Ace of Swords/The Fool. The Ace of Swords (Capricorn, “I build,” ambition, caution authority, cunning, Aquarius and Pisces, “I believe,” feeling, duality, soul growth, artistic) tells of the birth of ideas and concepts; it offers the power to analyze that is necessary in order to make good choices, and in order to react correctly to events in our day. This card is filled with intellectual potential, nice card to have on the New Moon accompanied by a partial solar eclipse! And so is The Fool! The Fool corresponds with Air (hot/separates and wet/adapts, and challenges that tend to require the use of the intellect to solve), Uranus (technology, science, radical change), Aleph (the head, youthful learning) and the Path between Chokmah (male in the electric sense, dynamic energy and the origin of vital force and polarity) and Kether (the source; limitless possibility). The Fool is the spark that begins the idea, and the neutral powers of creativity; he is above, beyond and before the world and all its extremes. He is also the archetype of the Holy Child, above, beyond and before petty squabbles, evil intent, and pessimistic expectations. What a nice combination.
My Thoth cards are the Ace of Disks and The Emperor. Aces present potential only, and the Ace of Disks (Aries, “I want,” action oriented, assertive, competitive, Taurus, “I have,” sensual, cautious, stubborn, and Gemini, “I think,” curious, talkative, dual, social) tells of the presence of potential that is connected in some way to the physical world, and perhaps the physical world is where I can have the most impact today. Crowley calls this card the root of the element of Earth, and thus it tells of all possibilities within that element, from the very best to the very worst, and since it is upright, the potential offered today will have good tendencies. No sure thing, mind you, but good tendencies are . . . well . . . good. 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), represents confidence, authority, and the archetype of the Father. The Emperor instills balance, form and structure onto the fertility and creations of The Empress, an important task. 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, and he does his best to guide and protect others so they may do so. The Emperor will make good use of the potential offered by my Ace of Disks; after all, Fire needs Earth as fuel in order to manifest.
My Legacy card is The Hanging Man reversed, flavored by the Seven of Swords. The Hanging Man corresponds with Water (cold/binds and wet/adapts, and emotional, sensitive and imaginative energy that tends to move deep, and attempts to take the same path as in the past), Neptune (inspiration, spirituality, magick, enchantment, dreams, altered states), and the Hebrew letter Mem (water, stability and balance, the reflective quality of thought), and presents the kind of balance that comes to us through surrender, and through deliberately attempting to see things in a different way. This card tells of initiation and destiny, as well as sacrifice and loss, but the interesting thing here is that in many situations, the face of the Hanging Man is not distorted by pain or suffering, as we would expect. Instead he is serene, as if he was experiencing a quiet epiphany. This card has a “wait and see” feel about it, or maybe a fatalistic acceptance of what presents itself. The key to The Hanging Man’s evolution is his ability to see without expectations, and without including the input of his body or his physical world, and this kind of sacrifice might be difficult for me to achieve today, because my card is reversed. Plus it is being flavored by one of the “selfish” cards, the Seven of Swords. The Seven of Swords (Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination, in Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, cause-oriented, the group, aloofness) in an upright position tells of the effort to maintain things as we want them, often through the use of deception and without considering the wants or needs of others. This card can also be referring to the effort necessary to maintain things, or lack of effort thereof. No matter what, these two cards seem to offer a Bad Cop version of the Good Cop of my Thoth cards today. Ugh, at least I know what not to do today.
My 6-digit date number is 2, the number of balance, polarity, and the energy of “distance between.”
My horoscopes: “Go-go-go? No-no-no, Archer! Today's arrival of the Sun and Venus in Scorpio and your 12th house of R & R marks your annual time for slowing down, unplugging and turning your attention inward. Enjoy a month of unapologetic withdrawal from noisy gatherings, and allow yourself to escape into a world of creation, meditation and spirituality. There's also a solar eclipse in Scorpio tonight, which can help you bring closure to something that's no longer useful in your life. Let it go so you can grow!”
And: “Today you might experience strange feelings that something is wrong, perhaps in the neighborhood, perhaps with a friend or relative. This is probably going to bother you all day today, so it might be a good idea to ring this person up, or otherwise look into the matter, as soon as you start having these feelings. Probably there is nothing really wrong, but someone close to you may have just experienced a shock of some kind.”