Saturday, October 26, 2013


Seven of Cups reversed/The Hierophant reversed. 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.  This card in an upright position can tell of delusion and addiction; thankfully it is reversed so I might be able to be realistic today.  LOL, how unlike me. The Hierophant corresponds with Earth (cold/binds and dry/shapes), Taurus (“I have,” sensual, cautious, stubborn), Vau (the nail which holds tradition in place), and the Path between Chesed (the place where forms and structures are stabilized and nurtured), and Chokmah (dynamic male energy, the origin of vital force and polarity).  This card is an archetype of Spirit (with The Emperor as archetype of the Sacred Masculine, The Empress as archetype of the Sacred Feminine, and all three representing the supernal triad) that reminds us of the value of tradition, ritual and ceremony.  Upright, this card combines benediction with orthodoxy, but it is reversed, and thus, is hinting at fanaticism  I should not follow rules today just because they are rules!

My Thoth cards are the Eight of Swords (“Interference”) and the Six of Cups reversed (“Pleasure”). The Eight of Swords (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Gemini, “I think,” curious, sociable talkative, dual) in an upright position tells of a confused and restrictive response to obstacles, or maybe perceived obstacles.   The image on the Thoth Eight of Swords shows six Swords alternating horizontally, and two Swords over the six, both with point down, possibly indicating a sort of paralysis of the intellect.  Uncle Al offers another source: a bit of bad luck. The Six of Cups (Sun, the inner core of a person or situation in Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, compulsive, deep, obsessive) is a card of innocence, emotional balance and harmony, of simple joy that begets even more simple joy by infecting all that is around us at this moment.  This is a card filled with harmony and an awareness of blessings, and Uncle Al sees it as one of the most fertile cards in the deck.  My Six of Cups is reversed, however, and I just might need to work a bit harder to obtain its pleasures.  I guess I had better make an effort to not allow little inconveniences to get me down, eh?

My Legacy card is the King of Cups, flavored by the Four of Wands reversed. Finally, an upright Cups card.  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 observe and accept the human condition with empathy and compassion, and he shows us by his own example how to love others.  This King is good at caring for others, but he is pretty passive about his own emotions, to the point of being disconnected from them.  My King is being flavored by the Four of Wands reversed. The Four of Wands (Venus, beauty, allure, relationships, in Aries, “I want,” action oriented, assertive, enthusiastic) in an upright position is about building enough to become established, about the results of harmony and effort and creativity combined.  This is often considered a fortunate card because it tells of effectively planning that has manifested as a sturdy foundation. The Legacy Four of Wands is also seen as representing the creation of sacred space; my card is reversed today, and I am seeing this reversal as an indication to be alert to all possibilities and not to assume I am finished with what needs to be done.

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

My horoscopes: “You may feel inspired to make certain changes in your home. Your imagination is especially acute, so it's easy to visualize how the rooms will look afterwards. You could seek others' opinions, too. Now you need to sell your family on the idea. Don't worry - you can do it. Your persuasive powers are at an all-time high.

And: “Transformations that are taking place in your life right now are apt to have a dramatic effect on your romantic relationships. The good news is that these relationships should change for the better. Regardless of where you are with a close partnership, you should expect that it will grow deeper and much more meaningful for you at this time. Even if you find yourself breaking up with someone, keep in mind that this is probably for the better.

Another Wild Unknown Tarot card: The Father of Wands.  What an awesome image!  This card shows a cobra coiled and upright, with a wand, point upward, nestled in its coils, and a lightning bolt colored from deep red to a yellowy-green splitting the nighttime sky behind the snake.  Snakes represent Fire (and real-world dragons), and this snake is regal, and he is coiled and ready and in control of his instincts and passions.  This Father of Swords is ready to entrance his adversaries, and he is ready to create a situation that will bring him a very beneficial outcome.  Because he Wills it so!


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