Ten of Swords reversed/Justice. Lots of Swords cards lately, both upright and reversed. The Ten of Swords (the Sun, the inner core of a person or situation, in Gemini, “I think,” curious, sociable, dual, talkative) in an upright position tells of the perception that interference, powerlessness and restriction will rule the day. This card can be seen as representing a breakdown of the thinking and analyzing process, but thankfully any perceived breakdown will not manifest itself. Justice is a card of adjustment, and it corresponds with the element of Air (hot/separates and wet/adapts, and quick, animated energy that usually brings problems or challenges that bring growth), Libra (“we are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation), Lamed (ox goad; training or teaching), and the Path between Tiphareth (the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify) and Geburah (the place where forms and structures are challenged or affirmed). This card also has a sword in its image, and it presents two important concepts: balance and truth. Justice reminds us that the purpose of the law is to implement and manifest these two concepts. I get this; this concept is very relevant to my focuses today, and I’m glad that Ten of Swords is reversed, and not upright.
My Thoth cards are the Ace of Swords reversed and the Four of Wands (“Completion”) reversed. The Ace of Swords (Capricorn, “I build,” ambition, caution authority, cunning, Aquarius and Pisces, “I believe,” feeling, duality, soul growth, artistic) tells of the birth of ideas and concepts. This Ace in an upright position offers the power to analyze that is necessary in order to make good choices, and in order to react correctly to events in our day. I may have trouble with the choices, or maybe the reaction. Awareness of this possibility might allow me to short-circuit the problem. The Four of Wands (Venus, beauty, allure, relationships, in Aries, “I want,” action oriented, assertive, enthusiastic) is about building enough to become established, about the results of harmony and effort and creativity combined. Because it is reversed, I need to keep in mind that the foundation is not strong enough to be built upon. Maybe the cement needs to cure a bit, so my focus might be better directed elsewhere.
My Legacy card is the Seven of Coins reversed, flavored by the Queen of Swords. 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 perhaps today is not a day for assessing any situations in the physical world. I might not be able to decide if now is the time for action, or for pausing in preparation for action. My reversed Seven of Coins is being flavored by the Queen of Swords. Aaaahhh, at last; she will get me some answers! The Queen of Swords (cusp of Virgo, “I serve,” practical, sensible, work and service oriented, and Libra, “We are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation, grace) can be considered a Minor Arcana representation of the Justice card, also in my spread today, which is about responsibility and the relationship between “cause” and “effect.” The main difference is that while Justice is about the law, the Queen of Swords is about the intent behind the law. Perhaps that is why my Seven of Coins is reversed; maybe I am having trouble seeing what effects are causing manifestations, and where those effects are coming from.
My 6-digit date number is 4, the number of depth and stability.
My horoscopes: “You will find that disciplined actions are the best way to go about your day today, Sagittarius. Stay focused on your path. You can accomplish many tasks at the same time if you play your cards right. Try not to get bogged down with details. People might cause you to worry too much. Don't let their energy get in the way of your progress.”
And: “If you've been worrying about having spent too much recently, after today you should put those worries behind you. There are plenty of opportunities waiting for you that could bring an increased level of income, and possibly a new job, or even a new career. A lot of phone calls, e-mails, or other communication could bring news of these possibilities your way. Be sure to keep a record of the ones that seem the most promising.”
And another Wild Unknown Tarot: The Mother of Swords. This image is similar to that of the Daughter of Swords, except that this is obviously an adult owl, and because the sky behind this owl is not a night sky, rather it is lit. We cannot tell if it is morning or afternoon, but this owl is “illuminated,” and she knows enough of her surroundings (and is confident enough in that knowledge she has obtained through experiencing her environment in order to thrive) to relax a bit. Her feathers are a bit puffed, enough to hide her feet, which to me indicates that she is relaxed. Her eyes are soft, as if she wants to appear sleepy, but she is not asleep! She is alert, and she is aware, without pre-judgment of any kind, and ready to become active, should the need appear.