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READING FOR THURSDAY, 18 MAY, YEAR 17 AQ.
Here is my three-card reading for Thursday the Eighteenth of May, Year 17 Aq. I am using the Tarot of Hekate. The three cards I have drawn are the King of Pentacles, the Prince of Cups, and Temperance.
KING OF PENTACLES
The King of Pentacles represents the element of Earth influenced by Fire. Earth is fertile, nurturing, and enduring. Fire is passionate and creative. Together they represent the ability to create situations that are not only successful in the moment but also in the future –situations that sustain and support us. The King of Pentacles not only enjoys prosperity, but creates it through his own efforts. The King of Pentacles represents the ability to make money and achieve prosperity through our own efforts. This card indicates the ability to see potential, and to act upon that potential in such a way as to create the maximum benefit from situations.
PRINCE OF CUPS
The Prince of Cups represents the element of Water influenced by Air. Water is emotion and creativity, while Air is mind and intellect and communication. This card represents the communication of emotion and creativity in positive ways: artistry, music, media, social skills and networking, getting our message out into the world in whatever way we can! Creativity, communication, self-expression. This card represents the importance of expressing ourselves and getting our message out into the world. The things we have to say, the way we see the world, need to be shared with others and doing so will bring success.
Temperance is the card of Alchemy –that is bringing disparate elements together to create an integrated whole. This card symbolizes resolution of opposites, transcendence of limitations, widening of vision. Temperance is a card of conscious personal and spiritual growth and expansion, and ultimately represents the process of embodying spirit in the physical world. Through Temperance we seek to perfect ourselves and expand our spiritual consciousness. The Temperance card suggests that we or the situation we are dealing with are bringing together a variety of components in order to forge a new creation. This might be a new situation, a new group or alliance, a new project or company, or any number of things – but it will be more and different than any one of its component parts. This is not merely a growth, but a change: a new beginning for the situation.