Monday, January 12, 2015


Queen of Pentacles reversed/King of Cups reversed.  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.  Our Queen represents Water of Earth, and represents a time when emotions support the senses (or counteract them, if the card is reversed).  Today I just might find that my feelings and my senses are not in accord, and I should choose carefully which one I will listen to.  The King of Cups (cusp of Libra, “We are,” partnerships, balance, cooperation, and Scorpio, “I desire,” intense, controlling mysterious, obsessive) is the expert on emotions and the subconscious, mainly because of his life experiences.  He is able to be calm, caring and diplomatic when dealing with others, and still get things done by getting people working together in a productive way.  My King of Cups is also reversed; too bad these two aren’t upright because they would be a potent pair.  But no worries, I just need to focus on what is working for me today, and I need to be careful not to be envious of those who are able to get things done in my place. 

My Thoth cards are the Queen of Cups and the Ten of Wands (“Oppression”) reversed.  The Queen of Cups (cusp of Gemini, “I think,” curious, sociable, dual, and Cancer, “I feel,” sensitive, tenacious, nurturing, moody) represents the energies of Water and The High Priestess manifested into the Minor Arcana.  Crowley sees this Queen as representing the Mother Goddess (and he sees The High Priestess as representing the Virgin Maiden Goddess).  She is comfortable with her own feelings and visions (whatever they are), and she is comfortable dealing with the feelings of others (whether serene or uncomfortable) without losing her own serenity.  She is chaste, not necessarily sexually chaste, but rather she is able to resist indulging in effects that might harm herself or others.  This makes her a good counselor, as well as a a romantic, a psychic, and when reversed, an enabler.  But she is upright, and her passive and serene energies might be just what I need today.  The Ten of Wands (Saturn, discipline, responsibility, limitations and resistance, in Sagittarius, “I seek,” philosophic, fun-loving, blundering) in an upright position tells of being taxed to some perceived limit, or of feeling as if we are out of gas at the bottom of a hill that must be climbed.  This card can also tell of a passion that has taken a life of its own and then gotten out of control or taken over everything else.  Without checks and balances to keep things under control, this is what happens, but those checks and balances will be able to divert the Oppression today.  No matter what, if I keep the inner landscape of my Queen of Cups, even the most odious and seemingly insurmountable task will finish itself up and fade away.

My Legacy card is Faith, flavored by The Magician reversed.  Faith is the name of the Legacy Hierophant.  The Hierophant corresponds with Earth (cold/binds and dry/shapes), Taurus (“I have,” sensual, cautious, stubborn), Vau (the nail which holds tradition in place), and the Path between Chesed (the place where forms and structures are stabilized and nurtured), and Chokmah (dynamic male energy, the origin of vital force and polarity).  This card is an archetype of Spirit (with The Emperor as archetype of the Sacred Masculine, The Empress as archetype of the Sacred Feminine, and all three representing the supernal triad) that reminds us of the value of tradition, ritual and ceremony, and conforming to the rules and traditions with the aim of presenting the highest good of the group.  There is duty to be found in this card, as well as morality, and a suggestion that tradition should not be accepted blindly.  The Legacy Faith card presents a more universal spiritual concept than the traditional Hierophant (hence its name), as well as the more traditional rituals, dogma, orthodoxy, initiation, and levels of attainment within a spiritual practice.  Tradition and the good of the group are important today, and my thoughts and plans and actions should be manifested through this type of framework in order to do the most good.  My Faith/Hierophant is being flavored by The Magician reversed.  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 more importantly the ability to control that manifestation, and because my Magician is reversed, he is reinforcing the importance of working toward the highest good of everyone, rather than my own personal good.  My reversed Magician is also warning me that the ego could be a problem today, especially if it appears that I am effective in helping others.  It might be better to remain somewhat in the background.

My 6-digit date number is 5, the number that tells of motion which disturbs stability in order to prevent stagnation.

My horoscopes: “Let the sun shine in! Today the Moon is conjunct adventurous Jupiter in Leo, your ninth house of travel and cross-cultural connections. The themes of the day are your sweet spot, Archer—think: expansion, journeys, higher education, a quest for greater understanding. How can you widen your perspective? Travel? Writing a book? Enrolling in a degree program? If you do go on a trip, be sure to find some good comrades to celebrate with along the way. Your mood is exceptionally generous—and life is so much sweeter when shared.”

And: “All dissatisfactions will be abolished today as you systematically confront and resolve all the little problems that have been bothering you lately. Your tolerance threshold is low, or non-existent. Give a wide berth to friends who have been irritating you lately. Your wardrobe improves dramatically as once and for all you discard all those clothes that don't fit, or no longer suit you.”


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