Ten of Pentacles/Five of Swords. The Ten of Pentacles (Mercury, reason, intelligence, education, communication, in Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, work and service oriented) represents physical world wealth and bounty, and the attempt to maintain the status quo. The Llewellyn Welsh Ten of Pentacles mentions freedom from financial worries, and protection and stability found within a clan or family. The Five of Swords (Venus, beauty, allure, relationships, pleasure, in Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, cause-oriented, the group, aloof) shows what happens when we insist that our way is right, or when we impose our needs or wants onto a situation. This card could also be telling of what seems to be overwhelming opposition, or being made to suffer the sins of others. The two cards seem to be opposing, but perhaps the Five is giving a bit of a warning. A time of bounty is a good thing, but attempting to maintain or even hoard that bounty is not good. In the end, we end up having to work very hard to protect that bounty unless we turn it into some new opportunity, and perhaps that is what the Five of Swords is warning of. What my mind thinks should happen may not be what needs to happen in order to keep that bounty as fertile as possible.
My Thoth cards are the Nine of Disks (“Gain”) and the Four of Swords (“Truce”). The Nine of Disks (Venus, beauty, allure, relationships, in Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, work and service oriented) tells of accomplishment through the imposition of discipline. This card literally purrs with satisfaction, and it suggests that I am justified in doing the same. The Four of Swords (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Libra, “We are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation) can represent a pause or truce or mutual deterrent, or a time of silence and isolation used to prepare for challenges to come. The pause represented by this card does not happen due to weakness, but rather through conscious choice. Both of these cards tell of a pause, one to notice our accomplishments and the other to prepare for approaching challenges. I guess we can say that both of these pauses are active or dynamic.
My Legacy card is Faith/The Hierophant, flavored by Temperance reversed. Faith/The Hierophant corresponds with Earth (cold/binds and dry/shapes), Taurus (“I have,” sensual, cautious, stubborn), Vau (the nail which holds tradition in place), and the Path between Chesed (the place where forms and structures are stabilized and nurtured), and Chokmah (dynamic male energy, the origin of vital force and polarity). This card is an archetype of Spirit (with The Emperor as archetype of the Sacred Masculine, The Empress as archetype of the Sacred Feminine, and all three representing the supernal triad) that reminds us of the value of tradition, ritual and ceremony, and conforming to the rules and traditions with the aim of presenting the highest good of the group. There is duty to be found in this card, as well as morality, and a suggestion that tradition should not be accepted blindly. My Faith card is being flavored by the reversed Temperance card. Temperance corresponds with Sagittarius (“I seek,” philosophic, adventurous, blundering) Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive, energetic change), Samekh (the tent post), and the Path between Yesod (the place where patterns and images emerge that may manifest into the physical world of action and outer reality) and Tiphareth (the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify), and upright, this card presents one version of the concept of balance: balance achieved through knowledge and experience of extremes. My Temperance card is reversed, and I may not be good at moderating today. Any attempt to moderate may cause me to collapse and surrender instead, and that is not the message of the upright card. The essence being given by the reversed Temperance card to my Faith card is that at least for today, tradition cannot be understood in moderation. I must immerse myself in that tradition in order to understand it; I must dive into the deep end of it without a life vest.
My 6-digit date number is 8, the number that tells of the conscious response to the pause and beginning of degeneration that is the number 7, in order to maintain for a bit longer the vertical and horizontal balance of the number 6.
My horoscopes: “A talent for interior decoration that you may or may not have been aware of could inspire you to do some work on your home. You'll probably consider a lot of different options and make long lists of possibilities, Sagittarius. Discussions with friends and family members can bring new ideas to mind. You might want to take a chance and try something a little different. Go to it and have fun.”
And: “Have you been reading a lot of romantic novels lately? This is probably because love is very much on your mind right now. You may be involved in a passionate relationship, or hoping for one. However, if it's the latter, don't expect to remain alone for very long. All signs are that romance is going to become a top priority with you for a while, starting now. Make sure you look your best whenever you go out!”
Back to reality today!