Aug 24 2014
Today as Mercury moves into an opposition with Chiron, you may be thinking about the synchronistic events in your life and how all of your actions impact on one another and echo endlessly out into the Universe.
The Judgment card speaks of atonement, forgiveness and unconditional love. These are all qualities you’ll want to keep in mind today, especially if the need to act on any of them resonates with you personally.
This version of the card depicts a scene from Sheherazade’s Arabian Nights, in which a young Jinnī spirit appears in a cemetery to aid the fallen heroine Hassan Badreddine.
While not all Jinn creatures are angelic — in fact they are notoriously malicious — they all possess supernatural powers and are thus able to change the course of life and death. In this tale the young Jinnī’s compassionate service doubles as an act of retribution elsewhere.
Even in this context, the Judgement card has karmic implications. On one hand the Jinnī assists a mortal whose demise was unfair and untimely, thus creating positive karma. And on the other she defies the gods — thus creating negative.
The Judgment card tells us that what goes around comes around — even if not directly, and even if not in this lifetime. It refers to an epiphany or awakening, during which you realize the consequences of your actions and are therefore more inclined to proceed conscientiously.
Aug 08 2014
Today as the Sun and Mercury come together and both of them trine Pluto, you may be tapping into your own creative energy and harnessing “powers” that you didn’t even know you had. The Magician card refers to making something happen through your own skill, cunning and initiative.
In this version of the card we meet Prince Hussein, the eldest son of the Sultan of the Indies, who’s traveled to far-off lands in search of a rare gift to save a dying Princess. He returns with the most exotic and implausible gift of all, a shimmering, luminous magical carpet.
Not only is the carpet itself “magic” but it’s taken skill and discernment to secure and guide it. All of the necessary resources — all the confidence, aptitude, daring and resourcefulness — were right there at Hussein’s fingertips all along, although he may not have known it until push came to shove.
Look at all the flaming torches that are lighting the night sky. The Magician card promises a different sort of illumination; that which allows you access to the skills that are necessary for you to accomplish your goals.
The Sun and Mercury trine Pluto aspect is all about accessing your own inner resources — confidence (the Sun), ingenuity (Mercury) and power (Pluto) — to master your own destiny. This is no time to rely on auto-pilot. Like the Magician in this card, you may need to “rise above” your situation to view if from a different perspective.