3 of Cups – Minor Arcana
They do look happy, don’t they? Three women, chalices raised, dancing. There’s not a cloud in the sky, and there are plenty of flowers and fruit at their feet. The wreaths on the heads of the dancers represent success. Like all threes, the Three of Cups indicates that it’s time to apply your knowledge. The past position reveals to you an important influence from the past, and what might have happened to bring things to the point where they are now. You cannot change the past, but by understanding it, you can learn from it, so you don’t make the same mistakes again. When the Three of Cups is inverted, something has brought disillusionment into your happiness. It may have caused some isolation, or stifled your self-expression somehow. You’ve lost touch with your friends–you could even be partying too hard, and missing the real value of companionship If your question was about a relationship, then this discord might have happened because a third person stuck their nose into things.
7 of Swords – Minor Arcana
The figure in the card is sneaking away with all the swords. He looks over his shoulder, confident, almost jubilant, in his ability to be deceitful. Three men in the far background have realized they’ve been duped, and one is raising his sword in retaliation. This is very much a card of karma; what you do will always be found out, eventually. Like all sevens, the Seven of Swords is a card of creativity. The present position reveals to you a pivotal influence in the here and now, and what actions may be necessary for you to start to change things. You cannot alter what has already happened, but by taking immediate action, you can start to mold the future, and change the potential outcome of the events that the past set in motion. The Seven of Swords is cautioning you that your past is being exposed. You have the chance to make things right with those you wronged–but you could feel like just sneaking away and hope that it won’t come to light. Perhaps you’re the victim of someone else’s betrayal. Either you have to face things on your own, or you’re being pushed out by others. This is very much a card of secrecy and isolation.
The Moon – Major Arcana
Moonlight can make shadows larger and darker than they really are, and get you to question what you’re actually seeing. Is it there, or is it just an illusion? The Moon card asks the same question. While this card is often an indicator of psychic ability, it can also bring delusion, and get you questioning whether things are really what they seem. The future position reveals to you a critical element about what’s yet to come. To understand it you need to carefully examine the previous cards. You cannot change the past, but by analyzing it and then taking action in the here and now, you can change the course of your destiny. This card shows you the potential of the situation, so that you can best know what to do next to make things happen to get your desired results or to bring about necessary changes to avoid repercussions. The inverted Moon card is always unsettling. It reveals that either someone will deceive you, or that you will deceive yourself. You may find yourself believing what you want to believe, rather than seeing what’s actually there. Facts will either be missing, or intentionally left out, and it will make you question just what–and who–you’re going to be able to believe.
Remain modest – that is the right of the oracle. Be in the world, but not from the world. Stay receptive to impulses, that come out of the divine in the inner and outer sphere. Seek to live the usual life in an unusual manner.
If you take the ‘itself’ rune and cut through it in the middle, you are going to receive the rune of joy and its reflection. So there is a fine warning not to be careless. The acrobatically dancing energy of the balance is asked here to bring its higher itself. Nothing in the excess – that was the second request that was to be read at the entrance to the delphish temple. The first advice read: Recognize you yourself!
Growth, new beginnings, fertility, prosperity, solar magic, god
When this witches rune pops up in a reading, I typically smile. The sun means different things to different people; however, the fact that it sustains the planet also means it sustains our lives and brings an abundance of good things. Also linked to our solar plexus, vitality, health and self-confidence.
Beith, or Beth, corresponds to the letter B in the alphabet, and is associated with the Birch tree. When this symbol is used, it is representative of new beginnings, change, release, and rebirth. In some traditions, it also has connections with purification.
Birch trees are hardy. They’ll grow just about anywhere, including on bare soil. Because they tend to grow in clusters, what may be just one or two seedlings now can be practically an entire forest in a few decades. In addition to being a sturdy sort of tree, the Birch is useful. In days gone by, it was used for infants’ cradles, and is still harvested today to make cabinets and furniture.
From a magical perspective, there are a number of uses for Birch. The branches are traditionally incorporated into the construction of a besom, and are used for the bristles. Use the white outer bark in ritual in place of paper or parchment–just be sure you only harvest the bark from a fallen Birch tree, not a living one. Ancient herbalists discovered that various parts of this tree can be used for medicinal purposes. Bark was once brewed into a tea to fight fevers, and the leaves were used alternately as a laxative and a diuretic, depending on how they were prepared.
