Page of Swords:
There’s a lot on your mind today and a lot of things to do.
For the most part you are pretty happy just getting on with everything but there seems to be such an abundance of chores that you may need to watch that you don’t miss something…
Especially running with scissors as this can imply that if you do miss something it can come back to hurt you later or imminently.
Your mood is happy and upbeat and as you go about your day there is a sense of childlike fascination in all that you do and perhaps a bit of manic energy in which you do it in.
This is not the day for cutting ties with anything or anyone in your life without giving it further thought. If you rush in and act without thinking something through then you may find out something else further down the line that you didn’t know at this time which brings to mind the saying “act in haste… repent in leisure.”
For this is exactly what you will be faced with, namely, the hard, cold fact that you could’ve avoided the impulsive actions and/or words you used.
You don’t want to get your hands dirty and yet at the same time you can’t help leaving your palm marks everywhere you go as if you are marking your territory out in some haphazard way.
Six of Batons
Sometimes you just want to go with something and sometimes you just want to sit back.
Today is a bit like that… the need to choose how far you want to go with a situation/project or something in your life or how much you want to hold back and see if the situation/project takes care of itself.
It may be a dream you are having on what you wish to do with your life and you need to “pluck” the details to what your next step is out of your imagination.
It may also be that you are not quite ready to pick up the baton and run with it but rather know that your stance in “sitting pretty” will work for you. Either way — with the Victory card, ie Six of Batons (Wands in many decks) — you are a winner.
This Six of Batons is called “Triumph” in this deck. It refers to the sense of pride and glory that goes with a job well done. Still you’ll have to strike a balance between sitting back on your laurels and taking the reigns and running with them.
Do not get too far ahead of yourself. The white horse is looking a bit anaemic to say the least and whilst it still has a lot of strength in it to be holding your weight you do not want to push your luck too far.
At the moment it is working… the roses are blooming and you are “sitting pretty” but this may not always be the case.
Wheel of Fortune
Be conscious of the decisions you make today as well as the words you use to communicate your needs. With Mercury conjuncting the North Node, what you put out there can have far reaching consequences, particularly in the way you express yourself to others.
The North Node, like the Wheel of Fortune, refers to karma, fate and destiny. Reaping and sewing. The Law of Attraction. The winds of change.
It’s a reminder that all we send out comes back to us in some form or another. It may not be today; it may be months or years or even lifetimes away.
Venus and Chiron are also in aspect today, indicating a need to let go of painful associations. This can be an important step toward clearing up some of the negativity in your life, especially if you’re holding onto something (or someone) that no longer serves you.
The Wheel of Fortune is all about life’s natural cycles and rhythms. It can bring exciting new opportunities or challenges you have to face. There are as many ups and downs as there are highs and lows. One day you’re “on top of the world” and the next you’re clawing your way back up from the bottom.
Knight of Swords
You may be feeling a sense of urgency today — to chase after your goals, deliver an important message or reach some objective that you feel time is running out for.
The Knight of Swords is a fearless and driven individual who can be so intent on pursuing his goals that he fails to see any obstacles in his way. In some ways this is a blessing in disguise: in the “what he doesn’t know can’t hurt him” vein.
But the downside of the mind-set is an inability to see what (or whom) he’s trampling over in his single-minded quest to get to the finish line.
The Knight of Swords can be aggressive and abrupt. He’s no-nonsense and no-BS and is unlikely to worry about sparing anyone’s feelings. He’s also not someone you can reason with or who will be deterred by emotional displays.
In this version of the card the Knight and his stallion are both wearing armor — and both cloaked in royal attire. The Knight raises his sword and rears back on his horse in a gesture of defiance. A second Sword has been thrust into the ground in a symbol of triumph. The spoils of war are behind him.
As with all the court cards, this may be someone in your life or it may be a set of attitudes that you need to adopt. If he’s someone in your life — especially someone you’re at odds with — your best bet is to just get out of his way.
He can be combative and contentious, which means that you’re not going to make any headway in getting your views across.
What do you know and what don’t you know? Are you preaching to the converted or are they preaching to you?
The Hierophant is about knowledge and from what can be seen in this version of the card it looks as if there is a long lost wisdom being given out to the masses under various guises.
Where does this wisdom come from and where is it going?
If you look at the base of the tree it is as if wisdom is still being learned and put into practice and if you have found yourself perhaps sitting back and “looking” at life without partaking in it then you will know that you are still learning and becoming wise but from a different perspective than if you had been involved in a situation.
On the other side of the coin the various figures surrounding the tree who look to be actively requesting information and wisdom may all be in the throes of their own personal dramas and not seeing the facts clearly.
This is what it can be like when you are caught up in life all around you and doing things too quickly, becoming emotional and not sitting back to learn from your past mistakes.
We all sometimes need a wise observer or friend who can guide us when we have become so embroiled in a situation that we can’t see things clearly.
As Venus sextiles Pluto today you may be feeling the urge to merge. This aspect brings together the planets that rule love (Venus) and sex (Pluto) — among other things.
The Lovers card can bring someone new into your life or heat up an existing relationship. It can ignite (or re-ignite) a rapturous passion. And it can cause you to throw logic completely out the window as you give in to your desires.
Be careful with that though, because Venus and Pluto can also be tremendously seductive. Pluto represents power but as we can see from the figures in this card, it’s the female (Venus) calling the shots here.
This version of the card references the famed mythological sirens who lured unsuspecting seafarers into the rocks. But this sailor isn’t exactly falling for it. While she tries to coax him over the ledge, he holds onto the one thing that can save him — a weapon he’s concealed from view.
The Lovers card can also represent decisions. Choices between lovers (as in a love triangle) or choices between love and something else. In this scenario the choice may even be between life and death.
The Venus / Pluto transit is not likely to be so dramatic. But it does call for you to look at your relationships (and relationship choices) with a more discerning eye.
Ace of Bows
As Mars moves into Sagittarius today, you want to be thinking about your dreams, desires and intentions; as well as the actions you can take to turn them into a powerful reality.
The Ace of Bows (Wands in most decks) speaks of directing your energy toward your goals with purpose and intent: much the same way you’d take aim with an arrow and launch it at a distant target.
If you’ve ever done any archery, you know that you don’t just pick up an arrow and fling it haphazardly into the air. You have to pull back, focus on your objective and become one with the bow before you even shoot. Once you let go of the arrow, you’re committed to the outcome so you have to put everything you have into hitting your target.
This is the energy you want to keep in mind as you work on manifesting your goals. This card — called the “Spark of Life” here — refers to that raw, pure, unharnessed energy that is the Ace of Wands as it changes energetically from spark (idea) to flame (intention) to contact (manifestation).
The symbol for Sagittarius is the “archer” which is perfect for this card. And Mars is all about drive, initiative, energy and action: also perfect. Put them together and you have all the tools that are necessary to manifest your reality, via the Ace of Bows.