The Emperor/Eight of Cups reversed The Emperor corresponds with Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive, energetic change), Aries (“I want,” action oriented, assertive, competitive) and the Hebrew letter Heh (window, illumination), and represents confidence, authority, and the archetype of the Father. Order and structure and a willing acceptance of responsibility can certainly coexist with enthusiasm and excitement, and rules (which are there to support and enable) can still be put into place without putting out the Fire. I need to remember this today. The Eight of Cups (Saturn, discipline, responsibility, limitation, law and order, in Pisces, “I believe,” feeling, duality, suffering, soul growth) in an upright position tells of an ending or a decline or a change of direction, often one associated with emotions, and it offers one possible response to that decline or change: moving on. My Eight of Cups is reversed, however, and endings, whether emotional or not, will not be a part of this day.
My Thoth card is the Princess of Cups. The Princess/Page of Cups corresponds to Libra (“we are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation), Scorpio (“I desire,” intensity compulsion, mystery) and Sagittarius (“I seek,” philosophic, adventurous, blundering); is a card of soft and tender energies and of getting fulfillment through connections to others, and through innocent and simple joys. The Princess of Cups is imaginative and playful, and eager to serve, and she is telling me that helping others and nurturing others is another way to nurture myself.
My Legacy card is the Two of Coins reversed, flavored by the King of Cups. The Two of Coins (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Capricorn, “I build,” ambition, caution, cunning) in an upright position reminds us that everything always ebbs and flows, and we need to do the same in order to remain dynamically balanced. Perhaps this card is telling me that stillness is more valuable. 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 in some ways he is similar to my Emperor above, but with more compassion and mercy. He is flavoring the reversed Two of Coins, perhaps telling me that balance may not be available, but we can still all be friends.
My 6-digit date number is 8, the number that tells of the conscious and deliberate response to the pause and beginning of degeneration of the number 7.
My horoscopes: “You may find it hard to admit that you can't do everything, Sagittarius. There are some jobs that you aren't cut out to do. Why pretend when a better option would be to delegate the task to someone else? If you don't feel a strong connection with something or someone, don't force it. Pretending that you're capable of something will only cause frustration for you and everyone else.”
And: “Keeping secrets isn't difficult for you. With the added boost from the planetary aspects today, nothing is likely to get past you. The only problem is that maybe those hush-hush things shouldn't be kept quiet. If someone has told you something that you recognize as illegal or likely to cause another person harm, rethink keeping such a secret. Don't take part in something by keeping silent that you are going to be sorry about later.”
My Shadowscapes Insight is regarding The Star. Gentle and soft light, and serenity. No judgment, no stress, just a time of peace, of being surrounded by security, and being surrounded by those we love. Heaven.
Today, I read this by Ram Dass: “I think people awaken originally to a spiritual dimension in their life in an incredibly wide variety of ways. Some people seem to open up to it through traumatic experiences, when people describe a near death experience or at a moment when they touch something much deeper than the traditional way that they thought about things. Other people arrived at that awakening through meditation or through religious experiences. Others arrive at it through sex or through drugs. There is a wide variety of ways.” Yes, indeed; even anger can be cleansing, as long as we allow it to die a natural death when the time is right, rather than striving to keep it alive.