Any recent trouble in a relationship may be defused today, thanks in part to your use of tact and wisdom. You’re a person of depth and clarity today, and you may even have some strong humanitarian urges. It’s a day of shifting priorities and enjoying your status as a student of life. Don’t commit to long term plans just yet.
About the Number 9
Encompassing a love for all, Compassion, Patience, Selfless
23: Splitting Apart
General Meaning: All is not what it seems. Sometimes, reality is like a hall of mirrors. Intrigues multiply like summer flies, and there are signs of discontent all around. This is a time of illusion and disillusion, disintegration, distrust and deception.
When you find yourself trapped in a hall of mirrors, sometimes it is necessary to retrace your steps. Return to the familiar; take solace in what is firm and secure. There is no blame in holding back on progress now; indeed, it is your responsibility to keep your strength intact for the period of resurrection, which follows disintegration as surely as dawn follows the night.
Discretion is the better part of valor. Good timing is especially important. Learn to focus on the essence of the problem and choose the proper moments for action, thereby avoiding futile effort. Be particularly attentive at such a time as this for changes that signal it’s time to retreat.
In the realm of personal relations, disillusionment is generally painful and confusing. When in the midst of such a phase, it is wise to avoid undertaking any bold new moves, and it is especially important not to jump to conclusions
This Tarot Deck: Esoterico
General Meaning: Traditionally known as the Hierophant, this card refers to a Master and the learning of practical lessons from the study of Natural Law. This energy of this card points to some agent or resource that can reveal the secrets of life, the cycles of the moon and tides, the links between human beings and the heavens.
Because monasteries were the only places a person could learn to read and write in the middle ages, a Hierophant was one to whom a student would petition for entry. He was the one to set the curriculum for the neophyte’s course of study.
Often pictured with the right hand raised in blessing, the Hierophant is linked with the ancient lineage of Melchezidek, initiator of the Hebrew priestly tradition, the one who passes on the teachings. All shamans of any tradition draw upon this archetype.
We can tire ourselves out today since we’re tempted to take on too many projects as the excitable Aries Moon provokes the Sun, Venus and Jupiter in restless Gemini. The airy Gemini planets provide fuel to the Aries fire, prompting us to act before we think. Fortunately, we feel more stable once the Moon shifts into steady Taurus at 12:21 pm EDT. The hectic pace temporarily slows down, allowing us to be productive without depleting our energy.
You may feel as if you’re spinning your wheels today, without getting much done at all. Part of the problem is that you are not as grounded as you think. Fortunately, you can make a conscious decision to choose a path that demonstrates your commitment to finish what you start. Focusing on just one task at a time enables you to have the positive impact you seek by the end of the day.
You don’t want everyone to know what you are thinking today, but you still may not be able to avoid sharing too much. You must pay close attention to your words or you might inadvertently reveal more than you intend. However, limiting your interactions with others can give you the personal space you need now. Stay on track by resisting the tempting distractions as best you can.
Being presented with other people’s intriguing plans can be overwhelming, making it tough to know who is cleverest, you or your friend. In any event, there are too many ideas flying around today and you could exhaust yourself just trying to keep up. However, you don’t need to overcompensate by going quiet; just don’t overdo it when you share your thoughts. Create a safe environment where everyone feels comfortable exploring their options.
You’re feeling more independent on the job and would like to stretch your wings a bit. Unfortunately, you may be asked to help a fellow worker, which can temporarily restrict your freedom of movement. However, this doesn’t mean you should be any less compassionate in your dealings with others. Although you might be resistant at first, you can deepen a friendship by being available now for someone in need.
Although you may be looking far into the future, current circumstances pull you back to your responsibilities in the present moment. Nevertheless, you’re not eager to shift gears so suddenly and a part of you continues to imagine what’s ahead. Just remember that everything happens for a reason. Even if you must let go of your vision today, nothing will be lost. Your dreams will return when you have more time to attend to them.
You may still feel a bit scattered today, especially at work. It’s as if you are too excited to settle down to the specific tasks at hand. Try not to worry so much about missing a deadline, for the internal stress generated by anxiety is counterproductive. Everything should turn out fine now even if you fall behind; what you don’t finish today can be completed tomorrow.
If you have been a bit self-absorbed recently, you may be snapped out of your current reverie by an unexpected event. Something special might happen today that reminds you of the magic of the universe and it’s easy to make this even more important than it actually is. Remember that you are in an intense period of change that will continue over the next several months, so reserve your conclusions until you have a bit more perspective.
You may take on too many projects now, yet the chores you finish early in the day will open up more free time for you later. Complete as much as you can or you might have to turn down an exciting last-minute invitation. Packing as much as possible into the morning hours ensures that you’ll have sufficient time to play with your friends today, recharging your batteries for the work ahead.
If you have too much fun during the day today, you might have to pay for it emotionally later on. Let others know if you truly want to participate, but don’t feel obligated to say yes in order to live up to someone else’s expectations. Ultimately, your best strategy is to carefully pace yourself so you’ll still have some energy leftover in the evening for what’s important to you.
It’s challenging to remain focused on your own agenda today since your thoughts are flying all over the place. You might even try to do the same old thing in a completely new way just to avoid boredom. The problem is that your new approach could throw off your natural rhythm and ultimately slow you down. Save your creativity for something more fun while getting your chores out of the way as efficiently as possible.
There’s so much to accomplish early in the day that you could easily lose sight of how to enjoy yourself. The simple solution is to avoid trying to do everything all at once. Remember, whatever you cannot finish now can be completed in a day or two. Finding a manageable balance between work and play makes all the difference in the world.
Your excitement about taking some time off can morph into anxiety if you are so overwhelmed with your current responsibilities that you’re afraid of losing the opportunity. Instead of projecting the pressure you currently feel into the future, keep reminding yourself to calm down and accomplish as much as you can right now. Thankfully, taking care of your obligations in a methodical manner helps to ease your concerns and enables you to relax later on.
The cosmos continues to take a respite from its usual mode of fierce attack on earthlings. Yesterday was akin to a calm summer breeze and today is close to a walk in the park. The Moon in Aries is still void as this Thursday begins and it’s not until 9:23AM PDT that the lunar orb enters its exalted placement in earthy Taurus. Once the Moon enters Taurus, your green thumb begins to throb and the garden calls for attention. Cooking, baking and enjoying Mother Nature’s domain are in all in the cards right now. The area of life to be careful of is primary partnerships since the Sun in Gemini makes an off-kilter, 150-degree link to Juno in Scorpio (11:55AM PDT). Being pushy and manipulative with loved ones is taboo. Strive to be extra sensitive and respectful rather than critical and brusque. Meanwhile, arts, crafts and hobbies receive the good housekeeping seal of approval – courtesy of the Moon forming a parallel to Ceres (1:57PM PDT). This can be a great day to be productive across the board and add nutritious foods to your daily diet. Your creative imagination takes flight when the Moon makes a supportive, 60-degree liaison with vision-enhancing Neptune (3:43PM PDT). Enjoy a night on the town with a significant other and let the good times roll!