Four of Swords/King of Pentacles. 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. I need to pause sometimes and just let my brain be quiet for a bit. Often when I do that, interesting things surface. The King of Pentacles (cusp of Aries, “I want,” action oriented, assertive, competitive, and Taurus, “I have,” sensual, stubborn, cautious, physically oriented) is the expert on managing resources, maintaining energy, and on the physical world manifestation of all kinds. The King is the steward of Nature and the generous and supporting boss, and he is reminding me that I need to appreciate the talents and abilities of those around me, for they have the potential to bring benefit to all. This might be a good day to make certain that everything in my physical world is in place; this was I will be prepared to help myself, and others.
My Thoth cards are The Devil reversed and the Ten of Cups (“Satiety”) reversed. The Devil (Earth (cold/binds and dry/shapes, and stable, material, practical energies that are slow to change), Capricorn (“I build,” ambitious, competent, cautious, cunning), Ayin (the eye, senses), and the Path between Hod (which provides analysis and communication) and Tipareth (the hub of the creation process where energies harmonize and focus to illuminate and clarify) tells of being caught up in the physical world and the effects of the physical senses, to the point of being bound or addicted to those things.The Devil, on the other hand, is often the scapegoat blamed for any excesses of the physical world. After all, enjoyment of the physical world is somehow seen by many as a denial of or estrangement from God. My Devil is reversed, and this could very well be indicating some kind of weakness that encourages the negative sides of this card. Lethargy, bondage and addiction; oy. The Ten of Cups (Mars, action, spontaneity, aggression, drive, in Pisces, “I believe,” feeling, duality, spirituality, suffering and growth) in an upright position offers the manifestation of happiness, simple joys, and fulfillment. The number Ten is about the completion of a cycle or manifestation, and the suit of Cups is about emotions, feelings and the inner self, so this card offers the bounty that comes with the successful experiencing of all the lessons of the Cups cards. Uncle Al sees this one in a more negative way, for he believes perfect success may bring exactly what we hoped for, no more and no less. This can be a let-down sometimes. We look forward to achieving our goal, but once we have completed the process, we feel a loss.
My Legacy cards are the Knight of Wands reversed, flavored by The Devil reversed (again!). The Knight of Wands (cusp of Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling, deep, obsessive, and Sagittarius, “I seek,” philosophic, fun-loving, blundering) usually represents a person of passion, courage, enthusiasm and boundless energy; most definitely not background-type efforts. Often, this Knight is shown riding a proudly prancing horse, and this motion filled with confidence is a good indication of the energy of the card. My Knight adds passion to my day, but because he is reversed, I should be real careful that if I jump into the fight, the fight itself is worth it. In fact, I might be better off avoiding interactions of any kind, as they might not have happy endings. My reversed Knight is being flavored by The Devil, once again reversed. The Legacy of the Divine Devil is very handsome, and this version of The Devil tells very adequately about the seductive allure of superficial beauty and attractiveness. These things can easily blind us to reality, and overcome us with addiction. Since my Legacy Devil is reversed, perhaps those blinding seductions won’t have a strong hold on me today. Thank goodness that Knight is reversed, eh?
My 6-digit date number is 3, the number that tells of a new creation from the position and potential of the Ace, and the balance, polarity, and energy of “distance between” of the 2.
My horoscopes: “Moody much? Today the Moon in Scorpio, your sensitive 12th house, forms a tricky square with communicator Mercury in Aquarius, turning your thoughts to the paranoid, doom-and-gloom or overly emotional side. What's a fun-loving, typically upbeat Archer to do? Well, first and foremost, chill out. Steer clear of needy or conflict-prone people right now, and do some rejuvenating activities, like yoga or napping. You'll fare best when you let go of the need for a "story." Allow the feelings to flow instead of demanding an airtight, declarative explanation. Some things just are.”
And: “Balance out your boisterous, adventurous nature with a bit of discipline today. It is important for you to laugh, but it is also important for you to stay on task with your duties. The good news is that both of these things can work in tandem. They are not mutually exclusive. In fact, one will aid in achieving the other. Be serious, but feel free to have a good time and keep things in perspective, as well.”