Wednesday, July 23, 2014


The Horned One/Eight of Pentacles reversed. The Horned One/The Devil (Earth (cold/binds and dry/shapes, and stable, material, practical energies that are slow to change), Capricorn (“I build,” ambitious, competent, cautious, cunning), Ayin (the eye, senses), and the Path between Hod (which provides analysis and communication) and Tipareth (the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify) tells of being caught up in the physical world and the effects of the physical senses, to the point of being bound or addicted to those things. The Llewellyn Welsh Tarot does not see the Devil as a more negative card (hence the name, “The Horned One” rather than “The Devil”), but still I do need to be aware of these tendencies.  This one is less about chains and bondage, and more about life in its natural state, without the interference of technology and society.  This card is about primal instincts and ancestral memories; some of that makes sense to me right now.  The Eight of Pentacles (Sun, the inner core of a person or situation, in Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, sensible, orderly) in an upright position tells us that diligence and an awareness of details are important.  Because the card is reversed, I will have trouble putting my nose to the grindstone today.  With that Horned One showing up, a day spent hiking or relaxing on the beach might be more in order

My Thoth cards are Judgement and The High Priestess reversed. Judgement corresponds with Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive and energetic change), Pluto (power, metamorphosis, cycles of dying and becoming), Shin (fang), and the Path between Malkuth (the physical world of action and physical, outer reality) and Hod (provides analysis and communication) and represents an opportunity to tally up and pay the bill so we can have a fresh start.  Crowley calls this car Aeon, and sees it as representing a final step that ends an issue of the past and at the same time brings us forward.  Deliberately releasing and leaving behind the things that no longer serve me  is not so easy to accomplish, but it might be worth the effort. The High Priestess (Water; the Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination; Gimel, the camel who safely crosses Da’ath, the Abyss, and thus, has the secret of life; and the Path between Tiphareth, the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify, and Kether, the source, limitless possibility), is one-half of the Major Arcana representation of the Sacred Feminine, with The Empress being the other half. The High Priestess is the source of the power of The Magician, the feminine version of The Hierophant, and the Keeper of the Mysteries.  Upright, she represents intuition and the use of hidden or occult knowledge.  In a reversed position, she could be saying that form and structure, and knowledge already made public, are important today.  If I am to focus on releasing what I need to release in order to move forward, this makes sense. 

My Legacy card is The Tower reversed, flavored by the Nine of Wands. The Tower (Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive, energetic change), Mars (action, spontaneity, aggression, drive), Phe (mouth or speech), and the Path between Hod (which provides analysis and communication) and Netzach (which offers the stimulating factors of emotion and inspiration)) is one of the Major Arcana cards that talks of adjustments.  This one tells of a violent or explosive correction in the way things are going that usually happens after more gentle corrections don’t bring the needed result.  The destruction caused by The Tower is actually clearing away the old and expired, so new growth can begin.  Because my card is reversed, perhaps there is still time to make the necessary adjustments in a more gentle manner.  My reversed Tower is being flavored by the Nine of Wands. The Nine of Wands (Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination, in Sagittarius, “I seek,” philosophic, fun-loving, adventurous, blundering) tells us that the final challenge approaches, and we need to ready ourselves.  Change is stability, and the faster we move the easier it is to maintain balance.  Perhaps my Nine of Wands is enabling me to find some good from the effects of my reversed Tower today. 

My 6-digit date number is 8, the number that tells of the conscious and deliberate response to the pause of the number 7 in order to delay degeneration and maintain for a bit longer the harmony and balance of the number 6.

My horoscopes: “Teamwork makes the dream work! The Moon in your partnership house gets all jazzed up by hot-to-trot Mars in your collaboration sector. Abandon your Sagittarius style of doing everything yourself and join forces. While you might feel like people are rushing you to make fast decisions, there's no sense in procrastinating either. Sometimes, you just have to take the plunge. The good news? You've got a fantastic crew to catch you when you make that "trust fall" today.

And: “Insights shared by a family member could lead to possible ways to increase your income. Expect to handle a lot of paperwork today regarding money, but this is a positive development and definitely should leave you feeling good about your situation. This is a great day to do in-depth research, as your intuition is high, and you're also apt to see through superficial appearances right to the heart of any matter that interests you.


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