Five of Wands/The Horned One. I had this same pair five days ago, but with the Five of Wands reversed. 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. Looks like there could be a potential for a breakdown of communication today likely caused by an inconsistent effort. The Horned One/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. The Llewellyn Welsh Tarot does not see the Devil as a more negative card (hence the name, “The Horned One” rather than “The Devil”), but still I do need to be aware of these tendencies and make the appropriate adjustments. It looks, however, like there is a possibility that those adjustments could be the source of any problems, so I need to think out of the physical-world box before I act.
My Thoth cards are the Knight of Disks reversed and the Prince of Swords. Oh boy, there’s that Prince/Knight of Swords again. The Knights of the Thoth Tarot are actually the Kings. The Knight/King of Disks (cusp of Aries, “I want,” action oriented, assertive, competitive, and Taurus, “I have,” sensual, stubborn, cautious, physically oriented) is the expert on physical world manifestation of all kinds. He is good at managing physical world resources, but he focuses a lot on the business end of things. My Knight/King is reversed, however, and this could indicate that his normally well-grounded and astute business senses are a bit askew. I can’t get caught up by ambition, and becoming lost in dreams and visions of what could be will not be productive. The Princes of the Thoth Tarot are actually the Knights. The Knight/Prince of Swords (the cusp of Taurus, “I have,” sensual, stubborn, cautious, and Gemini, “I think,” curious, talkative, dual, intelligent) is outspoken, assured, alert, and logical, as well as rude, domineering, critical and sarcastic. His daring and courage are impressive, but he can also be disruptive, too. Crowley describes this Knight/Prince as being full of ideas that tumble all over each other; I get that. Maybe, just maybe, the chaotic ideas of the Prince will wake up the Knight.
My Legacy card is the Seven of Coins reversed, flavored by the Ten of Coins reversed. Well, there is a clear message. The Seven of Coins (Saturn, discipline, responsibility, law and order, in Taurus, “I have,” sensual, cautious, stubborn) in an upright position tells of pauses and choices and assessments within the physical world. My card is reversed, and it looks like it won’t be easy for me to pause today. I need to be aware of my timing, and I need to be aware of just what I choose to invest my focus in. My reversed Seven of Coins is being flavored by another reversed Coins card, the Ten of Coins reversed. The Ten of Coins (Mercury, reason, intelligence, education, communication, in Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, work and service oriented) in an upright position represents the attainment of physical world wealth and bounty, usually achieved through the implementation of long-term plans, and the attempt to maintain the status quo. My Ten of Coins is reversed, and flavoring my reversed Seven of Coins. Again I am being warned to choose my focuses carefully, because the good outcomes I desire could very well be based on whatever I do today. It looks like at least in the physical world, the deck is stacked against me; however, that does not mean all is lost!
My 6-digt date number is 8, the number that tells of a conscious and deliberate response to the pause and approach of degeneration of the 7, in order to attempt to preserve the balance and harmony of the 6 for a bit longer.
My horoscopes: “”Just how long has it been since you indulged in a big helping of your favorite guilty pleasure, Sagittarius? It's time to let the youngster in you come out and play today. Eat that chocolate, read those mindless magazines, or skip down the sidewalk. You've been taking life much too seriously lately. Even grownups are entitled to indulge in the pleasures of youth from time to time.
And: “Just how long has it been since you indulged in a big helping of your favorite guilty pleasure, Sagittarius? It's time to let the youngster in you come out and play today. Eat that chocolate, read those mindless magazines, or skip down the sidewalk. You've been taking life much too seriously lately. Even grownups are entitled to indulge in the pleasures of youth from time to time.”
Tonight I am attending a gala at the Museum of Natural History. This is a formal, black-tie affair, and I am dressing up for this one. It should be an interesting evening!