Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Seven of Wands/Knight of Wands reversed. The Seven of Wands (Mars, action, spontaneity, aggression, drive, in Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic, natural leader, egotistical, selfish) reminds me that my own judgment is worth relying on, so I should have confidence in that judgment.  This card also reminds me to choose my projects carefully, and then stand by them until the end.  Fear is the mind-killer . . . . The Knight of Wands (cusp of Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling, deep, obsessive, and Sagittarius, “I seek,” philosophic, fun-loving, blundering) in an upright position usually represents a person of passion, courage, enthusiasm and boundless energy; most definitely not background-type efforts.  My Knight is reversed, and with all these other Fiery cards today, I may find that keeping quiet is the real challenge.  But worth the effort apparently; foot-in-mouth disease is no fun.

My Thoth cards are The Moon reversed and The Sun reversed. Uh oh, danger ahead.  But maybe not; when checking my horoscopes today, I found this: “The Sun and Moon call for peace today! Opposites are dissolved in a congenial way or a limbo-like state continues.The Moon of the Tarot Major Arcana corresponds with Water (cold/binds and wet/adapts, emotional and sensitive energy that strives to stay the same), Pisces (“I believe,” feeling, suffering, soul growth, duality), Qof (the back of the head), and the Path between Malkuth (the physical world of action and physical, outer reality) and Netzach (the stimulating factors of emotion and inspiration), is about feelings and emotions and instincts and the subconscious.  All of these things can work for us, when we imagine, or they can work against us, when we fear unreasonably.  My Moon is reversed, and it could be presenting irrational fears or warning me that I might be believing illusions rather than truths. The Sun corresponds with Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, spontaneous, impulsive and energetic change), our Sun (the inner core of a person or situation), Resh (the face; reason), and the Path between Yesod (the place where patterns and images emerge that may manifest in the physical world) and Hod (provides analysis and communication), and upright it tells of a time of enlightenment and peace that comes after the completion of some ordeal.  Yep, this makes sense when combined with the reversed Moon, but I am still optimistic because even reversed, The Sun is not a bad card.  Nothing is as it seems, but if I take these two cards seriously, perhaps I can see through the darkness, or at least be able to tread water until tomorrow, when energies might be more auspicious.

My Legacy card is The Lovers reversed, flavored by the Ace of Wands reversed.  Hmmm . . . all reversed cards, three of them Wands, with only one card upright, also a Wands card. 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.  Today, spirit and the mind might be on opposing courses, and I might be better off staying with the group, rather than making decisions on my own.  My reversed Lovers is flavored today by another reversed Wands card, the Ace of Wands reversed. The Ace of Wands (Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic, egotistical, Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, sensible, orderly) tells of the initial emanation of enthusiasm or inspiration that could very well energize an entire process or project.  Like all the Aces, this emanation is presented as potential only, but oh boy, what potential.  This pure Fiery energy can be unpredictable, and with all my cards today taken together, unpredictability just might not be the right choice for me.

My 6-digit date number is 3, the number that tells of a new creation from the potential and position of the Ace and the balance, polarity, and energy of “distance between” of the 2.

My horoscopes: “Are you planning to hear a sermon, lecture, or speech of some kind today? Don't be surprised if what the speaker says turns out to be more hot air than useful information. He or she is probably more interested in venting feelings than presenting the facts. Opinions can be valuable, too, so listen. Take it all with a grain of salt until you've checked out the facts.

And: “Keep your eyes and ears open to all sorts of possibilities today, as it is likely that you may be presented with an intriguing business opportunity. Even if it is not something to which you want to dedicate your life, there could be some merit in simply helping out with the venture for a few months. Think of it this way: you build your resume while at the same time building your bank account. Surely that is reason enough for signing on.

Another Wild Unknown Tarot card: Strength.  This card shows the face of a lion with a large and fluffy mane (a sign of authority and dominance in male lions), as if he has just appeared from behind tall grasses and is ready to pounce on his prey, but instead of a growl, he carries a white rose in his mouth, not a sharp, pointy tooth to be seen.  This lion is strong, without a doubt, and patient and courageous; he is a leader who leads through applying what he’s learned in his life.  He is more than able to succeed as a predator, but instead he is controlling his instincts and choosing peace and serenity.  He even has the symbol for infinity, a lemniscate (similar meaning to the ouroboros), on his brow, telling us that the strength represented by this card is not dependent upon a strong body, but rather a strong Will, and thus it is eternal.  Interestingly enough, the lemniscate also represents the circuit through which spirit can dissolve into matter, and matter can dissolve into spirit. 


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