Sunday, January 5, 2014 – Day for Cardinal signs and Doers

Sunday, we have the Eight of Pentacles.

Unfortunately, it may be a day that bores you to tears.

If you like what you have to do on your to-do list, then you’ll fair better than the rest. You’ll probably be excited and invigorated to be productive and get things done. This is Cardinal energy. Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) start things, do things, and take control.

If not, the day may feel like you’re plugging away at something you’d rather not do. You want to go shopping, you want to have fun, you want sleep — you want to do something else!

You want to escape. (The Pisces Moon is still there in the sky.) Anything but this!

Well, I’m sorry. I truly am. It’s not one of those days. I’d chock the tense weekend up to the Cardinal Grand Cross. A person can feel like they’re caught up in a trap.

If you like to work, like the work you have to do, or have a positive outlook on the work that needs to get done, then this will be a good, productive day.

But if you want to slack, you may feel like you’re being dragged out of bed to do your chores.

In the first case, you’re aligning with the Cardinal energy. You’re initiating and doing what needs to get done of your own volition.

In the latter case, the Cardinal energy feels like it’s coming from outside of you and is expressed on to you. Like your mother telling you to get out of bed and clean your room.

Which scenario do you see yourself in? How well do you handle Cardinal energy?

Saturday, January 4, 2014 – 2 of Swords

Saturday, around noon Central Time, the Moon conjuncts Neptune and moves into the sign of Pisces, giving the collective an underlying dreamy mood.

There’s also a Cardinal Grand Cross in the sky creating tension. And it will be there until early June.

The card for today is the Two of Swords.

It seems to indicate that there will be some strife or internal conflicts.

For example, you may want to dream, pine, and vegetate today, but you can’t because of your commitments. Or, you might do the above, but feel irritated that you did not carry out your commitments. It’s not a day you can have it all.

In effect, you’ll have to compromise about something. That isn’t necessarily bad.

In the Waite-Smith deck, the card shows a woman holding two swords in perfect balance. In some decks, she is shown balancing on a rope or surface, and in the Thoth, the card is related to Libra, the sign represented by scales.

You’ll have to balance your priorities, even if the difference between your desires is vast. Keeping those swords evenly balanced and up is a feat, but you can do it if you are determined.

If you are confused as to what the right choice is, you would align with what’s important to you and what you feel is best for you. Use your intuition.

If you make the right choice, I think you’ll feel more satisfied and at peace at the end of the day, even if you didn’t get to do or get everything you wanted. You did what you needed.

Did you grapple with something today?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 – The New Year and Choices

The New Year kicks off with a New Moon in hardworking Capricorn, and the card for today, maybe even the year, is Two of Wands.

Two of wands is a dynamic card. Being a two, it is related to pairs. Being wands, the element is fire. Two of fire.

Did you know Mars is in Libra? Mars will be in Libra for another 7 months.

These are related by the way. Mars is a fiery planet and Libra likes to operate in twos.

Libras like to be paired and partnered. Libra also likes to see both sides of a situation.

So when you combine Mars (fire) with Libra, you can get fighting against the partner or the other, whoever ‘the other’ may be. Doesn’t sound so good, does it?

Well, I can’t stop the planets any more than you can; however, we have this card Two of Wands, and even with astrology, we have free will.

Twos are also about choices. Something that tortures our indecisive Libras out there.

Add in the wands… and you have choices about your actions, what you do, and what you invest your energy and passions in.

So this year, advice is try to align with the higher side of the energies available to you. Don’t pick fights with people (i.e. the other). Make good choices. Be fair. Decide on what activities or values you want to invest your energy in and decide what you want to stay out of. Act with integrity — something Capricorn is known for.

And if people start pointing fingers…  Remember: You have choices about what *you* do. They have choices about what *they* do.

Happy New Year!