Thursday, November 14, 2013


Horned One/Devil reversed/Six of Wands reversed. The Hored One is the Llewellyn Welsh Tarot version of The Devil (Earth (cold/binds and dry/shapes, and stable, material, practical energies that are slow to change), Capricorn (“I build,” ambitious, competent, cautious, cunning), Ayin (the eye, senses), and the Path between Hod (which provides analysis and communication) and Tipareth (the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify) which upright traditionally tells of being caught up in the physical world and the effects of the physical senses, to the point of being bound or addicted to those things. This desire to feed the senses without conscience should not be an issue for me today, even though I may be tempted.  The Six of Wands (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic, noble, authoritative) in an upright position expresses the celebration we feel when we have passed some test or successfully met a challenge.  My card is reversed, so the results may very well be inconclusive.  Perhaps there is a lack of focus today, but tomorrow is another day.

My Thoth cards are the Five of Cups reversed and The Tower.  Eeep! The Five of Cups (Mars, action, aggression, drive, in Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling, mysterious, obsessive) in an upright position tells of an emotional setback or disappointment, or perhaps the belief that a wrong choice has been made.  To Uncle Al, any motion imposed upon the depth and stability of the Four of Cups must bring discomfort.  My card is reversed, though, and perhaps I won’t feel quite so lonely, or quite so disappointed.  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)) is one of the Major Arcana cards that talks of adjustments.  This one tells of a violent or explosive correction in the way things are going that usually happens after more gentle corrections don’t bring the needed result.  The frightening thing about The Tower is that we usually don’t see it coming.  But we need to remember that when the building falls down around us, we can escape!

My Legacy card is the Four of Cups, flavored by The Magician. 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 and apathy.  That reversed Five of Cups above could very well be pointing back at this card, emphasizing it in some way. The Magician corresponds with Air (hot/separates and wet/adapts, and quick and animated energy which usually presents problems or challenges), Mercury (reason, intelligence, orderliness, communication), Beth (house; builder) and the Path between Binah (female, receptive energy and the origin of form and structure) and Kether (the source, limitless possibility).  The Magician works hard to perfect his abilities, to make use of those abilities in unexpected ways, and to focus and carry through to the end of a task (which is pretty important to him).  This card is personally significant to me, and since he represents the manifestation of tangible knowledge, he flavors the Four of Cups in an interesting way.  Perhaps these cards need to be interpreted in a literal order, first a pause and inner focus, and then the manifestation begins.

My 6-digit date number is 11 (Archangel Uriel), which reduces further to the number 2, representing balance, polarity, and the energy of “distance between.”

My horoscopes: “Today an organization dedicated to spiritual pursuits may open its doors in your neighborhood. This might be of special interest to you and your partner. You might want to go and check the place out. You could meet some interesting new people, hear about some fascinating ideas, and perhaps discover some new books. Be prepared for a fun evening.”

And: “A subject that might not have interested you much previously now all of a sudden becomes one of your passions. You might find yourself delving into all possible sources to learn as much as you can about it, and you might even get in the car and drive some distance to seek out more information. A woman friend might accompany you. In the evening: Expect to feel a powerful desire for romance! Plan your day accordingly!”

Last night, I taught a Gentle and Restorative Yoga Class.  I felt really good after this one, and I’m looking forward to teaching on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  I can still attend classes as a student on Mondays and Thursdays, and I have my home practice.  Yesss!


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