Two of Wands/Three of Cups. The Two of Wands (Mars, action, spontaneity, aggression, drive, in Aries, “I want,” action oriented, pioneering, assertive, enthusiastic) tells of power, influence and authority, and the implementation of the Will. This is a card of action and ownership, personal power and authority. The Three of Cups (Mercury, reason, intelligence, orderliness, communication, in Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, tenacious, nurturing, moody) is about connections, emotional abundance, and about blessings. Each of these cards, interestingly enough, presents a version of authority. The big difference is that one presents authority achieved in a solitary fashion, and the other presents authority created by a group, a loving group. These two ideas can certainly butt heads, but today they will work to support each other. The group will support individuality, and individuality will add strength to the group. Perfect balance!
My Thoth cards are The Hermit reversed and the Ten of Wands (“Oppression”). The Hermit corresponds with Earth (cold/binds and dry/shapes, and material, practical and stable energy that is slow to change), as well as Virgo (“I serve,” practical, analytical, work and service oriented, orderly), Yod (open hand, touch), and the Path between Tiphareth (the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify) and Chesed (the place where forms and structure are stabilized and nurtured), and is about searching within for a deeper meaning, often through solitude bordering on discomfort. The Hermit tells us that in order to release the past and achieve something of value, the work must be done internally, usually involving solitude to the point of discomfort, and with an outward mantle of “business as usual.” Like The High Priestess, he deals with hidden or not obvious knowledge, however The Hermit understands that his knowledge is insignificant when compared to what he does not know. He also acknowledges that the maintenance of his solitude requires will power, and today that might not be an efficient use of energy. I certainly can take a short moment alone, but my focus needs to be outward, and on the betterment of the group. 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 or taken over, and paired with the reversed Hermit, my Ten of Wands is warning me that if I insist on solitude, I could end up in a downward spiral.
My Legacy card is the Knight of Wands, flavored by the Nine of Wands reversed. Oh boy, another Wands card, this one the poster boy for being out of control. The Knight of Wands (cusp of Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling, deep, obsessive, and Sagittarius, “I seek,” philosophic, fun-loving, blundering) usually represents a person of passion, courage, enthusiasm and boundless energy; most definitely not background-type efforts. This Knight can be seen to represent the coming and going of energy, but that process may not be effective because things are not seen through to completion. Lots of intense energy hanging around today, but it needs taming. My Knight of Wands is being flavored by yet another Wands card, the reversed Nine of Wands. . The Nine of Wands (Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination, in Sagittarius, “I seek,” philosophic, fun-loving, adventurous, blundering) in an upright position 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, and oh boy, look out. We have a seasoned warrior (the Knight of Wands), but it looks like in his enthusiasm he is missing the fact that a bump in the road is rapidly approaching. Look out!.
My 6-digit date number is 4, the number of depth and stability.
My horoscopes: “Ambitious much? Today, when you wake up with the Moon in hardworking Virgo and your career corner, you're pumped and ready for anything. You may not see yourself as a natural-born leader, but others do, so if all heads turn to you for direction, follow your gut and lead the way! By late afternoon, the Moon moseys on into Libra and your collaborative 11th house. Unwind with friends and a night of karaoke or a picnic in the park.”
And: “Some enlightening conversations could take place today with a partner, possibly romantic, possibly career-related. New methods of operation could come to your attention, possibly involving modern technology that could speed up the process and increase your income. However, bear in mind that some of what you're hearing about may not be feasible for a while, and other ideas may never be practicable. Remember to remain objective and check out all the facts.”