The High Priestess reversed/Five of Cups. The High Priestess (Water; the Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination; Gimel, the camel who safely crosses Da’ath, the Abyss, and thus, has the secret of life; and the Path between Tiphareth, the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify, and Kether, the source, limitless possibility), is one-half of the Major Arcana representation of the Sacred Feminine, with The Empress being the other half. The High Priestess is the source of the power of The Magician (who is also in my spread today), the feminine version of The Hierophant, and the Keeper of the Mysteries. She is the Gatekeeper who determines whether I am ready to experience the Mysteries, and she is somewhat removed from everyday life although her mind is receptive. She is not about mental analysis at all; when upright, she tells me that in order to access the Mysteries she guards, I must know my inner self completely, and accept the messages of my Inner Voice, even if they defy analysis. But today she is reversed, and thus my fulfillment will be found in everyday life. 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 Llewellyn Welsh Five of Cups, and perhaps it will be the emotional pains that seem to captivate me today. Emotional pain is not all bad, though; after all, an inheritance brings unexpected bounty through the death of someone we love.
My Thoth cards are The Wheel of Fortune and the Seven of Disks (“Failure”) reversed. The Wheel of Fortune (Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive and energetic change), Jupiter (expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune), Kaph (grasping hand), and the Path between Netzach (the stimulating factors of emotion and inspiration) and Chesed (the place where forms and structure are stabilized and nurtured)) tells of sudden movement, but not movement caused by us or controlled by us. The Wheel reminds us that nothing is permanent and everything is always in motion, motion that we can’t control but that we certainly can benefit from. All we have to do is stop fighting the flows of energies. This card also tells of karma, “ripe karma,” if you will, karma that is ready to manifest. Finally, while some see this card as representing Fate (probably because we can’t control what happens when its energies manifest), others feel this card tells of manifestations controlled or initiated by the Divine, something a lot less random. The Seven of Disks (Saturn, discipline, responsibility, law and order, in Taurus, “I have,” sensual, cautious, stubborn) tells of pauses and choices and assessments. To Crowley, the pause indicated by the Seven of Disks is happening because of sloth and lethargy, and the image on the card is dark and heavy, even stagnant. Failure can happen due to a lack of success, but it can also happen due to non-performance. My card is reversed, and that means that while lethargy can still happen, it won’t control my day. I like these two cards together; things just might happen today.
My Legacy card is the Ten of Wands reversed, flavored by the Four of Swords. The Ten of Wands (Saturn, discipline, responsibility, limitations and resistance, in Sagittarius, “I seek,” philosophic, fun-loving, blundering) in an upright position tells of being taxed to some perceived limit, or of feeling as if we are out of gas at the bottom of a hill. This card can also tell of a passion that has taken a life of its own and then gotten out of control or taken over. Without checks and balances to keep things under control, this is what happens! Thankfully my card is reversed, and I just might be good at delegating today. Share the load! My reversed Ten of Wands is being flavored by the Four of Swords. The Four of Swords (Jupiter, expansiveness and growth, justice, fortune, in Libra, “We are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation) can represent a pause or truce or mutual deterrent, or a time of silence and isolation used to prepare for challenges to come. Often it is necessary to take a moment to absorb what has happened thus far, and this card offers that pause. The truce represented by the Four of Swords does not happen due to weakness, but rather through conscious choice and through a balance of power. After all, the truce is “supported” by Swords, the suit of the intellect. This combination tells me that a pause to collect myself will be useful today, and won’t derail my “get up and go.”
My 6-digit date number is 5, the number that tells of movement imposed onto stability in order to prevent stagnation.
My horoscopes: “Spread your message! Today, with the Moon conjunct motivator Mars in Aquarius, your communicative third house, you could be driven to move an idea or project ahead. If you have a writing or teaching venture in the works, spend time brainstorming, figuring out how to best shepherd it into reality. You might also join forces with a kindred spirit, realizing that no great endeavor is completed in a vacuum. If there's any tension, channel it into your communications constructively. (Translation: no fighting words, please.) The more you speak, the better the progress”
And: “Obstacles that you may have been encountering in attainment of cherished goals could suddenly seem to be melting away, clearing the way for making your dreams come true. This could involve physical health, plans for travel and education, and self-expression. You could also be feeling especially passionate at this time, so a romantic evening with that special someone would be especially enjoyable. You're feeling great, so make sure you look your best as well!”