Nemia wrote: ↑22 Jul 2017, 09:04
Michael Sternbach wrote: ↑22 Jul 2017, 05:16
Nemia wrote: ↑22 Jul 2017, 05:12
Let's go ahead. Do you have a question, Michael? (I never participated in a reading circle so my apologies if I don't do it properly). I have my dear old pocket Thoth next to me :-)
You are doing fine, Nemia!
My question: What should I do to improve my finances?
I did a simple three-stairs spread for you and looked at the bottom card.
The stairs go up from the situation right now via factors you can change to the solution.
The first card is the 10/Cups, Mars in Pisces, a slightly strange meeting that heats up the waters of Pisces until they're vapor - you can see on the picture that the water is hot, and the top of the Tree of Life is bubbling up as if there was hot vapor accumulating. Lots of energy, great potential to move something forward - but neither Pisces nor Mars really know what to do with it. Full gas on zero. It's all a great "it could be great if".
And now this whole potential is standing on its head and the If disappears even farther. You dissipate part of the energy that might go into money-making on things that give you personal happiness. Which is great in itself, but you must be able to afford it.
Sometimes you have a fleeting glimpse of the perfection you might reach if you used your whole potential, if you were just a little bit more target-oriented. All this energy you have, you know to focus it so well - but much of it leaves the system without giving you much in return.
It would be nice to have more money than just-enough and a bit (the chalices are not empty but overflowing only on the middle pillar). But you won't sacrifice personal happiness and become a money making fiend. Basic Pisces of this card makes that clear. If anyone avoids becoming a little screw in a big system it's Pisces - with the emotional resistance that doesn't make revolutions.
So that's the situation right now. Lots of energies, delayed twice - by the character of the card itself and by the fact it's reversed. That's what irritates you now.
Exactly. I like to follow my inspiration in all my activities, and it's very hard to make myself do something that doesn't come to me naturally or, as you put it, that doesn't make me happy.
Which at least by conventional wisdom is often hard to reconcile with money making.
I do have Mars square Neptune (that's the ruler of Pisces, for you astro newbies reading this) in my chart.
The next step is the Queen/Wands, reversed as well. Her colours are similar to the 10/Cups, and even the composition in V shape is similar. I don't think she's an aspect of yourself - we're not asking about your personality or inner life but about your circumstances, and I'd read her as important person in your life, tendency to see her as woman. Wife, co-worker, business partner, an important influence in your life. Her energies are blocked, too. She could do a lot to open the pipes in your potentially powerful Tree of Life with its boiling waters, but either you don't give her a chance or she can't do it for her own reasons.
Together, you're an extremely powerful team. She has a tendency for self-blockage sometimes. That doesn't help.
It's another combination of water and fire. Lots of steam all around. Humanity took a while until it learned to reconcile fire and water and make good use of steam. If Pisces in Mars and the Water of Fire really work together, wow. As long as they don't, it's still a nice and fertile atmosphere with rain clouds... but what you need to make more money is a healthy dose of soil, Earth.
This is without a doubt a reference to a woman close to me, in whose chart the Mars sign Aries as well as Pisces prevail. She usually shows up in readings as the Queen of Wands, which has just the same combination of astro energies according to the system of the Golden Dawn. I do feel she could give me much more support just saying the right word at the right moment, or at least avoiding the wrong word, but alas, this happens far too rarely. So much of our energy is being dissipated, when in fact we could have great potential joining them...
The third card is not giving it either. We're still in the Fire region, but the Aeon has a totally different quality. It's the penultimate trump card, and it has accumulated so much wisdom that it can make real changes. Actually, this card tells you that you can have success and make money without the pragmatic Earth, the rational Air that are missing here. It's a spiritual card that tells you a higher truth than pragmatism and reason. Aeon tells you that everything I told you until now was wrong. It's not true that you waste good energy by blowing it into the air on non-profitable matters.
<Sigh of relief>
Just the opposite is true, you don't do it enough. This is like Nietzsche's re-evaluation of values. It's possible for you to use your own and your queen's talents and potential by following the way of the Fire, by doing what you do now but on a much bigger scale.
Yay! My Sagittarius Sun loves big scales!
If the dead can rise (like in traditional Judgement), if Harpocrates can be born and a new aeon manifest itself, then you can dare to do the crazy and give birth to a new idea. Keep it quiet though. The ש at the bottom of the card is echoed by the Child's fingers on his lips - shshsh, don't tell yet what you're planning. Boil the idea in the back of your head a bit more until it's ready to be put into action. This reading doesn't go far enough to tell you HOW to do it. But you have a plan.
Right, I actually have multiple plans - but implementing them seems to take too much time and other prerequisites for them to work as practical solutions to practical problems. When in fact, according to this reading, all it might take would be more follow-through. :!:
And what does the bottom card tell us? 3Swords, reversed again - your troubles are rooted in a disillusionment in the past. Saturn's oppressive leaden fist laid waste on your nicely balanced plans and ideas. It shouldn't have influenced you for so long and you have to let it go.
Now that I think about it... In the past, I enthusiastically told others about some of my projects on several occasions, and their reply was that there is little chance for my ideas to work out. In one case, the scepticism came from a well known writer of esoteric books whose seminars I attended and who actually took an idea I had recklessly told her about and turned it into a book of her own!
I thought that I got over all those discouragements in the meantime, but maybe they are holding me back more than I was aware...
Concerning timing - Aeon will approach with your next round birthday, anniversary or other round number that symbolizes a cycle.
If this is about my next round birthday, that would be in two years time. I was hoping that things could shift earlier. Maybe there is another cycle that I am not considering at the moment... Or maybe that's just the time I have to factor in for real progress to happen.
Anyway, this is a most accurate and helpful reading. You did a magnificent job, Nemia... Thanks a ton! :) :) :)