Two of Cups/Nine of Swords. The Two of Cups (Venus, beauty, allure, relationships, in Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, family and home oriented, tenacious, moody) tells of about love and connections, usually having to do with feelings, relationships and commonalities, and a recognition or acknowledgement that a bond is beginning to happen, or is beginning to be restored after forgiveness is offered and received. There definitely is an emotional reconnection happening for me today, and it is not rowdy; rather it is serene. The Nine of Swords (Mars, action, spontaneity, aggression, in Gemini, “I think,” curious, talkative, social, dual) in an upright position represents brooding and worrying, usually self-caused, and usually unproductive. Often the worrying attached to this card is connected to insecurity or suspicion, or it is connected to things that are over and done with, and thus unchangeable. Worry happens, no matter what, but the sense of belonging that happens with my Two of Cups might lessen the worry. In the bright light of day and in the company of loved ones, those problems seem less earth shattering.
My Thoth cards are the Four of Wands (“Completion”) and Adjustment/Justice. 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. This card has good vibes; we have Fire and we have a stable foundation, a great platform for creativity. Even though Crowley calls this one “Completion,” he does not mean the end of an entire cycle. Rather, he is telling me that the initial stages are done. Justice is a card of adjustment, and that is why Crowley calls this one “Adjustment.” 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). To Crowley, this card presents two important concepts: balance and truth, and it tells us that the purpose of the law is to implement and manifest these two concepts. Crowley also sees Adjustment as telling of a suspension of activity while waiting for a final decision. Both of these cards have a sense of pause about them, but no lethargy at all. This pause happens while I’m on my toes, ready to take the next step once it becomes apparent.
My Legacy card is The Empress reversed, flavored by the Three of Cups 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 one 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 reversed, and because of this my focus may be more inward, more toward non-physical connections, rather than the pleasure of the senses. My reversed Empress is being flavored by another reversed card, the Three of Cups reversed. The Three of Cups (Mercury, reason, intelligence, orderliness, communication, in Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, tenacious, nurturing, moody) in an upright position is about connections, emotional abundance, and about blessings. Again, I am being advised to look inward, or perhaps at individual connections rather than those of the group, in order to benefit from the energies of the day.
My 6-digit date number is 4, the number of depth and stability.
My horoscopes: “You should use the day to ponder your professional future, Sagittarius. Many forces seem to be working together to clarify your ideas on the subject. Rather than rebelling at the slightest provocation, as you've been doing lately, it would be much more reasonable for you to think first about the basic material needs of you and your family.”
And: “The study of psychology might be especially appealing for you today. Some new discoveries in this field, which you may have heard about in the mass media, could have piqued your interest and might propel you toward the library to find books on the subject. This is a good time to pursue this. Your mind is in the right space to understand it, and it could shed a lot of light on those around you - including yourself!”
Saturday in Paradise! Again the sky is blue, the air is warm, and the breeze is refreshing. Fresh bread, delicious coffee, and juicy papaya for breakfast, as we watched our hummingbird visit the palm trees in front of the patio again. We did not get into the mountains yesterday because my son’s car needed a bit of attention, but we will be trying again today. I am resting, relaxing, and enjoying some quality one-on-one time with my son, all good.