Mundane Aspects: When this symbol appears, it means it’s time to get rid of all those negative influences you’ve been carrying around with you. Figure out what things are bad in your life, which relationships are toxic, and find a way to leave them behind. Instead of being dragged down by the negative, focus on the positive things you have in your life, the blessings and abundance. Use these things as a focus, rather than the harmful or damaging ones.
Magical Aspects: Consider the property of renewal and rebirth, as demonstrated by the Birch. Use this as a tool for spiritual and emotional regrowth, and developing your own ability to regenerate where there has been emptiness or devastation.
Keyphrase: The Creative.
Formed By The Trigrams: Heaven over Heaven.
General: Persistent effort will help you realize your potential for achievement.
Love: You need to behave in a compassionate fashion towards your partner.
Business: Your ideas are sound but you need to take time to thoroughly plan out your strategy for making them work.
Personal: You need to take time out to relax and enjoy life more.
Overview: Ch’ien is pure yang energy. Being pure yang it indicates a time when you are in a good position to achieve your objectives (whatever they may be). However, it is a time of potential as there is a lack of yin influence. So now is the time to make those plans and get ready to put them into action. Plan thoroughly and don’t be impatient. Although Ch’ien is an auspicious hexagram, for your plans to have a lasting effect and value your motives need to be virtuous. Be compassionate when you move forward. If you are arrogant you will only breed complacency or resentment in those around you.
From a spiritual perspective, the 1 is the number of creation – the primal force from which all other numbers spring forth. Some say once you truly understand the place and function of this elemental number, enlightenment will be yours.
This statement doesn’t apply to a Numerologist’s perspective alone, but perhaps it’s a good place to start since the personality of the number 1 aligns nicely with its elevated spiritual symbolism.
The 1 is a doer, a powerful force that produces results.
The 1 is aggressive – a necessary trait for creating, and not allowing anything to limit its potential. The 1 is the spearhead, always in the forefront directing and leading others.
The shape of this number reflects its meaning; the 1 walks upright with pride and purpose – strong, determined, and unwavering with a specific goal in mind. The 1 is capable of turning ideas into reality – pushing obstacles aside or simply drilling right through them.
The 1 tends to have a simple, straightforward view of life, heedless of its many complexities.
An individual with the dynamic 1 trusts their ability to separate right from wrong, doesn’t waste time on abstract ideas, and rarely follows a path that isn’t in line with their result-oriented goal. The 1 is no preacher, no philosopher, spiritual explorer, nor dreamer – and certainly not an idealist. They are pragmatic, ruthless conquerors, and warriors extraordinaire. The 1 is individualistic and independent to a fault. They will attempt to force their viewpoint on you but have no desire to hear yours.
The 1 can be confrontational, jealous, and exceedingly stubborn, but also courageous and willing to try anything new (with promise) even at great risk. They have a sense of honor and responsibility that demands respect and are the first to defend injustice and hypocrisy.
Befriend a 1 and you have a friend for life.
Fortunately, the 1 has a great capacity for humor, often self-depreciating, so you can poke fun at your friend and not worry about hurt feelings. But don’t cater to them to win love or friendship or you will lose their respect. Stand up to a 1 and you may lose the fight, but you’ll gain admiration. Working for a 1 you will be pushed to the limit, abused at all hours, and incapable of living up to unreasonable expectations. But you will also become the best you can be.
When in trouble, you want a friend with a strong 1 on your side, and you won’t find a braver partner or a more dedicated protector. But, if the 1 is your enemy, you could be crushed without mercy. And be forewarned, the number 1 is the most difficult of all lovers, demanding, jealous, confrontational, and impatient.
If you have a 1 in your core numbers, your happiness and sense of satisfaction will come from your work more than any other source.
Number one represents unity. We are all one a we are connected with our thinking. Observe your thoughts and concentrate on your desires. Let positive thinking be your utmost priority. Your fears will just vanish if you remember you have powerfull allies and guardians around you at all times.
Animal Spirit Guide or Helper
Horses are beloved by people around the world, so they have been important figures in the mythology and folklore of many cultures, as well as in people’s personal lives. In fact, it’s impossible to quantify the amount of art, music, literature, and other forms of expression that have been inspired by these magnificent creatures.
In this post, we’ll explore all aspects of horse symbolism and meanings, including horse spiritual meaning, the horse spirit animal, horse mythology, and more.