Sunday, August 3, 2014


Nine of Wands/Ten of Pentacles reversed. 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 so we can guard our assets.  This card also tells of the order and control that helps us to plan for possible challenges or hostilities to come, the way a seasoned warrior would plan. This kind of fortitude or planning may be valuable today, but I need to remember that one of the correspondences to this card is our Moon, and thus both illusion and imagination.  Another correspondence is my own sun sign, so the message might be personal. The Ten of Pentacles (Mercury, reason, intelligence, education, communication, in Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, work and service oriented) in an upright position 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.  My card is reversed, however, and I do need to remember that I need to do something with all that bounty in order to prevent it from becoming a burden.

My Thoth cards are the Ten of Cups (“Satiety”) and the Princess of Cups reversed. The Ten of Cups (Mars, action, spontaneity, aggression, drive, in Pisces, “I believe,” feeling, duality, spirituality, suffering and growth) offers the manifestation of happiness, simple joys, and fulfillment. The number Ten is about the completion of a cycle or manifestation, and the suit of Cups is about emotions, feelings and the inner self, so this card offers the bounty that comes with the successful experiencing of all the lessons of the Cups cards.  Uncle Al sees this one in a more negative way, for he believes perfect success may bring exactly what we hoped for, no more and no less, and in the end it does not make us happy. The Princess/Page of Cups corresponds to Libra (“we are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation), Scorpio (“I desire,” intensity compulsion, mystery) and Sagittarius (“I seek,” philosophic, adventurous, blundering) and is a card of soft and tender energies and of getting fulfillment through connections to others, and through innocent and simple joys.  Crowley sees this card as representing a more immature version of the Queen of Cups, and that means she might be seeing the world through rose-colored glasses.  That kind of optimism and belief that everyone has good intentions will not serve me.

My Legacy card is The Emperor, flavored by the Seven of Cups reversed.  Now, there is a clear message. The Emperor corresponds with Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive, energetic change), Aries (“I want,” action oriented, assertive, competitive) and the Hebrew letter Heh (window, illumination), and in an upright position represents confidence, authority, and the archetype of the Father.  The Emperor instills balance, form and structure onto the fertility and creations of The Empress, and those things are important today.  The best way to make the day have a happy ending is to follow the rules, get things done on time, and encourage others to do the same.  My Emperor is being flavored by the reversed Seven of Cups. The Seven of Cups (Venus, beauty, allure, relationships, in Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling, obsessive, mysterious) represents the distraction, sensory overload and dissipation that can happen when we are presented with too many enticing choices. The traditional image of the Seven of Cups shows seven cups, each filled with what appears to be a wonderful gift: the Wreath (Saturn and The World); the Castle (Mars and The Tower), the Woman (Venus and The Empress); the Snake (Mercury and The Magician); the Veil (the Moon and The High Priestess), the Jewels (Jupiter and The Wheel of Fortune), and the Dragon (our Sun and The Sun).  All Major Arcana cards, so if the card was upright these choices would be important.  What I need to remember is that I am not only limited to what has been presented here, and because this reversed card is flavoring my Emperor, I should not be hypnotized by what appear to be pleasurable choices.

My 6-digit date number is 5, the number that tells of movement that stirs up stability in order to prevent stagnation. 

My horoscopes: “It's a magical, mystical day, Sag – the kind full of synchronicities, where the not-so-ordinary feels completely ordinary – so stay open to messages from higher realms. Sensitive Venus is making a harmonious angle with grounding Saturn in the most spiritual houses of your chart, connecting to unconventional Uranus in your creativity zone. Drop in on a meditation session or randomly open a metaphysical book and see what "guidance" comes to you. You could also try strolling through nature, the greatest muse of all.

And: “The fiery charge of the day is helping you press through with the projects you have brewing. Set things in motion now. Move out from the background and onto center stage. Your rocket is fueled and ready to take off. All you have now is to ignite the engine. Use the power of your emotions to deliver a powerful boost that will propel you to the stars.

Lammas Blessings!s


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