Two of Pentacles/Judgement reversed. The Two of Pentacles (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Capricorn, “I build,” ambition, caution, cunning) reminds us that everything always ebbs and flows, and we need to do the same in order to remain dynamically balanced. The Llewellyn Welsh Two of Pentacles tells me that timing and dexterity are important because something might be abit tricky to initiate. I am also being reminded to keep my sense of humor this day; sometimes all we can do is sit back and laught. 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. This card is reversed, and perhaps I will misjudge a situation today. It’s interesting how a lack of faith can affect an outcome.
My Thoth cards are The Devil and The Universe. Wow! Now there is an interesting pair of Major Arcana cards. 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) 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. Crowley sees The Devil as representing blind ambition or overwhelming obsession. This card also tells of secrets kept and impulses that cannot be controlled. The Universe/World, 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. Interesetingly enough, Crowley sees this one as also telling of opposition or obstinacy. The completeness of manifestation in this instance is set in stone; while it may also be the catalyst that begins the new cycle, the current cycle cannot be changed. Both cards correspond with the element of Earth, one for ambition and one for limiting to the matter at hand, no matter how crystallized that matter is (for it is the culmination of what has happened thus far, and because it represents the past, it cannot be changed). Here is an instance where The Universe is not necessarily a good influence.
My Legacy card is the Seven of Wands, flavored by The Lovers. The Seven of Wands (Mars, action, spontaneity, aggression, drive, in Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic, natural leader, egotistical, selfish) reminds me that my own judgment is worth relying on, so I should have confidence in that judgment and take a stand and see things through to the end. More opposition! But here there is a chance of overcoming the opposition, a chance of passing the test. My Seven of Wands is being flavored by The Lovers. 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. The concept of completion that is presented by this card is powerful indeed, and different from that presented in The Universe/World, for this is a union of male and female, true creativity. I am being told that it is the successful overcoming of the challenge that brings the new beginning, not the crystallization of the situation. I must not be too hung up on details!
My 6-digit date number is 4, the number of depth and stability.
My horoscopes: “Keep your eyes wide open today, Sagittarius, as you may meet the person of your dreams! Or you could stumble, literally, upon a stack of cash. It’s likely to be a most unusual day, so keep your wits about you and your mind open to all possibilities. If an intriguing new business opportunity comes your way, don't accept it right immediately. Take down all the information and review it when life has settled down somewhat.”
And: “New ideas that you have been studying over the past few days might have your mind turned in a different direction. Thus, you are shifting away from the concepts that you have always accepted toward others, which you may have just learned. This could lead to projects of your own, perhaps involving writing or speaking. Open and honest communication with a lover might lead to an intimate evening spent together. Expect some intense conversation - among other things!”