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Venus and Jupiter have been growing visually closer for a week in the Summer skies, I hope you had a chance to see them unite under the almost full Moon yesterday Tuesday, in the West.  Great magickal times! 

Venus and Jupiter will be blessing us and each other all Summer. 

It’s time to burn those green and blue candles!

Remember that the Empress is Venus in the Major Arcana, Jupiter is there represented by the Wheel of Fortune (The Wheel of the Year), that’s starting to turn towards the darker part of the year after the Solstice.

As the Sun stops and reflects in Cancer, it’s a good time to slow down and look back at our January resolutions and correct course for the rest of our year. 

For those of us at the mid point of our lives, the slowing Sun can help us reflect on deeper waters, it can help us re-explore our youthful dreams and expectations, and it can help us recapture our beginner’s mind.

Now we look around with new fresh eyes, and can see fresher paradigms. 

The grounded and ambitious Capricorn Full Moon is a perfect time for reevaluation.

Now in the Tarot Wheel of the Year:

The Lord of Love (The 2 of Cups, Venus in Cancer) that rules the first ten days of Cancer, has now passed, after announcing the 3 of Cups, Mercury in Cancer, as the new ruler of the current second decan, going forth from tomorrow until July 11th. He’s called the Lord of Abundance.

Mercury in Cancer highlights the material side of Mercury: market, trade, the gathering and exchange of needed provisions for Winter, and specially the partying and sharing of meals, like the many happy 4th of July barbecues coming up this weekend. Dionysos will definitely be in attendance!

We can meditate for the next ten days on the Major Arcana for Mercury (the interconnected Magus) and Cancer (the successful Charioteer) as their energies blend at this time. Let’s journal our meditations and current events before the decan ends. Experience the live correlation of these cards to this current time, it will help you to intuit and associate yearly dates in your Tarot readings.

The Major Arcana card for Capricorn (the Devil), can also be part of a meditation for tonight’s Capricorn Full Moon. Let’s gather with others or gather with our familiars and spirit guides, and do a solitary ritual and meditation acknowledging the abundance of goods, light and love in our lives.

Blessed Be!

Lugh

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On the Wheel of the Year each card springs necessarily from each other card, even in due order, from The Fool unto The Ten of Coins.

From November 3rd to November 12th the Six of Cups appears on the Wheel of the Year.

The Lord of Pleasure is the 6 of Cups’ title, and it stands for Sol in Scorpio. This card talks of deep emotions, which are now tempered after having faced old pains and fears in the previous ten day period.

The previous card ruling from October 23rd to November 2nd was the disapointing Lord of Loss (of Pleasure), Mars in Scorpio, the Five of Cups.

The Lord of Pleasure is therefore talking about Pleasure newly Restored.

People are now open to fully enjoy the pleasures of intimate harmony and public devotion more than they could before.

Scorpio can have a tendency to obsess about emotional subjects, since it rules the harmony of friendship, reunions and reconciliations, nostalgia, and all lasting connections to people or places.

Six, the Qabalistic Sun, Beauty itself, is hailing and shining from the elemental Water in the West, the often dreaded realm of our Ancestors.

Honored at this time are our Ancestors and all Gods of Resurrection and Rulers of the Dead like Osiris, Pluto and Hades; all Initiatic entities; and all Tantric (sexual) entities. The Wiccan God is at this time restoring Himself in the arms of the Dark Mother, until the Winter Solstice, when He’s reborn with the Sun. The different traditions vary widely in their expressions of this concept.

The message of Sun on Water is that of the Dragonfly, which is the Secret of the Ninth Degree of the O.T.O.:

The Conscious Experience of Joy. 

As uncle Crowley writes in Liber CCCXXXIII:

“…joy that is but one facet of a diamond, every other facet whereof is more joyful than joy itself.”

…and also: “Without the Rose, the Cross is just a dry stick.”

The Major Arcana card for Sol in Scorpio is called Death, and numbered XIII.

Qabalisticly, 13 (1 plus 3) is a just a different form of 4.

4 is Amoun, Jupiter, the God of generation and expansion.

It was also called 1, the Phallic unity, God-the-one, Keter igniting into Chokmah, before further individualization manifested below “the Abyss”, the threshold between existence and transcendence.

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The Death card stands for transformations, initiations, and other processes of internal alchemy.

A better name for this card would be Epiphany.

In the Minor Arcana, the Six of Cups, like a loving heart, is open to all directions, and warns us of the dangers of inaction.

Chose a direction, move forward and enjoy joifully walking while singing or chanting.

Joiful chants and mantras are properly said without effort, like all music, when we are in The Zone, partially trancing, and barely knowing we are doing it. It feels as if it does itself.

Our experiences with Love and Sex flow and work just like our music.

The same applies to all Magick.

In the Yi Jing (or I Ching, the Book of Changes) Sol in Scorpio is Kwan,

Great Earth,

Kwan

and points to the South West, to our home.

May many pleasurable Epiphanies enlighten us all in our beloved Coachella Valley.

Blessed Be!