The World reversed/Ace of Wands. The World/Universe, which corresponds with Earth (cold/binds and dry/shapes, and material, stable and practical energy that is slow to change), Saturn (discipline, responsibility, limitations and resistance), Thav (mark or sign), and the Path between Malkuth (the physical world of action and physical, outer reality) and Yesod (the place where patterns and images emerge that may manifest into the physical world) is a card of integration and involvement and understanding, a crystallization of the entire issue at hand. My card is reversed, and enlightenment is out of reach, at least for today, but it could be approaching! The Ace of Wands (Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic, egotistical, Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, sensible, orderly) tells of the initial emanation of enthusiasm or inspiration that could very well energize an entire process or project. This is inspiration that could lead to manifestation! This pure Fiery energy can be unpredictable, but sometimes that unpredictability pays off.
My Thoth cards are the Ten of Swords (“Ruin”) reversed and the Three of Wands (“Virtue”) reversed. The Ten of Swords (the Sun, the inner core of a person or situation, in Gemini, “I think,” curious, sociable, dual, talkative) in an upright position tells of the perception that interference, powerlessness and restriction will rule the day. Because my card is reversed, ideas that used to work for me may no longer be valid, but this will turn out to be a good thing. The Three of Wands (Sun, the inner core of a person or situation, the deepest self and personal power, in Aries, “I want,” action oriented, pioneering, assertive) in an upright position is a card of planning ahead that tells of the excitement that comes with good possibilities at hand. There could be a pause in any give-and-take situations, but this is only a pause, not a complete cessation.
My Legacy card is the Four of Cups, flavored by the Five of Wands. The Four of Cups (the Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination, in Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, nurturing, tenacious, moody) in an upright position tells us that too much pleasure, or maybe too much nurturing or overprotectiveness, deadens the senses. This is a card that describes what can happen when nothing goes wrong in our lives: we become numb to pleasure and serenity and can’t find satisfaction in our lives. However today I should have no problem balancing out pleasure and challenge, and I just might get good results from both. My reversed Four of Cups is being flavored by the Five of Wands. The Five of Wands, which corresponds with Saturn (discipline, responsibility, law and order) in Leo (“I am, passionate, dramatic, egotistical) indicates a struggle caused by annoying cross-purposes. Combined with the Four of Cups, I get a real nice alertness along with some pleasant feelings. Sounds like a good state of mind, eh?
My 6-digit date number is 3, the number that tells of a new creation out of the potential and position of the Ace, and the balance, polarity and energy of “distance between” of the two.
My horoscopes: “Here is the day when you may finally accept that you tend to play the role of parent in your sentimental relationships. You're the one who sets limits, organizes things, and takes on responsibility. Your partner should try to open you up to your more sensitive, fragile side.”
And: “Recent developments have brought new interests into your life, and as a result you might be seriously considering enrolling in a formal course of study involving these subjects. If you really want to do this, this is definitely the right time to start. Others in your community might want to do the same, so a get-together to discuss this subject and others might help all of you to clear your heads. Books and magazines could also be of help.”
And so, the busy-ness continues! Thursday evening I went out with the YTT’s; yesterday I spent the day in Manhattan with the OPC Club. We ate lunch at a restaurant on Rockefeller Plaza, then walked to St. Pat’s, where I lit a candle in the Lady Chapel. Then on to Bryant Park, where we browsed the craft shops and then drank a glass of wine while watching the skaters. Finally, we headed back home, and after stopping for a light supper, we parted until New Year’s Eve, when we will gather again.
Today, we cook a formal sit-down dinner for 18, our traditional “cook a cow night.” Holiday fun!
I read a quote by Paul Highes-Barlow (my “go-to” person for the Thoth Tarot) that really resonated for me today. This is from his website, paulhugesbarlow.com.
“Just for thirty seconds or a minute try this: try to think less, or find inner peace. What happens? I bet you will find that far from finding peace, the noise will actually increase! What is going on? By minimising your own thoughts, that space will be filled up by thoughts of others around you – people you know and strangers, it doesn’t matter.”
I love this! It is sooooo true, and applicable to more than just interpreting Tarot cards. Do it right now; go to the window, take several deep, slow breaths, and then just allow your mind to relax and stay still for a moment. See?? It really is noisy there!!