‘Until I Make The Same Mistake Again‘ was a title I had for an eventual torchy, jazzy, smoky nightclub 1940’s sort of a ‘number’, but ended up writing one about Billie Holiday that was much better so never bothered. On to the next thing. There may be something funda-mentally wrong with the way we’re going about our selection and decision making process(es). Impetuous much? Impulsive? Buying computers during a Mercury Retrograde?
The Knight of Wands (Aries/Sagittarius/Leo) is a tempting energy today, and a welcome one. The thing to admire about the Knight of Wands is the fact that he or she does move on quickly. This Knight of Fire doesn’t look back or dwell on past successes or ‘failures’, they’re already on to their next challenge or assignment. Their ‘failures’ are few. In the upright and in the center, this is either our own excitable energy or that of someone else possibly from the past as the current Astrological Weather would suggest, as well as that 8 of Earth (Virgo/Taurus/Capricorn) in the upcoming position, the figure 8 eternally and infinitely of course coming and going around and around again and again. The 8 of Coins is about repetition today. The image of the traditional blue-collar worker at the workbench reliably meeting his daily deadline and quota on the Wild Unknown card is replaced with a delicate line drawing of a black spider posing in the center of a grand, beautifully crafted web. Time and patience is what this takes, she says. Keep your head down and keep at it.
The all powerful Ace of Swords in the upright is, like every other Ace, a new beginning. The suit of Air is all about clarity, logic, and rational thinking. This is the ‘smart’ suit, the suit of the mind. In the past position and in the reverse, we may have been lacking in new ideas or inspiration. This can mean writer’s or creative blocks. (Gemini/Libra/Aquarius.)
But this could also be a past decision you regret. A Mistake. Something may not have ‘launched’ because of your own negative attitude or lack of clear direction. Swords are words, and in the reverse, sharp and nasty. Someone may need to ‘work on their delivery’ as suggested by the ever-refining 8 of Coins. Practice makes perfect.
Something you thought was going to be easy wasn’t, or is not going to be, but it’s not going to be hard either.
After a period of blockage, or of no work, writers may get a (regular) job with massive growth potential. This looks very much like one door closing, or, rather never opening at all to all of a sudden something that is well worth your commitment, whether a job, course of study, or a relationship, although I don’t see any cups o’ love in the cards today. Possible steady work with potential to advance and improve will have to do.
Everything looks good on paper, but we often find ourselves going ‘back to the drawing board’.
There is a revitalized feeling about these cards.The inspiration and dedication of the Knight of Wands & the refining and grounding energy of the 8 of Coins makes me wonder what the final outcome will be – or at least could be.
I once asked a former dancer well into her 80’s if there was anything she wished she’d known, or done, regretted, or regretted not having done.
“Patience.” she said. “I wish I’d been more patient.”
So do I. I’ll be working on that.