Dec 30 2014
ARIES: Two of Feathers
This month may see you feeling torn between two competing interests or desires and at a loss as to which one one you really want to follow.
You start the month with an opposition between Mars (your ruler) and Jupiter, which are moving through your 11th (social) and 5th (personal) houses.
The Mars transit has you thinking about where you fit in in the world and about the contributions you’ve made. The Jupiter transit is more personal: it’s more about creativity and self-expression.
As difficult as it is to balance these dual desires, you may find yourself at an impasse. It’s hard to feed one set of urges without feeling like you’re neglecting the other.
You may need to take the time to reflect, much like the Heron in this card.
Here we see him gazing down at his reflection in a tranquil pool. A crescent moon shines in the night sky, illuminating the pair of feathers that are crisscrossed on the water’s surface.
The Heron is this deck’s version of the Two of Swords. As this card often refers to inaction and immobility, you might take a page from the Heron’s book and use that inertia to reflect on your options before you make a move.
Aries is usually more about “act first and think later.” But this month you might want to hold back and weigh your options instead. In doing so you may just be able to find a way to satisfy both sets of urges.
Nov 01 2014
Knight of Chalices
Today you may encounter someone who inspires you to open up your heart and express your true feelings without fear or censure.
This could be an individual in your life (male or female) or it could describe qualities that you yourself need to develop. Qualities like love, affection, romance, and emotional expression.
The Knight of Chalices (Cups in most decks), while not exactly the proverbial Knight in Shining Armor, does have a certain romantic sweep-you-off-your-feet vibe. He’s ardent and passionate with a lot to say and a colorful way of saying it.
He may be “in love with love,” in which case he’s apt to be better at the hearts and flowers aspects of romance than he is at the nitty gritty.
Notice that this Knight is charging off on some unknown adventure with his chalice raised high in the air. He’s likely following his heart — and will go to the ends of the earth to find what he’s looking for.
There is a bit of a dramatic flair associated with this Knight. He can be chivalrous and gallant when he needs to be. Or when the mood calls for a softer approach he can be sensitive, caring and kind.
If this is someone in your life, you will know him by his charm, sensitivity, and emotional availability. He wears his heart on his sleeve and has no problem expressing feelings. He may reach out across the miles or send messages of love and affection from afar.
Oct 30 2014
ARIES: King of Swords
This month you’re likely to be thinking more about doing business and finding your place in the world than anything else.
With a line-up of planets moving through your 8th house — the area associated with joint resources and other people’s money — as well as Mars (your ruler) joining Pluto in your public sector, the focus is going to be more on career and professional achievements.
The King of Swords is all about power and authority. Success, Accomplishment. Strategy. Intelligence. You’ll have all of these things at your fingertips and should be taking advantage of them — particularly in the first two weeks of the month.
This is a time for putting your ideas out there — verbally or in writing — and communicating them to others. It’s not the time for ambivalence or uncertainty.
Look at the King in this card. He’s a bit more colorful and flamboyant than we’re using to seeing with the King of Swords. He’s usually rather stoic and somber.
But this whimsical version is just spirited enough to capture the dynamic and playful Uranus in Aries transit you’re dealing with and just dignified enough to capture the Mars in Capricorn transit you’ve got moving through your 10th house.
This King says you can have the best of both worlds. It doesn’t have to be all work and no play. And you won’t get anywhere if it’s all play and no work.
Jun 19 2014
Knight of Cups
It’s a big day today with the Sun conjunct Mercury which is still retrograde, as you may have already guessed from everything going a bit crazy around you.
So with that said and today looking as if retrograde Mercury will be hit with a dose of sunshine directly within its path you can look forward (or not) to things maybe going a bit more haywire than they have recently been.
In rides the Knight of Cups to add a bit of flare and drama to what is otherwise a day of needing to keep your wits about you so you don’t lose any more of your precious time trying to sort out the messes Mercury retrograde has been making.
Perhaps your partner will try to finally sit down with you today and talk things through. Well don’t go looking for any answers all at once because from the look of the image of the Knight of Cups he may have his emotions laid out for everyone to see but he doesn’t look as if he has any control or an inkling of what he really feels and/or wants underneath.
For this reason you need to hear him out with an open mind (and heart) and not make any sudden decisions yourself until things have calmed down.
If you lay one more thing at his feet he may either a) jump up to try to fix it quickly without thinking what he is saying or b) it will be the last straw for him and he’ll turn and run.
Mar 04 2014
Knight of Cups
Today would be a good day to put all rational thinking aside and indulge instead in your wildest romantic dreams and fantasies.
As with all the Court cards, the Knight of Cups may be someone presently in your life (or someone resurfacing from your past), or he could represent certain facets of you or of events taking place in your life.
If he’s someone in your life now, you will know him by his gentle, soft-spoken demeanor. He’s a lover not a fighter and can therefore be a bit passive. He’s governed by his feelings and may be given to flights of romantic fancy.
He often appears as a messenger — professing his feelings, offering an invitation or making a proposal. An unexpected contact or message, happy news from a loved one, or someone reaching out to you from your past are just a few examples.
In this rendition of the card we see a Knight and a fair maiden on an ornate wooden horse, flying high above his Kingdom. In the story that is the basis for this card — found on the Sacred Texts website — the horse was a gift to the King of Persia, meant to procure his daughter’s hand in marriage. Through many ups and downs, the story continues with the Prince (her brother) traveling the world — and finding love — on his wayward horse.