Like 45 minutes to an hour, but it was just so nice out, and I didn’t want to go right upstairs to my office. I wanted to hang with the cats outside, so that’s what I did. I get maybe ½ mile of walking with my commute home, since I can never catch the bus that stops closest, but that’s ok this time of year.
Anyway I did an 18min seated meditation. That felt good. And I’m tired! Early to bed.
Card of the day: Queen of Swords
She is very logical and intelligent. All this has the advantage of gaining clarity in situations but being able to work through things intellectually to a high standard.
She has enormous clarity & has the her intellect ability to judge and discern impartially, without the influence of strong emotions or sentimentality.
Unlike the Queen of Cups she connects to other people through an intellectual understanding rather than an emotional understanding.
Set my alarm for 6:20, to wake up to Henry snuggles and kisses and the first hour of the day, which is also ruled by Jupiter. May as well do this on the Thursdays of a waxing moon.
I found a great resource for the Thoth deck specifically! A soft-spoken Englishman with a penchant for nail polish, who films with his head cropped out of the frame. I watched a bunch of his YouTubes. He’s got a clip for each card, ranging from about 18-25 minutes or so, from the ones I’ve watched. I rather like the printed word though, so I’ve switched to his website. I can’t find a search engine on it, so I just go to the home page & type in the card I want in the browser window, right before “esotericmeanings” & hit enter again to find.
The Six of Swords was formally known as ‘The Lord of Earned Success’ implying success after struggle.
An air planet (Mercury) finds itself in the fixed sign of air which is Aquarius. Mercury is EXHALTED in Aquarius highlighting the intellectual qualities of the card. Aquarius is an air sign, which is detached and intellectual by nature and Mercury’s ability to analyse brings a clear perspective for us going forward. So the astrology of the card indicates a somewhat detached but balanced assessment of a situation is needed. We need to analyse something without bias and too much emotion to get the best result. Aquarius is also the sign of innovation and originality and so this card also represents communicating ideas that are new or perhaps unconventional in an orderly way.
Here’s another tarot site I go to a lot, specifically when dealing with decks that have fuzzy or convoluted or sparse descriptions in their accompanying manual.
Generally the 6 shows at least a slight reduction in stress and strain. Things may not be perfect, but they are going to be better than they may have been in the recent past. Take this time to get your head above water and decide where you’re going from here.
Six of Swords says a difficult cycle is ending – allow it to phase out now – quietly pass through it by setting your sights on the future. Look at things the way they are – not the way you want them to be. Think with an open mind. Investigate all the possibilities. You are experiencing an unpleasant, frustrating situation – sever yourself from it and you will know peace of mind and harmony, like the sunshine after a storm. You are making great progress now. Recognize that everything is relative to one’s viewpoint and communicate in a non – threatening way that will allow other people to consider new ideas, thoughts, beliefs and attitudes from perspectives that they have not yet considered.
Not that I spend all morning reading tarot websites! It’s just something fun to do occasionally – while caffeinating – instead of reading the dismal, world “news”.
Yesterday, on Friday the 13th I drew XIII Death, which was not at all surprising. Turns out that was the day Christ was Crucified too.
Took a bunch of notes while watching the video below.
Today I drew Five of Wands, called “Strife” in this deck, alas also not surprising.
Cute he’s wearing pink nail polish!
Geburah. Mars… Ya no shit! Within the past week I was ridiculed (again! for like the 10th time) over my employment situation and my grey hair, in the house I currently reside. This caused great strife in my relationship. I was also deleted on Facebook by an increasingly militant vegan friend who has taken to starting verbal brawl on my threads. She nixed me after I’d commented that I hoped her evangelical phase would calm down soon, that I was reminded of a high school friend who’d become born again.
Yesterday, I went to Albertson’s, a grocery store, with my boyfriend. The cashier had the money in his hand and was about to make change when he noticed me walking away with the empty cart. I was going to return it. He actually raised his voice, like a teacher scolding an errant child, and said, You get back here! That was all kinds of WTF. I only mention it to illustrate how conflict is coming my way in all levels, from the deeply personal to the random and trivial.
5 of Wands, Strife
The 5 of Wands often refers to conflict, tension and competition. Usually this is in the career/work arena, but sometimes it can refer to romantic rivals.
Five of Wands says you are feeling the stress of continuous competition – finding your ideas being continually tested through conflict and disagreements. You see life as a continuous battle. Always question authority – be firm and state the facts to clarify the situation and get the cooperation you require. Every form of oppression is an opportunity for liberation.