Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Ace of Swords reversed/Six of Wands reversed.  The Ace of Swords (Capricorn, “I build,” ambition, caution authority, cunning, Aquarius and Pisces, “I believe,” feeling, duality, soul growth, artistic) in an upright position tells of the birth of ideas and concepts.  Today I may not understand my own mind, or its ability to analyze a situation.  No confidence in myself today, and that means today might not be a day to initiate anything that involves the use of my mind  The Six of Wands (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic, noble, authoritative) in an upright position expresses the celebration we feel when we have passed some test or successfully met a challenge.  Because it is reversed, I am being told that results might be inconclusive or unfocused.  Hmmm, soulds like the message of the reversed Ace of Swords, eh?

My Thoth cards are the Knight of Wands and the Nine of Wands (“Strength”) reversed.  In the Thoth Tarot, the Knights equal the rank of King.  The Knight/King of Wands (cusp of Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, nurturing, moody, and Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic egotistical) is honest and open hearted, and rules his realm through the advantageous use of his creative impulses.  He is admired by all and is able to assert authority without alienating others, but he can still be impulsive.  Crowley sees this Knight as being both fierce and generous, but also unpredictable.  I will need to be careful that I don’t get too big for my britches today.  The Nine of Wands (Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination, in Sagittarius, “I seek,” philosophic, fun-loving, adventurous, blundering) in an upright position tells us that the final challenge approaches, and we need to ready ourselves so we can guard our assets.  This card also tells of wisdom that is only obtained by long-term focus, and it reminds me that assets sometimes need to be guarded (guarded from both the effects of the past and the possible effects of the future).  Because my Nine of Wands is reversed, balance may be hard to come by today.  Not a good companion to the Knight of Wands, but thankfully the Knight is upright, so he may provide the strength that the reversed Nine of Wands is lacking.

My Legacy card is the Ace of Swords, flavored by the Ace of Coins reversed.  Bookends!  Aces present potential only, and the Legacy Ace of Swords tells of the powers of the mind and the intellect.  This Ace is upright, while the one above is reversed; there may be some mental crossroad presented to me today, or an opportunity to choose to analyze with an alert mind, or to not use the mind at all.  My Ace of Swords is being flavored by another Ace, the Ace of Coins reversed.  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 those things just might be difficult.  Looks like that crossroad might be obscured by bad timing or unclear instructions.

More about my Bookends card, the Ace of Swords.  The Aces tell of potential and possibility, and the suit of Swords represents the mind and the intellect, so the Ace of Swords is connected to the possibilities that inhabit the mind.  The Ace of Swords tells of consciousness and the beginning of the awareness of “self,” and thus the beginning of a sense of separation.  It represents the very beginning of an uprising of a potent mental force or ability.  The mind is an invoked power, unlike the other suits of the Tarot Minors; Wands are passions, Cups are emotions and Pentacles are our bodies and the natural world, but Swords represent the Will.  The Sword is a double-edged blade, and the power and potential of the Ace of Swords can be manifested for good or for evil.  In the end, it is the bearer of the Sword who imposes that good or that evil; once again we are reminded that the power of the Ace of Swords is invoked by us, not experienced by us.  Reversed, this card could be telling us that we are unable to connect effectively to our power to analyze, or that we are connecting too exclusively to that power.  A reversed Ace of Swords could be warning of a disconnect to the Will and our ability to focus, or it could be saying that we have been distracted by illusion. 

My 6-digit date number is 4, the number of depth and stability.

My horoscopes: “Today you might feel stifled by your current situation. Perhaps you're thinking of changing jobs or professions, or maybe you're considering moving to a more exotic place. These all might be good ideas, Sagittarius, but today isn't the day to make any definite decisions or even consider your options. You aren't in an objective frame of mind. Wait a few days and then think about this some more. You might change your mind.

And: “Beware of unexpected circumstances today. The good news is that your flexible attitude is perfectly suited to deal with the twists and turns that this day is likely to offer. While other people may get upset when their plans go awry, you will find that you can surf the waves easily, and turn any situation into a positive one, regardless of the way in which you originally planned things to work out.

I’m reading a book called “The Whale Song Translation: A Voyage of Discovery” by Howard Stevens Pine, and a paragaph has totally amazed me.  “So putting a Vonnegut spin on the Gaia Principle, which postulates that our biosphere is a single complex organism, maybe the Earth has evolved creatures like us to invent technologies that enable Earth consciousness to expand its self-awareness.”  Wwwwhhhoooaaah!  Now that is something to think about!


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