Six of Cups/The Emperor. The Six of Cups (Sun, the inner core of a person or situation in Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, compulsive, deep, obsessive) is a card of innocence, emotional balance and harmony, of simple joy that begets even more simple joy by infecting all that is around us at this moment. This card is about friendship and play, teamwork, and drawing strength from shared experiences. Staying focused on the present is often a good thing, but sometimes looking back at pleasures of the past will inspire us to strive for a repeat. The Emperor has been showing up a lot lately. 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 Emperor says that 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. Both of these cards encourage me to share happiness, just in different ways.
My Thoth cards are the Two of Cups (“Love”) and The Moon reversed. The Two of Cups (Venus, beauty, allure, relationships, in Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, family and home oriented, tenacious, moody) tells of love and connections, usually having to do with feelings, relationships and commonalities, and a recognition or acknowledgement that a bond is beginning to happen, or is beginning to be restored after forgiveness is offered and received. This card is similar to the Six of Cups above, except that its energies usually focus on one other person, rather than the group hinted at by the Six of Cups. The Moon of the Tarot Major Arcana corresponds with Water (cold/binds and wet/adapts, emotional and sensitive energy that strives to stay the same), Pisces (“I believe,” feeling, suffering, soul growth, duality), Qof (the back of the head), and the Path between Malkuth (the physical world of action and physical, outer reality) and Netzach (the stimulating factors of emotion and inspiration), is about feelings and emotions and instincts and the subconscious. This card tells of falsehood and illusion and the Dark Night of Soul, and about magick and mystery. The Moon also tells of being either drawn to or susceptible to the effects of these things, and since my card is reversed, I will need to be cautious. Is all that love hinted at by the Two of Cups the real thing? Or is it just an illusion?
My Legacy card is the Five of Coins reversed, flavored by the King of Cups. The Five of Coins (Mercury, reason, intelligence, education, skill, communication, in Taurus, “I have,” sensual, cautious, stubborn) in an upright position tells of some loss or need within the physical world. Sometimes this card can indicate an inability to balance personal issues with professional issues; whatever the issue, the upright card presents the hidden reminder that there may be light in unlooked-for places, and those physical-world losses just might not be bad at all. My reversed Five of Coins is beign flavored by the King of Cups. The King of Cups (cusp of Libra, “We are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation, and Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling mysterious, obsessive) is the expert on emotions and the subconscious, mainly because of his life experiences. He is able to be calm, caring and diplomatic, and still get things done by getting others working together in a productive way. Another good Cups card, and my King will even make that reversed Moon card a non-issue. He will show me how to turn physical world discomforts into opportunities for emotional evolution.
My horoscopes: “Who's in charge? You like to be the independent one most of the time, Sagittarius, but with the Moon in your grounded second house playing nicely with courageous Mars today, you will want to make the rules. Now's the time to start a budget you'll actually stick to, tweak your daily habits for the better or apply for a job that can make you some more cash. You want to work until you feel settled and secure—then you can relax and flit the hours away.”
And: “Today may be a tough one for you. It might seem like nothing is fitting into place. Could it be that you are trying to be someone that you are not? If things don't seem to be working out, don't press the issue. You are better off waiting for a time in which you feel more confident about who you are and where you are going. Meanwhile, pour yourself a cup of tea and relax. Releasing stress can clear up a great deal of energy for use in other things.”