The Magician/The High Priestess reversed. Oooooooh! The Magician corresponds with Air (hot/separates and wet/adapts, and quick and animated energy which usually presents problems or challenges), Mercury (reason, intelligence, orderliness, communication), Beth (house; builder) and the Path between Binah (female, receptive energy and the origin of form and structure) and Kether (the source, limitless possibility). The Magician works hard to perfect his abilities, to make use of those abilities in unexpected ways, and to focus and carry through to the end of a task (which is pretty important to him). This card is personally significant to me; the skills of The Magician were gifted to me after a particulary harrowing experience, so having this card appear is empowering. Because this card represents represents the deliberate and conscious manifestation of tangible knowledge (and the ability to control that manifestation), he is reminding me of the skills I have worked so very hard to perfect, and he is encouraging me to use them. 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 this pair), 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. She is reversed today, and while she offers a validation of The Magician’s outward manifestation because she is reversed, she also offers a bit of a warning. One thing The Magician can have trouble with is remembering that his power is not sourced from within him; I need to keep humble today.
My Thoth cards are the Eight of Cups (“Indolence”) and the Ace of Disks. The Eight of Cups (Saturn, discipline, responsibility, limitation, law and order, in Pisces, “I believe,” feeling, duality, suffering, soul growth) tells of an ending or a decline or a change of direction, often one associated with emotions, and it offers one possible response to that decline or change: moving on. Crowley sees this one as the “hangover card” because the outcome of indolence and overindulgence is often a hangover. This is an appropriate card to see today, as I return to aerobic discipline after a long weekend of celebration. Today is a new day, and I need to leave behind what no loger serves me. Aces present potential only, and the Ace of Disks (Aries, “I want,” action oriented, assertive, competitive, Taurus, “I have,” sensual, cautious, stubborn, and Gemini, “I think,” curious, talkative, dual, social) tells of the presence of potential that is connected in some way to the physical world, and perhaps the physical world is where I can have the most impact today. Crowley calls this card the root of the element of Earth, and thus it tells of all possibilities within that element, from the very best to the very worst. I like the fact that this card is here along with the Eight of Cups. Sounds like I should be able to begin my return to balance, eh?
My Levacy card is the King of Swords, flavored by the Five of Coins. 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. He can be seen as one facet of the Justice card, and his kind of analysis based on experience and wisdom may be useful today. My King of Swords is being flavored by the Five of Coins. The Five of Coins (Mercury, reason, intelligence, education, skill, communication, in Taurus, “I have,” sensual, cautious, stubborn) tells of some loss or need within the physical world. Sometimes this card can indicate an inability to balance personal issues with professional issues, something our King of Swords might experience. It is difficult to be objective when someone we know is in need, and sometimes we should help them out; other times we need to give them the opportunity to grow and learn on their own. Which will it be today? Even if I will be facing the more difficult version, there is a lesson to be learned, and that is a good thing.
My 6-digit date number is 10, the end of a cycle, which reduces further to 1, the number of position and potential.
My horoscopes: “When lighthearted Venus departs your serious second house of practical matters, where it's been decamped since December 10, you'll finally be able to let your hair down. Starting today, the sensual planet brightens Aquarius and your garrulous third house. You could sell lattes to a barista—but save your gift of gab for something more meaningful, like putting together the ultimate Team Sag. With even just a few equally talented co-conspirators, there's no telling how successful you could be.”
And: “Your playful attitude is apt to be met with opposition by someone who refuses to see things your way. Walk away from those who aren't committed to helping with the situation. It could be that there are people out there who are purposefully trying to sabotage your plan. You are too smart to fall into this sort of trap. Prove to others that even though you may be happy, that doesn't mean that you are gullible.”