Two of Swords/Queen of Pentacles. The Two of Swords (Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination, in Libra, “We are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation) represents a time of not looking or of shutting out the world. The serenity of this card happens because we choose to not receive or acknowledge as valid the information that comes to us from the outside, or maybe because we choose to not listen at all, whether the information is valid or not. Rather, we decide to unplug. Some see this card as representing an armed peace, a peace created by receiving only a limited amount of information. The Queen of Pentacles (cusp of Sagittarius, “I seek,” philosophic, fun-loving, blundering, and Capricorn, “I build,” ambition, caution, cunning, authoritative) is very good at sustaining the physical world, keeping things dry and cozy and safe and orderly. She has a “greatness of soul” and can easily manifest this greatness around her. My Queen is good at protecting others, and she is good at creating a quiet and safe place for herself and for those around her. Interesting pair.
My Thoth cards are Death and the Two of Swords (“Peace”) again. The Death card of the Major Arcana corresponds with Water (cold/binds and wet/adapts, and sensitive, imaginative energy that strives to stay the same or take the same course), Scorpio, Nun (fish head; liberation), and the Path between Tiphareth (the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify) and Netzach (the stimulating factors of emotion and inspiration), and tells of natural change that cannot be stopped, and that usually involves the potential to step upward on the evolutionary ladder. Many people fear this card, but Death can be seen as representing natural change through alchemic putrefaction. For Crowley, the Death card offers the illusion of destruction, illusion because this very destruction creates new life. The Thoth Two of Swords tells of silence and calm, but it also tells of the need for vigilance, for there is deception afoot.
My Legacy card is The Hanging Man reversed, flavored by the reversed Five of Wands. 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 this card presents the kind of balance that comes to us through surrender, and through deliberately attempting to see things in a different way. The Legacy Hanging Man also tells of initiation and destiny, as well as sacrifice and loss. Because my card is reversed, the pause associated with this card won’t hold; action will overcome this pause. The Five of Wands, which corresponds with Saturn (discipline, responsibility, law and order) in Leo (“I am, passionate, dramatic, egotistical) in an upright position indicates a struggle caused by annoying cross-purposes. My Five of Wands is reversed, and thus it brings calmer and less-chaotic energies to my reversed Hanging Man.
My 6-digit date number is 9, the number that tells of the completeness of manifestation or effect.
My horoscopes: “The workplace could be very hectic today as a colleague prepares to leave on an important business trip, Sagittarius. Nerves could be strained and tempers short. Try to stay focused and get everything necessary done without making yourself crazy. You may be the one who keeps everyone else from going crazy, although you might consider hiding in the closet yourself. Say a prayer of thanks when your colleague finally rides off in the taxi.”
And: “An unexpected phone call, perhaps from an old friend, could come your way today. This person is apt to have good news for you, though he or she may be in a rather melancholy mood himself. A long conversation could result, the outcome of which is going to change your life, albeit in a subtle way. Nonetheless, this is apt to be a day full of pleasant surprises. Enjoy it!”