Page of Cups/Five of Cups reversed. There’s a clear message. This Page of Cups corresponds to Libra (“we are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation), Scorpio (“I desire,” intensity compulsion, mystery) and Sagittarius (“I seek,” philosophic, adventurous, blundering) and is a card of soft and tender energies and of getting fulfillment through connections to others, and through innocent and simple joys. This Page not only expects things to feel good, he also looks for those good feelings so he can bring them into his life. 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. This could be an energy drain, or it could just be crying over spilled milk, but in any event there is danger of obsessing to the point that we won’t see the good stuff that is happening. Since my card is reversed, and paired today with the Page of the same suit, emotions should be pleasant, and they will be supported by my connections to others.
My Thoth cards are The High Priestess reversed and The Hanging Man. The High Priestess (Water; the Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination; Gimel, the camel who safely crosses Da’ath, the Abyss, and thus, has the secret of life; and the Path between Tiphareth, the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify, and Kether, the source, limitless possibility), is one-half of the Major Arcana representation of the Sacred Feminine, with The Empress being the other half. The High Priestess is the source of the power of The Magician, the feminine version of The Hierophant, and the Keeper of the Mysteries. This card in an upright position would be telling of an intense connection to my intuition; however because my High Priestess is reversed, I’m not perceiving that information right now (or I am not yet prepared to perceive it). If my High Priestess was upright, I would say that today won’t be a day of cozy warmth spent in the company of loved ones, but again, since she is reversed I may be particularly aware of my connections to others and to the pleasures of ordinary day-to-day life. 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. Uncle Al does not particularly see the surrender of this card as being a good thing because he also associates it with sacrifice and loss. However, the detachment that comes with discomfort allows us to more clearly perceive the knowledge, information and wisdom being guarded by The High Priestess, so in the end this sacrifice, loss and surrender could be a good thing.
My Legacy card is The Lovers, flavored by the Ten of Cups 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. The concept of completion that is presented by this card is powerful indeed, and I am reminded today that no one can truly succeed in life in a solitary way. We are dependent on the presence of others, even if we don’t directly interact with them, in order to be sane and balanced and whole. This card is being flavored by the reversed Ten of Cups, interestingly enough. Ten of Cups. The Ten of Cups (Mars, action, spontaneity, aggression, drive, in Pisces, “I believe,” feeling, duality, spirituality, suffering and growth) offers the manifestation of happiness, simple joys, and fulfillment. The number Ten is about the completion of a cycle or manifestation, and the suit of Cups is about emotions, feelings and the inner self, so this card in an upright position tells of the manifestation of all the cards before it. However, my Ten is reversed and perhaps I’m not ready to believe I don’t need anything else at all to be happy. There is nothing wrong with striving to do something more with the loving environment around me.
My 6-digit date number is 8, the number that tells of the conscious and deliberate response to the pause and beginning of degeneration of the 7 in order to maintain for a bit longer the balance of the 6.
My horoscopes: “Practicality and planning will work well for you today, Sagittarius. It's a good time to take a long look at your financial situation. Are you where you want to be? Have you got plans in place for down the road? Do you have sufficient cash flow? Think about what you'd like to improve and make some plans. You can include talking with a financial planner or trusted banker to create more options for yourself.”
And: “Today you're expanding your horizons. You and a friend could plan a vacation that you're really excited about. It could involve a trip by air, perhaps across the ocean. The trip is mainly for pleasure, but it probably involves a place you've always been interested in and are anxious to see, so it's an educational trip as well. You have a lot to look forward to. Make the most of it, and have fun.”