So with the card associations of Mars in Scorpio & Mars in Gemini, we are looking at powerful Mars energy in the reading today, very much reflecting the conjunction tomorrow between Mercury & Mars. You may be are called today to recognise an uncomfortable truth, that any negative thoughts that may be plaguing you are actually the result of choices that you have made in the past, choices that have led you to satisfy your immediate desires, rather than hold out for the authentic experiences that you really need. Now that you are standing outside the situation, you are able to view this from a detached perspective, and to recognise how you may have succumbed in the past, to relationships or emotional behaviours that do not truly reflect who you are, in your heart of hearts. This distresses you, but it is something that you can act on, although it is unlikely to happen in one day. Know your passions, understand them, see that you desire more than the comfort promised by stability and stasis, know that you are strong enough to go after what it is that you really do want, strong enough to understand the passionate intensity and longing of your soul. To assuage these feelings with half measures and to pacify them with substitutes, is only likely to generate stress in your outer life.
Through numerology, the associated Major Arcana today is Art, as it was on Monday, so we begin and end with the same card. Alchemy is the theme for the week and I am drawn to share here then, a transcription of the Latin that is written on the card Art, in this deck.
“visit the interior parts of the earth; by rectification you shall find the hidden stone”
The Knight of Disks, The Five of Cups, The Nine of Swords.
My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the beautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. I can often be found at home, deep in arcane research, or practicing some new form of divination whilst burning the dinner! My children probably wish that I was “normal” but may well remember my eccentricities fondly when they come to face the challenges of their own paths. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice, in offering guidance, empowerment and healing, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.
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