Friday, December 5, 2014


Four of Wands reversed/The Star reversed.  The Four of Wands (Venus, beauty, allure, relationships, in Aries, “I want,” action oriented, assertive, enthusiastic) is about building enough to become established, and about the results of harmony and effort and creativity combined.  Because the card is reversed today, there may be a quiet before the storm of activity, but the quiet itself could be the danger.  Even reversed, this is one of those cards that is not terrible but still, I need to be aware. The Star (Air, hot/separates and wet/adapts; Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, cause-oriented, the group, aloofness; Tzaddi, fishhook; the Path between Malkuth, the physical world of action and outer, physical reality, and Netzach, the stimulating factors of emotion and inspiration) is the “good will to all” card, and while it can hint at some unexpected darkness, it also reminds us that things will turn out okay in the end.  The Star reminds us to have faith (and this card is indeed the embodiment of faith), for while it may seem to be the darkest night, the dawn is just beyond the horizon, and it is in the dark sky that Stars can really shine.  The Star is another one of those cards that is beneficial even when reversed, and the fact that they have appeared here today tells me there is a good change I will turn them both back around.

My Thoth cards are The Universe and Art/Temperance reversed.  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) 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.  Crowley sees this one as the crystallization of a particular matter, and he warns us that this crystallization could bring a delay of some sort.  Well, some seeds need to be “wintered over” before they will germinate, so this makes sense.  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.  Because it is reversed, I may not deal well with complex situations today.  Perhaps I need a bit of structure in order to be efficient.

My Legacy card is the King of Swords reversed, flavored by the Ten of Swords.  The King of Swords (cusp of Capricorn, “I build,” ambitious, cautious, cunning, authoritative, and Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, the group, cause-oriented, aloof) is a good judge of people and situations. He uses his intellect to analyze, so he may not be compassionate but he is trustworthy, and he can be trusted to fiercely stand by his decisions.  The Legacy King of Swords certainly looks regal and fearsome, like someone who can proclaim his judgment for the best of all, without softness or mercy.  Because my King is reversed today, this kind of pure analysis might not be the effective approach, particularly when we look at the clard flavoring my reversed King, the Ten of Swords.  The Ten of Swords (the Sun, the inner core of a person or situation, in Gemini, “I think,” curious, sociable, dual, talkative) tells of the perception that interference, powerlessness and restriction will rule the day.  The futility, interference, and mental agony of the previous cards have manifested as a total breakdown of the thinkig process. The traditional image on this one is of a body laying on its stomach, with ten Swords sticking up out of his back, a perfect example of overkill!  My King is being affected by the energies of this card, which could be why he is reversed.  Self-pity can be a potent distraction, and surrender without hope is painful to deal with.  Either of these can un-man the most effective leader, and again I am being warned to be aware.

My 6-digit date number is 11 (Archangel Uriel), which reduces to 2, the number of balance, polarity, and the energy of “distance between.”

My horoscopes: “Your approach to life is that there's no such thing as "too much," which often works for you, Archer. But today, with radical Pluto aligned with the Moon in your efficient sixth house, it's time to rein things in. You've got too many applications opened, causing your system to run at a snail's pace. To zoom ahead, close some windows, focus your attention and get yourself organized. Map out your agenda and action items, including deadlines. You'll feel a wonderful sense of accomplishment as you cross things off your checklist.

And: “Are you entertaining colleagues from your job tonight? If so, you might be a little worried as to what they might think of your home, and of your skills as a hostess. Don't waste any time worrying. A good time should be had by all, including you, and everyone is likely to have a memorable evening. Just do your best, be your usual jovial self, and concentrate on having fun!


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