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Tarot Card of the Day – March 30 2010

VI Of Cups

Tiphareth in Water
Sun (☉) in Scorpio (♏)

Natural Pleasures

Take my hand and give me yours
Let me taste of your willingness
as eagerly we explore inner and outer beings
The music starts
and we take the first steps moving in rhythm to a dance
older than our souls, a dance not solely danced with limbs
or tongue or organs but with our very beings,
Masculine and Feminint energies
combining within ourselves and each other
a love letter written to the eternal
from the eternal

Six of Cups from Rohrig Tarot

I Ching Hexagram 20 Kwan “Manifesting or “Contemplation”
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Sun -The Gentle Wind Above
K’Un the Receptive Earth Below

It means both contemplative and being seen . The image is of a Vast Tower on a Mountain with a view of the countryside around It. From the Tower the ruler can be aware of both Heaven above and the people below and set an example for the people.
The time period that this hexagram is linked to is September-October where the dark is on the rise once more and the light subsides…
A couple of other images associated with this hexagram
The time in a ceremony in between when the ablution, ritual cleaning has been done, yet before the sacrifice has been made….(in a sexual context, the sexual act before climax (the rising and uniting of energies))
When the wind blows across the earth, the grass and trees etc, must give way before it…and it blows everywhere
When a king walks the earth, people must accede to his wishes, as he notices everything before him and corrects what is not to his liking, By his mere existence, he causes correction to happen…

Sun (☉) in Scorpio (♏)
This energy is all about powerful sensual feeling and transcendence, One of its symbols is the phoenix rising from its own ashes. The energy is passionate, sexual and consuming…

The card itself, has aspects of that fertility of the Sun upon the water (interesting in a way, that the Hexagram correspondent is that of Wind On the Earth (Air and Earth) so that both unions of male elements with female elements is represented by this energy”) . It’s title is The Lord of Pleasure

In readings the traditional ways of interpreting this card seem almost at variance with the meanings given above..
Well-aspected, upright, the card refers to nostalgic memories, remembering things in their best light
reversed or badly aspected, the traditional meaning would be looking at the past in a more realistic fashion, healing of past wounds.
If you consider the image of the phoenix rising of the sun in scorpio perhaps the traditional interpretation takes on new meaning.

Tarot Card of the Day – December 12 2009

VIII of Cups

Hod in Water
Saturn in Pisces

Long have I stayed here
drinking deeply of the pleasures offered
Now my soul longs for more
Cups lie empty strewn around me.
Surely there must be more!
I look out and feel a yearning
a calling- some message
telling me…what?
that I can be more than this mundane creature
with neither needs nor ambition
that there is purpose and meaning
once I give it such.
I know I will be changed
by what lies ahead
Do I have a choice?
Stay here and become not
bur remain that which I’ve been
or follow the pull
on mind heart and being
no choice at all
I reach out and
I’m gone


VIII Cups from Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

I Ching : 41 Sun, “Decrease”


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Ken (Keeping Still) Mountain over Tui (Joyous) The Lake – What is below is decreased to what is above, one is resisting the call of the Lake and hearing more the Lure of the mountain. There is something about male adolescence in this card if you think about the lake in terms of the feminine maternal and the mountain as the masculine. One must be careful not to try to ascend too quickly however as in increasing the top of a edifice at the expense of the foundation can cause instability.
“Decrease combined with sincerity –success no blame”. There comes a point for everyone where the time is right to move on. This is best done if the time is right and it is done with honesty rather than emotional drama as in having to create a scene to make it easier to leave.”

Saturn in Pisces also carries forth the idea of going out in the world. One must overcome irrational fears such as the differences between people in terms of poverty, affliction, race, etc and learn how to develop in service to all. There is the potential for a deep spiritual understanding with this force.

In readings this card is something of an elephant among blind men, with different people seeing it different ways. Aleister Crowley speaks of it as being “the German Measles of Christian Mysticism” (LOL) and describes it as the morning after a night that did not occur. The host tried to throw a party beyond his means. At any rate, very often when this card comes up, it means that the time has come to move on, usually to more serious or spiritual pursuits from the pleasant, perhaps a relationship has run its course, perhaps the time has just arrived to go.
Reversed Readings: It means that things are not yet over and there is still something that needs to be learned in the situation, This is not necessarily a pleasant thing. It can also be time to break up one’s patterns of relationships as one is not getting what one wishes to from it..

Card of the Day – December 4 2009 – Queen of Cups

I walked with her to her apartment, She invited me in. We waked to her living room. She guided my steps as she followed close behind, her hand gently motioning the way.
It seemed she could listen for hours and understand my entire being as each part was accepted and absorbed into those deep grey eyes of hers.
Even tho I felt her comprehension, I had no knowledge of what she felt about it all, only that there were dephs there I could never fathom. Gazing at her was like looking into a mirror of my soul but who knew what lay behind that silvered glass.

Water of Water
21° Gemini – 20° Cancet

Queen of Cups-Vertigo Tarot

I Ching Hexagram 58 – TUI
The Joyous Lake
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True joy rests on strength within — the top lines (this is a doubled trigram Tui, the lake on top of Tui the lake) yields to the inner stronger lines. Outward joy and gentleness must be based on steadfastness outwardly

Queen of Cups. So many different interpretations of that card and that fits because by her nature she mirrors what is in front of her at least on the surface. She will give you back what you show her and rarely let you see the depths below. Make no mistake they are there. She carries everything that she ever encountered. If she has been wounded she holds that beneath her surface and that may erupt. If she has known love, that is what you will find. Enormous strength almost always held in reserve, it is nearly impossible to deplete her tho she can feel used up.
Reversed you see someone as fickle as the sea and as potentially tempestuous, she has seen pain and returns it, she can be vindictive and relentless

The third decan of Gemini gives a socially innovative and trusting element to the card. Also one of purpose. The first two decans of Cancer add a strong touch of both Empathy and Unpredictability. Thus again going back to water, as there is a very fluid quality to all three of these decans, someone who can move socially within all circles, being able to pick up on other’s emotions often with unpredictable results.