Page of Cups/The Tower. Eeep! The Page of Cups corresponds to Libra (“we are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation), Scorpio (“I desire,” intensity compulsion, mystery) and Sagittarius (“I seek,” philosophic, adventurous, blundering) which has been showing up for me lately, is a card of soft and tender energies and of getting fulfillment through connections to others, and through innocent and simple joys. Often, this Page is seen as representing a more immature version of the Queen of Cups who may not always be able to work with both the emotions and the intellect. Even so, this is a card of imagination, playfulness and a trusting heard. Strange that it is paired today with The Tower. The Tower (Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive, energetic change), Mars (action, spontaneity, aggression, drive), Phe (mouth or speech), and the Path between Hod (which provides analysis and communication) and Netzach (which offers the stimulating factors of emotion and inspiration)) tells of a violent or explosive correction in the way things are going. The dangers of pride and arrogance should be forefront in my mind today, and perhaps by living as the Page of Cups, I will be able to allow change to happen and prevent the worst of the toppling from affecting me. The revolution being foretold here could end up allowing the light to shine in; I need to remember that.
My Thoth cards are the Four of Cups and Fortune (The Wheel). The Four of Cups (the Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination, in Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, nurturing, tenacious, moody) tells us that too much pleasure, or maybe too much nurturing or overprotectiveness, deadens the senses. This card is about the difference between experiencing pleasure and satisfaction. Satisfaction is not active, and it lends itself to putrefaction. The Wheel of Fortune (Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive and energetic change), Jupiter (expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune), Kaph (grasping hand), and the Path between Netzach (the stimulating factors of emotion and inspiration) and Chesed (the place where forms and structure are stabilized and nurtured)) tells of sudden movement, but not movement caused by us or controlled by us. Crowley sees this card as foretelling movement, movement in the right direction (because he assumes that the consultation of the cards is happening because of some discontent, and thus movement is a good thing because it is movement away from that discontent). This movement could be bewildering at first, particularly if we can’t perceive what is causing the movement or in what direction this movement is taking us. This pair bothers me more than the first pair above, mainly because of that Four of Cups.
My Legacy card is the Seven of Cups reversed, flavored by the Two of Cups. 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. Choices are important, and they need to be done with a clear head and a mind for consequences; since my card is reversed today, I should be better able to take the bull by the horns. My reversed Seven of Cups is being flavored by a nice card, the Two of Cups. The Two of Cups (Venus, beauty, allure, relationships, in Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, family and home oriented, tenacious, moody) tells of about love and connections, usually having to do with feelings, relationships and commonalities. It also has to do with recognizing these things and the effects they have on us. How we see ourselves reflected in the eyes of those we love has an effect on us, and today that effect will be a good one. Emotions and feelings will be well-grounded in reality today; no illusions!
My 6-digit date number is 8, the number that tells of the conscious response to the pause that occurs as growth slows and degeneration approaches, with the intention of maintaining the balance of the number 6 for a bit longer.
My horoscopes: “Tension may arise among friends when someone suddenly feels like an ignored third wheel. People tend to pair up. Do what you can to stay on topics to which everyone can contribute equally. Staying united is key. Together you're extremely powerful allies, while divided you're each other's worst enemies.”
And: “Events are cropping up today to remind you that your dreams will never come true unless you take active steps toward planning their realization. Perhaps people are giving you a wake up call and reminding you that you can't always have your head in the clouds. Make sure you don't let this stop you from dreaming altogether. At the same time, you need to remind others of the importance of dreaming. Taking a slow and steady approach to everything may cause one to miss out on the rewards that come from spontaneous actions.”
It has been an uncomfortable day for some reason; nothing I can put my finger on, but I just feel out of sorts. I’ve got a power flow Yoga class this evening, maybe I can sweat this malaise out of me.