Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Five of Cups reversed/Knight of Wands. The Five of Cups (Mars, action, aggression, drive, in Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling, mysterious, obsessive) tells of an emotional setback or disappointment, or perhaps the belief that a wrong choice has been made; this card also warns us that we are focusing too much on difficult emotions. Feelings and emotions can be powerful tools, and what I feel can end up manifesting into the physical world. Because this card is reversed, I should be able to focus on the good feelings rather than the bad ones.  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.  Often, this Knight is shown riding a proudly prancing horse, and this motion filled with confidence is a good indication of the energy of the card.  My Knight adds passion to my day, but he also warns me that I might see any differences of opinion as as a battle.  My armor will protect me, but I need to ask myself if the end result be worth the fight.

My Thoth cards are The Universe reversed and Art/Temperance. I had these same two cards a week ago, only with opposite positions; interesting. The Universe/World, which corresponds with Earth (cold/binds and dry/shapes, and material, stable and practical energy that is slow to change), Saturn (discipline, responsibility, limitations and resistance), Thav (mark or sign), and the Path between Malkuth (the physical world of action and physical, outer reality) and Yesod (the place where patterns and images emerge that may manifest into the physical world) in an upright position is a card of integration and involvement and understanding, a crystallization of the entire issue at hand.  Crowley sees this one as also telling of opposition or obstinacy.  The completeness of manifestation in this instance is set in stone; while it may also be the catalyst that begins the new cycle, the current cycle cannot be changed.  However, because my card is reversed, the unchangeable cycle can be released.  Perhaps that is all that needs to be done to bring my Universe upright.  Crowley calls the Temperance card “Art.”  Temperance corresponds with Sagittarius (“I seek,” philosophic, adventurous, blundering) Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive, energetic change), Samekh (the tent post), and the Path between Yesod (the place where patterns and images emerge that may manifest into the physical world of action and outer reality) and Tiphareth (the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify), and presents one version of the concept of balance: balance achieved through knowledge and experience of extremes.  If you split the Major Arcana cards into two horizontal categories, theory and practice, and two vertical categories, active and passive, Temperance falls in the middle of the passive practice cards. You could say that it presents a balanced version of active, outer energy and passive, inner energy, and even if releasing that which cannot be changed does not solve the problem, it will allow the return of this beautiful balance.

My Legacy card is the Ace of Wands reversed, flavored by the Two of Cups reversed. The Ace of Wands (Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic, egotistical, Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, sensible, orderly) tells of the initial emanation of enthusiasm or inspiration that could very well energize an entire process or project.  Lots of Fiery energy here, or at least lots of potential for that Fiery energy to manifest.  Upright, this manifestation could likely begin above the physical plane, but the card is reversed.  If the energy is to manifest at all, it might be of the body rather than of passion. My reversed Ace of Wands is being flavored by the reversed Two of Cups.  The Two of Cups (Venus, beauty, allure, relationships, in Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, family and home oriented, tenacious, moody) in an upright position 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, except that its energies usually focus on one other person, rather than the group hinted at by the Six of Cups.  I am uneasy about this card flavoring my reversed Ace; isolation is not comfortable.  The obstacles or blockages presented by these two cards are not devastating, but they can be uncomfortable.  Trouble being creative, and no one to support me or sympathize with me.

My 6-digit date number is 9, the number that tells of the completeness of manifestation or effect. 

My horoscopes: “Fill those coffers, Sagittarius. Today, harmonious Venus enters Capricorn, your stability-loving second house, until January 3. Practical matters are primary for the next three weeks. Does your daily routine support your goals for long-term stability? Are your spending habits in keeping with your realistic budget? Do your priorities support your savings plan? Now's the time to make tweaks that can have lasting, tangible results. (Hey, that trip of a lifetime or big-ticket item doesn't materialize by chance.) Your coworkers are keen on cooperating, too. Your new role? Office ambassador.

And: “You may be asked to make an important decision today. It has come to one of those points where someone draws a line in the sand. They have challenged you to cross it. Do you stay where you are and continue on without that person, or do you join them and support their goals and actions? The conflict today is between your head, which may be telling you one thing, and your gut, which is telling you another. Don't limit your choices to two. There are always compromises that can be made.


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