Two of Pentacles/Seven of Cups reversed. The Two of Pentacles (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Capricorn, “I build,” ambition, caution, cunning) reminds us that everything always ebbs and flows, and we need to do the same in order to remain dynamically balanced. Change is what allows stability to be functional, and I should keep that in mind. I should also remember that surviving this kind of dynamic balance can only happen if I am aware on many levels. The Seven of Cups (Venus, beauty, allure, relationships, in Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling, obsessive, mysterious) in an upright position represents the distraction, sensory overload and dissipation that can happen when we are presented with too many enticing choices. We could see this one as being drunk on pleasure, a kind of sensory paralysis that might be damaging if this card was upright. It is reversed, however, and once again I am being told that being aware of the consequences of my feelings and desires will serve me well.
My Thoth cards are the Queen of Cups and The Lovers reversed. The Queen of Cups (cusp of Gemini, “I think,” curious, sociable, dual, and Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, tenacious, nurturing, moody) represents the energies of Water and The High Priestess manifested into the Minor Arcana. She is comfortable with her own feelings (whatever they are), and she is comfortable dealing with the feelings of others (whether serene or uncomfortable) without losing her own serenity. She nurtures and encourages the serenity and dreams of others, too. 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 traditional image on The Lovers offers three people: a man, and two women (one representing virtue and one representing sensuality). The Lovers presents the two halves that when united with balance 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. The Queen of Cups can be seen as one of the Minor Arcana versions of The Lovers, and since my Lovers card is reversed, today is less about personal choices that bring fertility, and more about instincts and intuition.
My Legacy card is the Page of Wands reversed, flavored by The Wheel of Fortune. The Page of Wands (Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, tenacious, nurturing, moody; Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic noble egotistical; and Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, work and service oriented) is fun to be around, unless you have a migraine. He is about being open to new experiences and about being enthusiastic about whatever is happening, and his optimism just might tip things into the right direction. He is reversed today, and my energies might be a bit scattered. My easily distracted state of mind might not be a hinderance, though. My reversed Page of Wands is being flavored by The Wheel of Fortune. The Wheel of Fortune (Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive and energetic change), Jupiter (expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune), Kaph (grasping hand), and the Path between Netzach (the stimulating factors of emotion and inspiration) and Chesed (the place where forms and structure are stabilized and nurtured)) tells of sudden movement, but not movement caused by us or controlled by us. The Wheel reminds us that nothing is permanent and everything is always in motion, motion that we can’t control. The Wheel tells of luck and good fortune, and it tells of the concept of progression; nothing stands still, except if I allow it. More change, and perhaps the state of mind created by the reversed Page of Wands could allow me to enter a meditative state, and ride the wave. Or crash and burn.
My 6-digit date number is 4, the number of depth and stability.
My horoscopes: “No more oops-I-said-it-again syndrome! You usually say flat out what's on your mind, Archer, but not this Wednesday, as the Moon in your psychologically savvy eighth house forms a beneficial angle with serious and prudent Saturn. You'll be in touch with your feelings and can address them without blurting the unprocessed tidbits out in your usual blunt way. Today you'll share your revelations in a restrained, sensible way that doesn't offend or overwhelm.”
And: “Your mood should be generally good today, although you should be careful that you don't rub it into other people's faces. If people don't feel like being cheerful, it is not a good idea to force cheerfulness on them. There is an importance sense of duty that is prominent, and should be obeyed at all costs. Give your adventurous nature some sort of practical grounding which you can use to be much more effective in regards to whatever it is you get your hands on.”