Queen of Pentacles reversed/The Hanging Man reversed. The Queen of Coins (cusp of Sagittarius, “I seek,” philosophic, fun-loving, blundering, and Capricorn, “I build,” ambition, caution, cunning, authoritative) is very good at sustaining the physical world, keeping things dry and cozy and safe and orderly. She has a “greatness of soul” and can easily manifest this greatness around her through her visualizations. She is comfortable with all physical world sensations and experiences, she understands the philosophies behind building and healing and nurturing, and she is able to find beauty in all experiences. Our Queen represents Water of Earth, and represents a time when emotions support the senses (or counteract them, if the card is reversed). Because she is reversed, there could be a discord today between what I’m feeling and what I’m sensing. 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. This could very well be the discord I am sensing in my reversed Queen of Pentacles. After all, she strives to bring comfort, but The Hanging Man receives his Aha! Moment through discomfort!
My Thoth cards are the Princess of Cups and the Queen of Swords reversed. 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. She is my only upright card today, and thus she is important. 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. She is Earth of Water, and thus all about feelings and sensations, particularly pleasant feelings and sensations. That kind of optimism and belief that everyone has good intentions might be nice to immerse myself in today. The Queen of Swords (cusp of Virgo, “I serve,” practical, sensible, work and service oriented, and Libra, “We are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation, grace) can be considered a Minor Arcana representation of the Justice card, which is about responsibility and the relationship between “cause” and “effect.” The main difference is that while Justice is about the law, the Queen of Swords is about the intent behind the law. Interestingly enough, the upright Queen does not appear to have the strength of Will to raise her Sword point up. The reversed Queen points her Sword upright, but in a way she is using her weakness to accomplish this. Unreliability? Deceit of some kind? Food for thought? I think I will stick with my Princess of Cups and all those good feelings.
My Legacy card is the Ace of Coins reversed, flavored by The Moon reversed. The Ace of Coins (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. This card represents the seed of something that could be great; this could be money or fertile condiions that could bring success, but because my Ace is reversed, those possibilities might not manifest to my advantage. My reversed Ace is being flavored by The Moon reversed. 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), and is about feelings and emotions and instincts and the subconscious. This card tells of falsehood and illusion, deception and chaos, 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 their manifestation can either be helpful or harmful). I read an interesting description of The Moon: it represents the life of imagination without the life of the spirit, and it represents fears of the natural or primitive mind, and this makes sense to me. Here is The Fog I have been experiencing, but since my Moon is reversed, I am being reminded that fear is the mind killer. This fear could very well be what is not allowing me to tap into the potential of my Ace. More food for thought.
My 6-digit date number is 11 (Archangel Uriel), which reduces further to 2, the number of balance, polarity, and the energy of “distance between.”
My horoscopes: “Keep your ears open. You can talk with the best of them, Sagittarius, but as the Moon in your ninth house of knowledge forms a cosmic alliance with spontaneous Uranus today, it seems like a piece of news will be a game-changer for you. Pay special attention to any clues you receive from overseas, from books or even abstract philosophies. You might be able to apply one of these concepts to your particular situation with stellar results.”
And: “You may feel as if your smile is unwelcome today. It may seem to you as if there is some sort of gloom and doom to people's attitudes that makes them unwilling to accept any sort of good news. Don't let this stop you from maintaining your own cheerful state. It is important that you not probe too deeply into the reasons behind other people's behavior at this time.”
I saw frost on the grass when I went for my walk this morning! Fall is at its peak right now, and I can sense how the energies of the Sacred Masculine have withdrawn. Most of the leaves on the trees are no longer green; yellow and orange and red are the canopy colors now, and leaves swirl to the ground whenever the wind blows. Many trees are just about leafless, and more and more I am seeing the lovely lace of branches against the sky. The Goddess is quiet too; Her pregnancy is advancing, and as time passes Her focus moves away from Her Consort, resting peacefully in the Summerland, and more toward the Child growing stronger each day in Her womb.
I love this quite time. I love looking within as everything without settles in for the winter. We may actually get a bit of snow tomorrow morning!