Friday, January 23, 2015


Knight of Wands reversed/Six of Cups.  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 Llewellyn Welsh Knight in an upright position is seen as a clever and unpredictable person with a good sense of humor and a knack for seeing opportunities others have missed.  Because my Knight is reversed, ideas that are a part of this day might end up deflating like a balloon with a hole in it.  And that is the best case scenario, because tempers might flare as well.  The Six of Cups (Sun, the inner core of a person or situation in Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, compulsive, deep, obsessive) is a card of innocence, emotional balance and harmony, of simple joy that begets even more simple joy by infecting all that is around us at this moment.  This card is about friendship and play, teamwork, and drawing strength from shared experiences.  While ideas may not work today, I certainly should be able to draw strength from those around me.

My Thoth cards are the Prince of Wands (Bookends!!) and the Six of Disks (“Success”).  Uncle Al considered this card as representing him, and he had a lot to say about it.  The Thoth Prince of Wands is intense; his sense of humor is intense, his courage is intense and his endurance is intense.  He is romantic to the point of nausea and is real good at engineering stunts and then laughing, even if he is the one who ends up looking foolish.  He sounds like a fun guy, unless you have a migrane!  The Six of Disks (Moon, feelings and emotions, illusion, imagination, in Taurus, “I have,” Sensual, cautious, stubborn) brings an awareness of resources to the situation, both those that I have and those that I don’t have, in both the upright and reversed position. This card shows us what happens when we don’t let the apparent failure of the Five of Disks hold us back. Crowley sees the Six of Disks as a card of balance, and while that balance is fertile, it is also temporary.  The Thoth Six of Disks offers a brief reward for our efforts, and a glimpse of a possible end result that will bring success.

My Legacy card is the Three of Cups reversed, flavored by The Emperor.  The Three of Cups (Mercury, reason, intelligence, orderliness, communication, in Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, tenacious, nurturing, moody) is about connections, emotional abundance, and about blessings.  This card in an upright position shows what could be born from the potential to experience potent emotions and feelings of the Ace, and the caring, attraction and chemistry of the Two; however today it is reversed.  While I do understand that no one is really ever alone, emotionally this might be a day of solitude for me.  My reversed Three of Cups is being flavored by The Emperor, and yes, he tends to be a solitary ruler.  The Emperor corresponds with Fire (hot/separates and dry/shapes, and spontaneous, impulsive, energetic change), Aries (“I want,” action oriented, assertive, competitive) and the Hebrew letter Heh (window, illumination), represents confidence, authority, and the archetype of the Father.  The Emperor instills balance, form and structure onto the fertility and creations of The Empress, an important task.  The Emperor says that the best way to make the day have a happy ending is to follow the rules, get things done on time, and encourage others to do the same, and he does his best to guide and protect others so they may do so.  Looks like I will do well no matter where I choose to focus today, but my work may be lonely.  Effective but lonely.

Myre about my Bookends card, the Knight of Wands.  Some see the Knights as representing the element of Fire and some the element of Air, depending on the deck.  The suit of Wands corresponds with the element of Fire, so we have either Fire of Fire or Air of Fire; in either event, this is not a slow and steady card.  This Knight just loves adventure; he is impulsive and dramatic, and just loves to come to the rescue when someone is in trouble.  He can also be quite romantic and charming, and not in a quiet way.  The Knight of Wands represents the coming and going of energy, and this means he is associated with inspiration, travel, sports, ideas and brainstorming, theatrical events, high energy situations and idealistic causes.  He wants action and movement, and while this can sometimes be quite effective, it also makes for a volatile, unpredictable and self-centered personality.

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

My horoscopes: “Under today's harmonious Moon-Venus mash-up, you can smooth the feathers ruffled by Mercury retrograde. Forget about the trouble and strife. By simply bringing a little more compassion into your conversation, you can get people to overlook their differences and drop their petty complaints. Make a point to listen, though. You don't have to agree with the other person's perspective--just don't invalidate it. Once you understand where everyone's coming from, you'll get your chance to clear the air.

And: “Don't criticize the situation until you have come up with a better solution. Be creative in your approach. Realize that much can be accomplished if you approach the situation with confidence. Being pessimistic about all the problems will not help with finding the solution. Let your mind relax. Your intuition will guide you. Feel free to speak out with confidence and strength. Perhaps the most fanciful-sounding answers will prove to be the most ingenious solutions.


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