Thursday, October 10, 2013


Death/Temperance. Death corresponds with Water (cold/binds and wet/adapts, and sensitive, imaginative energy that strives to stay the same or take the same course), Scorpio, Nun (fish head; liberation), and the Path between Tiphareth (the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify) and Netzach (the stimulating factors of emotion and inspiration), and tells of natural change that cannot be stopped, and that usually involves the potential to step upward on the evolutionary ladder.  However, we never know for sure, and it is that very aspect of not being able to know what is coming that can be unsettling.  My Death card is upright today; had it reversed the other day.  Perhaps I’m secure enough now to face whatever change is on its way. Temperance corresponds with Sagittarius (“I seek,” philosophic, adventurous, blundering) Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive, energetic change), Samekh (the tent post), and the Path between Yesod (the place where patterns and images emerge that may manifest into the physical world of action and outer reality) and Tiphareth (the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify), and this card presents one version of the concept of balance: balance achieved through knowledge and experience of extremes.  Death is an extreme, and perhaps I am being told by this Temperance card that I really do have what it takes to accept an opportunity to evolve. 

My Thoth card is the Seven of Cups reversed.  “Debauch” is the keyword for the upright card, and I had this one, reversed, a few days ago as well. 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.  My card is reversed, however, and this is a good thing if the changes associated with Death are on the way.  I should be able to view my choices in a practical and realistic way; nothing wrong with feeling good about a choice, as long as the feeling good waits until after the best possible choice is made.    

My Legacy card is the Ten of Coins, flavored by the Four of Swords reversed. The Ten of Coins (Mercury, reason, intelligence, education, communication, in Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, work and service oriented) represents physical world wealth and bounty, usually achieved through the implementation of long-term plans, and the attempt to maintain the status quo.  The message of this card is that achievements have been acquired, but unless I turn them into more opportunities, those achievements will just become dead weight.  My Ten of Coins is being flavored by the Four of Swords reversed. The Four of Swords (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Libra, “We are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation) in an upright position can represent a pause or truce or mutual deterrent, or a time of silence and isolation. Looks like this one is pairing well with my Ten of Coins because it is telling me that now is not the time to pause, and recovery is not needed.  Get to work!

My 6-digit date number is 6, the number of vertical and horizontal balance. 

My horoscopes: “Be more aware of your personal appearance and how you're perceived. Make sure that your attire is appropriate for the people you're with and the situation. Fashion is a consideration, so don't look like a slob. You may be urged into a fancy store today where you're talked into buying some new items to spruce up your wardrobe.”

And: “Financial goals may seem uncertain for you right now. You know what you're bringing in, but you aren't sure what your priorities are. Do you want to make a few investments? Do you want to purchase a new home? Or do you want to squander it all on purchasing an item you've been wanting for a long time? Some decisions need to be made, but not today. Wait a while, until you're in a more secure frame of mind.

My Shadowscapes Insight is regarding Justice.  This is such an interesting card, another one that speaks of balance.  Justice requires rules and a logical, objective implementation of those rules in the same way for every situation.  This card tells of black and white situations, no gray here.  And in the end, when justice has been declared and karma has spoken, things even out.  No one gets a pass, no one is immune to this process, not eve me.


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