Tuesday, October 8, 2013


The Hanging Man/Queen of Swords.  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.  “It is what it is” should be my mantra today, and I just might learn more from **not** doing than from doing.  Seeing things a new way is also important, as are sacrifices I make in order to offer something to others.  The Queen of Swords (cusp of Virgo, “I serve,” practical, sensible, work and service oriented, and Libra, “We are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation, grace) can be considered a Minor Arcana representation of the Justice card, which is about responsibility and the relationship between “cause” and “effect.”  This Queen reminds me that thoughts stay in the mind, and the only way they can affect our outside world is if we allow them to do so.  However, she also advocates caution, for all thoughts, words and deeds have consequences. 

My Thoth card is the Prince of Wands reversed.  For the Thoth Tarot, the rank of Prince equals the rank of Knight.  The Prince/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 boy is he ever validating that Hanging Man above.  Enthusiasm and energy just might get me into trouble today, and resources may not work out as I expect them to; better to surrender and just be aware.

My Legacy card is the Knight of Swords, flavored by the Five of Coins reversed.  .  The Knight of Swords (the cusp of Taurus, “I have,” sensual, stubborn, cautious, and Gemini, “I think,” curious, talkative, dual, intelligent) is outspoken, assured, alert, and logical, as well as rude, domineering, critical and sarcastic.  To this Knight, belief is important.  He understands the power of the mind, and oh boy, can he use that power.  He is filled with ideas, but those ideas are not organized at all; a lack of mental focus, anyone?  My Knight of Swords is being flavored by 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.  My Five of Coins is reversed, however, and maybe it is reversed because of the power of belief being offered by my Knight.

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

My horoscopes: “There's a spark about to ignite inside you. Pay close attention to your emotions and take care of yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Infuse your plans with passion. Breathe life into your dreams and act with confidence. The inner and outer aspects of your being are working in harmony.”

And: “Don't believe everything you hear. Chances are much of it is misinformation. Physically, you're probably feeling better and stronger than you have for a long time. However, today you might be experiencing the fallout from many stressful weeks on the job. Office politics might have drained you even more than they usually do. This is a great day to get out with some friends and see a movie - preferably a thriller or a romantic comedy.”

My Shadowscapes Insight is regarding the Four of Swords.  The Shadowscapes Four of Swords reminds us to rest and recover by setting up a secure and serene nest so we can pause and recharge our battery.  This is not a permanent rest, for the challenges will return.  However, we will be better able to focus on those challenges if we clear our heads. 


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