When I first sat down to write this post, I wanted to ask you how you could benefit through the last ten days of this zodiacal year ~ the year that runs from Aries through Pisces. And it IS a good question. But then my mind started drifting. It’s Pisces time, after all. Why focus?
I started thinking about all kinds of things from my past, and one of the things that came to mind was how I first entered this odd world of woo-woo and not so woo-woo Wonder.
I took up tarot, astrology, and numerology at about the same time, back in 1991. Tarot was my gateway to the others, which followed within a few months. Some of the tarot authors I was reading at the time ~ and I was reading A LOT of them ~ kept mentioning zodiac signs and planets and I said to myself, “Hey! What’s going on here? What does “Taurus” mean, or Jupiter?” I took the first steps toward a long quest to find out.
After a while, the three systems became so intertwined in my head that when I look at a card, I don’t see just one card. I see a whole constellation of cards and zodiac signs contained within the one. Let me give you an example. This is what the 10 of Cups looks like to me.
When I look at a card, the first thing that happens is that it goes a bit blurry. That blurriness allows the other card images to reveal themselves. They’re blurry, too, or somewhat transparent. Nothing is particularly crisp or sharp.
(The woman in the front has such a dreamy look in her eyes, and kind of sad ~ very Piscean to me ~ so I thought she made a nice addition to the cards for illustration purposes.)
Then associations start to flood in, like tags floating through my head.
That’s how parts of the cards for Pisces, Neptune, Scorpio, and Pluto find themselves attached to the 10 of Cups. They all come together into a visual montage.
Can you see why I called the 10 of Cups reincarnation?
After the blurry flood, I start thinking. The blur turns to a linear, non-emotive interpretation of the card, which in turn, gives me information about the astrological meaning attached to the last ten degrees of Pisces and the 10 of Cups:
The third (Scorpio) decan of Pisces, through the influence of Pluto (Judgement) is secretive, adept at psychology, and more ambitious than her sister decans. Of all the Pisces decans, she is likely to be the most reclusive.
Pluto (Judgement) gives this decan great regenerative ability. It is adept at research, is investigative, and resourceful. This decan, with its keen business sense, is capable of achieving great wealth. As the last of the 36 decans, it is the decan that takes the transformative step into the next life.
During these last ten days of the zodiacal year, examine ways in which you’ve stepped into or could step into a new life—marriage, a move, new career, family—and the rewards which are there. (Excerpt from the Tarot-Lunar Calendar for March 2016).
And then there’s more
And that’s just the first wave. After that I may think about all the other cards that belong to this family of cards: the Ace of Cups, the other 10s, and the cards of Mars. You see, the 10 of Cups is also associated with Mars in Pisces, so it’s a second cousin of sorts to The Tower and the other Mars cards. Here’s the family tree for the 10 of Cups with all the cards it’s connected to, and you may even be able to think of others:
Who knew there were so many, right? If you’re familiar with all these associations, you might adapt your interpretation if the 10 of Cups is paired with any of these. How would the 10 of Cups paired with the 10 of Pentacles (Mercury in Virgo) fare?
(Well, to start, Pisces and Virgo are polar opposites. Mercury is extremely rational in Virgo. Mars is extremely emotional in Pisces. If these two went to dinner with each other, it could make for a volatile night. Facts vs. Passion. Chaos vs. Order.)
With all of that coming in, it’s very hard for me to say “Oh, it’s a big, happy ending. Life is grand.”
I just can’t ~ even with this image of a beautiful rainbow of cups and children happily playing, I just can’t say, “Everything’s wonderful,” and have a credible smile on my face.
I just can’t.
Which is why I don’t do tarot readings often and why I rarely use more than three cards. I mean, come on. Here’s this beautiful happy 10 of Cups card and I’m talking about endings and death and starting anew, with people popping up out of their graves, a mysterious moon and towers, a hanged man and Death riding a white horse. WTF!?!
Sometimes we know too much. There’s too much information and not enough woo-woo. That can happen to me with tarot. (But, oh, how I love the cards.) And believe me when I say that there can also be way too much woo-woo and not enough information. It all depends, right?
So, anyway. Here’s to the end of another zodiacal year and my best wishes to you for a fruitful and happy reincarnation into the next cycle.
The Gemini Moon is in a supportive aspect with the Aquarius Sun today. The vibe is mental, social, and friendly.
Gemini has the gift of gab, so there should be no shortage of small talk today.
Open windows if the weather allows to get some needed air flow moving through your home.
Gemini is perfect for a cocktail party. If you’re planning a get-together, have fun with Gemini’s love of variety by hosting a tasting party. A dip party is another idea, with several kinds of dips to serve with fresh veggies and chips.
