IX Hermit + 0 Fool + VIII Swords ~ Shadowed: Ace Pentacles
I am unable to change others, and it is not my responsibility to “Change the World”. The best method within my power to inspire and promote positive change, is in being a living example of the qualities of character I value the most, practising both kindness and respect.
Temperance is an alchemical card. Medieval alchemy was fundamentally about trying to transform the essence of things, usually from something base to something refined. The most obvious and well known example is the attempt to turn lead into gold, but more broadly, alchemy can be understood as the attempt to purify and refine, not only with physical objects (such as metals) but with the human soul itself. Spiritually then, XIV Temperance is about the transformation of the soul in this manner and specifically about taking parts of the soul and concentrating them into something whole and beautifully unique.
Would you invite a known thief into your home? Allowing this thief to blatantly steal your hard earned luxuries and items right in front of you? So why do we allow insidious and negative thoughts to make themselves comfortable, and at home within our heads, consuming our minds and robbing us of all joy and happiness? The power to choose positivity is an authority within each one us. Choose wisely.
Page of Swords + IV Wands combination:
Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three…
Come with me
And you’ll be
In a world of pure imagination
Take a look and you’ll see
Into your imagination”
III Empress shadowed by King of Swords: the two of these cards together is about the integration and nurturing of the two energies, closing the gap between the Yin and the Yang, the combination creating a whole and becoming complete (our focus number nine). These two cards together combine emotional, physical, and intellectual. The female beauty who speaks truth plainly commands both respect and admiration. The Judge in a legal dispute is both discerning and understanding in his balanced and fair rulings.
Major Arcana VI The Lovers certainly sounds romantic doesn’t it? It must be about romance, it has the word ‘Lovers’ in the title of the card! Alas, I’ve never found anything remotely romantic to be found in this card historically in my readings, although many other readers have, and do treat this card as THE romantic catalyst card. Most often VI The Lovers is a connector card, or reads as a ‘connection’ between an array of possible partnerships. We have partnerships in celebration today, possibly Divinely inspired happy get-together’s with our Angel overseeing all in the VI The Lovers card. Basically both teams involved in the celebration with these two cards today, are all genuinely enjoying in each others happiness.
This card is all about winning at any cost and involves the game players, cheaters, pretenders, controllers, frenemies and energy vampires we all have to interact within our lives. 6W is associated with propaganda, self-interest, hidden agendas, using other people and their resources for self benefit, and most often is my red flag card signifying ‘bullshit’ or ‘narcissist’ if 6W is representing a person.
“Right place, at the right time, with the best attitude” for today.
Will the Sun illuminate some trickery, or reveal some deliberately concealed Truths today? 7P says all will come to light ‘eventually’, the importance of matters that occur today, may not be realised until a later time.
XIX The Sun + I The Magician & Shadow Card: VII Pentacles ‘Failure’ (RWS) Bide your time… Success not instant will feel like failure, patience and thoroughness is required.
So together these two cards talk about goodness manifesting, determined to find truth, will and determination to be good, speaking your truth freely, acting out of goodness etc or the flip side maybe the big kid who’s a fast talker, or acting impulsively and/or childishly.