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Daily Divination

Rune:

My normal site isn’t coming up today, so I went HERE for the meaning of laguz

Tarot:

Two cards flipped over today…rather quickly too.

The Chariot

ACTIONS

achieving victory
reaching your goal
winning
being successful
dominating
coming out on top
beating the competition

using your will
being determined to succeed
focusing your intent
rising above temptation
letting nothing distract you
sustaining an effort
concentrating your energies
fixing on a goal

asserting yourself
being ego-focused
establishing an identify
knowing who you are
feeling self-confident
having faith in yourself
looking out for your interests

achieving hard control
mastering emotions
curbing impulses
maintaining discipline
holding in anger
getting your way
assuming the reins of power
showing authority

DESCRIPTION

Picture Julius Caesar riding his chariot triumphantly into Rome. He has defeated his enemies and conquered vast, new lands. This is the spirit of the Chariot. Card 7 represents the victories that are possible through willpower and self-mastery. A military image is appropriate for the Chariot because this card stands for the strengths associated with combat – discipline, grit, determination and assertiveness.

The Chariot represents the positive aspects of the ego. A healthy ego is one that is strong and self-assured. It knows what it wants and how to get it. We can get annoyed at someone whose ego is too healthy, but we often turn to that person to lead us through difficult moments. We know he or she won’t be wishy-washy.

In readings, the Chariot often appears when hard control is or could be in evidence. At its best, hard control is not brutal, but firm and direct. It is backed up by a strong will and great confidence. The Chariot can mean self-control or control of the environment. This card also represents victory. There are many types of wins; the Chariot’s is of the win-lose type. Your success comes from beating the competition to become number one. Such moments are glorious in the right circumstances.

Knight of Cups

ACTIONS

Romantic…..Overemotional
idealizes love……….lacks self-restraint
emphasizes feelings……….is often jealous
concentrates on the poetry of life……….tends to be gushy and melodramatic
remembers special occasions……….blows hot and cold in affections
expresses sentiments beautifully……….brings flowers, but forgets to put gas in the car

Imaginative……….Fanciful
can tap the fertile unconscious……….indulges in idle daydreams
looks beyond the obvious……….has big ideas that come to nothing
never takes the mundane path……….has an unrealistic approach
spins marvelous tales……….has an overactive imagination
is visionary……….can shade the truth

Sensitive……….Temperamental
is aware of moods and feelings……….is prone to mood swings
helps others open up……….can be petulant and sulky
responds deeply to life……….gels melancholy and depressed
understands the pains of others……….broods excessively
is tactful and diplomatic……….takes offense easily

Refined……….Over-refined

appreciates beauty in all forms……….leaves dirty work to others
seeks the finest……….can’t face unpleasantness
creates a pleasing environment……….lacks robust good health
understands subtlety……….emphasizes style over substance
is suave and gracious……….gets overwhelmed by pressure

Introspective……….Introverted
values the inner life……….focuses inward to excess
tries to understand why……….avoids active participation
questions motivations……….is driven to self-examination
seeks self-improvement……….exaggerates personal failings
sees below the surface……….can’t relax around others

DESCRIPTION

On the positive side, the Knight of Cups is a sensitive soul. He is a poet – a lover of all things romantic and refined. He uses his imagination in wondrous ways and taps the deepest levels of emotion. He knows how to create beauty and share it with others. On the negative side, this Knight is prone to flights of fancy and illusion. His melodramatic moods are legendary, and his emotions often get the better of him. He’s too temperamental and takes offense easily. He can’t stand unpleasantness and will always let others deal with it.

In readings, a Knight of Cups shows that his sensitive style is involved in the situation as an aspect of you, someone else or the atmosphere in general. You need to ask yourself, “Is this Knight’s energy helping or hurting?”

If his style is evident, then balance is needed. Are your feelings appropriate or excessive? Are your daydreams unrealistic? Is someone’s moodiness driving you crazy? Is your home life ruled by emotion rather than common sense? It may be time for a change.

If this Knight’s energy is missing, a dose of poetry may be called for. Are you too restrained? Express your feelings. Do you always make the most practical choice? Go for the extravagant one instead. Do you avoid introspection? Take some time to look within and think about your life. Let the Knight of Cups introduce you to his world of romance and beauty.

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