Arms, hands, and lungs are Gemini’s body parts. Give your hands the spa treatment with a lemon salt or sugar scrub. Add several drops of lemon essential oil to a cup of salt or sugar with enough olive, almond, or vegetable oil to cover. Keep it by your kitchen sink in a sugar bowl with an easy lift-off lid for easy access.
Add a pair of something in a prominent place—candles, salt and pepper shakers, vases, anything—to remind you of the dual nature of all things.
Jupiter ruled, the number 3 adds humor to the day. It’s a big day for social interaction and self-expression. Both Gemini and the 3 are great mimics, so enjoy some fun impressions via Jimmy Fallon or…do some of your own.
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The Moon is in conscientious Virgo Jan 5th and 6th. We are full of potential that can blossom into skilled artistry. Virgo reminds us to pay attention to the details and to stretch just a little further than we thought we could to reach a new level of mastery. We’re not seeking perfection. We’re trying to get just a little bit better at what we do.
Applying the Virgo work ethic to whatever you are doing today will be life changing, I promise. Not because it’s going to change the world, but because it will change your world, even if only in a small way.
The 8 of Pentacles is the card for today and one of the cards for Virgo. As an 8, it indicates power and success. There’s a will to go further than before, to push past plateaus.
Potency is defined as the “inherent capacity for growth and development.” It implies that you are not yet what you might become. . . The testing grounds never end; the challenges are always at hand. Slowly and steadily plugging away, you have the ability to produce a more perfected, masterful result as you continue to painstakingly and diligently refine your efforts. Leave no stone unturned in your masonry. There are diamonds to be found among the shards. Year-Seer Cycle 8, CJ Wright
What diamond might you discover today or tomorrow if you stick to the project at hand and put all your effort into it?
2018 is here and we’re all playing the role of Goldilocks as we adjust to the new vibes. Some feel too much, others too little, and some are just right.
The biggest energy shift for me is always the change of energy that comes with my Personal Year number. 2017 was a #1 year and it was easy to see “me, me, me” in the headlines every day. 2018 is a #2 year that emphasizes duality, partnership, and unions. There’s room for more than 1 in 2018.
Just as the universal energy changes here on planet Earth, it also changes for you personally. We’re all born with a Life Path energy that’s based on our birthday, just like our natal chart. Your Life Path energy is influenced by the universal energy which changes from year to year. It’s not unlike Jupiter aspecting your Sun in a different way each year until he’s been through his 12-year cycle, and then he repeats himself the next 12 years, and so on and on and on.
It’s easy to figure out your vibe for the year. Add the numbers of the month and day you were born to 2018 (or 2). If you were born in the month of February (#2) on the 13th day (4), your base number is 6. Add 2 (for 2018) to the 6 and you get 8.
Each number has a planet that it resonates with. 2018, being a #2 year, is associated with the Moon. It brings fluctuation and a desire for a partner. It’s dual in nature and that duality can move to partnership and union. If your Life Path is 1 which is focused on leadership and individuality, the 2 vibe may present some problems for you as you adjust to being in the background at times. If your Life Path is 6 which is focused on the group or clan, the 2 vibe of 2018 will take less adjustment.
The planets associated with the numbers 1-9 are:
Sun, the Leader
Moon, the Partner
Jupiter, the Truth-Teller
Saturn, the Master
Mercury, the Adaptor
Venus, the Artist and Lover
Neptune and Uranus, Bringers of Light
Mars, the Powerful
Pluto, the Transformer
I’m in a #6 year, so Venus is the planet of the year for me. The emphasis is on relationships of all kinds, as well as artistic expression.
Want to know more about your annual vibe? Check out my Year-Seer series available on MoonKatz.com. Year-Seers are annual guides to the Personal Year. They include an annual overview, a look at the energy using the tarot, the planet, color, and crystal of the year, and a monthly and personal day forecast.
The Moon is in Gemini for the rest of the year. Through 3:11am (ET) on January 1st, to be exact.
It’s a great way to transition to 2018’s universal year number, which is 2. So we go out with the Twins Moon and begin next year under the influence of 2.
There’s something about that which I find comforting. After a year of too much me, me, me, it will be refreshing to turn attention to “you and me” and “us.”
Find some lighthearted moments with the Gemini Moon as the year draws to a close. Put a pair of something in plain view (champagne glasses, candlesticks, vases, cups, plants, anything) as a symbol of the transitioning energy.
Here’s an early Happy New Year and good wishes for 2018. Double that!
The Aries Moon in the first quarter phase is in a stressful square with the Capricorn Sun. These are two mighty forces. Will Capricorn take the lead while Aries feels the heat? That could put a little pressure on the Aries Moon.
What comes after the pressure?
Do you some chilling under this Aries Moon. Adapt a little here, maybe a little there. Keep it in the Zen Zone. And then, make your move.
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