Five of Cups reversed/Three of Pentacles reversed. 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. “Suffering over one’s suffering” is a keyword of the upright Llewellyn Welsh Five of Cups, and today I should be able to see the good stuff, rather than the bad stuff. The Three of Pentacles (Mars, action, spontaneity, aggression, drive, in Capricorn, “I build,” ambition, cunning, competence) tells of competence, planning and teamwork. The Llewellyn Welsh card also tells of skills, making use of talents, and finding comfort in humble work. My card is reversed, though, and I may find that I am losing interest in some physical world task. Perhaps some renewed enthusiasm is in order.
My Thoth cards are The Empress and Adjustment/Justice. Wow!!! Powerful women! The Empress (which corresponds with Earth (cold/binds and dry/shapes, and stable, material, practical energies that are slow to change), Venus (beauty, allure, pleasure, relationships), the Hebrew letter Daleth (door or womb) and the Path between Binah (female receptive energy and the origin of form and structure) and Chokmah on the Tree of Life (dynamic male energy and the origin of vital force and polarity)) is one half of the Major Arcana representation of the Sacred Feminine (along with The High Priestess), the half that is about creativity, fertility of all kinds, a deep connection to Nature and the nurturing of others, and an enjoyment of the senses. My Empress is not stern and analytical. On the contrary, she is able to enjoy the pleasures of Nature and of her own body, and she is able to create a pleasing environment for all. Crowley sums this up: love and let love, rejoice in every shape of love, and get thy rapture and thy nourishment thereof. Sounds like good advice. Justice is a card of adjustment, and that is why Crowley calls this one “Adjustment.” It corresponds with the element of Air (hot/separates and wet/adapts, and quick, animated energy that usually brings problems or challenges that bring growth), Libra (“we are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation), Lamed (ox goad; training or teaching), and the Path between Tiphareth (the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify) and Geburah (the place where forms and structures are challenged or affirmed). To Crowley, this card presents two important concepts: balance and truth, and it tells us that the purpose of the law is to implement and manifest these two concepts. Crowley also sees Adjustment as telling of a suspension of activity while waiting for a final decision. The traditional image of Justice has two pillars on it, as does The High Priestess; hmmmm . . . each is a guardian of sorts, Justice a guardian of equilibrium and The High Priestess a guardian of secret knowledge. The High Priestess is also connected to The Empress, the queen of sensuality and the senses.
My Legacy card is the Four of Coins, flavored by the Nine of Coins reversed. 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. Wealth and resources can either be our slave or our master; we should value them, but not be afraid to use them to benefit everyone. There is more to the world and to life than physical things, and perhaps I need a reminder of this today. My Four of Coins is being flavored by another Coins card, the Nine of Coins reversed. The Nine of Coins (Venus, beauty, allure, relationships, in Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, work and service oriented) in an upright position tells of accomplishment through the imposition of discipline. The Legacy Nine of Coins also hints at seeing these accomplishments through rose-colored glasses. Affluence and comfort allow us to spend time focusing inward, true; and that would not be possible without affluence and comfort. But since this Nine is reversed, perhaps its energies are encouraging that bit of obsession over physical word resources being presented by my Four of Coins. All six of these cards together are hinting at a physical world imbalance, one that can be fixed by valuing non-physical world resources.
My 6-digit date number is 9, the number of completeness of manifestation or effect.
My horoscopes: “Game over! Admitting defeat isn't something you do often, Archer, but it may be necessary under today's alignment of the Moon and tough-love Saturn in your 12th house of endings. Rather than get down on yourself about this, look at the big picture. Is this mission bringing the rewards you'd hoped it would? Is it something you want to expend more energy on? This is not a sign of failure, Sag; it's an opportunity to "recalculate" and head in a more fulfilling direction.”
And: “It isn't because your new projects demand such precision that they are causing you problems. You still have a tendency to think that details impede you from having a global vision but this is simply not the case. There really is no conflict between the long-term view and the short-term needs. You just think that the latter gets in the way of the former. Try thinking of the details that you find so annoying as stepping stones to your larger vision.”