Three of Swords reversed (whew!)/Justice reversed. The Three of Swords (Saturn, discipline, responsibility, limitations and resistance, in Libra, “We are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation), my least favorite card in the entire deck, when upright usually indicates the possibility that logic, rationalizing and the intellect could end up causing harm if they are not used with balance and compassion. I’m glad this card is reversed, for it tells me that the harm might not be as bad as it appears on the surface. Even so, it may take some time to heal. 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 has a sword in its image as well, 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. Because my Justice card is reversed, balance and truth may be hidden today. Also, the one who metes out Justice is a person of authority, and I don’t think that should be me. I’m wondering if these two reversed cards are telling me that truth is important today, even if the truth hurts. Knowing the truth, even a painful truth, allows the return to balance to begin.
My Thoth cards are the Ten of Wands (“Oppression”) and the Prince of Cups reversed. The Ten of Wands (Saturn, discipline, responsibility, limitations and resistance, in Sagittarius, “I seek,” philosophic, fun-loving, blundering) tells of being taxed to some perceived limit, or of feeling as if we are out of gas at the bottom of a hill. This card can also tell of a passion that has taken a life of its own and gotten out of control. Time to return to the Ace! The Prince/Knight of Cups (cusp of Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, the group, cause-oriented, and Pisces, “I believe,” feelings, duality, suffering, soul growth) is about feeling things strongly and without restraint or grounding. Upright, this Prince appears calm to others, but inwardly he feels things strongly. He is reversed today, and this might mean those strong feelings aren’t so reliable, or maybe they won’t manifest the way I want them to manifest. These feelings that are not manifesting the way I expect them to manifest could be the problem, and it might be time to take a breath.
My Legacy card is the Eight of Cups reversed, flavored by the Five of Cups reversed. The Eight of Cups (Saturn, discipline, responsibility, limitation, law and order, in Pisces, “I believe,” feeling, duality, suffering, soul growth) in an upright position tells of an ending or a decline or a change of direction, often one associated with emotions, and it offers one possible response to that decline or change: moving on. My card is reversed and I need to remember this phrase from the LWB of the Llewellyn Welsh Tarot regarding the reversed Eight of Cups: “A timid nature attracts predators.” Also, clinging to something that has expired is also not healthy. My reversed Eight of Cups is being flavored by another reversed Cups card, the reversed Five of Cups. The Five of Cups (Mars, action, aggression, drive, in Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling, mysterious, obsessive) in an upright position tells of an emotional setback or disappointment, or perhaps the belief that a wrong choice has been made. Both of these cards in an upright position bring a message of turning our back on something, the Eight of Cups asks us to walk away from difficult emotions and the Five of Cups warns us that we are focusing too much on those difficult emotions. Both are reversed; looks like it is also time to release those difficult emotions and focus on some good stuff.
My 6-digit date number is 3, the number that tells of a new creation out of the potential and position of the Ace, and the balance, polarity, and energy of “distance between” of the 2.
My horoscopes: “A lot of people around you might think that you are a strong individual, Sagittarius. For example, you stand up against wrongs in the established social order. You can also be a very constructive person. You try to improve the world around you. Today, Sagittarius, you'll have all the time you like to meditate about the changes this world needs.”
And: “Today, abandon any intellectual pursuits and concentrate on practical problems related to the organization and goal setting. You are likely to find perfect solutions within an hour after you start. The heavens are helping you. Give them some credit for your ingenuity, and waste no time implementing your plans!”