The Lovers/Nine of Pentacles reversed. The Lovers (Air, hot/separates and wet/adapts, quick and animated, intellectual, problems or challenges; Gemini, “I think,” curious, talkative, sociable, dual; Zayin, double-edged sword; and the Path between Tiphareth, the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify, and Binah, female receptive energy and the origin of form and structure) tells of duality, union, and personal choices. This card is about love, but it is also about our personal values and how they affect our choices, and the promises we make to others. The Lovers present the two halves that when united are greater than the sum of their parts, and I am being reminded that love can have immense transformative powers. The Nine of Pentacles (Venus, beauty, allure, relationships, in Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, work and service oriented) in an upright position tells of accomplishment through the imposition of discipline. The balance between material well-being and refinement and the warmth and joy that comes with being self-sufficient is often best enjoyed in a solitary fashion. Today, that solitude or that balance may be hard to come by. Perhaps I should not limit my expectations by imposing strict form to them.
My Thoth cards are the Seven of Swords (“Futility”) and The Magus/Magician. Wow; what’s up with that? The Seven of Swords (Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination, in Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, cause-oriented, the group, aloofness) tells of the effort to maintain things as we want them, often through the use of deception and without considering the wants or needs of others. The Thoth card also hints at not being willing to do the work necessary to obtain the desired end results; why expend efforts when we can trick others into doing our work? 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. Since The Magician takes on the energies of the cards around him, this might be a dangerous pair. After all, The Magician is not always concerned with ethics, and the Seven of Swords is not quite an ethical card. Beware absolute power, because it does absolutely corrupt.
My Legacy card is the Ace of Coins reversed, flavored by Judgement reversed. Aces present potential only, and the Ace of Coins (Aries, “I want,” action oriented, assertive, competitive, Taurus, “I have,” sensual, cautious, stubborn, and Gemini, “I think,” curious, talkative, dual, social) tells of the presence of potential that is connected in some way to the physical world. Accessing the potential requires grounding and an ability to be realistic, and perhaps they won’t come easily for me today. Instead, there may be bad timing or false starts. My reversed Ace of Coins is being flavored by another reversed card. Judgement corresponds with Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive and energetic change), Pluto (power, metamorphosis, cycles of dying and becoming), Shin (fang), and the Path between Malkuth (the physical world of action and physical, outer reality) and Hod (provides analysis and communication) in an upright position represents an opportunity to tally up and pay the bill so we can have a fresh start. I might have trouble remembering that every action has consequences. Those consequences could very well derail any efforts in the physical world.
My 6-digit date number is 11 (Archangel Uriel), which reduces further to 2, the number of balance, polarity, and the energy of “distance between.”
My horoscopes: “If something is good, it's likely to feel like utopia. If something is bad, it's like the end of the world. There's no middle ground. This is a day of emotional extremes. You feel like you're giving it all or nothing. This is a climactic time for you. Work with the energy at hand rather than try to resist it. Tap into your emotions and use them to your advantage.”
And: “Today you might feel driven to use your artistic talents to fix up your home. Books on interior decorating or Feng Shui could be helpful, but most of your ideas will come from your own heightened aesthetic sense. You might also want to try some new recipes, perhaps those that would promote good health. This would be a good way to spend your day, as visitors could come by in the evening. Enjoy your day!”
Another Yoga teacher and I are going to have an opportunity to teach some Yin Yoga Classes after the first of the year. Exciting!! I’m looking forward to this one, and I will add what I learn into my own classes.