Four of Cups reversed, Queen of Pentacles. The Four of Cups (the Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination, in Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, nurturing, tenacious, moody) reminds us that too much pleasure, or maybe too much nurturing or overprotectiveness, deadens the senses. This is a card that describes what can happen when nothing goes wrong in our lives, and the “cloud” that pleasure can create might end up distracting me from the things I need to accomplish. My Four of Cups is reversed, and today that might be good. It is time to get rid of the need to wrap myself in a blanket and read a book while I sip hot tea. Cold weather can’t be allowed to slow me down. The Queen of Pentacles (cusp of Sagittarius, “I seek,” philosophic, fun-loving, blundering, and Capricorn, “I build,” ambition, caution, cunning, authoritative) is very good at sustaining the physical world, keeping things dry and cozy and safe and orderly. She has a “greatness of soul” and can easily manifest this greatness around her through the manifestation of her visualizations, and help everyone, including herself, in the process. She is comfortable with all physical world sensations and experiences, she understands the philosophies behind building and healing and nurturing, and she is able to find beauty in all experiences. This Queen represents Water of Earth, and represents a time when emotions support the senses (or counteract them, if the card is reversed). Nesting just might be the best compromise here, and if the weather turns cold again, at least the couch, the tea mug and my blanket will be nice and clean.
My Thoth cards are the Princess of Swords reversed and The Wheel of Fortune. The Princess/Page of Swords (Capricorn, “I build,” ambitious, competent, cautious, cunning, Aquarius, “I know,” friendships, the group, society, cause-oriented, and Pisces, “I believe,” feelings, duality, soul growth, spirituality) encourages us to use our mind and intellect to analyze our situations as well as our emotions and feelings. Uncle Al sees this Princess in an upright position as being a bit on the stern side, alert and looking in all directions. Because she is reversed, I might need to lighten up today, or maybe I need to not waste time analyzing every possible outcome. 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. Fortune 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. This card also tells of karma, “ripe karma,” if you will, karma that is ready to manifest in concert with the natural cycles around us. Will today be a day that I get the world? Or will it be the day the world gets me? I need to watch, and take advantage of whatever situations show themselves.
My Legacy card is The Hermit, flavored by the Ten of Coins reversed. That makes sense! The Hermit corresponds with Earth (cold/binds and dry/shapes, and material, practical and stable energy that is slow to change), as well as Virgo (“I serve,” practical, analytical, work and service oriented, orderly), Yod (open hand, touch), and the Path between Tiphareth (the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify) and Chesed (the place where forms and structure are stabilized and nurtured), and is about searching within for a deeper meaning, often through solitude bordering on discomfort. The Hermit tells us that in order to release the past and achieve something of value, the work must be done internally, usually involving solitude to the point of discomfort, and with an outward mantle of “business as usual.” Like The High Priestess, he deals with hidden or not obvious knowledge, however The Hermit understands that his knowledge is insignificant when compared to what he does not know. He also acknowledges that the maintenance of his solitude requires Will power. I need to remember the concept of using my discomfort and a shield and a tool, and this should be done without tooting my own horn. No matter how large the success or how skillfully it is obtained, I need to remain in the background. My Hermit is being flavored by the reversed Ten of Coins. The Ten of Coins (Mercury, reason, intelligence, education, communication, in Virgo, “I serve,” practical, analytical, work and service oriented) represents the attainment of physical world wealth and bounty, usually achieved through the implementation of long-term plans, and the attempt to maintain the status quo. The negative side of this card (yes, there is a negative side) is that if we pause too long to look at all the pretties, lethargy will take over, and all those good Coins will turn into a burden rather than a foundation, all ready to be used for new stuff. My Ten of Coins is reversed here, and it is describing to me how I can best tap into the valuable energies of The Hermit. No physical-world comforts!!
My 6-digit date number is 10, the number that tells of the end of a cycle, which reduces further to 1, the number of position and potential.
My horoscopes: “Renovation station? Your home could be a hotbed of activity, as energizer Mars enters Pisces, your fourth house of domesticity, until February 19. During this period, your abode might need repairs (or maybe it's the construction of a neighboring building that you'll notice at 6:00 a.m.). There could also be friction with a relative, especially a female family member, as the fourth house rules women. A good use of this assertive energy is taking excellent care of yourself. Think: Epsom salt baths, morning meditations and evening yoga. Feed yourself with positive energy--and make those habits last.”
And: “Things should be going well for you today, so don't miss out on the opportunities that await you. There is a sparkle in your eye that is unmistakable, and you will find that issues regarding love and romance are especially potent at this time. Love is on your side, and you should take this opportunity to delve deep into a love affair. Take a trip with the person or people you enjoy the most.”
I am finally being drawn back to the Wild Unknown Tarot. Yay!! I have been meditating on a card: The Seven of Swords. The image on this one is perfect! There are six various Swords that appear to be hanging on a wall above a fox, curled up asleep on top of a seventh Sword, the Sword the fox has chosen as his own. His nose is tucked into his fluffy tail and he appears to be oblivious, but his ears are perked up and listening, and one eye is open. This fox is guarding his Sword and will protect it and keep it, using cunning and subterfuge (the alert ears and the eye peeking out) as well as more obvious methods (actually draping his body over his chosen Sword). He does not even look at those other Swords. This is the one for him, and thus this is the one he is focused upon.