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READING FOR THURSDAY, 11 MAY, YEAR 17 AQ.
Here is my three-card reading for Thursday the Eleventh of May, Year 17 Aq. I am using the Tarot of Hekate. The three cards I have drawn are the Princess of Pentacles, the Magus, and the Four of Swords.
PRINCESS OF PENTACLES
The Princess of Pentacles represents the element of Earth influenced by itself. Earth is a very fertile element, but it is also the most fixed, motionless element. When Earth moves it is extremely powerful, but getting it to move is extremely difficult. This card represents situations in which potential is great but movement is difficult –situations in which whatever is desired could be done, if only the situation can be set in motion. Although we have all of the skills, abilities, and resources we need to accomplish our goals, we may still find ourselves holding back either because we lack confidence or fear what others may think of us.
The Magus represents action and the ability to create and to do. The Magus represents our ability to work our will in the world –to bring about our desires through physical or magical means. The Magus represents the ability to Manifest –to shape the physical world through sheer will, mind over matter. The term Magus means magician, and the Magus uses the internal powers of the Soul to shape the external world into what he wants it to be. We all do this unconsciously -all of the time. But the Magus uses his will consciously to affect the world around him. In a reading the Magus means that we have all of the ability necessary to make our will manifest in the world. Our desire, whatever it is, is within our reach. Whatever we desire to do we can and should do. Any tools or help needed to achieve our desire are present and available. The Magus means that we need only act to be successful –failure coming only through inaction.
FOUR OF SWORDS
Ruled by the Number Four, this card represents the element of Air in a state of stability. Since Air is thought and thinking, this card indicates a period of introspection and self-examination –a time secluded from other interests or distractions in which we can look at ourselves. A time-out period, a space of inactivity and rest, reflection. This may be imposed by circumstances, and in any event is needed –time to think, to reflect, to prepare. Take this time to ready yourself before moving forward.