Wednesday, October 23, 2013


The Hanging Man reversed/Two of Swords reversed. The Hanging Man corresponds with Water (cold/binds and wet/adapts, and emotional, sensitive and imaginative energy that tends to move deep, and attempts to take the same path as in the past), Neptune (inspiration, spirituality, magick, enchantment, dreams, altered states), and the Hebrew letter Mem (water, stability and balance, the reflective quality of thought), and presents the kind of balance that comes to us through surrender, and through deliberately attempting to see things in a different way.  My Hanging Man is reversed, so I most likely will not be comfortable with fatalism; instead I may need a more hands-on method. The Two of Swords (Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination, in Libra, “We are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation) validates my Eight of Pentacles, because this card represents a time of not looking or of shutting out the world.  The serenity of this card happens because we choose to not receive or acknowledge as valid the information that comes to us from the outside.  Because my Two of Swords is also reversed, it is validating the hands-on method indicated by the reversed Hanging Man. 

My Thoth cards are The Moon and the Knight of Swords. 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.  This card is telling me that today, nothing is as it seems.  The Thoth rank of Knight equals the rank of King.  The Knight/King of Swords (cusp of Capricorn, “I build,” ambitious, cautious, cunning, authoritative, and Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, the group, cause-oriented, aloof) is a good judge of people and situations.  He uses his intellect to analyze, so he may not be compassionate but he is trustworthy, and he can be trusted to fiercely stand by his decisions.  These two cards together make me uneasy; hopefully my King can be cunning and a good judge of situations, for those situations may not be what they appear to be on the surface.

My Legacy card is the Page of Swords reversed, flavored by the Five of Coins reversed.  The Page of Swords (Capricorn, “I build,” ambitious, competent, cautious, cunning, Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, the group, society, cause-oriented, and Pisces, “I believe,” feelings, duality, soul growth, spirituality) in an upright position tells us to use our mind and intellect to analyze our situations as well as our emotions and feelings. My reversed Page could be indicating a bit of indecision today, or perhaps a need for compromise rather than bold action.  My Page of Swords is being flavored by another reversed card, the reversed Five of Coins.  The Five of Coins (Mercury, reason, intelligence, education, skill, communication, in Taurus, “I have,” sensual, cautious, stubborn) in an upright position tells of some loss or need within the physical world.  Sometimes this card can indicate an inability to balance personal issues with professional issues; whatever the issue, the upright card presents the hidden reminder that there may be light in unlooked-for places.  My Five of Coins is reversed, however, and it indicates the possibility of revived energy in my physical world, perhaps a direct result of the compromise and pause before taking action represented by the reversed Page of Swords.

My 6-digit date number is 10, signifying the end of a cycle; this number can be reduced further to the number 1, representing potential and position. 

My horoscopes: “Don't blow things out of proportion today. You're apt to have a tendency to exaggerate everything to such a degree that you completely lose touch with the true reality of the situation. You could be painting a terrible scene in order to elicit pity from others. Be honest about the situation before you create more enemies than friends.

And: “Just when you thought things were going fine and that you had everything figured out, a curve ball comes your way to make you think otherwise. Be on the lookout for ways in which you can stay on top of the situation so that if indeed you are faced with problems or opposition, you have your arsenal in line and ready to go. The key is to not let your guard down at any time.

Onward; another Wild Unknown Tarot card: The Daughter of Swords.  The image on this one is of a young owl perched on a Sword, with a dark night sky behind the owl sprinkled with multi-colored stars.  The owl is alert and watchful, but does not seem frightened or agitated.  To me, she is seeing things clearly with eyes that have not been prejudiced by past experiences.  This ability to see things as they are right now, without imposing expectations or intentions, can offer powerful insight!


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