Six of Wands reversed/Five of Cups. The Six of Wands (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Leo, “I am,” passionate, dramatic, noble, authoritative) in an upright position expresses the celebration we feel when we have passed some test or successfully met a challenge. Yes, this card is about the sense of accomplishment and the recognition that happen when we stick to our own plan despite adversity, but it is reversed today. Looks like I need to remember that any victories I achieve today may not be of the long-lasting variety. I need to be careful that there is not undermining of my plan going on, and I need to remember that recognition is not the be-all and end-all of Purpose. 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. I need to remember not to obsess about uncomfortable emotions today, because that just might be my natural tendency.
My Thoth cards are the Princess of Cups reversed and the Seven of Cups (“Debauch”) 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. 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, but since my card is reversed, it could lead to discomfort or disaster. The lack of maturity in emotional matters could tend to bring deception or selfishness. I don’t want to shut down my emotions entirely; I just want to be sure they are appropriate reactions to the events of the day. The Seven of Cups (Venus, beauty, allure, relationships, in Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling, obsessive, mysterious) represents the distraction, sensory overload and dissipation that can happen when we are presented with too many enticing choices. Crowley sees this one as being drunk on pleasure, so drunk that we are not able to focus enough to make sensible choices. Another pair with a clear message; these two together are hinting at emotional excess. A bit of grounding? Or maybe some cleansing Fire?
My Legacy card is the Four of Coins reversed, flavored by The Hanging Man. The Four of Coins (the Sun, the inner core of a person or situation or the deepest self, in Capricorn, “I build,” ambition, authority, caution cunning) tells of very solid foundations and an awareness of the value of our possessions. This card tells of a resistance to change, as well as a need for predictability. Yep, could be the definition of “prudence,” but sometimes being careful is not the answer. Sometimes we need to risk it all, or allow change to happen even if on the surface it appears to be costly. My reversed Four of Coins is being flavored by The Hanging Man, who has been showing up lately, upright and reversed. 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. The Legacy card has a “wait and see” feel about it, a recommendation that we wait for a bit because the energies flowing around us are on the verge of changing. 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 into the issue at hand, and that could be the flavor my Hanging Man offers to that Four of Coins reversed. Owning an issue or a thing with obsession can cause stagnation, and we all know where stagnation brings us.
My 6-digit date number is 7, the number that tells of the pause that occurs as growth slows and degeneration approaches, usually requiring a choice of some kind.
My horoscopes: “Taking care of the body isn't hedonistic or trivial, Archer. After all, it's your soul's address! Today, with a powerful trine between the empathic Moon and sensitive Neptune, tuning in to your physical self is like coming back to your home sweet home. And because Neptune is activating your domestic turf, you'll want your personal space to feel less like a crash pad and more like your personal sanctuary. If you're not loving what you see, get busy rearranging, redecorating and clearing out stale energy.”
And: “If you actually knew the truth of all the things that are going on outside your world, you would be appalled. You should not take things at their face value today. It is important for you to simply go out and see things for yourself. Do not trust other people's word on what is the truth and what is not. Question what you see, and make sure you don't let others pull the wool over your eyes.”