The Empress/Nine of Cups. Niiice!! 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 (along with The High Priestess), 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, who is the mother of form, tells of creative intelligence; she reveals the concepts guarded by The High Priestess, and she encourages me to immerse myself in the manifestations of the physical world . The Nine of Cups (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Pisces, “I believe,” feelings, duality, suffering, soul growth) is about emotional satisfaction and the ability to find pleasure in feelings and emotions, and in our expectations for the day. This card is about fulfillment and good times, about experiencing good luck, and perhaps getting what we wished for. What could be better than these two cards?
My Thoth cards are the Ten of Wands (“Oppression”) reversed and the Two of Wands (“Dominion”) reversed. Actually, this pair is good, too. The Ten of Wands (Saturn, discipline, responsibility, limitations and resistance, in Sagittarius, “I seek,” philosophic, fun-loving, blundering) in an upright position 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. The Two of Wands (Mars, action, spontaneity, aggression, drive, in Aries, “I want,” action oriented, pioneering, assertive, enthusiastic) in an upright position tells of power, influence and authority, and the implementation of the Will. This card is about personal power and making a statement of ownership, neither of which will be effective for me today. These two cards are telling me to chill out a bit, and maybe not worry about being the rainmaker today. Good message for a Friday!
My Legacy card is The Lovers reversed, flavored by the King of Swords reversed. The Lovers (Air, hot/separates and wet/adapts, quick and animated, intellectual, problems or challenges; Gemini, “I think,” curious, talkative, sociable, dual; Zayin, double-edged sword; and the Path between Tiphareth, the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify, and Binah, female receptive energy and the origin of form and structure) tells of duality, union, and personal choices. This card is about love, but it is also about our personal values and how they affect our choices, and the promises we make to others. The Lovers present the two halves that when united are greater than the sum of their parts, in other words, The Lovers is about a unity that is necessary for fertility and creativity to have an effect. Today I need to remember that uniting my choice with my actions will have consequences, and they might not be pleasant. My Lovers is being flavored by the reversed King of Swords. The King of Swords (cusp of Capricorn, “I build,” ambitious, cautious, cunning, authoritative, and Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, the group, cause-oriented, aloof) in an upright position is a good judge of people and situations. He uses his intellect to analyze, so he may not be compassionate but he is trustworthy, and he can be trusted to fiercely stand by his decisions. My King is reversed, and he is flavoring my reversed Lovers. I need to have a care today as far as analysis related to situations in which I am perceived as an authority, and as far as analysis related to any personal choices I may choose to make. Maybe those choices need to be delayed a bit.
My 6-digit date number is 5, the number that tells of motion that ends stability in order to prevent stagnation.
My horoscopes: “Money can symbolize many things, Sagittarius, and today, something to do with your finances could leave you feeling rattled to the core, as Pluto joins forces with the Moon in your second house of material gains and losses. You could feel like your security is being undermined by somebody with control over your earning—or spending—power. If this is the case, try to remember that your bank statement is essentially just a list of numbers. Your true security comes from within, so work on reinforcing that instead.”
And: “You may not feel like you are exactly "clicking" with anything today. Indeed, adjustments will need to be made, either on your part, or on the part of the people you are dealing with, in order for there to be any sort of resolution. Your emotions may be feeling tied to the ground yet your mind may want to take off into the stratosphere. Dilemmas between deciding whether to act or be passive may leave you paralyzed. Just go with the flow.”