Wednesday, September 18, 2013


The Lovers/Eight of Cups.  Hmmm . . . looks like today’s theme is choices.  The Lovers (Air, hot/separates and wet/adapts, quick and animated, intellectual, problems or challenges; Gemini, “I think,” curious, talkative, sociable, dual; Zayin, double-edged sword; and the Path between Tiphareth, the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify, and Binah, female receptive energy and the origin of form and structure) tells of duality, union, and personal choices.  This card is about love, but it is also about our personal values and how they affect our choices, and the promises we make to others.  We need to feel good about ourselves, but we also need to feel good about those that we love, and the promises we make to them.  The Eight of Cups (Saturn, discipline, responsibility, limitation, law and order, in Pisces, “I believe,” feeling, duality, suffering, soul growth) 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.   This ends up being the only realistic choice when all else appears doomed to failure.

My Thoth card is the Three of Swords reversed.  **Whew**  “Sorrow” is Crowley’s keyword for this one.  The Three of Swords (Saturn, discipline, responsibility, limitations and resistance, in Libra, “We are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation) in an upright position usually indicates the possibility that logic, rationalizing and the intellect could end up causing harm if they are not used with balance and compassion. Thankfully my card is reversed today, so I will be able to own any discomforts, and deal with them in a balanced and effective way.  No guaranty of smooth sailing, but I will reach the destination.

My Legacy card is The Devil reversed, flavored by the Two of Swords.  The Devil (Earth (cold/binds and dry/shapes, and stable, material, practical energies that are slow to change), Capricorn (“I build,” ambitious, competent, cautious, cunning), Ayin (the eye, senses), and the Path between Hod (which provides analysis and communication) and Tipareth (the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify) tells of being caught up in the physical world and the effects of the physical senses, to the point of being bound or addicted to those things. The Devil is not always a card of addiction; at times it just indicates that the call of the wild and primal world of Nature may be a distraction.  My Devil is reversed today, and being flavored by the Two of Swords.  The Two of Swords (Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination, in Libra, “We are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation) represents a time of not looking or of shutting out the world.  The serenity of this card happens because we are vigilant and on guard, and because we choose to not receive or acknowledge as valid the information that comes to us from the outside.  Perhaps the influence of the Two of Swords is what is keeping my Devil in a reversed position; distracting myself from the draw of physical world pleasures could break the bonds.

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

My horoscopes: “Do you sometimes go about things backward, Sagittarius? Are you caught up in the rat race of trying to have more money and security with the idea that eventually you'll earn the freedom to do what makes you happy? The happiness factor actually works in reverse. You must first be who you are and then take the necessary actions in order to have what you really want.”

And: “Your imagination is soaring today. Now that you've finally acknowledged your interest in mystical and metaphysical matters, you can't seem to get enough information. You've bought out the New Age bookstores, yet still you're hungry for more. Travel might be in your future, so you can experience some of the world's holy places first hand.”

My Shadowscapes Insight is regarding the King of Pentacles. Where’ve you been, my friend?  I haven’t seen this one in a bit.  The King of Pentacles.  The expert at managing resources so everyone benefits.  That is who I am today.


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