Path: 29, Netzach (Victory) to Malkuth (Kingdom)
I have read the Moon card described both as sinister and spooky. I find this card to be empowering and hopeful. Though we sometimes walk in darkness, surrounded by creatures ready to rip us apart if we stumble on our way, the divine is shining her light down upon us to illuminate our path. It is up to us to undertake the journey and ultimately it is on us if we succeed or fail.
There are also reminders that while there is the above-above, there is also the below-below where creatures of the depths lurk. This is the place of our true light and shadow. How well we recognize this will either help or hinder us on our path. Delivering us to or from the jaws of destruction.
Knight of Disks. The fiery aspect of Earth.
Rewards of patient work. Almost time to harvest, or reap. A state of peace. Nature in balance and man a part of nature. Not dominating over, but in harmony with. Focused on work, perhaps toil. #CardoftheDay#thothtarot
Chokmah to Tiphareth
Interesting to see movement from Chokmah to Tiphareth given my previous reading (two of swords). Hope. Clarity and focus. The flow of energy. What is really important and deserves energy and focus? What (or who) will be my guiding star from wisdom to find beauty?
Two of Swords (☮️; 🌒 in ♎) As the saying goes, "The lesson will be repeated until the student gets it through his thick skull". I missed my card of the day on Saturday, but my CotD for Friday was also the two of swords. So the question now is, A) did I not learn the lesson from Friday or B) am I just still in the midst of the same energies or C) is this something completely different and unrelated? My guess is a lot of A and as a result, I am still stuck in B. C doesn't really feel like the case.
So two of Swords. What is the lesson I should learn from this? Balance IS the key to finding peace. But not in the sense I originally came to in my previous reading (or at least not fully). It is more a balance of mind, body, and spirit in order to pursue my true Will. The intellect is a sharp tool, but it is not the only tool. It needs to be balanced with the emotions and truth of the body and both aligned with the spirit. The heart is as important as the brain.
Just yesterday I found myself carrying on an internal dialogue about how I allow my brain to overrule the yearnings of my heart and the desires of my body far too often. Which in many situations is exactly what is called for, but I fear I may have allowed myself to get stuck in that mode of being. I am too often denying myself that which would nourish me and fulfill me.
The consequences of staying stuck in this mode is the three of swords. I am not there yet, but if I do not correct my course I will be.
Two of Swords (peace): Peace... balanced on the point of a dagger. Not imposed by force, but rather easily disturbed. Intellect restrained by love? More like intellect tempered by love. Be happy knowing you are right, you don't have to always try to convenience others they are wrong.
Luna in Libra
Air (with a little water?)
Death. I live, I die, I live again. Transformation. Clearing the way; harvesting the fruits of labor or cutting away the dead, rotting parts of ourselves? Maybe part of it is that I am a goth kid at heart, but I usually see the death card as a positive. "Death" is coming. Sometimes death is quiet and peaceful, sometimes it is painful and traumatic. But it is part of the cycle. It is necessary. What part of me is going to "die" and what will be born in its place? #CardoftheDay
Seven of Disks - failure. Have you ever picked up a deck, began focusing on your question, and before even shuffling the cards felt like the answer is already on top? ...maybe I should have shuffled. #CardoftheDay
Two of Disks reversed. Faked happiness and enjoyment as a mask to the emotional turmoil in the background. Difficulty juggling multiple things causing instability in the earthly realm. Communication needed, but maybe best not in person. #CardoftheDay
Nine of Wands, strength. Battles have been fought and although the wounds may have been tended, they are still visible and felt. Defenses have been established once again. While you might not be out seeking a fight, you are prepared for one when it comes to you. The next battle may decide the outcome of the war. Victory may be at hand. #CardoftheDay
Queen of Blades reversed. Feeling that the reversal here is more of a warning to look deeper, rather than changing the underlying meaning.
A powerful, poised, confident feminine energy approaches. She wields the blades of her intellect cunningly in service of her emotions and passions. There is fire in this being of air. Caution and vigilance may be required. There is a greater depth behind her actions and words. #CardoftheDay
Princess of Swords, earthly aspect of air. Been getting a lot of cards with strong earth influences that are not Disks. Starting to think that a lot of my emotional and just general instability is pointing to an underlying issue in my root chakra. Which normally is where I am strongest. Also, yeah, all the things deciding it's a good time for a retrograde-athon. Apparently all the planets got together to say "Fuck You" #CardoftheDay