Sunday & Monday is the Hermit. He’s the number 9 in the Major Arcana cards. 9 = attainment, nearing completion, fulfilment.
He has the sign for Virgo in one corner, the sign of careful, deliberate thought & action. In this deck, the Hermit’s lantern is a wand topped with a jewel, representing the radiant power of the conscious mind. The Hermit is a wise, mature teacher & guide. He uses his wand to show you the way out of the dark.
Reversed, thoughts & feelings could be mixed up & internalized. So rather than isolating to meditate on your actions, thoughts & feelings, you or someone you know could be withdrawing to escape. This could be physically, mentally, or both.
Or, you might be refusing to learn a lesson. Repeating the same mistake over and over. Does this sound like you or someone you know?
Maybe you’ve been living in self-imposed isolation from everyone? You’ve been alone too long and need to return to the real world. Get out amongst the living!
The New Moon in Sagittarius on the 18th spurs the energy for travel of any sort. Start making your plans! This is also a day for telling the truth, so come clean. You’ll be glad you did.
*We may also see some interesting revelations this day or the three days that follow in the public sphere. Pay attention to what’s happening in politics closely. Things may be getting interesting.
Tuesday is the Emperor. Number 4 in the Major Arcana. Structure, stability, manifestation. He has the Aries symbol in the corner, symbolizing the pioneers of the zodiac & their courageous journey into the unknown. Aries is like the Pied Piper, leading people along with its charm & charisma. His appearance suggests a serious approach is needed. Assume command. Be the leader — disciplined & responsible, whether it’s work, or family related.
The Emperor represents fatherhood. If your question is about parenting, you’ll need the Emperor’s protective, stable characteristics. Take care of your family by providing a stable structure, protecting your home, family & belongings.
This card can also symbolize the need for control & power, at work or with family. Maybe someone at work isn’t carrying out a job accurately. You’ll need to take over and correct it.
Of course, it could be something personal that needs controlling. Something you do that needs to stop, like chain-smoking or binge-eating, for example.
*Saturn leaves Sagittarius on the 19th and moves into Capricorn. This placement for Saturn favors career and ambition. The three years ahead look good for those ready to go for that position you’ve been coveting. If you’re willing to work hard, you’ll soon rise to the top. It’s also a strong time for building something solid. Tear down the old & build-up the new. This could be an actual building, or refer to something like government structures & boundaries. Ask yourself how high you want to go, or what you want to build? Then work hard to make it happen.
By Thursday we have the VIII of Swords (8 = movement, action, attainment, mastery). We see the signs for Jupiter in Gemini on this card — the mind has been too active (Jupiter) and has woven the complicated web (Gemini), which now imprisons it.
With this card, you’re a prisoner of your own assumptions. Unable to see past your own bias. But, if you question yourself and try seeing things from a different light — then the bubble could pop & the swords would vanish.
In some cases, depending on your question, the bubble could represent the need for restraint or restriction. Are you drinking too much? Eating too much? This could be advising you that it’s time to take control of a dietary or drinking problem. Look inside yourself — and be honest. What needs to be done? What do you need to change? You got this way on your own, so it’s up to you to realize it’s time to fix it. Never be afraid to ask for help. It’s there if you ask.
*On the 21st, the Sun also saunters into Capricorn, putting the emphasis on tradition. As the holiday season looms, honor the traditions of your family. Or create new ones if you’re called to do so. Don’t want to partake in the ugly Christmas sweater contest with grandma? Take a pass!
Mercury turns direct on the 22nd. Travel snags or delays should be straightened out by now, so if you’ve put off your holiday travel plans until this day, you’ll be glad you did. Happy Holiday Travels, Everyone!
*excerpts from Theresa Reed