Hi, everyone! Happy Solstice and Great Conjunction. Our card for today is the Eight of Swords, and I’ll be using the Wild Unknown Tarot deck for the time being. Many of us have been looking forward to this day as representing a new beginning. Yet that can also come with a certain amount of fear about the future, which is unknown, and our perceived limitations. The image on the card shows a butterfly ready to come out of its cocoon. A butterfly’s life is short, about 30 days. and in relative r terms, our lives are short, as well. Don’t let fear of the unknown cause you to limit yourself in any way. Fly free and be beautiful.
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The card for today is the Devil. The Devil card is associated with the astrological sign of Capricorn. So it’s no wonder that it shows up today, considering we recently began the Saturn in Capricorn transit, today is the winter solstice (which occurs when the Sun is exactly overhead the Tropic of Capricorn), and tomorrow marks the beginning of the Sun in Capricorn.
Capricorn has the reputation of being a take charge sign, an authority figure like a an employer or a parent. And the Devil card speaks of feeling enslaved or oppressed. However, this feeling of being bound and chained is an illusion. You actually have a choice at all times, even though you may not think so.
So if you have any bad habits or addictions, whether it be to drugs, cigarettes, or coffee, it may not be easy but you can break free of these things. A job you hate? A relationship you hold onto even though you are no longer happy in it? Stuck in a rut simply because that’s the way you’ve always been doing things? No one keeps you in those situations except yourself.
So today — on the darkest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere — dive into the darkness and expel your demons. And on the day that maintains the light the longest in the Southern Hemisphere, expose your demons to the light where they can be exposed and dealt with.
Hello, everyone! In addition to talking about the card I drew, I’m also going to talk a little about today’s new moon and some major astrological events that are happening this week. Although I am not an astrologer, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention these amazing events going on in the sky.
Bur first, today’s card is the Knight of Swords. This is all about new ideas, new beliefs, and the need to communicate these thoughts and beliefs to others. This is a mighty gust of mental energy, so ride like the wind!
Today we have a powerful new moon in Sagittarius during a week of some of the most most incredible astrological transits ever. First, as is the case with every new moon, the sun and the moon are aligned. But today’s new moon also is aligned with the galactic center. Basically, the galactic center is where the the black hole of our Milky Way galaxy is located. Black holes have a tremendously strong gravitational pull — so strong that once something is sucked into it, nothing, not even light, can come out. Some people have speculated that inside a black hole exists a brand new galaxy or universe.
If that weren’t enough, the planet Saturn transits into the sign of Capricorn tomorrow. Saturn is thought to be an agent of karmic destiny and is particularly powerful in its natural home of Capricorn. Saturn hasn’t been in the sign of Capricorn for about 30 years, so this is a big deal. Saturn will be in Capricorn for the next two and a half years, marking an interesting period in our lives.
Also of note, later on this week, we have the Winter Solstice and the Sun changing signs into Capricorn. Wow!
So to sum it up, today’s new moon can spark the beginning of a brand new world. On any other day drawing the Knight of Swords, I might give a warning about being too reckless. But I won’t do that today! With this Knight of Swords energy, don’t hold back. THINK BIG!