Three of Wands/The High Priestess reversed. The Three of Wands (Sun, the inner core of a person or situation, the deepest self and personal power, in Aries, “I want,” action oriented, pioneering, assertive) is a card of planning ahead that tells of the excitement that comes with good possibilities at hand. This card tells me that today is a good day to take the initiative and maybe do something new. 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. She is the Gatekeeper who determines whether I am ready to experience the Mysteries, and because she is reversed, I am being told, “Not yet.” The High Priestess is somewhat removed from everyday life, but that isolation will not serve me.
My Thoth cards are The Empress and The Sun reversed. The Empress (my significator card, which corresponds with Earth (cold/binds and dry/shapes, and stable, material, practical energies that are slow to change), Venus (beauty, allure, pleasure, relationships), the Hebrew letter Daleth (door or womb) and the Path between Binah (female receptive energy and the origin of form and structure) and Chokmah on the Tree of Life (dynamic male energy and the origin of vital force and polarity)) is the other half of the Major Arcana representation of the Sacred Feminine, the half that is about creativity, fertility of all kinds, a deep connection to Nature and the nurturing of others, and an enjoyment of the senses. My Empress is validating the interpretation of the reversed High Priestess above, and telling me that the outer world offers many pleasures today. The Sun corresponds with Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, spontaneous, impulsive and energetic change), our Sun (the inner core of a person or situation), Resh (the face; reason), and the Path between Yesod (the place where patterns and images emerge that may manifest in the physical world) and Hod (provides analysis and communication), and upright it tells of a time of enlightenment and peace that comes after the completion of some ordeal. Even reversed, The Sun is not a bad card, just a bit less intense in its illumination. Perhaps the day will not be as long as I would like it to be, eh?
My Legacy card is the Six of Swords reversed, flavored by the Six of Cups. The Six of Swords (Mercury, reason, intelligence, education, communication, in Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, the group, cause oriented) in an upright position is about balance, healing, moving towards a better place, and even about learning the science behind things that work (because understanding why they work makes them more effective). Because my card is reversed, I might be dealing with some changes in plans. My reversed Six of Swords is being flavored by an upright Six card, the Six of Cups. The Six of Cups (Sun, the inner core of a person or situation in Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, compulsive, deep, obsessive) is a card of innocence, emotional balance and harmony, of simple joy that begets even more simple joy by infecting all that is around us at this moment. Maybe I’m being told not to work so hard, or not to expect everything to have a serious purpose; just sit back and don’t worry, even if it doesn’t seem like I am getting anywhere. Hmmm . . . that might be the theme for the day.
My 6-digit date number is 8, the number that tells of the conscious and deliberate response to the pause and approach of degeneration of the number 7, in order to maintain for a bit longer the balance of the number 6.
My horoscopes: “You may feel hemmed in by the role models that society currently offers, Sagittarius. As you struggle to find your own definition of the truly modern human being, the people around you sometimes criticize your liberated attitude. Just because their ideas aren't in sync with yours in no way invalidates them. If your ideas are a tad too radical, theirs are too conventional. There's room for both points of view.”
And: “You are likely to find people somewhat irritating today. It's as though nothing is good enough, and nobody seems to know exactly what he or she wants. You will reign supreme within this maze of overt conflict and dissatisfaction. You may be even asked to step in and restore order. If the conflict is on the domestic front, go ahead. But tread carefully if you're asked to take on the role of sheriff at work!”
Another Wild Unknown Tarot card: The Son of Wands. Here is a snake circling around a Wand; the point of the Wand is either emanating energy or drawing energy in. The snake is focused completely on this Wand and its powers, entranced by this energy and wanting to own it. The best way to learn how to use the ability to entrance (which is both emitting and attracting, after all) is to focus completely on the ability and practice it without distraction. The flow of energy from the tip of the Wand acts as a wall between the snake and the outside world, telling me that this energy can be a distraction in its own right and merely through its own manifestation. That is both enabling me to be more efficient ~and~ preventing me from attaining the necessary grounding and ability to perceive reality.